The Big Fundamental Spurs Podcast
With Dejounte Murray out, Spurs struggle mightily

With Dejounte Murray out, Spurs struggle mightily

January 5, 2022

Dejounte Murray has missed five games, and the Spurs have clearly missed him, losing their last four. Host Tom Petrini is joined by Joe Reinagel and Jeff Garcia to talk about the impact of Murray's absence, Keldon Johnson's recent slump, Derrick White's improved play, and Becky Hammon's new job as the head coach of the Las Vegas Aces.

Why are the Spurs beating good teams and losing to bad ones?

Why are the Spurs beating good teams and losing to bad ones?

December 20, 2021

Jeff Garcia joins host Tom Petrini to break down a big win over the Utah Jazz, and head-scratching losses to shorthanded Hornets and Kings teams.

Coach Gregg Popovich and some of the players spoke about the team getting too satisfied after victories, but it goes deeper than that.

Plus, the latest on San Antonio's backup center situation as Jock Landale earns more minutes and Thad Young makes it clear he'd rather be playing for a contender than riding the bench during a rebuild.

What‘s behind the Spurs‘ recent success?

What‘s behind the Spurs‘ recent success?

December 9, 2021

The Spurs rattled off their first four-game winning streak in over two seasons, so host Tom Petrini talked to Joe Reinagel and Jeff Garcia about what's driving the turnaround. 

Jeff dove into the Pacers' trade machine madness, and Joe explained why tanking is antithetical to the Spurs' Way, even though they once lost a bunch of games and drafted Tim Duncan.

The good, the bad and the ugly for the Spurs

The good, the bad and the ugly for the Spurs

November 23, 2021

This young San Antonio Spurs team has made too many mistakes and not enough threes over the course of their 4-12 start to the season, but there are some parts of their play that inspire confidence. Tom Petrini and Jeff Garcia break down the highs and lows, and talk about what this team will need to do to right the ship.

Analyzing the first week of Spurs basketball | The Big Fundamental Podcast

Analyzing the first week of Spurs basketball | The Big Fundamental Podcast

October 26, 2021

The first slate of regular season action is in the books for the San Antonio Spurs, and although it's a small sample size, there's still plenty of positives, concerns, and overreaction. The Big Fun Pod dives into the highlights and questions from the young season, including Lonnie Walker's presence with the second unit, the excellent defense, and the horrific shooting from the first three games. 

Plus, a look ahead at the matchup versus the Los Angeles Lakers, and Jackson shares some news. 

The Big Fun Spurs Season Tip-off Special | The Big Fundamental Podcast

The Big Fun Spurs Season Tip-off Special | The Big Fundamental Podcast

October 19, 2021

It's like Christmas Eve -- the Spurs season is just one sleep away. The Big Fun Pod dives into the last roster moves to get the Silver and Black to 15 guaranteed spots, including the surprise cutting of Luka Samanic. Plus, what the lingering restricted free agency means for Lonnie Walker IV and his future with the Spurs. Also, the pod examines the biggest takeaways from preseason (including a wild take from Joe Reinagel) and the ahead-of-schedule development of Spurs rookie Joshua Primo.

What should we expect from Zach Collins, with special guest Evan Closky! | The Big Fundamental Spurs Podcast

What should we expect from Zach Collins, with special guest Evan Closky! | The Big Fundamental Spurs Podcast

September 23, 2021

KENS 5's Big Fundamental Podcast has discussed many of the Spurs' offseason acquisitions, but for our conversation on Zach Collins, we decided to call in an expert. 10 Tampa Bay Sports Director (and former KENS 5 Sports Anchor/BFP regular) Evan Closky joins the Big Fun Pod to dish on Collins, whom Closky covered during his Gonzaga years.

Also, the Ben Simmons rumor doesn't want to go away; with Simmons ready to hold out from 76ers camp, Las Vegas has updated its odds that the controversial young star is traded, with San Antonio ranked as the fifth most likely destination. The pod discusses whether trading for Simmons, given the right cost, would make the Spurs a playoff team.

Who should start for the San Antonio Spurs? | The Big Fundamental Podcast

Who should start for the San Antonio Spurs? | The Big Fundamental Podcast

August 27, 2021

The San Antonio Spurs have a hole in their starting 5 with the departure of DeMar DeRozan, who took his talents to the Chicago Bulls this offseason. Plenty of talent made its way to the Alamo City, and the Silver & Black have a good problem on their hands with a few guys qualified to slide into the rotation. The Big Fun Pod debates which piece makes the most fit alongside the Spurs' young core.

Also, the NBA schedule was recently released, and the Spurs have the second-hardest schedule in the league. Does that lower the expectations set on the young Spurs for the season ahead?

And should it be any surprise that Gregg Popovich wants to be the winningest head coach in NBA history? It's all in Big Fun in this week's episode! 

Spurs Summer League Takeaways | The Big Fundamental Podcast

Spurs Summer League Takeaways | The Big Fundamental Podcast

August 20, 2021

Sure, the San Antonio Spurs only won one game during their tenure in Las Vegas this month, but there were still plenty of positives to take away from Summer League. The Big Fun Pod offers their first impressions on rookies Joshua Primo and Joe Wieskamp and breaks down the big steps taken by second-year guys Devin Vassell and Tre Jones.

Plus, the moves the Spurs made this offseason point at a team aiming to contend rather than tank for a top pick in next year's NBA Draft. The conversation gets heated on whether this was the right move for the Spurs to make. But hey, it's all in Big Fun! 

Answering your Spurs questions from Las Vegas Summer League

Answering your Spurs questions from Las Vegas Summer League

August 12, 2021

KENS 5's Tom Petrini is in Las Vegas this week reporting on the San Antonio Spurs at NBA Summer League.

He sat down to record a mailbag episode of the Big Fundamental Podcast, answering fan questions about San Antonio's progress in the preseason tournament.

What are the main strengths and weaknesses of Josh Primo, Joe Wieskamp, Devin Vassell and Tre Jones?

Which of the rookies will play more next year?

What's the most impressive thing about Primo?

Will this team focus on rebuilding, play competitive basketball, or both?

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