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Old 10-01-2013, 09:57 AM   #1
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Default ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: San Antonio Spurs Edition

We continue our series which is not similar to any other sports websites idea....called....... ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS.

So let's go through the league alphabetically, shall we?

Previous teams:

Atlanta Hawks: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=309213 Miami Heat: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=312148
Boston Celtics: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=309651 Milwaukee Bucks: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=312248
Brooklyn Nets: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=310158 Minnesota Timberwolves: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=312360
Charlotte Bobcats: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=310309 New Orleans Pelicans: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=312491
Chicago Bulls: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=310413 New York Knicks: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=312575
Cleveland Cavaliers: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=310627 Oklahoma City Thunder: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=312674
Dallas Mavericks: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=310731 Orlando Magic: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=312760
Denver Nuggets: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=310870 Philadelphia 76ers: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=312846
Detroit Pistons: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=311175 Phoenix Suns: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=312948
Golden State Warriors: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=311293 Portland Trail Blazers: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...82#post8989182
Houston Rockets: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=311431 Sacramento Kings: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...99#post8992999
Indiana Pacers: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=311554
Los Angeles Clippers: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=311738
Los Angeles Lakers: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=311894
Memphis Grizzlies: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=312029


Today's team?

THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS

PG - Former Mr.Longoria/Joseph/de Colo/Mills
SG - Green/Ginobili/Belinelli
SF - Leonard
PF - TIM-MAY!/Red Rocket/Ayres
C - Splitter/Diaw/Baynes

Head Coach - Gregg Popovich
General Manager - RC Buford



1. Who is more under-appreciated by the NBA community. Tim Duncan or Tony Parker?

2. TRUE or FALSE: Leonard Kawhi is a future All Star.
Again with the backwards name.

3. TRUE or FALSE: Gregg Popovich is a Top 3 Head Coach of All Time.

4. Is Tiago Splitter worth four years, $36 million? Or should they have "split" that money amongst other players?
See what I did there?

5. TRUE or FALSE: The Spurs have one more championship run with this core.





BONUS CONVERSATION - ISH OPEN COURT

The trio of Parker/Duncan/Ginobli won three championships, came 5 seconds away from winning a fourth won, and yet they don't get nearly the media press or "fan love" that they should. Not even close.

Why is this exactly? Some say that the Spurs are "boring". Some say it's because they play in small market.

My theory is because the way the Spurs play is UnAmerican. Part of it is that the three stars are not actually Americans (I mean Duncan is from the US Virgin Islands, but it's not like he's from inner city Chicago). But more of it, I think, is the way the Spurs play. Fundamental, sound basketball without ridiculous dunks and attitudes..minimal one-on-one play, and lots of passing. That's "Europrean". Americans don't like that. We're used to individuals stars who like to dominate the ball like a Jordan, a Shaq, a Kobe...it's easier for Americans to understand. Americans like simplicity. The passing game and the appreciation for fundamental team basketball, without attitude, dunks and flair, is simply not what Americans like, even if they pretend to appreciate it.

Not exactly the most well written piece, but that's just my theory.

Why do you think this is? Why doesn't Tim Duncan get big accolades for his 4 championships? Why don't Duncan/Parker/Ginobli get the real love for their three, and almost four, championships?

When answering the question, pretend you are sitting in a quiet enviornment, in a nice comfortable chair, dressed in a sport jacket, with a cup of coffee surrounded by other ISH posters. It's ISH Open Court. (Shaq, my god, would you shut the f-ck up already. Damn, he's annoying)






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Old 10-01-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: San Antonio Spurs Edition

1. Who is more under-appreciated by the NBA community. Tim Duncan or Tony Parker?

Tony Parker. what awards did the NBA community give parker?

2. TRUE or FALSE: Leonard Kawhi is a future All Star.

Hard to say. he needs to elevate his game more.

3. TRUE or FALSE: Gregg Popovich is a Top 3 Head Coach of All Time.

True. Red, Phil, Pop.

4. Is Tiago Splitter worth four years, $36 million? Or should they have "split" that money amongst other players?

9M per year for a big is ok. but i dislike long deals. should've given him just 2 years.

