Spurs Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver after NBA All-Star success: 'Sounds like we're going to have a televised draft'

    USA Today "Toronto Raptors All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan made the most vocal plea for televising the player draft immediately following Sunday’s All-Star Game. “Televise it,” he said. “Give the people what they want. I think everybody wants to see it. At the end of the day, every single person..." February 20

  • Adam Silver: NBA still considering changing playoff format

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gave his version of the state of the league address during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. The innovative commissioner touched on a ton of topics, including the Association considering drastically changing its playoff format. It was previously..." February 18

  • LaMarcus Aldridge does not know if Kawhi Leonard will return this season

    Clutch Points "The San Antonio Spurs’ franchise man, or hand, in forward Kawhi Leonard has only played nine games this season due to an ankle and quadriceps injury. He was listed as “out indefinitely” last January 17th and there are no signs if he can come back for the playoffs or not. As something that’s..." February 18

  • LaMarcus Aldridge does not know if Kawhi Leonard will return after All-Star break

    Larry Brown Sports "Kawhi Leonard remains out with his quad injury, and even his teammates are unsure about his status. LaMarcus Aldridge was asked on Saturday by the San Antonio News-Express’ Tom Orsborn whether he was confident Leonard would return after the All-Star break, and he did not offer much. Leonard..." February 18

  • Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge was last pick of All-Star draft

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge said he wasn't surprised to learn he was the last pick in the inaugural 2018 NBA All-Star Draft. "I'm not a flashy player," the six-time All-Star said. "That's OK." Aldridge was the last player chosen by LeBron James' team, and Boston Celtics..." February 16

  • R.C Buford says there is no timetable for Kawhi Leonard's return

    247 Sports "The San Antonio Spurs have been forced to play the vast majority of the 2017-18 campaign without the services of two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard and, as you would imagine, it has made a major impact on the team. With Leonard having only appeared in nine games for the..." February 16

  • Grant Hill Confirmed The Story Behind Why Tim Duncan Didn’t Join The Orlando Magic

    Uproxx "High on the list of the most fascinating “What Ifs” in recent NBA history is “What if Tim Duncan decided to join the Orlando Magic when he was a free agent in 2000?” Duncan was the centerpiece of the San Antonio Spurs’ dynasty over the last 20 years, but at one point, it looked like he was on..." February 16

  • Ginobili leaves Spurs' loss to Nuggets after foot injury

    The Score "Manu Ginobili left Tuesday's San Antonio Spurs loss to the Denver Nuggets, quickly limping off to the locker room in the third quarter. He was later ruled out with right foot soreness. Ginobili was awaiting X-rays, Caron Butler later reported on the TNT broadcast." February 14

  • Spurs have 'cautious optimism' about Ginobili's foot injury

    247 Sports "In the third quarter of San Antonio's 117-109 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, Spurs veteran guard Manu Ginobili had to leave the game after suffering a foot injury. Shortly after Ginobili headed to the locker room, the Spurs announced that he won't return to the game due to right foot..." February 14

  • Gregg Popovich Calls The United States ‘A Racist Country’

    SLAM Online "Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says the United States is “a racist country” that has a long way to go in terms of racial equality. Speaking to reporters in Utah about the importance of honoring Black History Month, Popovich said it’s important to keep the issue “in front of everybody’s nose so that..." February 13

  • Spurs majority owner Julianna Hawn Holt files for divorce, says 'the franchise is safe'

    Sporting News "Spurs majority owner and and chairwoman, Julianna Hawn Holt, filed for divorce from her husband Peter Holt, but reassured fans that the franchise isn't on the market. "The franchise is safe," Hawn Holt told KSAT-12 in a statement. "We are dedicated and committed to continued success." The..." February 13

  • LaMarcus Aldridge won't play again until after All-Star break

    247 Sports "The Spurs have grown accustomed to living the rocky life of missing Kawhi Leonard for much of this injury plagued season. Now they are prepared to wave goodbye to LaMarcus Aldridge until after the All-Star break. Aldridge will not play in either of the Spurs' final two games leading into the..." February 12

  • NBA's buyout market: Which players could be available?

