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The Big Fundamental Spurs Podcast
60 minutes | 6 days ago
Learning to live without Derrick White | The Big Fundamental Spurs Podcast
The San Antonio Spurs will finish this season without versatile guard Derrick White, who suffered an ankle injury five games ago. During the stretch without him, the Silver & Black are reeling in the midst of a winless stretch of basketball. They're holding on to a play-in spot, but what can the Spurs do to make up for White's absence during the regular season's last few games? Plus, why Lonnie Walker IV is coming off the bench instead of starting while White is out; why Rudy Gay and Patty Mills continue to garner meaningful minutes over young players like Luka Samanic; and why San Antonio is relying more on Gorgui Dieng over Drew Eubanks. It's all in the latest episode of the Big Fun Pod!
59 minutes | 15 days ago
Three game winning streak comes at the right time for the Spurs | The Big Fundamental Podcast
Not only did the San Antonio Spurs just win their most important game of the season, putting more distance between themselves and the New Orleans Pelicans for a play-in spot, but the team emerged victorious from the most exciting game of the season, a thrilling 146-143 overtime game against the Washington Wizards. The pod looks at how tremendous DeMar DeRozan and Dejounte Murray were in the wins, as well as the impact Derrick White's injury could have on the rest of the season. Plus, where this team stacks up in the Western Conference playoff hunt, and the incredible improvement from Jakob Poeltl from the free throw line.
65 minutes | a month ago
Will DeRozan's heroics swing the momentum for the Spurs? The Big Fundamental Podcast
DeMar DeRozan was clutch once again, hitting the game-winning shot over the Dallas Mavericks that broke the San Antonio Spurs' five-game losing streak. With the Spurs now winners of two straight games, was DeRozan's shot the game changer San Antonio needs for a playoff push? The Big Fun Pod also examines the latest report regarding DeRozan's looming free agency decision plus what Lonnie Walker IV's return to full health means for this team's second unit.
70 minutes | a month ago
The Spurs train has derailed, but is it too late to get back on track? | The Big Fundamental Podcast
Following a slog in which the San Antonio Spurs (hopefully) hit rock bottom, The Big Fundamental Podcast examines what went wrong. Was this 3-7 stretch a factor of fatigue, injuries, bad luck -- or maybe a combination of several things? Plus, LaMarcus Aldridge's absence and subsequent buyout seemed to signal a pivot for the Silver & Black, yet instead of fully committing to the youth movement, the team is sticking to its guns, playing vets Patty Mills and Rudy Gay over guys like Luka Samanic and Devin Vassell. The pod addresses why that's been the case and whether that will change as the season progresses. The team now has to become road warriors, with 17 of their remaining 25 games outside the not-so-friendly confines of the AT&T Center, but is that a good thing for a team who's biggest strength might be their camaraderie? It's all in the latest episode of The Big Fun Pod.
72 minutes | a month ago
Dieng in, Aldridge out: Did the Spurs just get better? | The Big Fundamental Podcast
While it may not have been the sexiest move at the NBA trade deadline, the Big Fundamental Podcast believes the San Antonio Spurs buying out LaMarcus Aldridge and then acquiring Gorgui Dieng could make this team better immediately. As for Aldridge, he's off to Brooklyn; what can the big man bring to the Nets, who've now accumulated two former All-NBA stars in the buyout market? Plus, the podcast examines what's the blame for the Silver and Black's recent 1-5 slump during the team's last big homestand of the season. And the pod says goodbye to Evan, who's off to Tampa Bay!
53 minutes | 2 months ago
The Spurs are standing pat at the trade deadline, and that's OK | The Big Fundamental Podcast
As rumors crop up surrounding several San Antonio Spurs possibly on the outs, the Silver and Black aren't making a move with less than 24 hours before the trade deadline passes. The Big Fun Pod explains why a buyout for LaMarcus Aldridge is likely the best move, and why it would be foolish for the Spurs to trade DeMar DeRozan whilst in the thick of a playoff hunt. Plus, "Big Body" goes big during the team's five-game road trip; why is he the most exciting Spur in years?
65 minutes | 2 months ago
Without DeRozan, Aldridge, the Spurs' future is now | The Big Fundamental Podcast
Over the last few games, the San Antonio Spurs have been without DeMar DeRozan, who's been absent to attend his father's funeral, and LaMarcus Aldridge, whose time with the Silver and Black is officially over. Without the two icons, the team has stepped into the future, relying on the core of young talent the Spurs have acquired over the last several years. The Big Fun Pod talks about how bright that future could be, and what this handful of games have revealed about the young guys, particularly Jakob Poeltl and Lonnie Walker IV.
57 minutes | 2 months ago
Questions ahead of the season's second half and a looming trade deadline | The Big Fundamental Podcast
The San Antonio Spurs kick off the second half of their season Wednesday against the Dallas Mavericks, but questions loom before the games get underway. How does Lonnie Walker IV fit into the Spurs rotation with the team nearing a fully healthy roster? Is there any smoke to the trade rumors surrounding the Silver and Black and their four veteran players? And how much longer will LaMarcus Aldridge remain a member of this squad?
