Spurs Rumors & News

  • The Spurs' chances to trade up went down after the draft lottery

    Pounding The Rock "The draft lottery was held on Tuesday and the Minnesota Timberwolves got the first pick. The Lakers will select second after leapfrogging the Knicks and the 76ers held on to the third pick. Asides from New York falling there wasn't much movement. The Heat and Lakers kept their picks and the rest..." May 21

  • 2014-2015 All NBA Teams named

    NBA.com "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the 2014-15 All-NBA First Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the NBA in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player's overall statistical contribution..." May 21

  • Tim Duncan's heir is not LaMarcus Aldridge

    Pounding The Rock "No matter how much we resist the idea, Tim Duncan will be gone at some point and the Spurs will need someone to fill his role if they intend to remain contenders. There have been plenty of rumors about LaMarcus Aldridge being on the Spurs radar to be that guy. Yet as great as Aldridge is, it's not..." May 21

  • Behind the Scenes of the NBA Draft Lottery

    Grantland "A few thoughts on the playoff interruption that is the annual NBA draft lottery … • The best thing about the lottery is watching some of the world’s most sophisticated basketball thinkers sweat over the order in which numbered Ping-Pong balls get sucked up a tube. The absurdity hits home in the..." May 21

  • NBA All-Defensive teams named

    NBA.com "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the league in both blocks per game (2.9) and total blocked shots (200). Additionally, Davis..." May 20

  • Marc Gasol Expected To Receive Free Agency Pitch From Spurs, Lakers, Knicks, Mavs

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks all are developing proposals to present to Marc Gasol on July 1, according sources. Gasol averaged 17.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.6 blocks while shooting 49.4 percent from the field in 81 games this..." May 19

  • Spurs aim to bring back Duncan, Leonard; pursue Aldridge

    CBSSports.com "With the NBA Draft lottery happening Tuesday night, there is only one given: As has been the case since they were awarded the No. 1 pick in 1997 and chose Tim Duncan, the Spurs will be nowhere near the ping-pong balls. It's been an incredible run of playoff success, 18 consecutive years out of..." May 19

  • Why NBA Has So Many Dumb Rules--And Won't Change Them

    Forbes.com "There’s a reason the NBA has dumb rules like Hack-a-Shaq, which is messing up a perfectly good post-season, dating back to the 1940s when the league emerged from the bushes in Tri-Cities and Ft. Wayne. We always did it this way. I didn’t say it had a good reason. If hacking represents the..." May 19

  • Grizzlies Fear Marc Gasol Will Sign With Spurs

    Gamedayr "Marc Gasol is accustomed to Tennessee. It’s where he went to high school. It’s been his home for years. Even when he was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, he never played for them. He was traded for his brother, Pau, and every major level of basketball for him has been in Tennessee — aside from..." May 18

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    David Pick @IAmDPick

    Davis Bertans - Spurs overseas stash - is rehabbing in San Antonio, I've been told. His progress is inspiring.

  • Veteran Bonner 'hopes to be back’ with Spurs

    San Antonio Express-News "While all of Spurs Nation awaits the fate of two-thirds of the Big Three, the next-longest tenured Spur faces an uncertain offseason of his own. Matt Bonner, with the Spurs longer than any player not named Tim, Tony or Manu, played only the final second of the team’s season-ending loss in Game..." May 08

  • Report: Messina (surprise) is interested in being an NBA head coach

    San Antonio Express-News "File this under “no kidding,” but Spurs assistant Ettore Messina — one of the most decorated coaches in European history before joining Gregg Popovich’s staff last summer — is interested in furthering his career as an NBA head coach. Finding the original piece by Italy’s La Gazzetta Dello Sport..." May 07

  • Report: NBA in negotiations with “global sports betting companies” to partner in Europe

    Pro Basketball Talk "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver came out in support of legalized gambling legislation, there was one motivation behind it — money. Silver looked at things like the Barclays Premiere League where three teams have their kit/jersey deal with an online gambling company, and numerous other teams..." May 06

  • Ginobili says he’ll wait a month before decision, could hinge on Duncan

    San Antonio Express-News "Manu Ginobili penned his latest column for Argentina’s Canchellana, and you can probably guess what the topics were. After a couple of graphs on how tough it’s been to have the season end so early, at the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers, Ginobili gets to what we really want to know: Will he..." May 06

  • Gregg Popovich reportedly makes $11 million per year

    Larry Brown Sports "Gregg Popovich is one of the best coaches in basketball history, having led the San Antonio Spurs to five NBA championships since 1999. He is apparently compensated accordingly. In a recent piece about the future of the Spurs, ESPN’s March Stein noted that Popovich is rumored to be making..." May 06

  • Spurs Expect To Make Considerable Roster Changes In Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "Gregg Popovich expects the San Antonio Spurs to have a different look next season, as the team will have free agents in Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Danny Green and others. "We’ve got a pretty good number of free agents," Popovich said, "so with R.C. [Buford] and the coaches and the group we’ve..." May 05

