Spurs Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Gregg Popovich: 'NBA Fights Are the Silliest Things I've Ever Seen in My Life'

    Complex "Gregg Popovich is the clear constant of logical sense in the NBA. Speaking about the NBA's special brand of "come at me, bro!" non-fights, the San Antonio Spurs coach said. Popovich is obviously 100 percent correct on this matter. NBA players aren't going to fight one another—at least not for..." January 18

  • Is fighting becoming an issue in the NBA?

    NBC Sports Boston "Three Houston Rockets players entered the Los Angeles Clippers’ training room before being stopped by security but not before a profanity-laced exchange that’s sure to result in fines and possibly some suspensions. Orlando’s Arron Afflalo threw a punch – and barely missed – hitting Minnesota’s..." January 18

  • Kawhi Leonard out indefinitely with right quadriceps tendinopathy

    Clutch Points "Through the first half of the 2017-18 NBA season, the San Antonio Spurs are currently 29-16 and they have played most of these games without Kawhi Leonard. In only nine appearances, Leonard is averaging 16.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 23.3 minutes. As the 26-year-old was looking..." January 17

  • Pau Gasol reveals he has been playing through an injury

    247 Sports "While the San Antonio Spurs have been extremely cautious with how they have handled Kawhi Leonard's return to the lineup, another key veteran on their roster revealed on Monday that he has been playing through an injury of his own. According to Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News, Spurs..." January 16

  • Kawhi Leonard out against Atlanta Hawks

    NBA.com "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will miss today's matchup against the Atlanta Hawks, the team announced on Monday afternoon. Leonard returned to the floor on Friday after missing three straight games with a left shoulder strain." January 15

  • Nikola Mirotic, 15 Others Become Trade-Eligible

    Hoops Rumors "Today is January 15, which means that trade restrictions have lifted for most of the rest of the NBA’s 2017 offseason signees. While the majority of those ’17 free agents became trade-eligible on December 15, there was a small subset of free agent signees whose trade ineligibility lasted for..." January 15

  • Kawhi Leonard says he needs to play some consecutive games

    247 Sports "Kawhi Leonard is just fine. Despite dealing with a recent shoulder injury that sidelined him for two games, the San Antonio Spurs forward is fine after the team's latest win over the Denver Nuggets. The veteran forward scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the win over the..." January 14

  • Gregg Popovich: LaVar Ball’s opinion is ‘meaningless’

    Larry Brown Sports "Gregg Popovich is the latest NBA coach to weigh in on LaVar Ball, and let’s just say the San Antonio Spurs head coach is not a fan of the Big Baller Brand proprietor. Pop was asked prior to Thursday’s Spurs-Lakers game about Lonzo Ball. He did not offer an opinion on the Lakers rookie, perhaps..." January 12

  • Pop: LaMarcus Aldridge asked to be traded before season

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich revealed Thursday that forward LaMarcus Aldridge requested a trade over the summer, which in turn led to some critical self-examination. Popovich pointed to that candid interaction with Aldridge as somewhat of a catalyst for the two coming to a better..." January 12

  • Ginobili moves to No. 2 on all-time assists list for reserves

    247 Sports "Manu Ginobili made a little bit of more history on Thursday night. While the San Antonio Spurs lost their game versus the Los Angeles Lakers, Ginobili dished four assists. Although that doesn't sound remarkable, the reason why it's notable is because he moved to No. 2 on the all-time list for..." January 12

  • Who Are The NBA’s Best And Worst Scorers In The Clutch This Season?

    Dime Magazine "Being “clutch” comes to define a superstar, for better or worse, and it can be hard to shake perception from reality once a reputation is built. Take for example LeBron James, who has become one of the NBA’s best players in crunch time over the past seven or eight seasons but still gets criticized..." January 11

  • Adam Silver on not televising All-Star draft: ‘The goal was to improve the All-Star game’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Early indications the NBA wouldn’t televise the new All-Star draft were met with swift opposition from fans and media. Yet, the league isn’t budging. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, via NBA TV: Should there be a public selection? Now, I get it. Yes, it would be more fun if we had that kind..." January 11

  • Tony Parker may not play in back-to-backs until February

    247 Sports "Recovering from quad surgery, Tony Parker missed the first 19 games of San Antonio's season. And it's because of the injury, Parker hasn't played in back-to-back games since he returned from the injury at the end of November. Parker however, says he's now feeling healthy enough to play in..." January 09

  • Popovich suggests Leonard won't be out long

    San Antonio Express-News "Before leaving the Moda Center after the Spurs' 111-110 loss to the Trail Blazers on Sunday night, coach Gregg Popovich sounded an optimistic note regarding Kawhi Leonard's latest injury. Leonard, who missed the first 27 games of the season while rehabbing an injured quadriceps, did not play..." January 08

  • Report: Spurs' Kawhi Leonard out after suffering partial tear in left shoulder

    KSAT.com "San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard is out for the team's Sunday game against the Portland Trailblazers after suffering a partial tear in his left shoulder against the Phoenix Suns on Friday, ESPN reports. The Spurs' injury report listed Kawhi Leonard as out citing a "left shoulder..." January 08