5. TRUE or FALSE: The Spurs have one more championship run with this core.

False. i think that was their last shot. the trio of Duncan, Parker and Ginobili gave it their all yet came up short. i think all of them knew that was their last shot.



BONUS CONVERSATION - ISH OPEN COURT

Why do you think this is? Why doesn't Tim Duncan get big accolades for his 4 championships? Why don't Duncan/Parker/Ginobli get the real love for their three, and almost four, championships?

so FMVPs aren't big accolades? the Spurs big 3 get enough recognition, they just aren't as flashy as other players.
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:01 PM   #3
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THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS

PG - Former Mr.Longoria/Joseph/de Colo/Mills
SG - Green/Ginobili/Belinelli
SF - Leonard
PF - TIM-MAY!/Red Rocket/Ayres
C - Splitter/Diaw/Baynes

Head Coach - Gregg Popovich
General Manager - RC Buford



1. Who is more under-appreciated by the NBA community. Tim Duncan or Tony Parker?

Tim Duncan. People do not appreciate his game to the level it deserves. Parker is great, but not on that level

2. TRUE or FALSE: Leonard Kawhi is a future All Star.
Again with the backwards name.

False. Good young player and potential championship cog. But probably not an all star. who cares

3. TRUE or FALSE: Gregg Popovich is a Top 3 Head Coach of All Time.

Hes definitely close. Top 3 of my lifetime.

4. Is Tiago Splitter worth four years, $36 million? Or should they have "split" that money amongst other players?
See what I did there?

He probably worth it. Having someone else to bang down low is very important in timmy's twillight. Once duncan retires hes not worth it.


5. TRUE or FALSE: The Spurs have one more championship run with this core.

True. If everything breaks right. They need to replace manu IMO. He single handedly lost them that championship
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:23 PM   #4
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1. Who is more under-appreciated by the NBA community. Tim Duncan or Tony Parker?
--Tim Duncan. Tony Parker has probably been a top 10 player the past 2-3 seasons and you rarely see him get his due. Yet, somehow Duncan is still the answer because, simply, he might just be the most under-appreciated true superstar in NBA history. I still see a bunch of posters saying he's done and Duncan was arguably a top 3 player in the entire NBA last season. At what, 59 years old? I think he might be the perfect prototypical player ever. Everything you want in a (the key word, don't misunderstand this...) prototypical PF, he not only can do, but excels at. He's the epitome of a once in a generation player.

2. TRUE or FALSE: Leonard Kawhi is a future All Star.
Again with the backwards name.

--I think so. The guy I saw grabbing rebounds, taking it coast to coast, and scoring over LeBron James in the NBA Finals might just be a superstar. I'm curious to see how he does in what I presume will be an expanded offensive role next year. If he can do it consistently, he's definitely an all star talent at the very least. In the literal sense, all that's in front of him in the West to make the allstar team is Durant. Maybe Iggy? Maybe Parsons? All the SF talent in the East next year, unless I'm forgetting someone.

3. TRUE or FALSE: Gregg Popovich is a Top 3 Head Coach of All Time.
In terms of what? Career wise he's behind Phil and Red. He's right there with Riley at #3a/#3b. In terms of pure coaching ability, influence, and team management, I would probably have him behind Riley and Brown. Never really thought that list through, but those two for sure. Everything together? Probably 3-5, I'm guessing.

4. Is Tiago Splitter worth four years, $36 million? Or should they have "split" that money amongst other players?
See what I did there?

He's a starting caliber center in the NBA. Do I think he's worth that? No. Do I think he's worth it in this market? Sure. He had a real shitty Finals, and I think most of the playoffs. He still had a really solid regular season. You know who had a shitty playoffs the year before? Danny Green. Then he went HAM for most of the playoffs. You can't gauge a role player purely off one playoff performance.

5. TRUE or FALSE: The Spurs have one more championship run with this core.
My heart tells me last year was their one chance. My head tells me they should have won the championship, players like Green, Splitter, Joseph, and Leonard should get better (since they're all relatively young, or been in the NBA for a short while), and I like the addition of Belinelli. I like it a lot.

But no, I don't think they win another and I don't think the current team matches up well with the Thunder, even though they definitely match up better with the Heat than OKC does.
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1. Who is more under-appreciated by the NBA community. Tim Duncan or Tony Parker?

