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Spurscast Ep. 479: Leonard Out Indefinitely, Spurs’ Road Hurdles & All-Star Starter Notes   

In Episode 479, Spurscast host Paul Garcia is joined by fellow Project Spurs writer Stephen Anderson (@SteveMAnderson_) to discuss the following topics: The Spurs’ 2-2 record in their last 4 games against the Lakers, Nuggets, Hawks, and Nets. Kawhi Leonard now out indefinitely; an update on Rudy Gay’s heel injury and Manu Ginobili’s thigh injury. The Road ahead, where 69% of the Spurs’ last 36 opponents are .500 or above by record. Who needs to step up on the roster and help LaMarcus Aldridge with the absence of Leonard, Gay, and Ginobili? Notes on Western Conference All-Star voting involving...

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PS Playbook: Spurs’ Mid Elevator Screen Set

SHARE Facebook Twitter Earlier this season, over at out Project Spurs Network site, we broke down the San Antonio Spurs’ Side Elevator play that gets a shooter an open 3-pointer through the use of two screens at the same time. In their recent win against the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday, the Spurs ran their Mid Elevator screen set that opened a window for Patty Mills to shoot the center 3-pointer. Here was the play from Wednesday’s game against the Nets. This is a set the Spurs have used over the last few years, and specifically, they’ve traditionally run it...

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Leonard Out for Indefinite Period of Time

Wednesday afternoon, the San Antonio Spurs announced Kawhi Leonard will be out for an indefinite period of time as he continues his rehabilitation process from right quadriceps tendinopathy. From the press release: “Kawhi has made significant progress and continues to move forward in his rehabilitation,” said Spurs General Manager RC Buford. “This is the best approach for the next steps in his return to play.” Leonard initially began the quad rehab process during the preseason and he ended up making his season debut December 12, 2017. Leonard had gone on to play in nine total games this season and...

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Spurs’ Scoring Woes in Last 5 Losses

Over their last nine games, the San Antonio Spurs are 4-5 and they haven’t won consecutive games since December 28, 2017. On the surface, the Spurs’ defense seems to be doing its job during this stretch of nine games, as they’re holding teams to 99.2 points per 100 possessions, which ranks second best defensively. However, when it comes to the offensive end of the floor, during their last nine games, the Spurs are struggling even more than their usual 13th ranked offense which scores 105 PP/100. Over the last nine games, the Spurs are scoring just 102.6 PP/100, which...

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