Spurs Rumors & News

  • Argentine Patricio Garino pens deal with San Antonio

    The Score "Weeks ahead of taking the court alongside Manu Ginobili for Argentina at the Olympics in Rio, Patricio Garino is poised to join his countryman at AT&T Center after agreeing to a deal with the San Antonio Spurs. Spurs announced the signing of the 6-foot-6, 211-pound soft-shooting swingman with a..." July 29

  • Spurs' David Lee: Signs two-year contract with Spurs

    CBS Sports "Lee agreed to a two-year contract with the Spurs on Thursday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. The second year of the contract is a team option. Lee split his 2015-16 campaign between the Celtics and Mavericks, finishing the year with combined averages of 7.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Spurs sign 2013 first-rounder Livio Jean-Charles

    Pro Basketball Talk "With the 76ers signing Dario Saric, that left just five players drafted in the first round before this year who are still active but haven’t played in the NBA: Nikola Milutinov (No. 26 by Spurs in 2015) Bogdan Bogdanovic (No. 27 by Suns in 2014) Livio Jean-Charles (No. 28 in 2013..." July 24

  • Manu Ginobili: 'I never wanted to leave San Antonio'

    Yahoo! Sports "At the conclusion of a news conference on Thursday to announce a new partnership between the Junior NBA and the Argentinean Basketball Federation, Manu Ginobili stood up to pose for pictures while holding up a San Antonio Spurs No. 20 jersey that appeared to be intended for one of his 6-year-old..." July 22

  • Pop: Losing both Ginobili, Duncan 'would've been awful'

    The Score "After Manu Ginobili re-signed with the San Antonio Spurs on a one-year deal, word leaked out that the Philadelphia 76ers had pursued the 15-year veteran hard, pushing up his price. On Thursday, Ginobili admitted that he never had any real intention of leaving the only NBA team he's ever played..." July 22

  • Shannon Brown Allegedly Cheated On Monica, Got Sidechick Pregnant, Pray For Him

    Hip Hop Wired "Former NBA player Shannon Brown has reportedly been caught cheating on his wife, R&B singer Monica. Pray for that man. Word is—actually, according to a gossip site called The On Industry Blast—the high flying guard even got the sidechick pregnant. Ugh. Needless to say, the Twitter peanut..." July 20

  • Tim Duncan suing real estate company over doctored image

    Sportsnaut "Former San Antonio Spurs big man Tim Duncan didn’t necessarily make many enemies during his 19-year career in the NBA. Seen as a gentle giant, Duncan endeared himself to teammates and foes alike with an unassuming personality and a respectful manner. Less than a month into retirement, Duncan..." July 20

  • San Antonio’s Mayor Makes July 21 ‘Tim Duncan Day’ Much To The Chagrin Of Duncan, Probably

    Uproxx "Tim Duncan, in keeping with his well-established personality, quietly retired after an amazing career this offseason. One of the legends of the game, and a San Antonio icon, is riding off into the sunset. Before that happens, though, the city that he brought five titles to is going to honor him in..." July 19

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • Report: Suns to play Spurs and Mavericks in Mexico City

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has scheduled one game in Mexico City each of the last three seasons. The league will increase its presence south of the border this year. It seems the NBA is targeting Mexican fans with teams in closer proximity. Previous scheduled Mexico City games" July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Popovich on Spurs never being called super team: 'I just count the championships'

    CBS Sports "Due to Kevin Durant's decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the Golden State Warriors, the term 'super team' has become a hot button issue in the NBA this summer. With superstars in Durant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, the Warriors are in fact a super team,..." July 19

  • Shaq says Tim Duncan is not a 'big man'

    Sporting News "Now that Tim Duncan has retired, it's time for analysts and basketball minds to discuss his legacy and all-time ranking. In the recent days, people have called Duncan one of the best big men to ever play the game, but Shaquille O'Neal says hold on a minute. Speaking on his podcast, "The Big..." July 18

  • Spurs GM: Pop and Duncan wrestled during free agency in 2000

    The Score "The relationship between longtime San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and now-retired franchise legend Tim Duncan was always known to be close. Yet Spurs general manager R.C. Buford relayed a story to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski that indicates they may be as tight as teenage..." July 15

  • Former Villanova point guard Ryan Arcidiacono signs with Spurs

    CSN Philly "Ryan Arcidiacono's hard work has paid off. The San Antonio Spurs signed the former Villanova point guard Thursday afternoon. The Spurs did not disclose the terms of Arcidiacono's contract, but according to Michael Scotto of The Associated Press, it's a multi-year deal and Arcidiacono is..." July 14

