Cold Shooting, Right Idea on Defense, and Belinelli’s Minutes (Spurscast)

On episode 559 of the Spurscast, Project Spurs editor Paul Garcia is joined by John Diaz to discuss the latest San Antonio Spurs topics

They kick off the show by looking at San Antonio’s last four games against the Los Angeles, Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks.
The Spurs were 3-0 after beating Portland before going 1-3 in the last four games, with their only win coming against the injury-riddled Golden State Warriors.

On Tuesday night, they were back on the road against the Atlanta Hawks, who had just gotten Trae Young back from injury, and Young went off for Atlanta as the Spurs lost 108-100.
John breaks down the recent failures more on players not hitting shots.

They’re playing their style the way they’ve done it for years. And the same style that wins you playoff games like we saw with Toronto and Golden State last year. It’s just none of the guys that you need to hit shots are hitting shots.” he said.

After talking about the most recent games, Paul and John talked about the cold shooting from beyond the arch and the Spurs beginning to find their way on defense.

They end the show discussing a frequently asked question on Twitter. This week that’s about Marco Belinelli’s minutes. Belinelli has struggled to start the season, and Spurs fans would much rather see the young, athletic Lonnie Walker IV or DeMarre Carroll on the floor ahead of Belinelli.
“He’s playing in 16 minutes a night shooting 3.1 threes and only making 18% of those along with 1.3 rebounds, 0.7 turnovers and four points,” Paul said.

While there’s been some talk about trades amongst Spurs fans, the guys agree that Belinelli would likely only net draft assets at this point.

Host of the Spurscast by Lineups & Project Spurs. Serves as an editor on and has been credentialed by the Spurs and the NBA for the past seven seasons. Paul has been a guest on national television and radio shows.

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