Inside The Spurs compiles links to the most relevant storylines surrounding San Antonio’s favorite NBA franchises, along with trends in the league.
1. Draymond Green selects Tim Duncan for All-Time NBA Starting 5
During a recent episode of “The Draymond Green Show,” the Golden State Warriors star compiled his five all-time starters. Among the first candidates for his group were Shaquille O’Neal, Stephen Curry and LeBron James.
Given the need to consider using a unit that can challenge across eras, Green decided to complete his unit with Michael Jordan and Tim Duncan.
2. “It’s Spurs”: Designer detailing process behind iconic logo
KSAT, the San Antonio ABC affiliate, sought out Finis Collins, the original designer of the timeless brand, as the team prepares to celebrate its 50th season in River City. Showing a spur, Collins explained, was the mindset from the start when the team was renamed from its previous identity, the Dallas/Texas Chaparrals. He worked directly with Spurs’ newly introduced ownership group, namely Red McCombs.
3. Spurs Add star level talent from Cavs in trading scenario
Bleacher Report presented several trading scenarios that would help improve the starting lineup for all 30 NBA teams. In this fantasy, the Spurs and Cavs agreed on an interesting trade that would result in a strong-caliber guard taking the reins at San Antonio.
4. The best basketball player in the world?
Giannis Antetokounmpo was recently asked to make his pick for the best basketball player in the world. He explained why LeBron James was his pick for the title.
“It’s interesting to me that LeBron is still in the best form of his life and is the best player in the world and is still in his 18th year,” Antetokounmpo said. “This is really interesting. I want to know how he does it.
“He’s been consistent for 18 years. He is always here. He keeps popping up. That’s incredible.
“Obviously he gets credit, but I think we need to give him more credit. Doing this for 18 years, guys, that’s tough.”
5. The Brooklyn Nets’ insane asking price for Kevin Durant
According to the Boston Globe, the Boston Celtics were asked by the Brooklyn Nets to include both Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum in initial trade talks for Kevin Durant. Both sides are far from each other considering they are not even willing to part with certain roleplayers they prefer.
In their first trade call, the Nets reportedly asked the Celtics to trade both Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum in a deal for Durant. Boston obviously wasn’t interested in trading both Brown and Tatum for Durant.
It doesn’t sound like things didn’t go much further as Brooklyn asked for a package featuring Brown, Marcus Smart, other role players and draft picks. Boston reportedly made it clear they were not willing to pay that price for Durant.
A source says there hasn’t been any real traction on a trade up to this point.
The nets sound a lot like how Daryl Morey tackled initial trade talks for Ben Simmons last season. Eventually, a realistic result will emerge. For the curious, NBA Analysis Network has put together an idea of what a realistic trading scenario might look like when Durant is sent to Boston.
6. Early leaks in the NBA schedule
The NBA is expected to release full 82-game regular season schedules for all 30 teams soon. As that time approaches, there are some leaks that tend to happen.
At the moment there are a few leaks involving the Los Angeles Lakers. You will attend the Start of the regular NBA season against the Golden State Warriors in part of the ring ceremony at the Chase Center. The Lakers will have one too Matchup on Christmas Day against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center.
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