  • Gregg Popovich on Hack-a-Shaq rule: “If someone can’t shoot free throws, that’s their problem”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Gregg Popovich was aggressive about using the intentional foul rule to the Spurs’ advantage in their first-round series with the Clippers, especially when DeAndre Jordan was on the floor. But now that the Spurs are done for the summer, Popovich has some longer reflections on whether the ability to..." May 05

  • Gregg Popovich wants NBA to change playoff seeding procedure

    ESPN.com "San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said the NBA needs to change the way it seeds playoff teams after this season and do away with guaranteeing division winners a top-four seed. "That should be changed immediately," Popovich said Saturday, before his team lost to the Clippers in Game 7 of..." May 05

  • Parker, Diaw on France’s preliminary roster for EuroBasket 2015

    San Antonio Express-News "His subpar, injury-plagued season be damned, Tony Parker joins Boris Diaw and former Spur Nando De Colo among 24 players named to France’s preliminary roster for EuroBasket 2015. France is the defending champion, with Parker having earned MVP honors in leading Les Bleus to their first major..." May 05

  • Stein's Scoop: Next for Pop, Spurs?

    ESPN.com "Five burning questions and answers about the immediate future of the San Antonio Spurs in the wake of their agonizing seven-game exit in the first round to the Los Angeles Clippers: 1. Is Gregg Popovich right? Are Pop and the trusted trio of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili all..." May 05

  • Report: NBA could eliminate Hack-a-Shaq strategy

    SI.com "The NBA is considering a rule change that will punish teams for employing the Hack-a-Shaq strategy, according to a report from Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently said that he expects the NBA to engage in "full-throated" discussions about the possibility of..." May 05

  • Danny Green hopes he, others return

    San Antonio Express-News "In the disappointment of the Spurs locker room after a heartbreaking Game 7 loss to the Clippers on Saturday, Danny Green considered the unique nature of a roster kept intact to defend the 2014 NBA title and refused to consider its uncertain future. One of 10 Spurs who will become a free..." May 04

  • Spurs Will Have $23M In Cap Space

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs will have approximately $23 million in cap space this summer. The Spurs have Tony Parker, Tiago Splitter, Boris Diaw, Patty Mills and Kyle Anderson on the books for a total of about $34.2 million for 2015-16, plus Kawhi Leonard will have a cap hold of $7.2 million until he..." May 04

  • NBA Commissioner Sends Veiled Warning to Players' Union Regarding Labor Deal

    Bleacher Report "If NBA players opt out of the league's labor agreement in 2017, they might find themselves staring at some familiar and unsettling proposals: a hard salary cap, shorter contracts, smaller raises and perhaps an end to guaranteed contracts. No one is making that threat directly, at least not yet,..." May 04

  • Spurs face offseason of uncertainty, opportunity

    San Antonio Express-News "It isn’t for nothing that Sean Elliott says San Antonio doesn’t know what the “real” NBA is. In an league where constant change and turmoil are inevitable, the Spurs are seemingly impervious. Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich have been together for 18 seasons, one of the longest player/coach..." May 04

  • Relentless Clippers triumph over Spurs in Game 7, 111-109

    L.A. Daily News "It began with fireworks. The Clippers’ festive pre-game introductions interjected energy into a series in which home-court advantage has neither helped the Clippers nor the Spurs. It continued with turmoil. Clippers guard Chris Paul strained his left hamstring early in the first quarter,..." May 03

  • Gregg Popovich on Spurs' core: 'We'll probably come back'

    ESPN.com "One day, these San Antonio Spurs really will walk away and retire. But while their season ended Saturday night with a heartbreaking 111-109 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 7 of their first-round series, coach Gregg Popovich said he doesn't think this was the final game they will play..." May 03

  • Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili say it's 'too early' to talk about retirement

    SB Nation "In the aftermath of the Game 7 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers that eliminated the San Antonio Spurs from the playoffs, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili weren't ready to talk about the possibility of retirement. "It's a little too early to think about that," Duncan told reporters after the..." May 03

  • Future of Spurs in question after Game 7 loss

    Yahoo! Sports "The heartache and frustration of having their championship reign end in a last-second Game 7 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers had barely begun to hang over the San Antonio Spurs when attention quickly turned to a pertinent question about the franchise's future. Was this the last game for Tim..." May 03

  • The clock operator messed up the Spurs' final play

    SB Nation "A very strange thing happened at the end of the Clippers' win over the Spurs. San Antonio prepared to inbound with one second left down by two points ... and the Clippers' sideline operator started the clock inadvertently. Needless to say, Gregg Popovich and Spurs owner Peter Holt were pissed." May 03

  • As the Clippers and Spurs head to Game 7, Doc Rivers urges playoff reform

    Yahoo! Sports "Before tipoff of the opening game of what now seems destined to go down as one of the better first-round matchups in NBA playoff history, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers and San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich grumbled to one another with the same complaint. Why are we playing each..." May 02

  • Glen Davis questionable for Game 7 against Spurs with ankle sprain

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis is questionable for Saturday's Game 7 against the San Antonio Spurs with a left ankle sprain. Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Davis would be a game-time decision with the team not holding a practice Friday or shootaround on Saturday. "It's an..." May 02

  • Clippers force Game 7 with 102-96 win over Spurs

    L.A. Daily News "Do or die. Win or go home. Wait ’til next year. Whatever adage one desires, they were all applicable to the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 6 of their Western Conference first-round series against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night at AT&T Center. The Clippers entered down 3-2, largely..." May 01

  • Spurs show mettle yet again with tough Game 5 win in L.A.

