Spurs Rumors & News

  • David Lee won't require surgery on knee, recovery set at 6 weeks

    CBS Sports "Lee (knee) will not have surgery on his sprained patellar tendon and is expected to be fully healthy in six weeks, Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reports. With a six-week timetable, Lee should be able to resume basketball activities by early-to-mid July." May 27

  • Chris Paul 'Absolutely' Staying With Clippers ... Says Doc Rivers

    TMZ "Doc Rivers has a message for Clipper fans freaking out about their point guard heading to San Antonio ... telling TMZ Sports if he has his way (which he does), Chris Paul ain't going ANYWHERE. Multiple outlets have reported there's mutual interest between the Spurs and Paul, with San Antonio..." May 27

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Manu Ginobili gave life to the San Antonio Spurs

    Yardbarker "There was a time when no one wanted to watch the San Antonio Spurs play basketball. Ironically, this was also the same period of time when the other 29 teams in the Association were playing the ugliest basketball in the league’s history. Before we allowed the science behind efficiency to smugly..." May 26

  • Clippers reportedly taking Spurs' interest in Chris Paul seriously, and for good reason

    CBS Sports "The Clippers seemed destined to compete for titles when they traded for Chris Paul. The addition of Paul next to Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan was supposed to be a match in heaven. However, the pairing hasn't gone quite as planned. The Clippers have been very good since the arrival of Paul,..." May 26

  • “Rumblings” Chris Paul has interest in San Antonio Spurs

    Pro Basketball Talk "We were robbed of the chance to see exactly how the San Antonio Spurs match up with the Golden State Warriors in a seven-game series, and you can direct your blame at Zaza Pachulia. But even if Kawhi Leonard were healthy, San Antonio could use another distributor and shot creator on the perimeter,..." May 24

  • Pau Gasol on Warriors: “In all my years in the league, they’re playing at the highest level right now”

    San Jose Mercury News "In what could have been the last postgame press conference of his 14-year NBA career, Manu Ginobili described to reporters the magnitude of the Spurs’ task against the Warriors with a metaphor in his native tongue. “I said in Spanish, you go to war with a bat,” Ginobili said. “You can swing,..." May 24

  • The Spurs Need Tony Parker to Retire to Have Any Shot at Competing for Another Title Soon

    The Big Lead "The San Antonio Spurs were unceremoniously swept from the Western Conference Finals by the Golden State Warriors Monday night, and given the circumstances no one can blame them. The Spurs were without Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard, leaving them shorthanded against a historically great team. While..." May 24

  • The San Antonio Spurs Are Out But Not Down

    Complex "The San Antonio Spurs are gone, swept out of the playoffs for the first time since 2010. In their first season without Tim Duncan, they won 61 games and advanced to the Western Conference Finals (for the 10th time under Gregg Popovich). They were swept, yes, but when MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard..." May 23

  • Gregg Popovich: Criticism of Warriors is ‘disrespectful’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors on Monday finished off a sweep of the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals, making them 12-0 in the playoffs so far. The Warriors were expected before the season to compete for the NBA title and reach their third consecutive finals, which they have done...." May 23

  • Gregg Popovich: Spurs started Manu Ginobili ‘out of respect’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Spurs started Manu Ginobili in their Game 4 loss to the Warriors last night. For strategic reasons or because they wanted to honor him in what could be his final game before retirement? The was certainly a case for the former. Ginobili had played well in the series, and Kawhi Leonard and..." May 23

  • Manu Ginobili: 'Whatever I decide to do, I'll be a happy camper'

    ESPN "As the minutes ticked away in the Spurs' 129-115 elimination loss to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals on Monday, the remaining fans packed in the AT&T Center stood and waved Spurs towels while chanting, "Manu, Manu, Manu." Manu Ginobili walked off the court with 2..." May 23

  • Warriors sweep Spurs to reach Finals, become 1st team to start playoffs 12-0

    USA Today "You knew it was over when Steph Curry put on his wizard’s hat in the first quarter. Sure, it was just four minutes in. And yes, the score of Game 4 in the Western Conference finals was still in single digits. But there was something about the way the Golden State Warriors star dribbled..." May 23

