Spurs Rumors & News

  • David Lee retires from the NBA after 12 seasons

    NBA.com "David Lee announced his retirement after 12 years in the league on Instagram. Lee played for five different teams during his career, and won a championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2015 as a key reserve during those Finals. Lee, who was drafted by the New York Knicks with the 30th..." November 20

  • Spurs' comeback win over Thunder ties for third-largest under Gregg Popovich

    ESPN "Even without star forward Kawhi Leonard and veteran point guard Tony Parker, the San Antonio Spurs managed to overcome a 23-point deficit to win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, tying the largest comeback victory thus far this NBA season. The win also ranked as the franchise's..." November 18

  • Report: NFL Owners Asked Adam Silver About Becoming Commissioner

    SLAM Online "NFL owners reportedly reached out to Adam Silver to gauge his interest in succeeding Roger Goodell as commissioner of the league. According to ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr and Seth Wickersham, Silver immediately declined. [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] knows that there’s no clear successor,..." November 17

  • Adam Silver, Michele Roberts Meet with Commission to Discuss One-and-Done Rule

    Bleacher Report "The NBA could be one step closer to changing its heavily debated "one-and-done" rule. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the Commission on College Basketball Thursday to discuss possible changes. There is..." November 17

  • Manu explains why Aldridge being in foul trouble hurt the Spurs

    247 Sports "The San Antonio Spurs felt the impact of their injuries in a big way on Wednesday night as they came up short against the Minnesota Timberwolves. With Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker still sidelined, San Antonio found out exactly how tough life could be against a good team once LaMarcus Aldridge..." November 16

  • NBA Players Increasingly Switching To Plant-Based Diet

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Wilson Chandler, Al Jefferson, Garrett Temple, Enes Kanter, JaVale McGee and Jahlil Okafor have all made a switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet over the past year or so. "Been on more of a plant-based diet, getting away from the animals and all that," Irving told..." November 15

  • Gregg Popovich becomes the fastest coach to achieve 500 road victories

    Clutch Points "Another Texas showdown was happening across town from Houston on Tuesday night as the Dallas Mavericks hosted the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs are managing to remain at a competitive level of basketball as most expect while the Mavs are struggling to win games sitting at a paltry 2-13 record..." November 15

  • Popovich on Leonard’s status: ‘He’s gonna be back sooner rather than later’

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs coach Gregg Popovich offered an update of sorts on the status of injured All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard. Asked if there is “light at the end of the tunnel” for the Spurs’ linchpin player, Popovich said after shootaround Tuesday morning, “Oh, sure. He’s gonna be back sooner rather than..." November 14

  • USA Basketball Announces Roster For First World Cup Qualifiers

    Hoops Rumors "USA Basketball has announced its 12-man roster for the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers, bringing back four members of the squad that won gold earlier this year in FIBA’s AmeriCup tournament. Here’s Team USA’s full 12-man roster: Semaj Christon, PG..." November 14

  • Leonard’s absence isn’t without positives for Spurs, Ginobili says

    San Antonio Express-News "Manu Ginobili sees a silver lining in the Spurs being forced to play without star forward Kawhi Leonard. The Spurs are 6-4 without Leonard (right quadriceps tendinopathy) heading into Tuesday night’s home game against the Clippers (5-4), “Every time a team has to adjust to playing without..." November 08

  • Spurs' Kawhi Leonard 'coming along more slowly' than expected

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich provided an update Tuesday on Kawhi Leonard, who has missed 10 games due to right quadriceps tendinopathy, saying the two-time All-Star forward is "just coming along more slowly" than expected in rehabilitation. "It's just been more difficult for him to..." November 07

  • Nike 'working to implement a solution' after string of jersey tears

    ESPN "After at least five of Nike's NBA jerseys ripped on players this season, the world's largest shoe and apparel giant has acknowledged it will make substantive changes. The company, which signed an eight-year, $1 billion deal with the NBA that began this year, said in a statement provided to ESPN..." November 07

  • Derrick White diagnosed with fractured wrist

    Fanrag Sports "San Antonio Spurs rookie guard Derrick White fractured his wrist during his G-League game with the Austin Spurs on Saturday, according to the team. No timetable has been set for his return at this point. White, who played his collegiate basketball at the University of Colorado and the..." November 06