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up Having claimed the victory they needed at Staples Center, the Spurs put themselves back in a hole with Sunday’s home loss. They promptly dug right out of it with their second road gutcheck of the series, holding off a furious charge from the Clippers to grab a 3-2 series lead with..." April 29

  • Game 4 victory a step in the right direction for Clippers and Lob City

    L.A. Daily News "At the end of a long weekend in San Antonio in which everything from their fight to their character came into question, the Clippers pocketed the biggest win in franchise history and boarded a bus to the airport, where a private plane awaited them. But after their potentially..." April 27

  • NBA signs deal with Stance to become official league sock

    The Score "The NBA is filling some big shoes with its latest licensing deal. The league has inked a multi-year deal with Stance, a sock manufacturer, to put its logo on socks worn during games starting next season, according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick. John Wilson, founder and president of Stance,..." April 27

  • Aldridge on whether Portland is his No. 1 option: 'We'll see'

    CBSSports.com "Portland Trail Blazers big man LaMarcus Aldridge will be a free agent in July. With his team down 3-0 to the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round, it is possible that his days as a Blazer are numbered. In a third-quarter sideline report during Saturday's Game 3 loss, ESPN's Chris Broussard said..." April 27

  • Spurs to pursue Aldridge after giving Leonard max contract

    CBSSports.com "The San Antonio Spurs have their new franchise cornerstone in Kawhi Leonard, the two-way superstar who scored 32 points while smothering the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 3 on Friday. He'll be a restricted free agent in July, and the Spurs are hoping to lock him up with a max deal, then chase..." April 26

  • Parker on the mend

    San Antonio Express-News "Until this season’s All-NBA teams are announced next week the starting point guards in the Spurs-Clippers series continue to reign as members of the official All-NBA teams, a fact that makes their sub-par performances in Friday’s Game 3 more than surprising. Combined, Tony Parker and Chris Paul..." April 26

  • Spurs to offer Leonard max contract

    Yahoo! Sports "Amid a gulf of salary-cap space in Los Angeles and New York, the promise of glitzy pitches and powerful personas, the summer's most impactful recruiter promises to come with a muffled grunt, a shrug of his shoulders and hands so massive that they could snare the biggest free-agent star of them..." April 26

  • Screwy voting system helped Kawhi Leonard win Defensive POY

    CBSSports.com "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard won the 2014-2015 Defensive Player. He has now won DPOY and Finals MVP within 10 months of each. An incredible accomplishment, and well-earned. Had Leonard played in all 82 games, or even 72, I would have thought him a shoo-in. He is without a doubt the most..." April 25

  • Leonard’s huge night leads Spurs to 2-1 series lead over Clippers

    My San Antonio "Home is where the heart is — and offense, and defense, and just about everything else you need to dominate a playoff game. Having played substantially better at the AT&T Center all season, the Spurs used their home mojo to crush the Los Angeles Clippers 100-73 in Game 3 to take control of their..." April 25

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Parker will play. Baynes doubtful with ankle sprain. Splitter available for as many as needed, per Pop.

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    Dan McCarney @danmccarneySAEN

    Duncan after logging 44 hard minutes in Game 2: "I'm a little sore, I'm a little tired. But I'll be ready to go tonight."

  • Parker to play in Game 3

    My San Antonio "The Spurs announced at Friday’s shootaround that starting point guard Tony Parker will play tonight in Game 3 of their first-round series with the L.A. Clippers in Game 3. “I didn’t doubt he was going to (play),” teammate Tim Duncan said. “I’m glad he’s feeling better and ready to rock. He..." April 24

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Early fave for OKC job clearly Billy Donovan but word in coaching circles is that Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina is on Thunder's list

  • NBA Announces First Game in Africa

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24

  • Spurs' Leonard named NBA Defensive Player of Year

    Fox Sports "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard named was NBA Defensive Player of Year on Thursday. Leonard, who led the league in steals at 2.31 per game, edged Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green in the voting. Leonard finished with 333 points and Green had 317." April 24

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    Howard Beck @HowardBeck

    Spurs' Kawhi Leonard wins 2015 Defensive Player of the Year, beating Draymond Green (2nd), DeAndre Jordan (3rd), Anthony Davis (4th).

  • Spurs outlast Clippers in OT to knot series at 1-1

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up Overtime loomed in Game 2 at Staples Center, and the Spurs — 1-6 during the regular season in extra time — were seemingly finished. They’d just blown a 10-point lead with 6:41 left, needing two free throws from Patty Mills and a defensive stop just to force OT. Tony Parker was..." April 23