59 minutes | 2 months ago
Keldon Johnson returns, Luka Samanic shines, and LaMarcus Aldridge has a new role | The Big Fundamental Spurs Podcast
Spurs forward Keldon Johnson made the Rising Stars squad -- and also made his return to the Silver and Black from COVID-19 protocols. While several other key members of the rotation remain absent, Luka Samanic -- a rising star in his own right -- has shined, capping off a solid 3-game stretch with a career night against the Knicks. Here's what his ascendence could mean for LaMarcus Aldridge's future with the team, however long that future may be.
64 minutes | 3 months ago
How long will the Spurs be shorthanded due to COVID-19 protocols?
The Spurs are down 5 players amid a COVID outbreak among the team -- so how long will they be shorthanded, and what does that mean for the Silver & Black's playoff chances? Plus, we examine the season's second half schedule, which was released this week.
62 minutes | 3 months ago
Dejounte's career night, what to do with LaMarcus, and a BFP mailbag! | The Big Fundamental Spurs Podcast
San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray was transcendent in night one versus the Warriors, tallying 27 points, 10 rebounds, and a career-high 8 steals. We talk about Murray's game and his development, as well as what the Spurs should do when LaMarcus Aldridge is healthy. Plus, another edition of the BFP mailbag!
106 minutes | 3 months ago
The Big Fun Short: Are we buying or selling the Spurs?
We are not financial advisors. But given how "stonks" are a trending topic the Big Fun Pod has some fun discussing which Spurs they are more bullish or bearish on so far this season, and which players' value could rocket in the future. To the moon, baby!
92 minutes | 4 months ago
Spurs postponed amid COVID-19 contact tracing; Kobe's death, one year later | The Big Fundamental Podcast
The Silver & Black had a handful of players in contact tracing Monday and were without the required number of players to suit up against the Pelicans. We break down what we know about the postponement, and remember Kobe Bryant on the anniversary of his tragic death.
71 minutes | 4 months ago
The Spurs are 'road warriors' so far this season | The Big Fundamental Podcast
The San Antonio Spurs are 6-2 on the road this season, with their most recent win, 125-104 over the Portland Trail Blazers, coming with big performances from the "old guys" on the Silver and Black.
90 minutes | 4 months ago
Spurs address U.S. Capitol riot, while league addresses coronavirus problem | The Big Fundamental Spurs Podcast
The Spurs just wrapped up one of the best stretches of road games in team history, but this week the team's focus off the court turned to the racial and social injustices that were at the forefront of national conversations following the attack at the U.S. Capitol last week. Meanwhile, the NBA is trying to wrangle with the coronavirus pandemic which has already forced the cancellation of a swath of games just 3 weeks into the season's start.
71 minutes | 4 months ago
Spurs stop the losing skid, but can they put together a run on this road trip?
The San Antonio Spurs were able to walk into Staples Center this week and leave with a win, and that's something that shouldn't be taken for granted -- especially after a 4-game losing skid. But will the injuries to LaMarcus Aldridge and Derrick White continue to be the road blocks to some consistency for the Silver and Black? Oh, and is Keldon Johnson the best young Spurs player since Tim Duncan?
71 minutes | 4 months ago
Becky Hammon makes history, Dejounte Murray turns the corner, and the 2-2 Spurs are fine
San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon made history last night when she took over the head coaching role following Gregg Popovich's ejection. The Big Fun Pod reacts to the major milestone and breaks down the first week of the 2020-2021 season.
61 minutes | 5 months ago
Devin Vassell is really good, and we don't care the Spurs went 0-3 in the preseason | The Big Fundamental Spurs Podcast
The San Antonio Spurs are ready to tip off their regular season Wednesday night in Memphis against the Grizzlies after an 0-3 preseason start, but The Big Fun Pod is less concerned with the record and more concerned about the rotation. Should Rudy Gay be in the starting lineup, or should DeMar DeRozan be the fixture at the four spot. Also, Devin Vassell is really good and we're adopting him as the "Son of the Podcast." Will he be one of "the guys" in the Silver and Black's young core?
141 minutes | 5 months ago
The Big Fun Preseason Primer Mega-Pod
Brace yourselves: the NBA season is coming! On the precipice of the Spurs taking the court to kick off their preseason, the "young boys" of the Big Fun Pod go deep on all things Silver & Black, from roster additions & subtractions to offseason adjustments; we also spoke to the players and Coach Pop on how things are shaping up as the 2020-2021 NBA season draws near. This is the Avengers: Endgame of Spurs preseason podcasts!
46 minutes | 6 months ago
Spurs select Devin Vassell in the first round of the NBA Draft
This episode is an excerpt from the Big Fun Pod's live draft show and our instant reaction to the San Antonio Spurs selection at number 11 -- Devin Vassell, the 3-and-D sophomore from Florida State.
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