Spurs Rumors & News

  • Murray prepared to follow path Spurs used to develop Leonard

    San Antonio Express-News "Draft pick says he’s ready to work on game By Tom Orsborn June 24, 2016 Updated: June 24, 2016 7:19pm 1 Dejounte Murray answers questions during an interview after being selected 29th overall by the San Antonio Spurs during the NBA draft on June 23, 2016, in New York. Photo:..." June 26

  • Spurs GM R.C. Buford talks about drafting Dejounte Murray

    Pounding The Rock "As the local media got our first chance to hear from Dejounte Murray, whom the Spurs had just drafted out of Washington with the 29th pick, we heard a familiar voice on the other end wrapping up a congratulatory call to the 19-year-old, a fellow who was a rather notable first-round pick himself as..." June 26

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Duncan once spent $12K to save stranger's dog

    The Score "Tim Duncan is a future Hall of Famer with a big heart. The following story was posted on Reddit over a year ago, but somehow never went viral until Saturday, when it was discovered by Pounding the Rock's Quixem Ramirez. The Redditor claims that Duncan once footed the bill for her dog to undergo..." June 26

  • Manu Ginobili leaning toward retirement?

    iSportsweb "Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs will not pickup his $2.9 million option for the 2016- 2017 season. Fans are wondering if Ginobili is going to retire after a tough performance in the NBA playoffs last season. Manu Ginobili took a break from basketball last summer, and took his time in..." June 25

  • Durant reportedly choosing between these six teams

    Yahoo! Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant is planning to host free-agency meetings at a singular location starting July 1, league sources told The Vertical. Durant’s representatives at Roc Nation are working to solidify invitations with the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles..." June 25

  • Spurs expected to sign Villanova PG Arcidiacono to partially guaranteed contract

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs are expected to sign undrafted Villanova senior Ryan Arcidiacono on a partially guaranteed deal, per a report from Darren Wolfson of KSTP-TV and ESPN. The Spurs were one of 12 teams the former Wildcats guards reportedly worked out for leading up to the draft." June 24

  • Livio Jean-Charles will join the San Antonio Spurs

    EuroHoops.net "French forward Livio Jean-Charles spent the last five years of his career in Villeurbanne, the French team owned by Tony Parker. But from the next season, he will no longer salute Parker as the president of his club, but share the same locker-rooms with him in AtT&T center. According to..." June 24

  • Kawhi Leonard opts out of Olympics

    The Score "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has joined the long list of All-Star talent taking a pass on this summer's Olympics for Team USA. The reigning two-time Defensive Player of the Year announced his withdrawal from consideration for the international competition in a brief statement on..." June 23

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • Report: Conley interested in signing with Mavericks, Spurs

    The Score "Don't be surprised if Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley finds a new home in Texas this summer. Conley is interested in signing with the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs when he becomes an unrestricted free agent this offseason, ESPN's Tim MacMahon reports, citing..." June 23

  • Spurs’ Ginobili, West decide not to pick up contract options for next season

    San Antonio Express-News "In an expected move that does not necessarily portend his retirement, Manu Ginobili has declined to exercise his $2.9 million player option with the Spurs for next season, a league source said Wednesday. One of the most popular, dynamic players in franchise history, Ginobili could still sign a..." June 22

  • Manu Ginobili Declines Player Option

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran guard Manu Ginobili is the latest player to decline a player option for 2016/17, opting not to pick up his $2.94MM option for next season, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical (Twitter link). ESPN’s Marc Stein first reported (via Twitter) that Ginobili was expected to head to free..." June 22

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • Spurs Actively Seeking to Move Up in Draft?

    Basketball Insiders "Hearing the Spurs are actively trying to move up in draft. " June 19

  • Spurs’ retirement decisions not necessarily imminent

    San Antonio Express-News "Manu Ginobili faces a Wednesday deadline to decide whether to exercise a $2.94 million option for next season. Tim Duncan has until June 29 to opt into $6.39 million for next season. On the surface, it seems return or retirement decisions are nigh for the pair of Spurs’ future Hall of Famers...." June 18

  • Philosophical Parker awaits fate of Spurs’ roster

    San Antonio Express-News "Tony Parker was in France earlier this week, an ocean separating him from an NBA Finals that does not include him or the Spurs. That didn’t stop Parker from adding another championship to his collection. ASVEL Lyon, the French club Parker has owned and managed since 2014, won its league..." June 17