Duncan, but Tony still get the Rodney Dangerfield treatment ("No respect").

2. TRUE or FALSE: Leonard Kawhi is a future All Star.

He's always going to be a complimentary player, but i'd be extremely surprised if he doesn't get at least one all-star appearance.

3. TRUE or FALSE: Gregg Popovich is a Top 3 Head Coach of All Time.

True. GOAT coach.

4. Is Tiago Splitter worth four years, $36 million? Or should they have "split" that money amongst other players?

Yes.

5. TRUE or FALSE: The Spurs have one more championship run with this core.

False. The "core" has already changed anyway, Manu is the 4/5 most important player now.



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Because people like brashness and egotism. Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Magic, Jordan, Kobe, Shaq, Kareem, etc. Spurs just win, they don't brag or make statements, they just win. Anyone who calls the Spurs style of play "boring" is an idiot. If you'd rather watch Melo hold the ball for 20secs, jack-up a horrible shot and sometimes have it go in, than watch a well executed five man offensive possession then you should stop watching basketball.
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5. TRUE or FALSE: The Spurs have one more championship run with this core.

False. The "core" has already changed anyway, Manu is the 4/5 most important player now.
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So,who is the "core" now?
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1. Who is more under-appreciated by the NBA community. Tim Duncan or Tony Parker?
A -- Duncan is almost universally considered the greatest PF ever. So, by default, it's Parker.

2. TRUE or FALSE: Leonard Kawhi is a future All Star.
A -- True.

3. TRUE or FALSE: Gregg Popovich is a Top 3 Head Coach of All Time.
A -- I don't know much about coaches from before my time, but Pop is the best coach I've ever seen in action, and that includes PJax.

4. Is Tiago Splitter worth four years, $36 million? Or should they have "split" that money amongst other players?
A -- I'd say 9m a year is not a bad deal for what he brings to the table; big men are paid better than guards. In hindsight, I'm sure they could have done better, but in the moment, and sticking with the true Spurs fashion of win/promote-from-within... good signing.

5. TRUE or FALSE: The Spurs have one more championship run with this core.
A -- Championship run? True. This core? Depends on how you define it. Duncan and Ginobili will continue to take steps back in the team approach, while Green and Leonard become more of a focus. So the same "big three" will be there, but if the Spurs win a championship, it will be because of... Parker, Leonard, Duncan, Green, in that order.

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Why do you think this is? Why doesn't Tim Duncan get big accolades for his 4 championships? Why don't Duncan/Parker/Ginobli get the real love for their three, and almost four, championships?
A -- Again, Duncan is widely considered the GOAT PF, ranked significantly (wrongly so) ahead of KG. Also ranked much higher than Barkley, Pettit... He gets tons of love.
As for Parker, he's finally getting his due, and (I believe) it's going overboard. Dude's a great PG, playing on a great team, but that doesn't mean he's the best PG in the game.
Both players are shoo-ins for the HOF, and recognized as such. So where's the lack of love?
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So,who is the "core" now?
Seems to be becoming Parker, Duncan, Leonard (unless Manu can stay healthy all year and playoffs). His postseason was terrible, with Game 6 of the Finals being the pinnacle (his only 8-turnover game in his entire career). Game 7 was almost as bad with 4 turnovers in the 4th quarter.
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So,who is the "core" now?

1a. Parker
1b. Timmy

3. Kawhi

4. Green/Manu/Thiago

7. Diaw
8. Belli

Is how I see their importance.
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Splitter got overpaid, but if Tim Duncan retires and Boris Diaw leaves, then the Spurs have no one at the bigs.
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Updated depth chart should read:

PG - Parker/Joseph/Mills/De Colo
SG - Green/Ginobili/Bellinelli
SF - Leonard/Young*/Maggette*
PF - Duncan/Diaw/Ayres/Bonner
C - Splitter/Baynes

We will probably be seeing more of Ginobili at the three this year, which opens up a lot more time for Bellinelli who Pop has already stated he has big plans for. Young and Maggette are signed for training camp, and only one of them will most likely make the final cut.


