Spurs Rumors & News

  • Report: Spurs, Cavs trade talks now include LaMarcus Aldridge

    Sportsnaut "The San Antonio Spurs, already reportedly in trade talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers, are reportedly including LaMarcus Aldridge in addition to Danny Green. Interestingly enough, Aldridge may have tipped the trade via his Twitter account based his activity (more on that here). Early on..." June 22

  • Paul George has ‘serious interest’ in trade to Spurs

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Antonio Spurs may be making a run at Paul George, and they would reportedly be willing to trade for him even without a commitment beyond next season. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reported on Thursday that the Spurs have a “real shot” at landing George, and the Indiana Pacers star..." June 22

  • LaMarcus Aldridge's frustration has Spurs exploring trade options

    USA Today "In this six-degrees-of-Golden-State world in which every other team is now forced to operate, there is immense pressure to bridge the competitive gap that exists between the league’s new champions and the rest of the pack. Yet that space is smaller for the San Antonio Spurs than any other..." June 22

  • Cavaliers Rumors: Danny Green Trade Reportedly Being Discussed with Spurs

    Bleacher Report "With the Cleveland Cavaliers in search of ways to upgrade their roster, Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs is reportedly on their radar. ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported Thursday the Cavs and Spurs have had discussions involving Green, but the Spurs currently have a high asking price. " June 22

  • Blazers reportedly open to reunion with LaMarcus Aldridge via trade

    Larry Brown Sports "Perhaps it’s time for LaMarcus Aldridge to start drafting his “I’m Coming Home” essay. Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News reports on Thursday that the Portland Trail Blazers “haven’t closed the door completely” on an Aldridge return and are open to reuniting with him via trade...." June 22

  • Spurs Have 'Strong Interest' In Chris Paul, Derrick Rose

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs have "strong interest" in both Chris Paul and Derrick Rose. The Spurs have been maneuvering their cap situation in order to clear space to pursue free agents. San Antonio is even considering trading away LaMarcus Aldridge. Rose will come at a significantly lower cost..." June 22

  • NBA Rumors: Spurs Open To Trading LaMarcus Aldridge For Top-10 Pick

    NESN "The San Antonio Spurs haven’t picked in the top 10 in the NBA Draft in 20 years, but it appears the organization is hoping to change that Thursday. According to Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio, the Spurs have made LaMarcus Aldridge available for trade in hopes of moving up in the draft. It..." June 22

  • Spurs Open To Trading Danny Green

    Hoops Rumors "The Spurs are open to trading Danny Green, league sources tell Jabari Young of The San Antonio Express-News (Twitter link). However, no deal is close at this point, according to Young. Green, who will celebrate his 30th birthday on Thursday, continues to play a rotational role for the Spurs,..." June 22

  • Pau Gasol Declines $16.2M Option With Spurs, Intends To Re-Sign On Longer Deal

    Real GM Basketball "Pau Gasol will decline his $16.2 million player option with the San Antonio Spurs but will work with the team on a longer term deal. Gasol's decision will presumably give the Spurs more cap space to operate in free agency. Gasol signed a two-year, $31.6 million deal with the Spurs last..." June 20

  • Spurs’ David Lee Expected To Decline Player Option

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran big man David Lee is expected to opt out of his contract with the Spurs this summer, according to Tom Orsborn of The San Antonio Express-News (via Twitter). Lee has a player option worth the minimum salary for 2017/18, and would have earned a guaranteed $2.33MM salary if he had opted in,..." June 20

  • Spurs’ Ginobili still pondering future, brother says

    San Antonio Express-News "Manu Ginobili is still pondering whether he will retire or return to the Spurs for a 16th season, according to his older brother, Sepo Ginobili. “Manu will decide over the coming month(s),” Sepo told ESPN radio in Argentina, per NBA para todos. “If he can help and be useful to the team, he will..." June 18

  • Chris Paul signing with Spurs is ‘realistic possibility’

    Larry Brown Sports "It is difficult to imagine Chris Paul taking roughly $50 million less on his next contract by leaving the Los Angeles Clippers, but there is a growing sense of belief that he is giving serious consideration to doing just that. Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype.com spoke with several NBA players and..." June 13

