Spurs Rumors & News

  • Ginobili, Parker set record for most NBA playoff wins by duo

    247 Sports "Long-time San Antonio Spurs teammates Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker made some major NBA history with Sunday's victory over the the Golden State Warriors. The victory gave Ginobili and Parker 132 postseason wins together as a duo; the most in the history of the league. "Of course, the..." April 23

  • NBA Rumors: Spurs Maintain This Caveat For Potential Kawhi Leonard Trade

    NESN "If the San Antonio Spurs do indeed send Kawhi Leonard packing, it sounds like it will be far from the Lone Star State. Leonard’s future with the Spurs has remained uncertain as the star forward continues to be out of action due to a lingering quad injury. The ailment reportedly has caused..." April 23

  • Ettore Messina To Remain Spurs’ Coach For Game 5

    Hoops Rumors "Top Spurs assistant Ettore Messina will continue to serve as the club’s interim head coach for Game 5 of its series against the Warriors on Tuesday, the team announced today. It will be Messina’s third game as head coach this series. Messina is filling in for Gregg Popovich, who is away from..." April 23

  • Ime Udoka To Interview With Hornets

    Hoops Rumors "The Hornets will interview Ime Udoka for their head coaching vacancy this week, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. An assistant in San Antonio, Udoka joins fellow Spurs assistant Ettore Messina and former Grizzlies coach David Fizdale on Charlotte’s interview list. Udoka has been an assistant..." April 22

  • Kawhi Won't Be Available to Lakers

    Orange County Register "It’s a sad day in San Antonio – and an exciting one for other teams, starting with the Lakers – with Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs looking like they’re past the point of no return. The Spurs trail the Warriors 3-0 in their first-round mismatch, one loss from the offseason with Kawhi nowhere in..." April 22

  • Gregg Popovich will not return to Spurs' bench for Game 4

    ABC News " Gregg Popovich will not coach the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday for Game 4 of their first-round series with the Golden State Warriors, the team announced. Popovich also did not coach Game 3 on Thursday after his wife, Erin, died Wednesday." April 21

  • Joffrey Lauvergne expected to return to Spurs for Game 4

    247 Sports "Joffrey Lauvergne has been listed as out for the past couple of games due to a personal matter, but now we know the specific reason why. The French center had missed the San Antonio Spurs' Game 2 and 3 matchups versus the Golden State Warriors due to the loss of a family member, as it was..." April 20

  • Kenyon Martin Says 85 Percent of NBA Smokes Marijuana

    SLAM Online "While the NBA bans the use of marijuana, Kenyon Martin estimates that “85 percent” of the League continues to find ways to smoke marijuana. In a roundtable discussion with B/R Mag’s Master Tesfatsion, Matt Barnes added that not only the players—but coaches and executives—smoke weed. “Some of..." April 20

  • Adam Silver: 'We Should Be Compensated' If Sports Gambling Is Legalized

    Bleacher Report "NBA commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Friday the league believes it should receive compensation if sports betting becomes legal in the United States. Silver explained his stance during an appearance on ESPN's Get Up!, per Andrew Joe Potter of The Score. "We've joined the fray ... and we..." April 20

  • Becky Hammon is more than qualified to be NBA head coach, so why isn’t she being considered?

    Newsday "Becky Hammon is ready to be a head coach in the NBA. Gregg Popovich, possibly the greatest coach in NBA history, thinks so. LeBron James, the biggest name in today’s game, thinks so. And Adam Silver, the commissioner of the NBA, repeatedly has said he thinks so. Yet the people who don’t seem..." April 20

  • Here's What a Potential Kawhi-to-the-Lakers Trade Would Look Like

    12 Up "​After all the misery that Kawhi Leonard put the Spurs through this season, ​envisioning him in San Antonio next year seems bizarre. Besides the fact that his mind is drifting toward Los Angeles, Kawhi's feud with his current training staff is nothing to mess around with. Historically, the..." April 20

  • NBA Rumors: Lakers will chase Kawhi Leonard deal this summer, sources say

    Sporting News "Former Lakers coach and star Byron Scott, for one, said this week that he believes the team has targeted this summer for a quick jump-start rebuild, suggesting that LA will wind up with both Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James this summer. Around the league, front-office sources agree with at least..." April 19

