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TWO SHOTS PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR SEASON 05 EPISODE 06
Spurs News – The team announced on Nov 8ththat Zach Collins has a non-displaced fracture of his fibula. Zach Collins suffered the injury on Nov 4thagainst the team’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. He is expected to miss 2-4 weeks and the team will release updates as appropriate. The Spurs released their City Edition jerseys on Nov 10thand the teal-colored jerseys were inspired by the iconic 1996 NBA All-Star game uni’s that are a favorite among Spurs fans. We will give our reactions to the new City Edition jerseys.
How the Zach Collins injury will affect the team moving forward?– With the Spurs already riddled with injuries early on this season the Zach Collins injury will clearly affect the backup center position. Who will now fill Zach Collin’s role and does this now make Jakob Poeltl a piece the Spurs can’t live without? We will also talk about Zach Collin’s durability moving forward and how that could affect his time with the Spurs.
We will highlight one of Noah Magaro-George’s most recent articles on Pounding The Rock “ What We Learned From The Spurs Loss To The Grizzlies” Despite the losses we have seen a re-emergence of the beautiful game?
A look ahead at the team’s next three games against the Bucks, Warriors, and Blazers. What does it say about this young Spurs team if they can remain competitive against some of the better teams in the NBA?
Spurs Twitter Spotify Playlist – I will create a Spurs Twitter Spotify playlist for the fans this season and the songs will be added by our guests and also fans of the Two Shots Podcast. What song or songs do you hear that immediately make you think of being at a Spurs game or watching the team play? What song or songs will you be adding to the Spurs Twitter playlist for this season?
Wakanda Forever will premier Friday, November 10th share quick thoughts on the film, and will you be watching it this weekend? We will also talk briefly about the John Wick Chapter 4 trailer and end the show.
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On this, all-new episode of the Two Shots podcast, we will be joined by Paul Garcia, who is a writer for Project Spurs. We will discuss Romeo Langford’s impact on the San Antonio Spurs early this season along with the Spurs waiving Josh Primo last Friday, October 28th. Paul Garcia said that he was surprised by the news, as Primo was a promising young player. However, ESPN reported on Saturday, October 29th that Primo had been accused of exposing himself to a female coworker, which attorney Tony Buzbee, confirmed he is representing.
Attorney Tony Buzbee did represent, multiple women in the sexual misconduct lawsuits against the Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShaun Watson. Tony Buzzbee did announce that a press conference is scheduled for Thursday, November 3rd in Houston Tx as more details will be revealed at that time.
In other news, we will talk about Keldon Johnson who was a nominee for the Western Conference player of the week. The Spurs went three and one this past week and Johnson was their top player. Keldon Johnson joins elite company as Dejounte Murray was the last player for the Spurs who was also a former nominee for Western Conference player of the week.
Both Paul Garcia and I will also talk about the recent injury to Blake Wesley and the possible implications this might have for the San Antonio Spurs. Will the team consider signing another player to help fill the void as multiple injuries are leaving the team a little thin on the number of players who are available for upcoming games?
Have you heard of the new Spurs docuseries? A new Spurs docuseries is set to premiere November 1st and will share 50 stories from the team’s past and will include former players such as Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, David Robinson, George Gervin along with Coach Pop. Paul Garcia and I will share our thoughts on this highly anticipated docuseries.
Team Injuries – It was revealed that Blake Wesley suffered an MCL sprain in Sunday’s win over the Minnesota Timberwolves and it was first reported he would miss 6-8 weeks. The Spurs however have now said updates will be provided as appropriate.
Spurs Injury Report for tomorrow’s game against the Raptors – Devin Vassell – Out (Knee) Blake Wesley – Out (MCL) Keldon Johnson – Questionable (Calf) Isaiah Roby – Questionable (Illness) Jeremy Sochan – Questionable (Illness)
Let’s Talk Numbers with our guest Paul Garcia – Specifically where the team has excelled this season.
We will use stats from Paul Garcia’s Twitter account for reference.
Per Paul Garcia Via Twitter – Through 7 games the Spurs are Top-10 in 3-point makes, attempts, and accuracy.
Per Paul Garcia Via Twitter – Through 7 games, the Spurs have made 25 more 3s than their opponents.
Per Paul Garcia Via Twitter – The Spurs and the 3PT battle in the last 4 seasons. 19-20 outscored by 468 points from 3PT 20-21 outscored by 507 points from 3PT 21-22 outscored by 201 points from 3PT 22-23 (7 games) OUTSCORING opponents by 75 points from 3PT
Per Paul Garcia Via Twitter– Last season Spurs opponents shot 49% of their 3s wide-open against the Spurs’ defense. So far this season through 7 games, opponents are getting 41% of their 3s attempted wide-open.
Let’s talk about Romeo Langford and his impact early on this season. We will share our thoughts on what we have seen out of him through 7 games.
Coach Pop on Primo Langford’s defense:
“He might be our best on-ball defender. He just might be. He’s got quick feet, he’s got long arms, he anticipated really well.”
More Pop on how Langford defended ANT:
“He did a fine job. [Anthony] Edwards, he almost got away from us there for a while, and we ended up doing a pretty good job on him down the stretch.”
NBA News – Per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN the Nets announced they have fired Steve Nash and now Jacque Vaugh is the interim head coach for now. It’s expected that the Nets will inquire about suspended Boston Head Coach Ime Udoka along with Quin Synder and others.“He did a fine job. [Anthony] Edwards, he almost got away from us there for a while, and we ended up doing a pretty good job on him down the stretch.”
It’s also being reported that The Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, and San Antonio Spurs are threats to pry Grant Willams away from the Boston Celtics per NBA insider Sean Deveny.
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Two Shost Podcast Episode Time Stamps
San Antonio Spurs waive Josh Primo after allegations of sexual misconduct – 01:40
Keldon Johnson Nominated for Western Conference Player of the Week – 03:08
Spurs docuseries is slated to start November 1st and will feature past players such as George Gervin, David Robinson, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Paker – 05:01
Spurs Injuries – Blake Wesley suffered an MCL sprain in the team’s win over the Timberwolves – 07:28
With the Spurs riddled with injury, what are the chances the team signs another player? – 08:29
Talking about the numbers with Paul Garcia, in this segment we break down the team’s surprising three-point shooting and what’s really behind their success early on this season – 13:18
The Impact of Keldon Johnson on the San Antonio Spurs’ Offense – 20:08
The Spurs’ Three-Point Shooting over the last 4 seasons – 22:28
Talking about how the team chemistry for the Spurs has been the secret to their success early on this season – 26:16
Romeo Langford’s Impact on the San Antonio Spurs – 28:11
NBA News: Steve Nash Fired, Jacque Vaughn Named Interim Head Coach – 33:44
It’s rumored the Spurs, Magic, and Pistons are all threats to pry one Grant Williams away from the Boston Celtics – 36:13
San Antonio Spurs Rumors: Jakob Poeltl on the Trading Block? – 37:58
Closing the show and teasing Paul Garcia’s upcoming episode of the Spurscast – 43:09