  • Steph Curry still sore after 'dirty play' by Spurs big man Dedmon

    CSN Bay Area "With a bag of ice strapped to his left knee, Stephen Curry limped out of AT&T Center after Warriors shootaround Monday showing the effects of a play he considered dirty. With less than four minutes remaining in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday, Spurs backup center Dewayne..." May 22

  • Warriors' Zaza Pachulia on Kawhi Leonard injury: 'I wish it didn't happen'

    USA Today "A week after the Golden State Warriors’ Zaza Pachulia became public enemy No. 1 to so many San Antonio Spurs fans, his view hadn’t changed about the controversial play that might have ended Kawhi Leonard’s season in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Pachulia, whose family dealt with..." May 22

  • No matter the result of the Spurs playoff run, Ginobili has a life choice to make July 1

    San Antonio Express-News "David West probably should have seen it coming. He played with Manu Ginobili for a season in San Antonio. He had witnessed this kind of thing before. West had come to trap Ginobili near the sideline Saturday. Ginobili improvised by bouncing the ball through West’s outspread legs, collected..." May 22

  • Extra security needed at school of Zaza Pachulia's kids

    USA Today "Zaza Pachulia can handle being the villain of the Western Conference finals. The Golden State Warriors big man would even understand if Kawhi Leonard were angry with him after the ill-fated meeting of their feet in Game 1, when the San Antonio Spurs star rose for a jumper and came down with a..." May 22

  • Steph Curry calls Dewayne Dedmon's screen in Game 3 a 'dirty play'

    ESPN "Late in the fourth quarter of Game 3 between the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, it appeared Spurs big man Dewayne Dedmon got away with a dangerous moving screen on Stephen Curry. ESPN approached Curry and acting head coach Mike Brown on the topic after practice on Sunday. "I..." May 22

  • Spurs' David Lee exits in wheelchair, but unlike Paul Pierce, actually needs it

    CBS Sports "There was a collective sigh in San Antonio as fans watched Spurs forward David Lee exit the game after making a layup in the first quarter of Sunday's Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against the Warriors. Lee made the layup and drew the foul, but landed awkwardly and knew immediately..." May 21

  • Did Dewayne Dedmon take cheap shot to Stephen Curry’s knee in Game 3?

    Larry Brown Sports "San Antonio Spurs center Dewayne Dedmon is under fire for a perceived Pachulia in Saturday’s Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. Video emerged on Sunday of Dedmon taking an apparent cheap shot to the knee of Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry while setting a ball screen late in the..." May 21

  • Spurs coach Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard likely out for Game 4

    ESPN "On the brink of elimination, the San Antonio Spurs will likely have to play Game 4 of the Western Conference finals without MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard, coach Gregg Popovich said. Popovich told reporters that Leonard is "likely out" Monday with his injured left ankle suffered in the series..." May 21

  • Spurs' David Lee gets torn tendon diagnosis

    ESPN "Spurs center David Lee has been diagnosed with a partially torn patellar tendon in his left knee and will have an MRI on Sunday to confirm the injury, sources told ESPN. Lee suffered the injury in the opening quarter of San Antonio's 120-108 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night..." May 21

  • Rockets, Wizards almost certainly would've tested Cavs, Warriors more than this

    CBS Sports "The Warriors and Cavaliers were always going to meet in the Finals. We knew this last June when the buzzer sounded on Game 7. We knew this in July when Kevin Durant signed with Golden State. We knew it in preseason. We knew it on Christmas, at the trade deadline, at the end of the season, and..." May 21

  • Gregg Popovich on Tim Duncan Practicing with Spurs: 'He Can't Play Dead Anymore'

    Bleacher Report "Down 2-0 in the Western Conference Finals, Gregg Popovich has not lost his sense of humor. Before Saturday's pivotal Game 3 against the Golden State Warriors at AT&T Center, the San Antonio Spurs head coach welcomed retired legend Tim Duncan to practice. The San Antonio Express-News' Jabari..." May 21

