I haven’t been blogging lately, especially during the months of November and December, I guess I took the holidays too far and enjoyed to the fullest.
However, I’m glad that there are still followers and readers on this blog despite the lack of timely post on the site.
But now I believe things will get back to normal and hopefully I can write more often and communicate frequently with my fellow San Antonio Spurs fans.
Since my last post, a lot of things had happened with the Spurs. They opened the season with a nice pair of wins over the Memphis Grizzlies and the new-look Los Angeles Clippers, dropped a game against the gritty Houston Rockets, bounced back with a win over the Utah Jazz, loss another game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, but more notably will miss Manu Ginobili for at least two months because of a broken his fifth metacarpal that will require surgery.
Without Manu, the Spurs faces a tough task of making it to the playoffs.
The team must rally and put up a great team effort to be able to sustain and survive the 66 season games in 120 days without missing the post season for the first time in the Tim Duncan era.
IF that happens, Ginobili’s injury could be a blessing in disguise.
It will allow young players like James Anderson, Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard more playing time and earn coach Gregg Popovich’s confidence and once Manu recovers and gets back into form in time for a late season push, healthy and ready for the playoffs, the other teams should be wary.
But that’s looking too far ahead.
In the meantime, the Spurs tried to address their need for another big man by signing Ike Diogu who recently played for the Clippers last season averaging 5.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 13.1 minutes while shooting 56.1 percent from the field in 36 games.
Also, tonight’s 101-95 victory over the Golden State Warriors shows how hard life is without Manu, but a win is a win nonetheless.
Tomorrow’s game against the defending champions Dallas Mavericks would be more telling.