  • Spurs' Pau Gasol on Sutherland Springs church shooting: 'Something needs to change'

    San Antonio Express-News "This afternoon’s church shooting in nearby Sutherland Springs has cast a pall over the Spurs-Phoenix game at the AT&T Center. The Spurs will hold a moment of silence for the victims before tipoff. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich did not address the shooting in his pregame meeting with reporters, but..." November 06

  • Gregg Popovich limits postgame comments out of respect for tragedy

    Larry Brown Sports "Gregg Popovich doesn’t hesitate to tell the media what is on his mind. But on Sunday night, Pop kept his comments to a minimum after his San Antonio Spurs’ 112-95 win over the Phoenix Suns out of respect for the church shooting nearby. Here’s video of the only comments he made to reporters..." November 06

  • Gregg Popovich on his relationship with Manu Ginobili and the practice of resting players

    Boston Globe "The weekend is a perfect time to catch up on the “Season Ticket” podcast. One of the greatest coaches in NBA history always wants to address the media in Boston in the same spot, in front of the John Havlicek photo on the wall outside the locker rooms at TD Garden. Gregg Popovich has a photo..." November 05

  • Caroline Wozniacki engaged to NBA boyfriend

    Page Six "Caroline Wozniacki said yes. On Friday, the tennis beauty confirmed her engagement to former San Antonio Spurs center David Lee. “Happiest day of my life yesterday saying yes to my soulmate,” Wozniacki, 27, posted on social media, alongside a shot of the oval-shaped sparkler from Hamra..." November 03

  • Spurs recall Tony Parker from G League after rehab stint

    Clutch Points "Veteran guard Tony Parker recently took another step forward in his recovery from a surgically-repaired torn quadriceps tendon as he was sent down for a rehab assignment with the San Antonio Spurs G League affiliate, Austin Spurs. According to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated, the Spurs have..." November 01

  • Rudy Gay showing he's past Achilles injury, and Spurs are reaping the rewards

    CBS Sports "When players run out for warm-ups, there's always a small handful that require some extra work from trainers on the floor. Rudy Gay is one of them. Before the Spurs' game Friday night against the Magic he's taking a little longer than the rest. That's because the Spurs are trying to make sure he's..." October 28

  • David Stern says NBA should take marijuana off ban list

    Oregonian "Former NBA commissioner David Stern says he thinks the league should remove marijuana from its list of banned substances. In an interview from a documentary for Uninterrupted, Stern talked with ex-NBA player Al Harrington, who has become a marijuana entrepreneur since he retired in..." October 25

  • Spurs' Parker will go to G-League Austin for rehab assignment

    247 Sports "After missing the start of the season, Tony Parker may be moving one step closer to actually playing for the San Antonio Spurs again. Parker is still recovering from a quad injury that required surgery in May. But with the Spurs on a road trip for the next several days, Parker was assigned to..." October 25

  • NBA Viewership On ESPN Is Way Up Through The First Handful Of Games This Season

    Dime Magazine "TV ratings in many sports have seen a drop in recent months for a wide variety of reasons. But the NBA has had a strong start to its 2017-18 season on at least one network. ESPN reported on Tuesday that viewership numbers for the start of the season have gone up to start the new NBA season...." October 25

  • Lowry: Interest in joining Spurs was real

    San Antonio Express-News "Kyle Lowry is a happy man these days. There are no complaints as he's starting his sixth season with the Toronto Raptors. But one of the many NBA rumors floating around over the offseason was Lowry, a free agent at the time, was looking elsewhere, with San Antonio a possible..." October 24

  • Video of Kawhi Leonard struggling to board team plane concerning

    Pro Basketball Talk "The San Antonio Spurs have been very tight lipped about how serious Kawhi Leonard‘s ongoing quadriceps issue is. He hasn’t played in the preseason or now the start of the regular season, with no timetable for his return. Part of that is the nature of the Spurs organization, but it leads to the..." October 20

  • LaMarcus Aldridge Was Open To Trade From Spurs

    Real GM Basketball "While the San Antonio Spurs and LaMarcus Aldridge agreed upon a three-year extension before the start of the season, both sides were interested in a trade during the offseason. One scenario the Spurs discussed was trying to acquire Kyrie Irving in a deal for Aldridge. "The Spurs did talk..." October 19