1. Who is more under-appreciated by the NBA community. Tim Duncan or Tony Parker?


- Probably Tony Parker. Duncan got a lot of credit for his spectacular, almost Kareem-like season that practically made him seem ageless. He capped it off with a 1st team All-NBA selection, 2nd team All-defensive selection, and finished in the top 7 in MVP voting. Parker has been more of the unsung hero nowadays, and not a lot of people acknowledge that his health was a huge factor in their NBA Finals loss.

2. TRUE or FALSE: Kawhi Leonard is a future All Star.

- Without a doubt, Kawhi Leonard is the full package for an NBA small forward. Athleticism, speed, lock down defense (even on the best in the league), quick reactions, big hands, and finally his offense started to flourish before our eyes last season. I'd bet my right leg that Kawhi Leonard is all All-Star by the year 2017, if not before.

3. TRUE or FALSE: Gregg Popovich is a Top 3 Head Coach of All Time.

- In terms of the talent he has had on his rosters, he might be the best ever. No disrespect to Phil and Red, because any of these guys have an argument for the best coach ever but Pop has done the most with the least and is also one of the smartest coaches in analyzing talent in unexpected forms.

4. Is Tiago Splitter worth four years, $36 million? Or should they have "split" that money amongst other players?

- Well, he's no 20-10 player who you can feed in the post 15 times a game and get immediate results nor does he have any semblance of a polished post game. However in his defense it doesn't take much nowadays but being 6'10+ and being able to catch a basketball to earn 10 million a year in this league. Tiago is probably more effective in the Spurs system than he would be anywhere else; his chemistry with the big 3 is what has made him a solid NBA center. Just because he cant throw down on Lebron James in the NBA Finals doesn't mean he isn't worth his contract. That being said it would be hard to replace what he brings to the table especially during the grind of a long NBA season.

5. TRUE or FALSE: The Spurs have one more championship run with this core.

- Most people would probably say that after a WCF run in 2012, and just being a few seconds away from a championship this past June, that that was all she wrote. However, the way that injuries (specifically to playoff teams) in recent years including Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard and Russell Westbrook among others have misshaped the original playoff picture I'd say that anything can happen any given year. While you can't say the Spurs who are another year older are a lock for anything but a playoff berth this year, anything can happen. I wouldn't be surprised to see them in the Western finals again this year fighting for another championship appearance.
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1) Hard to say. No Spurs player gets any credit. Pop is always seen as responsible, except when he ****s up then it's someone else's fault. But at this point it's probably Parker. All time it's Duncan.

2) He might be better than a lot of All Star, but I don't think he'll get enough attention to really be considered.

3) Almost every player in SA is underrated (Tony, Duncan, Green, Leonard, Diaw... ). That means someone is overrated, and it's Pop. I think he's a very good coach, but definitely not top 3 GOAT in my opinion.

4) It's the market price for a big like him. It makes sense now, and it was really the only option, so in that sense it was the right move. But is he "worth" it? Definitely not.

5) It entirely depends on luck and injuries. If they somehow manage to be healthy, they're still the best team in the West. The Clippers and Rockets are new threats, but I don't think they'll do much next year.

Then again, what are the real odds that they're healthy?

Bonus) One big thing is the number fetishism in the NBA, and no Spurs player puts up big numbers anymore. They manage player minutes better than anyone. So you rarely see guys like Parker score 40...

...until the playoffs, when suddenly it's obvious he's one of the top players in the game. That's when people go "oh, this guy is really underrated".
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1. Duncan. Among the NBA community, he is not under-respected, but he is under-appreciated. So many players have come into the league saying their favorite players are Kobe or LeBron, and wanting to emulate them. Nobody ever seems to do the same with Duncan, even within the NBA community (1 exception: Roy Hibbert).

2. False. He could, but my guess is that he will barely miss in his peak years. He may be able to squeeze in 1, but definitely not a perennial all-star.

3. Absolutely true. Phil, Pop, and Red as mentioned above. This shouldn't have even been a question. If you said top 2, then some thought needs put in between those 3. Riley is the clear cut #4 to me btw.

4. Yes he is, given the modern day center.

5. If by run, you mean they can get to WCF or deeper. I question if they will win one more, but they will be in the running.
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