  • Spurs Tried Hard To Acquire Kyrie Irving

    Hoops Rumors "Back when he was on the trade block in July and August, Kyrie Irving reportedly had San Antonio on his list of preferred destinations. And according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Spurs weren’t just a bystander as the Cavaliers were considering their options. The Spurs “tried really, really..." January 04

  • 92 percent of San Antonio fans wanted Gregg Popovich fired in 1997

    Clutch Points "Gregg Popovich is one of the greatest NBA coaches of all-time. With 1,176 total career wins, Popovich only stands between a few games of legendary coaches such as Pat Riley and Jerry Sloan. In fact, he is 159 wins away from the all-time wins record by a coach, which is held by Don Nelson at..." January 04

  • Spurs considering shutting down injured Danny Green

    Sportsnaut "Danny Green only played 14 minutes in Tuesday’s win over the New York Knicks, and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich thinks it might be the shooting guard’s last action for a while. Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News shared a video of Popovich responding to a question about..." January 03

  • LaVar Ball is the founder of the NBA, according to Google

    CBS Sports "LaVar Ball just keeps on padding his resume. To ring in the New Year, a Google glitch has everyone turning their heads to answer a common question: Who founded the NBA? For the time being, if users google to find out who the NBA's founder is, it turns up none other than Mr. Ball. Ball, who was..." January 02

  • Spurs likely would have drafted Kyle Kuzma if Lakers had not

    Hoops Hype "The success of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma has become one of the surprise stories of the season. Did other teams see this coming? According to an interview with his trainer Clint Parks, both he and Kuzma felt good about his chances of going to the Lakers. However, they also knew if he..." December 31

  • Becky Hammon Deserves to Be NBA Head Coach ... Says Byron Scott

    TMZ "Byron Scott says it's time for NBA teams to give Becky Hammon a shot at becoming the league's first female head coach ... telling TMZ Sports she's ABSOLUTELY qualified. 40-year-old Hammon -- one of the best WNBA players of all time -- became the NBA's first female assistant coach when she..." December 30

  • Rudy Gay To Miss At Least Two Weeks With Bursitis

    Hoops Rumors "Spurs forward Rudy Gay will be sidelined for at least the next two weeks with retrocalcaneal bursitis in his right heel, the team announced on its website. The injury forced Gay out of Thursday’s game with the Knicks, and he had an MRI this morning that revealed the damage. The Spurs said Gay..." December 29

  • Spurs' Gregg Popovich: 'Pretty simple' why I prioritize charity work

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich offered a simple reason Tuesday before the team's 109-97 win over the Brooklyn Nets when asked why charitable endeavors are important to him. "Because we're rich as hell, and we don't need it all, and other people need it," Popovich said. "Then, you're an..." December 27

  • Spurs aim to finally play with full roster

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs guard Danny Green said whether he participates in Tuesday night's home game against the Brooklyn Nets will be a game-time decision. The Spurs list Green as probable after he missed the last two games with tightness in his left groin. "It feels a lot better than it did before, I know..." December 26

  • Tim Duncan to the Magic didn't happen and Doc Rivers might have been a reason why

    CBS Sports "Tim Duncan retired a Spurs legend. He had his jersey retired and is beloved by fans everywhere. He's one of the now-rare cases of a great player that spent his entire career with one team. However, while a player as great as Duncan was always destined for greatness, there was a slight chance we..." December 21

  • Meeting held to discuss tensions between refs, players

    ESPN "After Lee Seham, the general counsel for the National Basketball Referees Association, had grown increasingly dissatisfied working with the NBA on contentious issues between game officials and players, he called the players association's executive director, Michele Roberts: Let's get together and..." December 21

  • Rumor: Davis longs for well-run club; eyes Cavs, Spurs, Warriors, Celtics, Thunder,

    Clutch Points "According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, New Orleans Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis desires to be on a franchise that has an established track record of being well-run and has the ability to put him in the best position to win. Davis lists the San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder,..." December 19

  • Kawhi Leonard's minutes restriction 'a pain' for Gregg Popovich

    Sporting News "Spurs star Kawhi Leonard did not play in the second half of Friday night's 124-109 loss to the Rockets, but he wasn't concerned. "Yeah, just because I want to play and do what I can to help the team," Leonard said, via ESPN.com. "I know what situation that I'm in. I've got to take the right..." December 16

  • Eight NBA players who have a real chance to be involved in trade rumors soon

    CBS Sports "Dec. 15 is known by many fans as the unofficial start to NBA trade rumor season. It's the day that players who signed new contracts in free agency can be traded by the team they signed with. Is that big target from the offseason not working out well? Put him on the block and see what's out there...." December 15

  • Spurs upgrade Leonard to probable for Dallas game

    San Antonio Express-News "It looks like Spurs coach Gregg Popovich can finally put away his "sooner rather than later" answer in regard to questions about Kawhi Leonard's status. The Spurs on Monday upgraded Leonard to probable for Tuesday night's game against the Mavericks. "He's looking good and practicing with..." December 12