  • Ettore Messina To Coach Spurs In Game 3

    Hoops Rumors "The Spurs have announced that top assistant coach Ettore Messina will coach the club on Thursday night for Game 3 of San Antonio’s first-round series vs. the Warriors, taking Gregg Popovich‘s spot on the bench. Popovich will be away from the Spurs after his wife Erin passed away on Wednesday...." April 19

  • Tony Parker says it’s going to be difficult to play basketball tonight

    Clutch Points "On Wednesday night, as several teams around the NBA were on the court in playoff contention, news came down the wire stating that Erin Popovich, wife of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, passed away at the age of 67 due to complications from an illness that she had been dealing with for..." April 19

  • LeBron Defended TNT’s Allie LaForce For Asking Him About Gregg Popovich’s Wife’s Death

    Dime Magazine "The NBA world was left reeling on Wednesday night when news broke that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich’s wife, Erin, had passed away after an extended battled with an undisclosed illness. Numerous players past and present took to Twitter to offer their condolences and support, but the networks were put..." April 19

  • Wife of Gregg Popovich dies

    USA Today "The San Antonio Spurs announced that Erin Popovich, the wife of 69-year-old coach Gregg Popovich, passed away on Wednesday. "With deep regret the San Antonio Spurs announce that Erin Popovich, wife of Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich, passed away earlier today," the statement read. "Erin and..." April 18

  • Rip Hamilton on Kawhi Leonard-Spurs saga: Gregg Popovich 'thought he was a Tim Duncan'

    CBS Sports "Here's the update on the Kawhi Leonard situation: No one really knows what's going on in the Kawhi Leonard situation. The NBA star is still being listed on Spurs' injury reports as rehabbing his quadricep injury, and he still isn't appearing at Spurs' games. Coach Gregg Popovich seems to be..." April 18

  • Billboard goes up in San Antonio urging Manu Ginobili to play one more year

    Larry Brown Sports "Manu Ginobili may be entering the final games of his NBA career, but the city of San Antonio is still not ready to say goodbye. Retired former Spur Brent Barry tweeted an image Wednesday of a billboard that went up in the city urging Ginobili to play another year. The message on the billboard,..." April 18

  • Report: Relationship between Popovich, Leonard remains strong

    Larry Brown Sports "There has been plenty of drama surrounding the San Antonio Spurs this season, which Manu Ginobili is calling the weirdest of his career. But there is one positive despite it all: the relationship between Gregg Popovich and Kawhi Leonard reportedly is strong. The Washington Post’s Tim Bontemps..." April 18

  • Adam Silver on NBA’s handling of tanking incentives: ‘We’re not there yet’

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has defined tanking so narrowly – a team purposefully losing – he can deny it happens. A team sitting good healthy players? Not necessarily tanking. A team using suboptimal lineup combinations? Not necessarily tanking. Players giving less effort as they feel..." April 18

  • Kawhi Leonard went weeks without communicating with Spurs

    Clutch Points "Usually, when a player is injured, he just doesn’t stay at home. If he can, he joins the team or at the very least, gives them updates. But the Kawhi Leonard- San Antonio Spurs situation is very different. It was revealed that Leonard went weeks without communicating with the team. As reported..." April 18

  • Source: Spurs Continue To Give Signals They Won't Consider Trading Kawhi Leonard

    Real GM Basketball "While the San Antonio Spurs figure to receive interest from rival teams who would like to trade for Kawhi Leonard, it remains to be seen whether they will entertain a move. The Spurs can offer Leonard a supermax contract extension of $219 million over five years. Leonard has remained away..." April 17

  • NBA owner reportedly berated coach for not tanking

    Larry Brown Sports "As long as the NBA keeps its draft system the way it currently is, tanking will always be a huge issue across the league, particularly late in the season. For at least one team owner, tanking was an absolute must down the stretch. In the latest edition of his podcast with Bobby Marks, ESPN’s..." April 17

  • Report: Kawhi Leonard, Spurs agree on rehab program that has him away from team

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Spurs reportedly cleared Kawhi Leonard. His own medical team obviously hasn’t. But are both sides actually on the same page? Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports League sources tell me that his doctors and the Spurs medical staff agree to his current rehab program in New York. Both sides..." April 17

