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Author: Paul Garcia

Reports: Spurs add Blossomgame, Hanlan to training camp roster

Project Spurs illustration/Spurs After the San Antonio Spurs recently signed Amida Brimah and Julian Washburn to training camp deals, the team will also reportedly add two more players to the training camp roster. Those two players are Jaron Blossomgame and Olivier Hanlan. Michael Scotto of the Athletic reported Thursday the Spurs plan on signing Hanlan, and Jeff Garcia of News4SanAntonio.com reported Thursday Blossomgame will sign a training camp deal. On Blossomgame’s Instagram account, he displayed a video where he shows his number 15 Spurs jersey. Hanlan was drafted in the second round back in 2015 by the Utah Jazz....

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Frequent Shot Selection: 2018 and 2019 Spurs

Project Spurs illustration I first learned about the concept of Threat Balance from Dean Oliver a few years ago. The basic idea is to use data to show where the biggest threats are on the floor for a team, in which for this study, I will focus on three key areas – scoring at the rim, from the mid-range, and beyond the arc. Using the frequency and accuracy data from CleaningTheGlass.com, I’ve developed two visual models to see which threats the San Antonio Spurs will have on the floor this coming season compared to the 2017-18 team. The way...

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Ginobili on retirement: A tough but correct decision

Project Spurs illustration/NBA At 1:00 PM CST on August 27, 2018, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili was faced with one final task that would complete his 23-year professional career. Push the enter button which would send out his retirement tweet to the basketball world. Today, with a wide range of feelings, I’m announcing my retirement from basketball. IMMENSE GRATITUDE to everyone (family, friends, teammates, coaches, staff, fans) involved in my life in the last 23 years. It’s been a fabulous journey. Way beyond my wildest dreams. pic.twitter.com/3MLCUtmd6K — Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) August 27, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js“Even though I am...

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Spurscast Ep. 510: Training camp is getting closer  

In episode 510, Spurscast host Paul Garcia and Project Spurs founder Michael DeLeon discuss the following topics: Spurs second round pick Chimezie Metu signing a three-year deal. Josh Huestis reportedly getting a training camp invite. Pondering whether LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol will take more 3-point attempts this coming season. If you listen to the Spurscast on iTunes, please be sure to leave a rating and review of what you think of the show. Also, please be sure to follow @TheSpurscast. Do you have any Spurs questions on your mind? Tweet them to the hashtag #Spurscast to listen to...

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