  • Who's on the hot seat? Evaluating job security of every NBA coach

    Sporting News "When Phoenix gave the pink slip to Earl Watson in October, it ended a remarkable stretch of NBA coaching stability. Before the move to replace Watson, it had been a year-and-a-half since the league last had a coach get fired. Since then, we’ve already had another firing, a stunner that saw..." December 12

  • Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard might make debut against Mavericks

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Mavericks (7-20) will host division-rival San Antonio Spurs (19-8) at the American Airlines Center for the final time in the regular season Tuesday night. Head coach Rick Carlisle’s team has played better in recent weeks, and their past three losses have all come on the road..." December 11

  • Kawhi Leonard won't return Saturday, may play vs. Mavs on Tuesday

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will not make his season debut against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday as originally hoped, sources told ESPN's Michael C. Wright and Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday. A decision hasn't been finalized for Leonard's return, but the Spurs are now targeting..." December 08

  • Spurs Wish They Could Have Kept Udonis Haslem In 2003

    Real GM Basketball "Before beginning his long career with the Miami Heat in which he's won three titles, Udonis Haslem was a member of the San Antonio Spurs’ summer league team in 2003 after spending a season in France. “He was here, we had him, we loved him,” Gregg Popovich said. " December 07

  • Sources: Kawhi Leonard aiming to be back Saturday versus Suns

    San Antonio Express-News "The wait for Kawhi Leonard’s return may finally be coming to an end. League sources tell the Express-News Leonard could make his season debut for the Spurs on Saturday against the Phoenix Suns barring any setbacks. According to sources, Leonard participate in a final workout session Thursday...." December 07

  • Report: NBA to establish G-League franchise in Mexico as soon as possible

    Larry Brown Sports "In an effort to expand its product internationally, the NBA is reportedly starting a G-League franchise south of the border. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported on Thursday that the NBA intends to “move quickly” to establish a team in Mexico, with play potentially beginning as early as..." December 07

  • Report: Spurs discussed playing Kawhi Leonard yesterday

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kawhi Leonard said he had no target date for returning from a quadriceps that has sidelined him the entire season so far. The Spurs are apparently getting more specific." December 05

  • NBA's TV viewership up 32%, highest since 2010-2011 season

    USA Today "Whether it was this summer’s unprecedented player movement or the NBA’s abundance of intriguing story lines, the league's television ratings are up substantially from last season. Between ESPN, TNT and NBA TV, the league’s viewership is up 32% this season and averaging 1.4 million viewers..." December 05

  • Kawhi Leonard Feels ‘Pretty Healthy’ And Is Close To Making His Season Debut

    Uproxx "The San Antonio Spurs have managed to stay afloat in the absence of Kawhi Leonard and the team’s performance has been both admirable and impressive at the outset of the 2017-2018 season. Still, it would be difficult to predict the Spurs being a top-four team in the Western Conference without the..." December 05

  • Kyle Anderson Suffers Knee Sprain

    Hoops Rumors "Less than two months into a breakout season with the Spurs, fourth-year forward Kyle Anderson went down with a left medial knee sprain. Royce Young and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN write report that the he underwent an X-ray at the stadium. The X-ray, a standard procedure in this situation, came..." December 04

  • Report: Spurs’ Kyle Anderson out 2-3 weeks

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kyle Anderson left last night’s Spurs-Thunder game with a knee injury. How bad is it? Spurs release: The San Antonio Spurs will be without forward Kyle Anderson for two to three weeks with a sprained MCL in his left knee, league sources told ESPN." December 04

  • The NBA Has Been Making Behind The Scenes Moves For The Legalization Of Sports Gambling

    Uproxx "The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Christie v. NCAA on Monday, better known as the sports betting legalization case. Gambling, particularly on sports, was once taboo, but has now become part of the sports fan’s lexicon and a ubiquitous presence around sports coverage. A look at..." December 04

  • Kawhi returns to full-court practices, in 'last steps' of quad injury rehab

    San Antonio Express-News "Sooner rather than later appears to be coming soon. All-Star small forward Kawhi Leonard accompanied the Spurs on their two-game road swing that opens tonight in Memphis. He is on the road to complete what coach Gregg Popovich calls “the last steps” in a months-long rehabilitation from a..." December 01

  • How Spurs are finding success without Kawhi Leonard

    ESPN "Over the Zydeco flow of teeming conversation filling a cramped hall at New Orleans' Smoothie King Center, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich realized midsentence what lies ahead for his staff. "When Kawhi [Leonard] does come back," Popovich said, "I've got some figuring out to..." November 30

  • Aldridge’s ‘tremendous’ nightly effort has Spurs singing his praises

    San Antonio Express-News "With Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard out, LaMarcus Aldridge has posted All-Star numbers while putting the team on his broad shoulders. Through 20 games, the five-time All-Star power forward is averaging 22.1 points on 50 percent shooting, 8.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.3 blocks in 33.1..." November 29