  • Here’s why LeBron James should leave the Cavaliers for the San Antonio Spurs

    Fox Sports "So ... what's next? LeBron James came home to Cleveland, delivering the Cavaliers the title they so desperately craved. You know that story. In the wake of his hometown heroics, however, the Golden State Warriors built the most dominant team in modern NBA history. That Goliath obliterated..." June 13

  • Spurs getting new secondary logo

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Spurs filed for a copyright on a new secondary logo, according to SportsLogos.Net’s Condrad Burry, who took the black-and-white image and – using his sources – colorized it. This is a pretty sharp departure from the Spurs’ other logos. This new one is minimalist and conforms more with other..." June 12

  • Monty Williams to receive Sager Strong Award at NBA Awards show

    New York Daily News "The inaugural Sager Strong Award, named for the late sideline reporter Craig Sager, will be given to ex-Knick Monty Williams at the first NBA Awards on June 26, Turner announced on Thursday. Turner said in a release the award “will be presented annually to an individual who has been a..." June 08

  • Spurs' 2011 draft pick Adam Hanga set to join San Antonio

    NBC San Antonio "According to a report, San Antonio Spurs 2011 NBA Draft pick, guard/forward Adam Hanga, is set to make the leap to the NBA and join the Spurs. Keep in mind there has been no official word from the Spurs but all signs are pointing to Hanga coming to the NBA. Back in May, he stated he intends to..." June 08

  • Robert Horry: Hakeem Olajuwon was ’20 times better’ than Tim Duncan

    Larry Brown Sports "Hakeem Olajuwon and Tim Duncan are largely interchangeable in most rankings of the greatest big men to ever play the game, but one former player who was teammates with both of them certainly doesn’t think so. Seven-time NBA champion Robert Horry appeared on ESPN’s “The Jump” on Monday and said..." June 06

  • Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2017

    Hoops Rumors "July 1 marks the start of the NBA’s new league year. At that point, players eligible for free agency will be able to begin negotiating and reaching contract agreements with suitors. In addition to those free agents, another group of players will also become eligible to sign new deals. For..." June 05

  • Tony Parker hopes he's offered new contract so he can play 20 seasons with Spurs

    NBC San Antonio "Twitter: @JeffGSpursZone San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker is on the mend after surgery to repair a torn left quadriceps muscle suffered during the 2017 postseason. He is projected to return to the court in January of next season and says he will be better than before. Not only is he facing..." June 05

  • Olympics considering adding 3-on-3 basketball as event

    Fanrag Sports "The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, appear to have a new event on the horizon. According to the Associated Press, 3-on-3 basketball “is all but certain” to be added to the new list of events, which includes skateboarding and sport climbing. “It would certainly be a perfect fit,” said..." June 04

  • Chris Paul to give strong consideration to Spurs during free agency

    ESPN "All-Star point guard Chris Paul intends to give the San Antonio Spurs serious consideration in free agency this summer in the event he decides to leave the LA Clippers, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN that Paul, for all of his undeniable fondness for Los Angeles, is intrigued by..." June 02

  • Spurs’ assistant Becky Hammon could be the first female NBA GM

    The Comeback "Becky Hammon has already made history multiple times, whether it was becoming the first full-time female assistant coach in NBA history, the first female NBA Summer League Head Coach, or the first female assistant coach in NBA All-Star game history. Now the 40-year-old San Antonio Spurs’..." June 02

  • Why Adam Silver’s comments on the ‘one-and-done’ rule miss the mark

    Fox Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver joined FS1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the NBA on Wednesday. And while issues such as “super teams” and resting players are always hot-button, Silver’s most intriguing response may have come following a question on..." June 01

  • Adam Silver: NBA rethinking one-and-done rule

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has never been one adverse to change since he took over that role from David Stern. For the most part, it has helped the Association move on from a bygone era that saw popularity dwindle. We can conclude the on-court product has played a role in this, but Silver’s..." May 31

  • Sit Down, Be Humble: An NBA Champion's Guide to Ring Chasing

    Bleacher Report "For the last two seasons, veteran power forward David West has sacrificed bigger roles and much bigger contracts for the sake of being on championship-contending teams. So if he fails to win a ring with the Golden State Warriors in the next few weeks, as he did with the San Antonio Spurs this time..." May 31

