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In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) works through the Southwest Division with Ed Maisonet of The Sports Fan Journal and SBNation (@edthesportsfan) and Jonathan Tjarks of RealGM (@JonathanTjarks).
They review the events of the offseason including which teams improved and which teams got worse, with special attention for the overhauls in Dallas and Houston. After that, the group previews the upcoming season including ranking the teams 1-5 and predicting how many teams will make the playoffs in a stacked Western Conference.
JaMychal Green signed a two-year, partially guaranteed contract with the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, a league source told RealGM.
The Spurs announced the signing of Green in a press release Wednesday afternoon.
Green, a 6-foot-9 forward who went undrafted in 2012, played for the Spurs’ summer league entry in Las Vegas this year. In six games, Green averaged 7.8 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 44.2 percent from the floor.
Green was part of the Spurs’ organization in 2012, when the team signed him to an undrafted free-agent deal after his participation in summer league. He also played for the Spurs’ Development League affiliate in Austin.
Green, a four-year player at the University of Alabama, played last season in the French Pro A League for Roanne, averaging 11.8 points and 6.6 rebounds in 22.1 minutes in 25 games while shooting .530 (122-230) from the field.
The San Antonio Spurs have hired Becky Hammon as assistant coach.
Hammon is in her 16th WNBA season and announced on July 23 that she would retire at the end of the season.
“I very much look forward to the addition of Becky Hammon to our staff,” said Gregg Popovich. “Having observed her working with our team this past season, I’m confident her basketball IQ, work ethic and interpersonal skills will be a great benefit to the Spurs.”
A six-time WNBA All-Star, Hammon has spent the last eight seasons with the San Antonio Stars.