Spurs Rumors & News

  • Irving to Spurs: Far-fetched but here are some fantasy scenarios

    San Antonio Express-News "Let’s get this straight, right from the top. Kyrie Irving is probably going to be traded between now and the start of the NBA season. Cleveland’s All-Star point guard has made his unhappiness known, and Cavaliers kingpin LeBron James has made his unhappiness with Irving’s unhappiness known,..." August 20

  • Kyrie Irving, Spurs Have Mutual Interest

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs would be a viable trade partner for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Kyrie Irving if LeBron James was committed to the franchise long-term. The Spurs have interest in Irving while he would be willing to commit to signing with the franchise long-term." August 15

  • David Robinson Says Spurs Would Be 'Crazy' Not to Want to Trade for Kyrie Irving

    Bleacher Report "NBA Hall of Famer and former San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson said in an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio that his former team would be "crazy not to want a talented guy" like Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, who reportedly put the Spurs on his list of teams to be traded to this..." August 14

  • Penny Hardaway: 'Kawhi Leonard is not a superstar'

    Clutch Points "Since entering the league seven years ago, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has drawn a lot of praise for his demeanor on and off the court, and how he excels on offense and defense. He is now widely considered as one of the best, if not the best, two-way players in the NBA today, and even..." August 14

  • Dennis Rodman: “Popovich, he hated me”

    Pro Basketball Talk "In between stints winning titles with the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls, Dennis Rodman was a San Antonio Spur. This was the pre-Tim Duncan Spurs, led by David Robinson, and is back when Gregg Popovich was a front office executive, not the coach. It was also the time Rodman started to let..." August 13

  • New Spurs center suffers knee injury

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs center/forward Joffrey Lauvergne suffered a minor knee injury while warming up for France’s exhibition game with Croatia on Aug. 8 in the lead up to the EuroBasket Tournament, according to the website for Federation Francais de Basketball, the governing body of basketball in..." August 11

  • NBA expected to approve player-resting rules

    Chicago Sun-Times "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak..." August 10

  • Tony Parker says he'll be back in 4-5 months

    NBC San Antonio "San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker is on the mend after suffering a left quadriceps injury in last season's playoff run. However, since then, he is having himself a speedy recovery and is optimistic he'll he back on the court in 4-5 months time in a sit down interview with Argentinian TV LPG..." August 10

  • Spurs maintain status quo with quiet summer, but bigger moves could be on horizon

    Sporting News "Over the last 16 years, we’ve come to expect a little more than the usual out of San Antonio. There’s good reason for this. When it comes to how they fit in with the rest of the league, the Spurs have had a knack for remaining one step ahead of everyone else, for seeing things just a little..." August 10

  • Robert Horry Threw Punches at a Youth Basketball Tournament

    The Big Lead "Robert Horry attended a 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Los Angeles on Saturday where his son was playing. Apparently some dude took the opportunity to mock and shove the modern ring-getting GOAT. Horry responded by throwing punches. Horry later told TMZ that the man was trash-talking his son’s..." August 08

  • Tony Allen said Memphis “Grit and Grind” started as insult to Rudy Gay

    Pro Basketball Talk "The “Grit and Grind” era in Memphis is over. It will continue on T-shirts and in the hearts of Grizzlies fans, but with Zach Randolph in Sacramento and Tony Allen unsigned, it’s not the same. The era has ended. But how did Grit and Grind get its name? Allen took part in the Basketball Hall..." August 06

  • Michael Jordan calls Kawhi Leonard the NBA's 'best two-way player right now'

    Washington Post "Whenever Michael Jordan gathers the kids around at his Flight School summer basketball camp and picks up a microphone for some Q&A, interesting things happen. If it’s not a youngster yelling “What are those??!!” at his signature shoes, or Jordan saying there’s “no question” that his prime self..." August 04

  • Spurs, Clippers, Suns, Timberwolves, Knicks, Heat have proposed Kyrie Irving trades