  • Gregg Popovich Takes Blame For Trying To Change LaMarcus Aldridge

    Real GM Basketball "Gregg Popovich believes he made a mistake in trying to change LaMarcus Aldridge as a player when he first signed with the San Antonio Spurs. "I did talk with him several times during the summer. He just didn't feel comfortable," said Popovich. "It's 98.75 percent on me, and whatever's left -..." October 19

  • NBA's Opening Night was a missed opportunity to elevate protest conversation to a new level

    New York Daily News "The stars were aligned for Tuesday to be a very special day for the NBA. In one of the most anticipated Opening Nights in the history of the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics were facing off against each other in the first game, with the finale featuring the Houston Rockets and..." October 18

  • Raptors’ DeRozan on Popovich’s Trump comments: Pop for President

    Sportsnet "Gregg Popovich does not pull any punches when discussing his views on U.S. President Donald Trump and it appears as though the San Antonio Spurs head coach has some NBA players in his corner. On Tuesday, Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan praised Popovich for speaking out against Trump by..." October 17

  • Why you shouldn't expect NBA players to kneel for national anthem

    USA Today "When LeBron James voiced his opinion on the topic of anthem kneeling last month, saying “My voice and what I do in my community is more powerful than getting on a knee,” he was speaking for the NBA masses. In a league nearly three-fourths African American, where even NBA legend Bill Russell..." October 17

  • Popovich calls Trump 'a soulless coward' after latest comments

    CBS Sports "San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been an outspoken critic of Donald Trump since before he was elected president. Popovich recently spoke out following Trump's revoking of the Warriors' White House invitation and his comments about NFL players who kneel during the anthem, but Pop's latest..." October 17

  • LaMarcus Aldridge in contract extension talks with Spurs, report says

    Sporting News "LaMarcus Aldridge is looking to extend his stay in San Antonio. The Spurs veteran forward recently became engaged in contract extension discussions with the team, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported. Aldridge signed a four-year contract worth $80 million with San Antonio in July 2015 after..." October 16

  • Sources: Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge reach three-year contract extension

    ESPN "Five-time All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge has reached an agreement on a three-year, $72.3 million contract extension with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources told ESPN. The extension will keep Aldridge, 32, under contract with the Spurs through the 2020-21 season. It includes a partially..." October 16

  • Spurs exercise team option on Dejounte Murray

    NBA.com "The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have exercised their third-year team option on guard Dejounte Murray for the 2018-19 season. Murray is entering his second season with the Spurs after being selected by San Antonio in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft (29th overall)." October 16

  • Gregg Popovich says Kawhi Leonard 'won't be available' for Spurs' season opener

    Bleacher Report "San Antonio Spurs superstar forward Kawhi Leonard is reportedly expected to miss the team's 2017-18 regular-season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves at AT&T Center on Wednesday because of a quad injury, according to the San Antonio Express-News' Jeff McDonald. "He won't be available,"..." October 14

  • Spurs Waive Amida Brimah, London Perrantes

    Hoops Rumors "The Spurs have waived guard London Perrantes and big man Amida Brimah, the team announced in a press release. The cuts drop San Antonio’s roster down to 17. The club had initially signed Perrantes back in August after he went undrafted in June. " October 13

  • Report: WNBA's San Antonio Stars moving to Las Vegas

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "The San Antonio Stars of the WNBA are being sold to an undisclosed buyer and will move to Las Vegas, according to an ESPN report. Multiple outlets reported on the possible move, and the team announced the negotiations on Twitter. The team currently is owned by the San Antonio Spurs of the..." October 13

  • Report: NBA teams now staying away from Trump Hotels

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA players on the road stay in the kind of high-end hotels you don’t tell friends coming to town about because why should they spend that much? Ritz-Carltons, Four Seasons and the like are the norm. Some hotels that want to be regular NBA team stops have made adjustments for them such as taller..." October 13

  • NBA expands international reach with a reported $225M deal in Japan

    Sporting News "With continued efforts to expand the NBA internationally, the league announced on Monday a multiyear partnership with Japanese tech company Rakuten to become the official broadcast partner for live games in Japan. The NBA will make $225 million during the partnership, but it's not clear how..." October 10