  • Tony Parker says Zika virus won’t stop him from participating in Olympics

    Larry Brown Sports "Spurs guard Tony Parker is intent on playing in the Olympics this summer come hell, highwater, or Zika. Parker said Thursday that he won’t let concerns over the mosquito-borne virus prevent him from representing his native France in Rio for what will be his final Olympic games, per Tom Orsborn..." June 16

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • David West to decline option with Spurs, ponders future

    Yahoo! Sports "San Antonio Spurs forward David West has decided to decline his $1.5 million player option for 2016-17 and evaluate his playing future, league sources told The Vertical. West signed a two-year contract with the Spurs last season, rejecting his $12.6 million option with the Indiana Pacers to..." June 13

  • Spurs Plan Offer To Euro Forward Davis Bertans

    Hoops Rumors "The Spurs are expected to make a minimum contract offer to Latvian combo forward Davis Bertans, Nikos Varlas of Eurohoops.net reports. San Antonio acquired his rights during the 2011 draft after the Pacers selected the 6’10” Bertans with the No. 42 pick. The Spurs also acquired the draft rights of..." June 12

  • Spurs expected to re-sign Boban Marjanovic, according to reports

    Pounding The Rock "The San Antonio Spurs have quite a bit of roster re-tooling to do next month once free agency begins, but there's one player whose future with the team won't be a question mark on July 1 according to international reporter David Pick, who broke the news last summer that the Spurs were signing..." June 09

  • Spurs Tried To Trade Up For Klay Thompson In 2011

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs tried to trade up to pick Klay Thompson in the 2011 NBA Draft. The Spurs needed two private workouts, however, before deciding to pursue him since the intel on Thompson "was so jumbled." Chip Engelland, the Spurs' shooting coach, said Thompson's competitive nature..." June 08

  • The Olympics would be better off without NBA players

    Fox Sports "I love the Olympics. I live for the Olympics. I've been excited about Rio since an hour before the London Closing Ceremony began. I love the big events (swimming, track, gymnastics) as much as the minor-leaguers (shooting, archery, racewalking). Shoot, I'll even willingly watch diving - only in..." June 08

  • Data shows NBA players are dropping $42,500 per month

    Sporting News "NBA players make a lot of money, so that gives them the freedom to spend that money, which data shows they do. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report on data provided by financial advisors Personal Capital, players are dropping about $42,500 a month — or $510,000 a year — on expenses...." June 08

  • Referees union calls for end of NBA's 'Last Two-Minute' reports

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association has called for the NBA to stop releasing its Last Two Minute Reports. In a statement released Tuesday, the NBRA says the NBA's effort to "promote so-called transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game." "Transparency..." June 08

  • NBA Referees Are Officially Pretty Sick Of Having Their Work Publicly Critiqued By The League

    Dime Magazine "The NBA’s intentions were good when it decided to add a dose of clarity to officiating down the stretch of close games. Toward the tale end of last season, newly-implemented “Last Two-Minutes Reports” received nothing but positive attention across the basketball world. The league’s decision to..." June 07

  • NBA creates Pride Month T-shirt line with every team's logo in rainbows

    OutSports.com "The NBA has unveiled a new line of apparel for Pride Month, the likes of which hasn't been done before in men's professional sports, to our knowledge. The League, in conjunction with Teespring, has created T-shirts of every one of the NBA's 30 teams that feature each team's logo in rainbows...." June 07

  • Aldridge withdraws from Olympic consideration

    The Score "San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge has withdrawn his name from consideration for Team USA at the Rio Olympics this summer, ESPN's Marc Stein reports. Aldridge reportedly cited a hand and finger injury as the primary reason for his withdrawal." June 06

  • Doris Burke Unwilling To Give Gregg Popovich 'A Pass Anymore'

    Real GM Basketball "Doris Burke has become one of the NBA's most respected voices in the media but feels like she's treated differently than some people such as Gregg Popovich. "Yes, yes, displaying a level of strength and a lack of vulnerability, because that’s what a prerequisite of the job is, when, in..." June 04

  • Adam Silver, faced with surge, to seek rule nullifying Hack-a-Shaq

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he would use his "bully pulpit" to try to force through reform to eliminate the intentional fouling of poor free throw shooters, also known as the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy. Silver was speaking in his annual address before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. In the same..." June 02

  • Pau Gasol still talking about possibly coming to Spurs

    NBC San Antonio "Another day, another comment from Pau Gasol on possibly joining the San Antonio Spurs. As you are well aware of by now, Bulls center Pau Gasol will be a free agent this summer and there have been thoughts he could join the Spurs. It started with his brother, Marc Gasol, suggesting to his big..." June 02