  • NBA Rumors: Sixers could trade for Kawhi, sign LeBron

    Clutch Points "In the midst of a rupture between the San Antonio Spurs and star forward Kawhi Leonard, rumors of a potential trade this offseason have run rampant. Taking part on ESPN’s SportsNation, Brian Windhorst revealed that Leonard’ destination would have a “direct impact” on where LeBron James ends up..." April 17

  • Big Pay Raises Coming for G League Players

    New York Times "The N.B.A. is instituting a long-anticipated salary increase in its developmental league, according to two people familiar with the league’s plans. Effective next season, players signed to G League contracts will earn $35,000 — or $7,000 per month — in addition to housing and insurance benefits..." April 17

  • Spurs’ Aldridge on Kawhi situation: ‘No comment’

    USA Today "When San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich spent his postgame press time raving about LaMarcus Aldridge, it was impossible not to wonder if there was a coded Kawhi Leonard message in there somewhere. One key member of the Spurs’ grand plans was here, with Aldridge fighting for 34 points and 12..." April 17

  • NBA Leaves 18-19 Cap Projection At $101M, 19-20 At $108M

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has not changed their preseason salary cap projection of $101 million for the 18-19 season and $108 million for 19-20 in a new memo to teams." April 17

  • Report: Kawhi Leonard accepting of Spurs’ supermax not a certainty

    Clutch Points "The San Antonio Spurs have been put in a precarious position involving star forward Kawhi Leonard centered the handling of his quad injury. This has moved to the point to where his long-term future with the franchise has seemingly been put up in the air. Leonard is set to enter the fourth year..." April 16

  • ESPN’s Brian Windhorst Thinks ‘What Happens To Kawhi Leonard Is A Link To What Happens With LeBron’

    Uproxx "The market for forwards this offseason has the potential to be completely insane. LeBron James has the flexibility to hit the open market as a free agent if he declines the player option in his contract. Kawhi Leonard could be on the trade block if his relationship with the San Antonio Spurs gets..." April 16

  • Anonymous NBA executives don’t blame Kawhi Leonard for slow return

    Larry Brown Sports "Some anonymous NBA executives aren’t blaming Kawhi Leonard for his slow return to action after a quad injury. While the San Antonio Spurs are increasingly frustrated by their star forward’s absence, rival executives said Leonard is simply trying to avoid becoming the next Isaiah Thomas or Grant..." April 16

  • 'That's Your Leverage': Don't Blame Kawhi Leonard for Taking Control

    Bleacher Report "Perennial All-Star Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs have arrived at an unlikely impasse, with questions surrounding loyalty, trust, money and control. Leonard's absence from the Spurs bench became a topic of discussion yet again during Saturday's nationally televised broadcast. Their..." April 16

  • 2018 Pre-Lottery NBA Draft Order

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA conducted its draft tiebreakers on Friday evening, further cementing the draft order for 2018. While we’ll have to wait until the lottery to determine the exact order for this year’s event, we now know what most of the 60 selections look like. Listed below is the pre-lottery 2018 NBA..." April 16

  • Kawhi Leonard Expected To Miss Remainder Of Postseason

    Hoops Rumors "Spurs All-Star Kawhi Leonard is expected to miss the remainder of the postseason with the intent of fully rehabilitating his injured right quadriceps, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. We noted earlier today that Leonard has remained in New York to continue his rehab in hopes of returning..." April 16

  • Sources: Leonard still not cleared by his doctors, advised to stay in New York

    San Antonio Express-News "As the Spurs search for answers following a 113-92 Game 1 loss to the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, Kawhi Leonard's whereabouts and status continues to make headlines. The Spurs forward remains in New York to rehab the quad injury that has kept him out of action..." April 16

  • Kawhi's 'People' Would Have To Call Popovich If He Wants To Rejoin Team For Playoffs

    Real GM Basketball "Kawhi Leonard's "people" would have to call Gregg Popovich to say he wants to rejoin the San Antonio Spurs in order for him to play in their first round series against the Warriors. That scenario seems unlikely. “I’m sure it’s been difficult [for Leonard], but it’s been difficult for us,” Pau..." April 16

  • Kawhi Leonard still not cleared by his medical team

    Sporting News "Kawhi Leonard missed the opener of the Spurs' playoff series against the Warriors Saturday and still has not been cleared by his medical team, according to ESPN. Leonard was officially ruled out for "return from injury management" as the Warriors routed San Antonio 113-92. Leonard is currently..." April 15