    USA Today "The buyout market is open for business, offering teams their last chance at upgrades ahead of the postseason. We've already seen some significant movement from guys who could potentially influence a playoff series or bolster the backend of a roster. Teams have until March 1 to add a player on..." February 12

  • Brandan Wright agrees to sign with Rockets after Grizzlies buyout

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets on Friday were close to an agreement to sign free agent center Brandan Wright, an outstanding pick-and-roll target who was working Friday on a buyout with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to two individuals with knowledge of his thinking. Wright had averaged five points and 3.4..." February 10

  • Rachel Nichols, Katie Nolan to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Awful Announcing "What do Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Diddy, Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria, Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Bill Walton, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Jemele Hill, Michael Smith, Kevin Hart, Drake..." February 08

  • NBA rumors: Teams shifting focus out of trade market and into buyout possibilities

    Clutch Points "Teams have started to shift their focus out of a frenzied trade deadline market, instead focusing on the buyout market soon to ensue, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deadline for contract buyouts is March 1. Just as teams are looking to aggressively sell some of their star and role..." February 08

  • Report: Spurs interested in trading for Avery Bradley

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Antonio Spurs are interested in trading for Avery Bradley, according to a report. The New York Times’ Marc Stein reported on Wednesday night that the Spurs have emerged as a suitor for Bradley. He also says the Los Angeles Clippers are looking for a first-round draft pick in return." February 08

  • Sprained ankle sidelines Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray suffered a sprained left ankle Wednesday night with his team leading by 27 points over the Phoenix Suns in the second quarter of the opening outing of San Antonio's annual Rodeo Road Trip. Murray's left leg buckled during a driving layup with 5..." February 08

  • NBA Team Values 2018: Every Club Now Worth At Least $1 Billion

    Forbes.com "A weeklong selloff wiped out $4 trillion from global stock markets but don't expect the value of NBA teams to suffer. The average team is worth a record $1.65 billion, 22% over last year, and every team is worth at least $1 billion for the first time. Franchise values have tripled over the past..." February 07

  • NBA rumors: Tyreke Evans, Lou Williams headline surplus of wings available at the trade deadline

    USA Today "By the time the NBA trade deadline arrives at 3 pm EST on Thursday, at least a few general managers will be relaying the bad news to their owners. “Well sir, we weren’t able to land that first-round pick for our expendable, talented wing player because it turns out there were quite a few of..." February 07

  • Why patience may be a virtue as NBA trade deadline approaches

    New York Post "There will be buyers, sellers, renters and movers. And there is another group adorning the NBA landscape as Thursday’s trade deadline approaches: The waiters. No, not Dion’s kin or the Restaurant Workers Union, but rather executives around the league waiting to pounce on players bought out,..." February 07

  • Players Who Are Ineligible To Be Traded At Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "At the start of any NBA season, there’s generally a long list of players who can’t be traded. Most of those players signed new contracts during the offseason and subsequently don’t become trade-eligible until at least December 15. Offseason signees who meet certain criteria don’t have their trade..." February 06

  • San Antonio Spurs unsure whether Pau Gasol will start again

    247 Sports "The San Antonio Spurs have been forced to make a number of lineup changes to this point in the season thanks to injuries racking up and it appears as though it could shift one prominent veteran to the bench full-time. During a recent interview with Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News,..." February 06

  • Kobe Bryant: Lakers need to retire Pau Gasol’s jersey

    Larry Brown Sports "Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol shared one of the closer teammate brotherhoods in recent NBA history, and now Bryant is calling for the two to be reunited once again, this time in the Staples Center rafters. Bryant, whose short film “Dear Basketball” is up for Best Animated Short at this year’s..." February 06

  • A major NBA financial crunch is coming

    ESPN "In July 2016, the Portland Trail Blazers signed restricted free agent Meyers Leonard, their backup center, to a four-year, $41 million contract. It was at the tail end of a surge of large contracts given out that summer, the greatest time in NBA history to be a free agent. This summer, the..." February 05

  • Five players most likely to be moved before trade deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "For all the talk of a tight trade market (and that is still the case in some quarters) we have already seen a blockbuster trade — Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston. We’ve also seen an expected trade, with Nikola Mirotic getting moved and the Pelicans stepping up to land him. Who else could..." February 05