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kyrie Irving requested a trade – reportedly ideally to the Knicks, Heat, Spurs or Timberwolves. All those teams – plus the Clippers and Suns – have made offers to the Cavaliers. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN: So far, these are among the teams who’ve made offers to the Cavaliers for..." July 28

  • Spurs Only Guarantee $6.7M Of Pau Gasol's 19-20 Salary

    Real GM Basketball "Pau Gasol signed a three-year, $48 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs this offseason, but Year 3 of the deal is partially guaranteed for only $6.7 million. Gasol signed a two-year, $30 million deal with the Spurs in 2016" July 27

  • Report: Spurs, Clippers Passed on Derrick Rose

    SLAM Online "Derrick Rose reportedly tried to join the Spurs and Clippers before signing a one-year deal with the Cavs. The Spurs and Clippers ultimately passed on Rose, leaving the 2011 MVP with offers from just the Lakers and Cavaliers. " July 27

  • NBA Sees Expansion As Inevitable But Not Sure On Timeline

    Real GM Basketball "In an interview in June with C.J. McCollum for The Players Tribune, Adam Silver talked about expansion. "I think it's just a question of when's the right time to seriously start thinking about expansion," said Adam Silver. "Think about the state we're in the league right now, where amazing to..." July 26

  • Kyrie Irving’s top choice for trade is Spurs

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kyrie Irving, in requesting a trade, reportedly gave the Cavaliers a list of preferred destinations – Knicks, Heat, Spurs and Timberwolves. But those teams aren’t all equal to Irving. Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog: One league source told ZAGSBLOG that the Knicks were not Irving’s preferred..." July 24

  • Report: Spurs, Knicks, Heat among teams Kyrie wants to play for

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving has reportedly asked the Cleveland Cavaliers to explore the possibility of trading him, and the star point guard has apparently already begun discussing preferred destinations with the team. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Irving specifically mentioned the San Antonio Spurs..." July 21

  • Pau Gasol Agrees Upon Three-Year Deal With Spurs

    Real GM Basketball "Pau Gasol has agreed upon a three-year deal to re-sign with the San Antonio Spurs. Gasol opted out of his $16.2 million deal with the Spurs this offseason." July 21

  • Manu Ginobili: Gregg Popovich said 'he needed me' to return to the Spurs

    San Antonio Express-News "Not long after the Spurs’ season ended in a Western Conference finals sweep in May, soon-to-be 40-year-old Manu Ginobili met with coach Gregg Popovich to talk about the future. Deep down, there was a part of Ginobili that hoped Popovich would make his retirement decision for him. Instead, what..." July 21

  • Stephen Jackson Claims Gregg Popovich Told Him to Give Up Weed Before Signing With Spurs

    Complex "NBA veteran-turned analyst-turned Big 3 player Stephen Jackson frequently says what's on his mind. Ditto for San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich. If there was any coach who would be bold enough to straight-up tell a player, "Hey man, you need to stop smoking weed," it would be the man..." July 21

  • Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

    Larry Brown Sports "Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later. Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous..." July 20

  • Report: Spurs working toward re-signing Pau Gasol

    Pro Basketball Talk "Pau Gasol declined his $16,197,500 player option, giving the Spurs the ability to chase major free agents. But once Chris Paul went to the Rockets before free agency even began, San Antonio had a summer it could’ve had if Gasol opted in – re-signing Patty Mills and Manu Ginobili and signing..." July 20

  • NBA eliminates home and road uniforms, teases new Nike jerseys

    CBS Sports "NBA games will look a lot different next season, as the league has uniform major changes planned as they begin their partnership with Nike. One of the big changes in store is that the league is doing away with home and away jerseys, so expect to see plenty of color vs. color uniform matchups..." July 18

