Going from roster filler to rotation fixture is hard to do on a good team, no matter how talented someone is, even for young players in which a franchise is invested. We've seen Ian Mahinmi, James Anderson and a bunch of second round picks never gaining a foothold with the Spurs, simply because they couldn't improve enough to claim it. For older guys like Nando De Colo, Austin Daye and potentially Jeff Ayres the challenge is even greater; the opportunities often come only once.
All of San Antonio is buzzing about the report that expressed LeBron James’ interest in taking a summer meeting with the Spurs. There is, of course, a case to be made for the Alamo City: Head Coach Gregg Popovich has garnered respect from every corner of the globe, and LeBron James has been on his bandwagon for quite some time. Is a run to the Larry O’Brien enough to bring the King to the Alamo City?
Pau Gasol didn’t need the Spurs. He had a Hall of Fame-worthy resume before he set foot in the home locker room of the AT&T Center. Money wasn’t really an issue, not after being one of the highest paid players in the league for years. Sure, he was at the tail end of his career, but he was an All-Star two years in a row before arriving in San Antonio. Pau Gasol didn’t need the Spurs, which was reason enough to be skeptical about how he’d fit with them.
The Spurs lead the Wolves by 11 at the half. It's been a while since SA has looked this good. The ball is moving, Aldridge is playing like a superstar, and the defense has overwhelmed the Wolves at times with its energy.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".