  • Spurs Interested In Trading Stanley Johnson, Willy Hernangomez

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs have interest in trading for Stanley Johnson and Willy Hernangomez. San Antonio assistant general manager Brian Wright held the same position with the Pistons when they drafted Johnson." February 02

  • Tony Parker on future with Spurs: 'My priority is to stay here'

    San Antonio Express-News "Tony Parker says he did not kick, scream or hold a grudge when Gregg Popovich decided to place him with the second unit last month, inserting Dejounte Murray as the new starting point guard for the Spurs. "I respect Pop's decision," Parker reiterated earlier this week after the win over the..." February 02

  • The Pistons Explored Trades With The Lakers, Spurs And Others Before Locking In On Blake Griffin

    Uproxx "The Pistons made the first major move of 2018 in the NBA when they landed Blake Griffin in a blockbuster deal from the Clippers. Detroit gave up Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, a first and a second round pick for Griffin and his near-max contract in hopes of becoming a playoff team this year and for..." February 01

  • Manu Ginobili says the Spurs are "still trying to figure it out"

    247 Sports "The San Antonio Spurs have dealt with a ton of injuries throughout the first half of the season. With Kawhi Leonard still dealing with his quadriceps injury, the Spurs find themselves shorthanded once again. If that in mind, guard Manu Ginobili says the team is "still trying to figure it..." January 31

  • Ex-NBA Player Rasual Butler and Wife Dead In Car Crash

    TMZ "Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler and his wife -- a singer who appeared on "American Idol" -- were both killed in a single car crash in Studio City, CA early Wednesday morning, TMZ Sports has learned. 38-year-old Butler -- who was drafted by the Miami Heat in 2002 -- lost control of his Range Rover..." January 31

  • Report: Dennis Rodman’s BAC was more than twice legal limit at time of DUI

    Larry Brown Sports "Dennis Rodman was charged with driving while under the influence earlier this month, and it sounds like the former NBA star had an awful lot to drink before he decided to get behind the wheel. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Rodman has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of..." January 30

  • Celtics, Warriors, Bulls, Spurs Eyeing Anthony Davis in Summer

    Bleacher Report "With DeMarcus Cousins lost for the season, thus throwing a massive wrench into the team's short- and long-term plans, the New Orleans Pelicans may be facing a future in which an Anthony Davis trade is inevitable. Sporting News' Sean Deveney reported Tuesday some NBA teams are already preparing..." January 30

  • Report: Spurs quickly shooting down Kawhi Leonard trade calls

    Pro Basketball Talk "The reported disconnect between the Spurs and Kawhi Leonard generated a common reaction outside San Antonio: Could my favorite team trade for Leonard? Some NBA executives – diligent or dreaming, depending on your perspective – had the same idea. But they didn’t get far. Steve Kyler of..." January 29

  • Sources: NBA Players Set for $100K Bonus for Winning ASG

    Basketball Insiders " In what appears to be an incentive to improve the competitive spirit of the NBA All-Star games, player earnings have been increased, league sources tell ESPN. Each player on the winning team will now receive $100,000 and the losing team pockets $25,000, league sources said." January 29

  • Sources: Rudy Gay expected to return after All-Star break

    San Antonio Express-News "Add Rudy Gay to the Spurs' caution list. League sources tell the Express-News Gay is expected to return to the lineup after the All-Star break as he continues to recover from right heel bursitis he suffered last month. According to sources, Gay, who has missed the last 15 games due to the..." January 29

  • How and why the Knicks should trade for Kawhi Leonard

    SNY TV "With the trade deadline just two weeks away, there's no question Knicks GM Scott Perry should be working the phones as much as possible. Everyone will talk about the Knicks potentially being sellers, and at 21-27 and four games back of the final playoff spot in the East, that makes all the sense..." January 26

  • Why the Cavs and Spurs Should Trade LeBron for Kawhi

    12 Up "Hot takes can only get so hot before they border on the ridiculous. ​So ridiculous that someone tells you to stop talking before you can even finish completing your sentence. But hey, that's what we're here for. Here at 12up, we want to have some fun, too. So hear us out: ​LeBron James...." January 26

