A "podversation" about the NBA and the San Antonio Spurs; things may get "batty," but hey - it's all in the name of Big Fun
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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Love what you guys are doing. Fun stuff!! ...ION cut LA some slack, he is injured and coming back from injury. It’s tough to objectively evaluate him. Spurs culture is loyal and level headed 😀
This podcast is a must for Spurs fans and will appeal to any fan of the NBA! The very knowledgeable and engaging hosts maintain a fast pace that mimics the action on the court and makes this podcast a lot more exciting that the average in-depth sports coverage. Well done!!
Best Spurs podcast
Very knowledgeable, great perspective on league as a whole, and great chemistry between co-hosts. This is the podcast I’ve been looking for. Can’t wait for more.