Pregaming: Spurs vs. Bobcats
I’ll be totally upfront, I’m not excited at all about this game. I haven’t watched a Bobcats game since the preseason, and there’s good reason for that. They’re bad.
Now that you’re all hot and bothered for some Spurs-Bobcats action, here are a few notes from pregame:
- I watched Eduardo Najera shooting 3s during shoot around and he hit probably 80% of his attempts. Najera’s release was slower than molasses, however, so I don’t expect him to be considered too much of a threat.
- Spurs assistant coach Chip Engelland (a Duke alum) said during shoot around that he might not watch Saturday’s Duke-UNC game. Not a single person believed him.
- Manu Ginobili won’t play tonight against Charlotte. He’s close, but not there yet. Everybody else (including Kawhi Leonard) will be in uniform.
- This is usually the time of year that Pop starts nailing down his playoff rotation, so I asked him pregame if he was able to start doing that yet. Or if the injuries were preventing that process. He said he’s always thinking about rotations especially with all of the guys coming back into the lineup. He’s having to focus on incorporating guys without screwing up the rhythm of everybody else.