  • Tony Parker dreams to be an NBA GM after retirement

    NBC San Antonio "There is a time in life when it's time to hang it up and retire. In the NBA, there have been many elite players who after retiring from the game, want to stay in the field they know - basketball. From Larry Bird with the Pacers, Michael Jordan with the Hornets to even ex-Spur Sean Elliott who..." June 02

  • Ex-NBA Stephen Jackson Confronts White Man Who Called Serena a Gorilla

    Black Sports Online "When white people make racist comments in private, but then someone confronts them on it, they always say “it was just a joke”. Nothing funny about being a racist. Racism is alive and well, but also very subtle, the person you think is your friend could be saying all type of crazy stuff when..." June 02

  • Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World’s Biggest Sports League

    Wired "Los Angeles Clippers were just getting used to being a good basketball team. After more than three decades of irrelevance—and only four winning seasons—they’d finally found that magic mix of talent and cohesion and had become a division-winning powerhouse practically overnight. But then they hit..." May 31

  • Adam Silver: Officials get it right ‘roughly 90 percent’ of the time

    ESPN "Commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA doesn't have a choice on whether to be as transparent as possible in determining whether key crunch-time plays were officiated correctly "with so many cameras focused on the action, with so many other kinds of services providing that same information to our..." May 26

  • All NBA-Teams Announced; Will Anthony Davis Get His Extra $24 Mil

    Black Sports Online "The answer to the Anthony Davis question is no. He had to make at least All-NBA 3rd team to make his extra $24 million and he did not. While he isn’t hurting for cash, you can’t make up $24 million. Damian Lillard though….. Anything else surprise you about the teams? Here is a..." May 26

  • Should the San Antonio Spurs Replace Danny Green?

    Air Alamo "Although his defense was still extremely solid, Green averaged only 7.2 points per game during the regular season while shooting about 38% from the field. His 3-point field goal percentage plummeted to about 33%. Considering that he’s a career 40% shooter from downtown, the dip was both perplexing..." May 26

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • Spurs Legend Retiring From NBA After Nearly Two Decades

    Black Sports Online "There comes a time where all athletes have to hang up their sneakers for one last time, or their custome in this case. According to BleacherReport.com, Rob Wilcall had been a part of the Spurs for almost 20 years but father time has caught up with him. Rob wears the team’s mascot uniform which..." May 22

  • Rockets to interview Spurs assistant Borrego

    Today's Fastbreak "Apparently the Houston Rockets are having some difficulty deciding on a head coach, because now ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that the team plans on interviewing San Antonio Spurs assistant James Borrego for the gig. This after all signs pointed to Mike D’Antoni and Stephen Silas being the two..." May 21

  • Pacers coach Nate McMillan: Myles Turner is 'exactly' like LaMarcus Aldridge

    USA Today "Nate McMillan — who spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach for the Indiana Pacers before ultimately being named head coach this week after the firing of Frank Vogel — knows the talent that his roster has to offer. In a recent interview on Sirius XM NBA Radio's "Off the Dribble,"..." May 20

  • Danny Green gets Lasik eye surgery after rough shooting year

    Larry Brown Sports "San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green is typically a reliable shooter, especially from three-point range. This season — not so much. Green shot a career-worst 37.6 percent from the field and converted 33.2 percent from beyond the arc, which was his most inefficient production since his rookie..." May 19

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Thomas Robinson expected to opt out of contract with Nets; could Spurs be an option?

    San Antonio Express-News "Brooklyn Nets forward Thomas Robinson is expected opt out of the final season of a two-year deal the Express-News has learned. Robinson averaged 4.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in 71 games with the Nets last season. By electing to forgo the final year of his contract, Robinson would forfeit a..." May 18

  • Could the Spurs land Al Horford in free agency?

    Pounding The Rock "Since winning back to back titles at Florida (under Billy Donovan), Al Horford has played the entirety of his NBA career with the Atlanta Hawks. However, after being swept out of the playoffs two years in a row by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Horford could potentially be looking for a change. The..." May 18

  • Despite early ouster, Aldridge and West say they have no regrets about joining Spurs

    San Antonio Express-News "Seven months ago, on an otherwise forgettable night in Oklahoma City, LaMarcus Aldridge’s Spurs career began with a loss to the Thunder. He had 14 points and five rebounds in the Spurs’ season-opening defeat, and took only 12 tentative shots. Thursday, Aldridge’s inaugural Spurs voyage ended..." May 16

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