  • Duncan gets back $7.5 million in settlement with ex-adviser

    San Antonio Express-News "Retired San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan has settled his lawsuits against his former financial adviser, getting back $7.5 million that the adviser defrauded from the NBA legend. Duncan had alleged that he lost more than $20 million investing in various ventures with the adviser, Charles..." January 26

  • Why There’s Never Been a PED Scandal in the NBA

    Complex "There’s never been a performance-enhancing drug (PED) controversy in the National Basketball Association. That hasn’t been the case for Major League Baseball, or the National Football League, where suspensions and recriminations followed the very best players like a foul fart. Nor have elite..." January 25

  • Spurs have no intention of putting Kawhi on market

    USA Today "This season hasn't exactly been smooth sailing for San Antonio Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard, but he's still the face — and the future — of the franchise. Week 14 of USA TODAY Sports' Jumping to Conclusions tackles the latest on Leonard, takes the pulse of the Portland Trail Blazers and looks..." January 25

  • NBA All-Star Draft not televised due to pushback from players’ union

    Clutch Points "The 2018 NBA All-Star Draft has brought many changes to the usual format in hopes of re-invigorating the spirit of competition. Among them, is the non-televised draft in which the leading vote-getters from each conference; LeBron James and Stephen Curry, will pick among their peers to join their..." January 25

  • With Kawhi Leonard's Status in Doubt, Is Dejounte Murray Ready to Save the Spurs?

    Bleacher Report "The news came and went quietly, as it usually does in Spurs Land. So, too, did the inevitable passing of the torch from Tony Parker to Dejounte Murray. On Sunday, Parker came off the bench for the first time since 2010, giving way in the starting lineup to Murray, a second-year guard from..." January 25

  • NBA Requests New Gambling Laws, Seeks 1 Percent Cut Of Bets

    ESPN "In what could end up being a seminal moment for sports gambling in America, the NBA on Wednesday formally requested a set of laws that could be the basis for professional sports leagues pushing for national legalized wagering on games. Dan Spillane, an attorney for the NBA, testified in front..." January 24

  • Jalen Rose Says Kawhi Leonard ‘Wants Out Of San Antonio’

    Uproxx "Trying to keep up with the NBA’s news cycle right now is a nearly impossible task. On Monday alone we got reports that Kawhi Leonard’s relationship with the Spurs was strained, Jason Kidd got fired suddenly, there were trade rumors galore and the Cavs had a team meeting in which Kevin Love got..." January 23

  • Tony Parker admits he 'hit a wall' in return from quad surgery

    247 Sports "Well aware that he is nearing the end of his career, Tony Parker recently revealed that Gregg Popovich told him that Dejounte Murray will likely be the Spurs starting point guard for the rest of the season. Parker isn't upset by the news though, mainly because he still isn't at a hundred..." January 23

  • Stephen A Smith Said Spurs Were Willing to Trade Kawhi to Knicks Before Season

    The Big Lead "In some very surprising news, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski wrote a piece discussing Kawhi Leonard’s relationship with the San Antonio Spurs. He reported that months of disagreement among Leonard, the team and coaching staff on “elements of treatment, rehabilitation and timetables for return,” has..." January 22

  • Kawhi's camp refutes ESPN report on strained relationship

    247 Sports "We officially have conflicting reports concerning the status of Kawhi Leonard's relationship with the San Antonio Spurs. Shortly after an ESPN report was published on Monday morning stating that Leonard had become distant and disconnected with the franchise as a result of the way his rehab was..." January 22

  • Sources: Kawhi Leonard's rehab creating chilling effect with team

    ESPN "Months of discord centering on elements of treatment, rehabilitation and timetables for return from a right quadriceps injury have had a chilling impact on San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard's relationship with the franchise and coaching staff, league sources told ESPN. Under president and..." January 22

  • Tony Parker suggests Dejounte Murray has taken his starting job

    San Antonio Express-News "Tony Parker is no longer the Spurs starting point guard. Dejounte Murray started for the Spurs in Sunday's 94-86 loss to Indiana. Afterward, Parker confirmed he has lost his job to the second-year guard. "Pop told me," Parker said. "He told me he thought it was time, and I was like, 'No..." January 22

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