  • LeBron And Other NBA Stars Are High On ESPN’s List Of 100 Most Popular Athletes

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James isn’t the most popular athlete in the world, but he’s close. ESPN released its annual list of the 100 most popular athletes on the planet on Tuesday, with Cristiano Ronaldo nabbing the top spot again. James, the top NBA player on the list, was second yet again. Other NBA players..." May 30

  • Dewayne Dedmon to opt out with Spurs and become unrestricted free agent

    CBS Sports "Dewayne Dedmon will decline his $3 million player option with the Spurs next season and become an unrestricted free agent, according to a report from The Vertical on Tuesday. The seven-footer played in 76 games with San Antonio last season where he averaged 17.5 minutes, 5.1 points and 6.5..." May 30

  • Tony Parker expects to return better than ever

    EuroHoops.net "“I will play my best basketball when I return in January”, Parker told L’Equipe. After his injury in the NBA playoffs, the player is on the road to recovery and already wants to give it all for next season. He is expected to make his return with the Spurs in about six to eight months, and he..." May 29

  • David Lee won't require surgery on knee, recovery set at 6 weeks

    CBS Sports "Lee (knee) will not have surgery on his sprained patellar tendon and is expected to be fully healthy in six weeks, Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reports. With a six-week timetable, Lee should be able to resume basketball activities by early-to-mid July." May 27

  • Chris Paul 'Absolutely' Staying With Clippers ... Says Doc Rivers

    TMZ "Doc Rivers has a message for Clipper fans freaking out about their point guard heading to San Antonio ... telling TMZ Sports if he has his way (which he does), Chris Paul ain't going ANYWHERE. Multiple outlets have reported there's mutual interest between the Spurs and Paul, with San Antonio..." May 27

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Manu Ginobili gave life to the San Antonio Spurs

    Yardbarker "There was a time when no one wanted to watch the San Antonio Spurs play basketball. Ironically, this was also the same period of time when the other 29 teams in the Association were playing the ugliest basketball in the league’s history. Before we allowed the science behind efficiency to smugly..." May 26

  • Clippers reportedly taking Spurs' interest in Chris Paul seriously, and for good reason

    CBS Sports "The Clippers seemed destined to compete for titles when they traded for Chris Paul. The addition of Paul next to Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan was supposed to be a match in heaven. However, the pairing hasn't gone quite as planned. The Clippers have been very good since the arrival of Paul,..." May 26

  • “Rumblings” Chris Paul has interest in San Antonio Spurs

    Pro Basketball Talk "We were robbed of the chance to see exactly how the San Antonio Spurs match up with the Golden State Warriors in a seven-game series, and you can direct your blame at Zaza Pachulia. But even if Kawhi Leonard were healthy, San Antonio could use another distributor and shot creator on the perimeter,..." May 24

  • Pau Gasol on Warriors: “In all my years in the league, they’re playing at the highest level right now”

    San Jose Mercury News "In what could have been the last postgame press conference of his 14-year NBA career, Manu Ginobili described to reporters the magnitude of the Spurs’ task against the Warriors with a metaphor in his native tongue. “I said in Spanish, you go to war with a bat,” Ginobili said. “You can swing,..." May 24

  • The Spurs Need Tony Parker to Retire to Have Any Shot at Competing for Another Title Soon

    The Big Lead "The San Antonio Spurs were unceremoniously swept from the Western Conference Finals by the Golden State Warriors Monday night, and given the circumstances no one can blame them. The Spurs were without Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard, leaving them shorthanded against a historically great team. While..." May 24

  • The San Antonio Spurs Are Out But Not Down

    Complex "The San Antonio Spurs are gone, swept out of the playoffs for the first time since 2010. In their first season without Tim Duncan, they won 61 games and advanced to the Western Conference Finals (for the 10th time under Gregg Popovich). They were swept, yes, but when MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard..." May 23

  • Gregg Popovich: Criticism of Warriors is ‘disrespectful’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors on Monday finished off a sweep of the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals, making them 12-0 in the playoffs so far. The Warriors were expected before the season to compete for the NBA title and reach their third consecutive finals, which they have done...." May 23