  • Why the San Antonio Spurs are Finally About to Fade

    The Sports Post "As another NBA chapter nears, it’s time for our season previews. Is the Spurs’ tank finally running on empty? Expected Conference Ranking: 5th Best Move of the Offseason: Getting Pau Gasol to opt out of the final year of his contract. How do the Spurs keep doing this? It makes sense when a..." October 09

  • Aldridge confirms he has been unhappy with the Spurs

    Pro Basketball Talk "Famously moody, it appears rumors of last season’s potential unhappiness on the part of LaMarcus Aldridge have been confirmed. Aldridge recently had a talk with San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich in which the former All-Star big man confirmed that he was struggling with some of the..." October 06

  • LaMarcus Aldridge Had Heart-To-Heart Meeting With Gregg Popovich

    SLAM Online "After a frustrating 2016-17 campaign, LaMarcus Aldridge was “blunt” and “forward” about his frustrations in a sitdown with Gregg Popovich. Pop responded with empathy, calling Aldridge’s concerns “all legitimate.” “It was me kind of being blunt about it, and being kind of forward,” Aldridge..." October 05

  • NBA Won't Rule Out Reducing 82-Game Schedule In Future

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is willing to consider changing the length of the season from 82 games, especially if it opens up opportunities for more games or even teams in international markets “We can play games in China and Europe, or occasional preseason games as a one-off, but under existing airline..." October 05

  • Spurs great Manu Ginobili doesn't care about legacy: It's 'very overrated'

    CBS Sports "One legendary player, however, is really not interested in any such discussions. Manu Ginobili, who returned to the San Antonio Spurs this offseason on a two-year, $5M deal that is expected to be his last. Ahead of his 16th season, Ginobili was asked about his legacy, which includes four NBA..." October 04

  • NBA changes 2018 All-Star Game format, eliminates traditional East vs. West

    CBS Sports "The NBA has eliminated the traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference format for the 2018 All-Star Game, and will instead implement a model that could see top stars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant playing on the same team. In the new format, the leading fan vote-getters from the..." October 03

  • Patient Spurs in no rush to bring back Rudy Gay from dreaded Achilles injury

    San Antonio Express-News "New Spurs forward Rudy Gay made the trip to Sacramento for the team’s preseason opener tonight. He will not play in the game against his old team, however. Gay, 31, is on the mend after suffering an Achilles tendon tear in a game with Sacramento on Jan. 18, and coach Gregg Popovich is intent..." October 03

  • Popovich applauds Air Force Academy boss’ forceful speech against racism

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on Saturday praised Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria for his forceful denunciation of a racist incident that occurred last week at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s preparatory school. Silveria, superintendent of the academy, condemned racist notes written on the dormitory message..." October 01

  • Spurs' Kawhi Leonard may miss entire preseason due to lingering thigh injury

    Bleacher Report "San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard won't take part in his team's preseason campaign as he rehabilitates a quadriceps injury, the Spurs announced Saturday (h/t NBA writer Paul Garcia). Leonard has only gotten better as his career progresses. The 26-year-old has developed into one of the top..." September 30

  • Multiple players cut ties with top NBA agent in wake of NCAA basketball bribe scandal

    ESPN "In the wake of the FBI corruption probe that has shaken the college basketball world this week, multiple clients have severed ties with Andy Miller, one of the NBA's most prominent agents, and another has filed a $13.5 million arbitration claim, alleging he was defrauded, league sources told..." September 29

  • Adam Silver says NCAA scandal is “disconcerting to say the least”

    Pro Basketball Talk "So far, the bribery scandal rocking NCAA men’s basketball has not directly touched the NBA. Yes, former NBA Rookie of the Year Chuck Person was one of the people arrested, and prominent NBA agent Andy Miller reportedly had his office raided by the FBI (one of the people arrested in the probe was a..." September 29

  • NBA Releases Future Salary Cap Projections

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has informed teams that it expects the 2018/19 salary cap to be $101MM, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The league also said that they forecast the 2019/20 figure to be $108MM, although both figures are subject to change. The modest $2MM increase is a stark contrast from what..." September 29

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