Gist Of It: The Spurs Win Big During Off-Season Building A ‘Super-Team’

By: Kiersten Ehr

THE SUPER-TEAM :

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  • LaMarcus Aldridge (the big talk of the free-agency) signed with the Spurs. His deal will be a four-year maximum contract worth more than $80 million, with an opt-out after the third year, a source told ESPN’s Marc Stein.
    Spurs forward Kyle Anderson, playing in summer league for the team said that Aldridge signing with the Spurs– “That’s great news, great news. He’s a dominant post presence. He can score off either shoulder; can score out to 19 feet. He’s a great passer, very unselfish. So that fits in perfect with the system here.”
  • David West signed with the Spurs for a veteran minimum of about $1.5 million after opting out of $12 million with Indiana Pacers
  • Starting line-up for the Spurs… Look out this is brilliance right here
  • Aldridge, Duncan, Leonard, Parker and Danny Green
  • Manu Ginobili, back for a 14th season in San Antonio
    Signed a two-year, $5.7 million deal, with a player option
  • Tim Duncan, back for a 19th
  • Gregg Popovich, back for a 20th season as head coach

IN THE NBA 2015 DRAFT:

The San Antonio Spurs selected Nikola Milutinov with the 26th overall pick and Cady Lalanne with the 55th overall pick.

MEET NIKOLA MILUTINOV 

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  • 7-0/225 is a Serbian native who has played the past three seasons for Partizan Belgrade of the Adriatic League in Serbia
  • In 29 games ( this past year) he average:
  • 9.8 points
  • 7.6 rebounds
  • 1.3 assists in 28.0 minutes, while shooting .573 from the field
  •   Lead team to 2 Serbian League Championships in 2013 and 2014 & to the Adriatic League Championship in 2013

MEET CADY LALANNE

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  •  6-10/255 played ball at the University of Massachusetts during 2011-15
  • In his senior year he averaged:
  • 11.6 points
  • 9.5 rebounds
  • 1.91 blocks in 29.0 minutes
  •  LaLanne’s career as a center:
  • averaged 10.0 points
  • 7.9 rebounds
  •  1.77 blocks in 25.2 minutes while shooting .553 from the field
  • Lead UMass to an NCAA Tournament berth in 2014 and NIT appearances in 2012 and 2013
  • He became one of 3 players at UMass history to record 1,000 points, 800 rebounds and 100 blocks in a career

As a San Antonio native I couldn’t be more excited to see this super-team perform together next season. Now it’s just a matter of time before the NBA Finals comes back around. Will anyone or team be able to beat this fantastic line-up? What do you think? Let me know.

Til the next time,
I’m Kiersten Ehr

E-zMRWii


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