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08:17 AM ET 06.18 | Gregg Popovich has a way of getting through to Stephen Jackson: honesty. [Prior to landing in San Antonio, Popovich] told Jackson they were close to completing a deal for him. Popovich didn't tell Jackson this: The phone call, in part, was to make sure they didn't hear anything crazy. So Popovich laid out his priorities. He told Jackson he wanted his toughness, and there could be minutes for him. But Popovich also told him he liked Kawhi Leonard as his small forward, and nothing would be guaranteed. ... [Popovich's clarity and honesty are reasons] Jackson responded so well last season. And if Jackson is the same next year, don't be stunned by something else. Jackson might get another contract in 2013.

San Antonio Express-News

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June 18, 2012  08:27 AM ET

Old and steadily declining stats. Still servicable as a wing though... i.e. even if the Spurs don't extend him someone will... None story about a currently average wing player...

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June 18, 2012  08:41 AM ET
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Gotta like guys with fire in their belly.....Not too many of thise on okc

Good morning all. I think OKC has plenty of fire...and nerves. I think the end of the game last night proves that OKC has to grow up and "learn" how to win Finals games.

June 18, 2012  08:58 AM ET
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Good morning all. I think OKC has plenty of fire...and nerves. I think the end of the game last night proves that OKC has to grow up and "learn" how to win Finals games.

Then they have to come back next or someother year to prove that. Aiin't happening this year. In finals, you don't grow up; You should already be a grown up to win!!!!!

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June 18, 2012  09:52 AM ET

Where Else Could You Go, Bro?

June 18, 2012  09:56 AM ET
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Then they have to come back next or someother year to prove that. Aiin't happening this year. In finals, you don't grow up; You should already be a grown up to win!!!!!

Not when you are 22-23 years old...it may take a year or two, but they will get there. As for this year, I am still hopeful that OKC will win one game in Miami. If for any other reason than to come home and go down swinging in front of their fans. That crowd deserves that.

June 18, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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Gotta like guys with fire in their belly.....Not too many of thise on okc

Capt. Jack will always have that fire..thats what many of the players lack today

June 18, 2012  10:45 AM ET
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Not when you are 22-23 years old...it may take a year or two, but they will get there. As for this year, I am still hopeful that OKC will win one game in Miami. If for any other reason than to come home and go down swinging in front of their fans. That crowd deserves that.

People are too influenced by 1 or 2 game trends. OKC ain't dead yet.

June 18, 2012  11:05 AM ET
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Where Else Could You Go, Bro?

Exactly!

If he plays next year like he did in the playoffs, the Spurs will give him maybe two more years. I doubt that anyone else would.....and I doubt that any coach would get him to produce the way Pop got him to produce.

June 18, 2012  11:10 AM ET
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The Spurs ship has sailed.

SD willnot like this....


Wassup Doc...!! :-)

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June 18, 2012  12:33 PM ET
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The Spurs ship has sailed.

As long as Pop is the coach and insist that Bonner is one of our top 7 players it has.

Sign Capt, trade Bonner.

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June 18, 2012  02:13 PM ET
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Get rid of Phony Pop and Bonner and sign the greatest coach ever in Nate McMillan. He is available and he should get the Spurs Not 1, Not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5, not 6, not 7, championships....

Phony Pop will go down in The HOF as one of the Greatest coaches ever! Maybe you should leave & leave the Coaching to him!!

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June 18, 2012  04:25 PM ET
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Ok so then both teams are bad. Is that your point?

No, the Knicks are bad.........the Spurs are pretty damn good!

See the difference?

 
June 18, 2012  04:33 PM ET
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As long as Pop is the coach and insist that Bonner is one of our top 7 players............

What are you talking about.

Bonner is not in the 'top 7' in the Spurs rotation......that would be Parker, Duncan, Leonard, Ginobili, Green, Neal and Blair. All these players had more minutes per game than Bonner.

BTW.....late season additions Steve Jackson and Boris Diaw also had more minutes per game than Bonner.

Your post makes no sense.

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