The Morning Tip-Off

Duncan believes McGrady Can Help SpursJeff McDonald/San Antonio Express-News

Tim Duncan believes Tracy McGrady can help the Spurs in the playoffs.

“I definitely think so,” Duncan said. “He looks good. He looks like he has a rhythm going. He’s been playing some.”

Duncan said the only thing that might hold McGrady back from making a quick impact is his limited knowledge of the Spurs’ playbook.

“It’s more about him understanding what we do, and we’re not exactly a simple system,” Duncan said.

Though criticized for their poor regular season ending—the Spurs soon returned to their characteristic winning ways, sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers in the playoff’s opening round—and doing so with incredible efficiency and ease.

Though often labeled as a solely a dominant regular season team, the Spurs have enjoyed plenty of postseason success recently, and while the team has fallen short of a championship since their 2007 victory, their feats as of the late should not be overlooked.

Tony Parker Most Overlooked Superstar of This Era Dime Mag

Twelve years, three NBA championships, one Finals MVP and five All-Star nods into his career as the on-court maestro of the San Antonio Spurs dynasty, Parker is only now beginning to be recognized as the Hall of Fame player he has been for the better part of the 21st century. He is only now beginning to get his due as a leading contender in a race he’s been winning for a long time.

Davis Bertans Heading To San Antonio For Summer TrainingJeff Garcia, Project Spurs

According to his agent Arturs Kalnitis (via Sportacentrs.com), Davis will spend the full summer in San Antonio to train with the team once his season with Partizan in the Serbian League is over.

As the fate of the Sacramento Kings still hangs in the balance, the extensive reprehensible behavior of the Maloofs is coming to light. While digging for the truth about the (soon-to-be) former owners of the Kings, Cowbell Kingdom found out that the Maloofs were close to buying the San Antonio Spurs in 1996.

Topics: Bleacher Report, Dime Mag, Morning Links, Pounding The Rock, Project Spurs, San Antonio Express News, San Antonio Spurs

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