Spurs Rumors & News

  • 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

  • NBA Approves Lottery Reform, Change Effective 2019

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Board of Governors passed a motion to reform the draft lottery today, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The new rules will be in place for the 2019 NBA Draft. Modifications to the lottery process were originally proposed earlier this month and include a number of strategies aimed at..." September 28

  • High-profile NBA agency raided by FBI amid NCAA basketball investigation

    CBS Sports "Amid an FBI probe into fraud and corruption in college basketball, ASM Sports agency, which represents dozens of current and former NBA players, was raided on Tuesday according to Darren Heitner of Forbes. Andy Miller, a prominent agent with the company who represents Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle..." September 27

  • LaMarcus Aldridge said he didn’t take trade talks personally

    My San Antonio "Heading into this season, it was uncertain whether LaMarcus Aldridge would be in Spurs uniform. His name was thrown around in several trade rumors over the summer, and at times his place on the roster seemed tenuous at best. At Spurs media day Monday, Aldridge chalked that up to being part of..." September 26

  • Kawhi Leonard says his ankle felt good shortly after Conference Finals

    My San Antonio "If only the Spurs had some sort of extended timeout in the playoffs. Just one that lasted just a few short weeks, so that their star player could return to the court and provide some much-needed scoring against a Golden State team that’s widely considered one of the best teams in NBA..." September 26

  • Pop proud of Duncan stepping back into spotlight to help homeland

    My San Antonio "Coach Gregg Popovich heaped praise on Spurs great Tim Duncan for stepping out of his comfort zone to publically spearhead relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands after they were devastated by Hurricane Irma. To date, Duncan has raised $3 million and distributed 20,000-plus pounds of..." September 26

  • 9 NBA storylines to distract from Warriors’ supremacy

    New York Post "The lying began in earnest Monday. That’s when 28 teams conducted media day, the unofficial start to the NBA season. Everyone was perky, upbeat and vowed upgrades. Everyone liked the look of the assembled team, which has a chance to win a title. They were lying. “It’s not uncommon this..." September 26

  • Popovich compares Trump to 6th grader

    Fanrag Sports "San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is not one to mince words — to say the least. When asked what he thought of President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind the Golden State Warriors’ invitation to the White House, the Spurs head coach went in. The future Hall of Famer even likened the..." September 25

  • Tony Parker Cleared For Camp, Hopes To Play In November

    Hoops Rumors "Tony Parker has received medical clearance to participate in Spurs training camp, according to Michael C. Wright of ESPN. Parker was expected to miss a substantial part of the season after he ruptured a left quadriceps tendon during the Western Conference semifinals, but now he hopes to return..." September 25

  • Spurs’ Parker predicts November return

    San Antonio Express-News "On the eve of the Spurs’ Media Day, a report surfaced that bodes well for point guard Tony Parker returning to the court sooner than expected after he suffered a postseason-ending left quad injury in May. Parker told L’Equipe that a recent MRI revealed his tendon is healed and that doctors have..." September 25

  • Sources: Cavs, Spurs, Heat among Dwyane Wade's top suitors

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers have emerged as a clear favorite to land newly minted free agent Dwyane Wade, after he agreed to a buyout agreement with the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, sources told ESPN.com. Wade agreed to leave about $8 million of his $23.8 million salary on the table after talks between..." September 25

  • NBA Modifies Closeout, Continuation Rules

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has decided to re-evaluate how it handles two particular fouling situations, Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press writes, and two players will see their names live on in notoriety as a result. In what can colloquially be referred to as the Zaza Pachulia rule, officials will be granted..." September 22

  • Converse to release shoes made from authentic NBA jerseys

    Sportsnaut "Converse is getting back into the NBA game. We all remember just how big this shoe company was in the 1980s and early 1990s, with multiple stars sporting the iconic brand. Now, as shoe deals and apparel contracts take on a whole new meaning, Converse itself will release sneakers made from..." September 21

  • NBA's hope for draft lottery reform tied to research showing fans hate tanking

    ESPN "The NBA's pursuit of draft lottery reform is rooted in research that "many fans continue to say that so-called tanking is making them less interested in the league," president of league operations Byron Spruell told ESPN. Lottery reform is moving toward a Sept. 28 vote at the NBA's board of..." September 21

  • Charles Barkley Ripped The ‘Babies’ In The NBA That Want More Rest Between Games

    Uproxx "Charles Barkley is on the same side as all the other Olds that once played in the NBA. The latest generation of NBA stars are lazy, lack grit and are just generally whiny, at least that’s what all the retired players think. Barkley reiterated that point on Wednesday when he was asked about players..." September 20

  • 14 NBA Teams Lost Money in 2016-17

    SLAM Online "As many as 14 NBA teams lost money last season before accounting for revenue sharing, according to an ESPN report. Five of those teams—Memphis, Charlotte, Indiana, Milwaukee and Utah—have reportedly received at least $15 million in payouts each of the past four seasons. After revenue sharing..." September 19

  • Bob Delaney will no longer oversee NBA's game officials

    ESPN "Bob Delaney, the NBA's Vice President for Referee's Development and Performance, will no longer oversee the league's game officials, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA has been pursuing a more data-driven and analytical management structure over the NBA's referees, integrating searching more..." September 18

  • NBA Releases ‘I’m Why’ Commercials To Preview the 2017-18 Season

    SLAM Online "With a series of new documentary-style commercials, the NBA launched the next chapter of the “This Is Why We Play” campaign on Monday. The new series entitled “I’m Why” portrays the unique perspectives that make NBA basketball special. " September 18

  • ACL injury in NBA athletes not associated with number of minutes played

    Healio "Results published in Orthopedics showed the risk for ACL injury among players did not increase with the number of minutes played in a single National Basketball Association game. To determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk, researchers assessed minutes played in the injury game,..." September 18

  • Rudy Gay out to prove more while helping Spurs win

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs’ interest in Rudy Gay was revealed July 1 with a phone call from Gregg Popovich. As Gay recalled Wednesday, Popovich asked one question: Did Gay agree to terms with any team in the hours after free agency commenced? Gay said he was still available. Then came the official..." September 17

  • Report: NBA commissioner may soon have power to fine teams for resting players

    CBS Sports "The NBA may soon have new rules for the draft lottery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday that the competition committee has sent the reform proposal through to the Board of Governors, who will vote on the issue at the end of September. Much of the focus of that report is on the..." September 15

  • Report: NBA Would Prefer Teams Lie About Injuries

    Deadspin "Adrian Wojnarowski has another scoop related to an upcoming NBA board of governors meeting, during which potential rule changes will be voted on, and this one makes the league look pretty stupid This is in response to the occasional fits the league gets thrown into when a (not coincidentally)..." September 15

  • NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

    ESPN "The NBA's Competition Committee has recommended the league's proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed..." September 15

  • Boris Diaw Will Reportedly Play In France Rather Than The NBA This Season

    Uproxx "Boris Diaw will not be playing in the NBA for the 2017-18 season. The veteran forward’s free agency came to an end on Thursday when he decided to return to France to play for Paris-Levallois in the top French basketball league rather than continue pursuing an NBA contract that had yet to..." September 14