  • Gregg Popovich: Spurs started Manu Ginobili ‘out of respect’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Spurs started Manu Ginobili in their Game 4 loss to the Warriors last night. For strategic reasons or because they wanted to honor him in what could be his final game before retirement? The was certainly a case for the former. Ginobili had played well in the series, and Kawhi Leonard and..." May 23

  • Manu Ginobili: 'Whatever I decide to do, I'll be a happy camper'

    ESPN "As the minutes ticked away in the Spurs' 129-115 elimination loss to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals on Monday, the remaining fans packed in the AT&T Center stood and waved Spurs towels while chanting, "Manu, Manu, Manu." Manu Ginobili walked off the court with 2..." May 23

  • Warriors sweep Spurs to reach Finals, become 1st team to start playoffs 12-0

    USA Today "You knew it was over when Steph Curry put on his wizard’s hat in the first quarter. Sure, it was just four minutes in. And yes, the score of Game 4 in the Western Conference finals was still in single digits. But there was something about the way the Golden State Warriors star dribbled..." May 23

  • Steph Curry still sore after 'dirty play' by Spurs big man Dedmon

    CSN Bay Area "With a bag of ice strapped to his left knee, Stephen Curry limped out of AT&T Center after Warriors shootaround Monday showing the effects of a play he considered dirty. With less than four minutes remaining in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday, Spurs backup center Dewayne..." May 22

  • Warriors' Zaza Pachulia on Kawhi Leonard injury: 'I wish it didn't happen'

    USA Today "A week after the Golden State Warriors’ Zaza Pachulia became public enemy No. 1 to so many San Antonio Spurs fans, his view hadn’t changed about the controversial play that might have ended Kawhi Leonard’s season in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Pachulia, whose family dealt with..." May 22

  • No matter the result of the Spurs playoff run, Ginobili has a life choice to make July 1

    San Antonio Express-News "David West probably should have seen it coming. He played with Manu Ginobili for a season in San Antonio. He had witnessed this kind of thing before. West had come to trap Ginobili near the sideline Saturday. Ginobili improvised by bouncing the ball through West’s outspread legs, collected..." May 22

  • Extra security needed at school of Zaza Pachulia's kids

    USA Today "Zaza Pachulia can handle being the villain of the Western Conference finals. The Golden State Warriors big man would even understand if Kawhi Leonard were angry with him after the ill-fated meeting of their feet in Game 1, when the San Antonio Spurs star rose for a jumper and came down with a..." May 22

  • Steph Curry calls Dewayne Dedmon's screen in Game 3 a 'dirty play'

    ESPN "Late in the fourth quarter of Game 3 between the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, it appeared Spurs big man Dewayne Dedmon got away with a dangerous moving screen on Stephen Curry. ESPN approached Curry and acting head coach Mike Brown on the topic after practice on Sunday. "I..." May 22

  • Spurs' David Lee exits in wheelchair, but unlike Paul Pierce, actually needs it

    CBS Sports "There was a collective sigh in San Antonio as fans watched Spurs forward David Lee exit the game after making a layup in the first quarter of Sunday's Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against the Warriors. Lee made the layup and drew the foul, but landed awkwardly and knew immediately..." May 21

  • Did Dewayne Dedmon take cheap shot to Stephen Curry’s knee in Game 3?

    Larry Brown Sports "San Antonio Spurs center Dewayne Dedmon is under fire for a perceived Pachulia in Saturday’s Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. Video emerged on Sunday of Dedmon taking an apparent cheap shot to the knee of Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry while setting a ball screen late in the..." May 21

  • Spurs coach Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard likely out for Game 4

    ESPN "On the brink of elimination, the San Antonio Spurs will likely have to play Game 4 of the Western Conference finals without MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard, coach Gregg Popovich said. Popovich told reporters that Leonard is "likely out" Monday with his injured left ankle suffered in the series..." May 21

  • Spurs' David Lee gets torn tendon diagnosis

    ESPN "Spurs center David Lee has been diagnosed with a partially torn patellar tendon in his left knee and will have an MRI on Sunday to confirm the injury, sources told ESPN. Lee suffered the injury in the opening quarter of San Antonio's 120-108 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night..." May 21

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