  • Gregg Popovich directs questions on Kawhi Leonard to ‘his group’

    Larry Brown Sports "San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich seems to be frustrated and confused at the absence of Kawhi Leonard. Popovich made reference to Leonard and “his group” on Sunday, telling reporters they should direct their questions about the forward’s status to them." April 15

  • Gregg Popovich Ought to Stop Whining And Get Over Himself

    The Big Lead "Oh ho man! Did you see the Gregg Popovich video? The one where he’s upset because he didn’t get something he wanted so he took it out on a room full of people who had nothing to do with it? Are you having a hard time remembering which video I’m talking about, because this describes thousands of..." April 15

  • Hornets permitted to interview Spurs assistant Ettore Messina

    Hoops Rumors "Adrian Wojnarowski: The Charlotte Hornets have received permission to interview San Antonio Spurs assistant Ettore Messina for head coach opening, league sources tell ESPN. GM Mitch Kupchak and Messina worked together with Lakers, when Messina was part of Mike Brown’s coaching staff." April 15

  • Pop says Spurs looked like 'deer in headlights'

    ESPN "The short-handed San Antonio Spurs thought they had adequately prepared for Game 1 of the Western Conference playoffs against the Golden State Warriors, but coach Gregg Popovich expressed surprise and disappointment Saturday in a squad he said "looked like a deer in headlights" in a 113-92..." April 15

  • Clippers Plan On Putting A Trade Together For Leonard

    Uproxx "The weird and wild saga of Kawhi Leonard saw its latest chapter on Saturday afternoon when, well, no one saw Kawhi Leonard. Despite the fact that the San Antonio Spurs faced off against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of their opening round series, Leonard was nowhere to be found. He wasn’t on..." April 15

  • Steve Kerr: Warriors will refocus vs. Spurs after slump down stretch

    ESPN "For all their dominance in recent seasons, the Golden State Warriors struggled mightily down the stretch of the regular season, finishing with six losses in their last 10 games and 10 losses in their last 17 overall. But with their postseason quest toward a fourth consecutive Finals..." April 13

  • Kawhi Leonard won't play in Game 1 vs. Warriors

    247 Sports "If Kawhi Leonard is going to return to game action during the playoffs for the San Antonio Spurs, it won't come in Game 1 against the Golden State Warriors. Per the Spurs - via Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express News - Leonard has been officially ruled out of the team's first postseason..." April 13

  • Steve Kerr Says The Warriors Don’t Expect Kawhi Leonard To Play During Their Series

    Uproxx "The Golden State Warriors have a first-round matchup against the San Antonio Spurs to start the postseason, and as of right now, the defending champs aren’t expecting any surprises from the Spurs lineup over the course of their series. Despite the enigmatic status of Kawhi Leonard, Warriors..." April 13

  • NBA viewership up year-over-year on both ABC and TNT

    Awful Announcing "It has been a good year for the NBA. Both conferences have featured more exciting races than expected, with mildly surprising results atop the standings and all kinds of unexpected outcomes (Jazz! Blazers! Pacers!) just a bit lower down. Superstars have played like superstars, young players have..." April 12

  • Dwyane Wade believes Kawhi Leonard will be traded to Celtics

    WEEI Boston "The Celtics need one more superstar to make a run at the Golden State Warriors. Could Kawhi Leonard be the answer? Dwyane Wade thinks so. The future Hall of Famer told Yahoo's Jordan Schultz he believes Leonard will be traded to the Celtics because of friction with his current team, the San..." April 12

  • Dwyane Wade feels Kawhi Leonard will end up with Celtics

    Sportsnaut "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will be one of the more hotly discussed players of the NBA offseason. Future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade sees San Antonio moving Leonard and thinks that the two-time All-Star will end up with the Boston Celtics. From an on-court point of view, we can..." April 11

  • Spurs clinch playoff spot for 21st straight season

    Clutch Points "By no stretch of the imagination was it easy to accomplish, but the San Antonio Spurs (47-34) can now officially say that they have made it back to the postseason for the 21st consecutive year after they rallied to beat the Sacramento Kings 98-85 on Monday night. A team that has battled the..." April 10

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