  • Manu Ginobili Looks To Be Coming Back To The Spurs For A 16th Season

    Uproxx "Manu isn’t done just yet. Reports indicate that Manu Ginobili will not retire and instead is ready to return to the San Antonio Spurs this fall. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Tuesday that Ginobili and the Spurs were close on a deal that would bring him back for the 2017-18 season, which..." July 18

  • Report: Spurs never offered Jonathon Simmons contract above qualifying offer

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Spurs extended Jonathon Simmons a $1,671,382 qualifying offer and were reportedly preparing a $9 million-per-year contract offer. But San Antonio rescinded Simmons’ qualifying offer, and he signed a three-year contract with the Magic. That Orlando contract is $20 million fully guaranteed..." July 17

  • Jonathon Simmons did not get along with Gregg Popovich

    Yardbarker "Did a rift with head coach Gregg Popovich help precipitate Jonathon Simmons’ sudden departure from the San Antonio Spurs? In an appearance on ESPN’s “The Jump” on Thursday, Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated said Simmons and Popovich did not get along particularly well. “Toward the end of last..." July 14

  • Tyson Chandler Trade to Spurs for Jonathon Simmons Reportedly Nixed

    Bleacher Report "The San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns were reportedly close to agreeing on a sign-and-trade that would have sent Jonathon Simmons to Phoenix in exchange for veteran center Tyson Chandler, according to the San Antonio Express-News' Jabari Young. However, the deal fell through "at the last..." July 13

  • Spurs renounce Jonathon Simmons, who becomes UFA

    NBA.com "Over the course of his two seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, guard Jonathon Simmons has become both a vital part of the team and an inspiring story of perseverance. According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, Simmons is also now an unrestricted free agent after the Spurs renounced their rights..." July 13

  • The NBA Is Reportedly Moving Up The Trade Deadline Next Season

    Dime Magazine "The NBA trade deadline has, for years, happened after the NBA All-Star break. The weekend breeds trade rumors as executives have the chance to meet in person and reporters dig for details of those discussions amid the parties and festivities. Then, the week after celebrating the league’s best,..." July 13

  • Adam Silver: Changing NBA playoff structure 'not at top of agenda right now'

    CBS Sports "There has been talk for years about disregarding conferences when it comes to the NBA playoffs and seeding the teams 1-16 based on records. The idea resurfaced recently, after All-Stars Paul George and Jimmy Butler were traded to the Western Conference, making it even more formidable than it..." July 12

  • Olympic Channel to air all original broadcasts of 1992 Dream Team's gold medal run

    SI "We live in an endless era of basketball debates—LeBron versus Durant, should you or should you not trust The Process, and is Danny Ainge crazy or crazy like a leprechaun? Here’s the one thing most pro basketball fans can agree on is this: The 1992 United States Olympic Team is the greatest in the..." July 12

  • Hawks agree to deal with center Dewayne Dedmon

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks agreed to a contract with unrestricted free agent center Dewayne Dedmon on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the situation. The deal is two years, $14 million with the second year a player option. The Hawks have not announced the deal. Hawks general manager Travis..." July 12

  • Hawks interested in Dewayne Dedmon

    247 Sports "It only appears to be a matter of time before Dewayne Dedmon officially leaves the San Antonio Spurs. According to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders, the Atlanta Hawks are showing an interest in signing the unrestricted free agent. Dedmon is one of the best remaining free agents on the..." July 11

  • Spurs agree to deal with Joffrey Lauvergne

    Clutch Points "Free agent center Joffrey Lauvergne has agreed to a two-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. Lauvergne spent his first two seasons with the Denver Nuggets, splitting his last between the Chicago Bulls and the Oklahoma City Thunder, for whom he..." July 10

  • Pau Gasol says he has plenty left in the tank, hopes to re-sign with Spurs soon

    NBC San Antonio "Center Pau Gasol will be heading into his 17th season in the NBA and at the ripe old age of 37-years old, he says he still has plenty left in the tank. The Spanish big man recently touched on his playing career, as well as re-signing with the San Antonio Spurs, where he made it clear, he is..." July 09