  • Spurs’ Danny Green has interesting take on decision to sit Kawhi Leonard

    Sportsnaut "The San Antonio Spurs are up against it. Down 2-0 in their Western Conference Finals series against the Golden State Warriors, the Spurs will be without MVP finalist Kawhi Leonard for a second consecutive game. Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich made the announcement Saturday morning, mere hours..." May 20

  • More than being helpful, LaMarcus Aldridge must offer a winning way

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge usually avoids the postgame spotlight that comes with the territory in the NBA. After home games at AT&T Center, Aldridge often ducks away into a closed-off, restricted area past the locker room and waits alone. There, he'll usually stave off..." May 20

  • Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard ‘not thrilled’ about being held out of Game 3

    Yardbarker "The San Antonio Spurs will once again be without MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard in the Western Conference Finals and Gregg Popovich says his star is not happy about it. Pop made the decision to hold Leonard out of the game as a precaution because of the forward’s ankle, which was injured in Game..." May 20

  • Kawhi Leonard Ruled out for Game 3 vs. Warriors After Ankle Injury

    Bleacher Report "Kawhi Leonard will miss Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night as he continues to deal with a sprained ankle, the team announced Saturday. Leonard suffered a sprained ankle in Game 5 of the Spurs' second-round series against the Houston..." May 20

  • James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Russell Westbrook vie for MVP

    ESPN "The NBA Most Valuable Player award will come down to Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard. LeBron James -- will not be in the mix. James was left out of the running Friday night when the NBA announced three finalists for each of its six major awards. It's the first time since..." May 20

  • Kawhi Leonard: “If I feel good, I’m going to play.”

    San Antonio Express-News "Kawhi Leonard, who has a sprained left ankle, is officially listed as questionable for Game 3 of the Spurs’ Western Conference Finals series against Golden State on Saturday. Leonard spoke to the media for nearly four minutes at Friday’s practice, and said he will ultimately decide whether or..." May 19

  • Kawhi Leonard still questionable for Game 3 of Spurs-Warriors

    ESPN "The availability of Spurs star forward Kawhi Leonard remained in question Thursday for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals as the team took part in its first practice in preparation for Saturday's matchup against the Golden State Warriors. Leonard did not participate in Thursday's workout,..." May 19

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons

    NBA.com "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • A Spurs Fan Is Suing Zaza Pachulia And The Warriors Over The Kawhi Leonard Injury

    Uproxx "San Antonio is still without the services of Kahwai Leonard and now Spurs fans are pursuing litigation. Leonard was knocked out of Game 1 of the Western Conference Final by a defensive close out by Golden State‘s Zaza Pachulia in the third quarter. The Spurs were leading big at the time of the..." May 18

  • Warriors rally to win opener after Spurs lose Leonard

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Composure and firepower were two staples of San Antonio Spurs teams that won five championships in the Tim Duncan era. On Sunday, those qualities belonged to the new Western power, the Golden State Warriors, especially after the Spurs lost their current standout, Kawhi..." May 17

  • Warriors throttle Spurs to take 2-0 lead

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich expected more from his ballclub Tuesday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. Golden State Warriors acting coach Mike Brown was happy to see his team stroll to a blowout victory, but he was prepared to head to San Antonio..." May 17

  • Bruce Bowen Says Zaza Pachulia Intentionally Tried To Injure Kawhi Leonard

    SLAM Online "Retired Spurs forward Bruce Bowen wants to make it clear that he has no sympathy for Zaza Pachulia. Known as a “dirty” player in his day, Bowen weighed in on the play where Kawhi Leonard landed on Pachulia’s foot and twisted his ankle. (Kawhi was forced to leave Game 1 and remains questionable..." May 16

  • Kawhi Leonard suffered no structural damage with ankle injury

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Antonio Spurs have listed Kawhi Leonard as doubtful for Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, but an MRI on Monday revealed some positive news. According to ESPN’s Michael C. Wright, Leonard suffered no structural damage in his ankle when he landed awkwardly during Game 1. While..." May 16

  • Iman Shumpert says Zaza Pachulia's play is 'part of the game,' believes offense has enough advantages