  • Spurs To Sign Rudy Gay

    Hoops Rumors "The Spurs have reached an agreement with free agent forward Rudy Gay, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (via Twitter). According to Wojnarowski, Gay’s new deal with San Antonio will be a two-year contract worth $17MM+ and will feature a second-year player option (Twitter link).RudyGay..." July 06

  • Andre Iguodala Will Reportedly Meet With Spurs and Rockets But Not Warriors

    Complex "As NBA free agency began at 12:01 a.m. July 1st, Golden State Warriors swingman was rumored to be on the move after four seasons in the Bay Area. One of his potential destinations may be with one of the teams the Warriors mowed down during their 16-1 postseason run this year. “The Spurs feel as..." July 01

  • Patty Mills, Spurs Reportedly Agree to Terms on 4-Year, $50 Million Contract

    Bleacher Report "The San Antonio Spurs and veteran point guard Patty Mills came to terms Saturday on a four-year, $50 million contract, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Mills spent most of the past six seasons with the San Antonio Spurs as the backup to franchise stalwart Tony Parker. He played a career-high..." July 01

  • Simmons could be in line for $50 million deal

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs have made no secret about their intentions with Jonathon Simmons. After taking a chance on the undrafted free agent in 2015, the Spurs hope to keep him. It’s why the team extended a $1.6 million qualifying offer to the Houston native last month, making Simmons a restricted free agent,..." June 30

  • Reunion with Spurs an option for George Hill

    Larry Brown Sports "Could George Hill be going back to the place where it all began? Ben Rohrbach of Yahoo! Sports reports Friday that while a return to the Utah Jazz remains Hill’s preference, the San Antonio Spurs are his second choice. The 31-year-old Hill, an unrestricted free agent, spent the first three..." June 30

  • Warriors reportedly may consider signing Dewayne Dedmon

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors may be eyeing a new starting center. Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports reports on Friday that the defending champions would consider signing Dewayne Dedmon if Andre Iguodala leaves in free agency. Amick also notes that incumbent Warriors center Zaza Pachulia is a free..." June 30

  • Spurs interested in European star Cedi Osman

    Sportsnaut "The San Antonio Spurs potentially cornering the market on Europe isn’t anything new. That’s why the team selecting Derrick White in the first round of this year’s draft was a surprise. Most expected the team to go overseas with that selection. Now, it looks like the Spurs are targeting a..." June 30

  • David Lee Declines Player Option

    Hoops Rumors "As expected, Spurs big man David Lee has turned down his player option, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The 34-year-old big man will hit the open market after posting a solid year off the bench for San Antonio." June 29

  • Tim Duncan's former financial advisor gets 4 years in prison for wire fraud

    Sporting News "The man who defrauded Tim Duncan will pay for his dishonest crime. Charles Augustus Banks IV, the former financial advisor of the Spurs legend, was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay $7.5 million in restitution to Duncan during a Wednesday court hearing in San Antonio, the..." June 29

  • Chris Paul had concerns with Spurs due to Aldridge, Parker

    Yardbarker "The Houston Rockets beat out the San Antonio Spurs as Chris Paul’s Texas team destination of choice, and now we’re getting a bit of an idea why. Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated reports Thursday that while the nine-time All-Star point guard was “seriously interested” in signing with San..." June 29

  • Buford doesn’t deny Spurs trade talk

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs general manager R.C. Buford indicated the club did indeed try to trade up in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday night. The Spurs selected Colorado guard Derrick White with the No. 29 pick. Reports surfaced before the draft began that the Spurs were shopping power forward..." June 25

  • 5 teams that could sign Chris Paul now that he’s a free agent

    Fox Sports "Minutes after Blake Griffin reportedly informed the Los Angeles Clippers he was opting out of the final year of his contract on Friday, Chris Paul did the same. There's a very simple reason for their decisions. Both players signed max contracts under the old CBA, and the recent influx of cash..." June 24

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

  • 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