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In the aftermath of Kawhi Leonard's ankle injury, one that helped the Golden State Warriors rally from a 25-point deficit in the second half to steal Game 1 against the San Antonio Spurs and led to subsequent chatter about the league's role in protecting players, Cleveland Cavaliers swingman Iman..." May 16

  • Mike Brown defends Zaza Pachulia after Gregg Popovich criticism

    Larry Brown Sports "Acting Golden State Warriors coach Mike Brown is standing by his player after some blistering criticism from Gregg Popovich. Brown backed center Zaza Pachulia over the controversy involving his defending against San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard, dismissing it as Popovich defending his own player and..." May 15

  • Pop rips Warriors' Pachulia for 'unsportsmanlike' play that injured Kawhi

    CBS Sports "After Kawhi Leonard's injury in the Spurs' 113-111 Game 1 loss to the Warriors, the discussion was about whether Zaza Pachulia's closeout that sent Leonard to the locker room was dirty. The Warriors big man closed out on Leonard's jumpshot, and Leonard landed on Pachulia's foot, twisting the..." May 15

  • Kawhi Leonard Out for Game 2 vs. Warriors with Ankle Injury

    Bleacher Report "Any chance the San Antonio Spurs have at beating the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals rests largely on Kawhi Leonard's availability. On Monday, head coach Gregg Popovich told reporters his star player would likely be unavailable for Game 2 due to an ankle injury. Popovich..." May 15

  • Draymond Green: ‘You Want To See Kawhi Leonard Get Back Out There’

    SLAM Online "The Spurs had a 21-point lead in the third quarter when Kawhi Leonard left Game 1 with an ankle injury on Sunday. Leonard was torching the Warriors, having already scored 26 points (on 13 shots) and grabbing 8 boards in less than 24 minutes of action. Golden State went on to outscore San..." May 15

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • Kawhi: I don't think Zaza meant to injure me

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard reinjured his left ankle Sunday during the second half of the Spurs' 113-111 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. He is expected to undergo an MRI. "I don't know. The game just ended," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich..." May 15

  • Kawhi Leonard reinjures left ankle, out for remainder of Game 1

    CBS Sports "Kawhi Leonard missed the Spurs' last game -- Game 6 against the Houston Rockets during the second round -- due to a sprained left ankle, but he was back in the lineup Sunday afternoon against the Warriors. Unfortunately, Leonard has once again tweaked that ankle. In fact, he did it twice in..." May 14

  • Gregg Popovich blasts ‘dangerous’ Donald Trump, without mentioning his name

    San Jose Mercury News "Ever since the general election in November, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich hasn’t been bashful about bashing President Donald Trump, but just a little more than hour before the start of the Western Conference playoffs against the Warriors, Popovich may have delivered his most stinging..." May 14

  • 'Patty was very determined:' Ginobili's wife jokes about Mills' celebratory smooch

    San Antonio Express-News "Most Spurs fans wanted to wrap Manu Ginobili in hugs and kisses after his heroic Game 5 block on Houston Rocket James Harden Tuesday night. And Patty Mills was no different, if you ask Mrs. Ginobili. Many Orono, Ginobili's wife, poked fun at how close the two got after her husband..." May 14

  • Spurs-Warriors: Popovich reveals complex strategy to stop Golden State: 'Pray'

    CBS Sports "The Warriors have one of the most intimidating starting lineups in NBA history -- one that contains arguably four future Hall of Famers -- so it's not going to be an easy task for the Spurs to stop them in the Western Conference finals. Golden State is a colossal favorite, and Spurs coach Gregg..." May 14

  • Why Spurs can keep Warriors from another NBA Finals

    USA Today "Why even play the Western Conference finals? The Golden State Warriors are destined to meet the Cleveland Cavaliers for a third consecutive time in the NBA Finals, right? They’re so dominant, so dangerous and so deep that the San Antonio Spurs ought to just stay home rather than lace ‘em up at..." May 14

  • Popovich: Leonard will play Game 1 vs. Warriors

    Bleacher Report "After missing the San Antonio Spurs' series-clinching Game 6 win over the Houston Rockets on Thursday because of an ankle injury, superstar forward Kawhi Leonard will play in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors. According to Jabari Young of the San..." May 13

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