  • 76ers reportedly made Spurs triple their offer to Manu Ginobili

    Liberty Ballers "Things have been quiet on the Sixers free agency front, so it was about time they were tied to a player they didn't actually sign. Fire up The Vertical batsignal Our pal Adrian Wojnarowski is on video there, and the Sixers-centric info is transcribed below: The Vertical's Shams Charania..." July 14

  • Manu Ginobili returns to Spurs on one-year, $14 million deal, per report

    SB Nation "Manu Ginobili is returning to the Spurs for a 15th season on a one-year, $14 million contract, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports. After the retirement of Tim Duncan, Ginobili will go at least one more year before making a decision on whether to call it quits. Ginobili declined a..." July 14

  • Manu Ginobili discussing one-year, $10 million deal with Spurs

    CBS Sports "Tim Duncan has announced his retirement from the San Antonio Spurs and the NBA. Not all of the old guys on the Spurs are following him out the door just yet. According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the Spurs and Ginobili are discussing a new contract to bring back the Argentinian guard for one..." July 14

  • Tim Duncan says he retired because the NBA wasn't as much fun

    San Antonio Express-News "Tim Duncan said he knew it was time to end his illustrious 19-season career when he did. In a wide-ranging internet interview with ViVid his close friend , Duncan touched on a variety of topics in his first interview since his Monday retirement. But he said he knew he was approaching..." July 13

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Gregg Popovich bids emotional farewell to 'irreplaceable' Tim Duncan

    ESPN "Wearing a black shirt emblazoned with a picture of Tim Duncan with a caption underneath reading "Impossible Is Potential," San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich waxed poetic for 15 minutes Tuesday about the retirement of arguably the greatest power forward to ever play the game, and plans to make..." July 12

  • Warriors understood Spurs' flaws, never feared them

    CBS Sports "The San Antonio Spurs won 67 games last season, a remarkable if not incredible feat. They were soundly the second-best regular season team last year. By product of their being "The Spurs," as well as those 67 wins and the fact that they presented an issue on the surface for Golden State with their..." July 12

  • Kidd regrets not joining Duncan, Spurs when he had the chance

    The Score "Thirteen years before Kevin Durant stunned the basketball world - and incensed competitive-balance truthers everywhere - by joining the team that beat his in the Western Conference finals, Jason Kidd very nearly pulled the trigger on a similar move. As an unrestricted free agent in the summer..." July 12

  • ‘Speechless’: How Nets’ Sean Marks remembers Tim Duncan

    New York Post "San Antonio’s Tim Duncan, the greatest power forward in NBA history, officially retired on Monday morning. And that night, Nets general manager Sean Marks — who won a ring with Duncan as a teammate, and another as an assistant coach — gushed over the legacy the Spurs’ icon left on his team, his..." July 12

  • Tim Duncan authored a college paper on 'excessive egotism'

    The Score "Tim Duncan announced his retirement from the NBA on Monday, leaving behind a legacy that includes five championships, 15 All-NBA Team honors, two MVP awards, and three Finals MVPs. But something you may not know about the San Antonio Spurs legend is that he co-authored a chapter in a psychology..." July 11

  • LeBron thanks Duncan, calls him 'best PF ever'

    The Score "LeBron James joined the long list of NBA players heaping praise on Tim Duncan following the San Antonio Spurs legend's retirement announcement Monday. James took to Twitter to express his gratitude for the "best PF ever."" July 11

  • Tim Duncan: A timeline of a legend

    USA Today "After 19 seasons, 1,643 total games, 56,738 total minutes, 31,668 total points, five championships and two MVP awards — Tim Duncan has retired. We take you back through his two decades of basketball dominance, from that 1997 draft day to the fifth and final championship. The Beginning Date:..." July 11

  • Tim Duncan retires after 19 seasons, five NBA titles

    ABC News "After five NBA titles, two NBA MVP awards, 15 All-­Star appearances and a spot on many lists as the greatest power forward of all time, San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan is calling it a career. Duncan, who turned 40 in April, announced Monday that he is retiring from the NBA after 19 seasons,..." July 11

  • NBA players react to Tim Duncan's retirement

    Fox Sports "One of the greatest players in NBA history is calling it a career. The San Antonio Spurs announced Monday that Tim Duncan is retiring at the age of 40. Duncan played his entire career with the Spurs after being drafted first overall in the 1997 NBA Draft, and went on to become ont of the most..." July 11

  • Murray plans to bring a different confidence to Spurs

    San Antonio Express-News "Dejounte Murray has a simple request for Gregg Popovich." July 08

  • San Antonio Zoo offers Duncan free entry if he signs another contract

    The Score "The San Antonio Zoo is hoping to entice Tim Duncan to return to the NBA for another season. " July 07

  • Manu Ginobili confirms return to Spurs for 2016-17 season

    The Sports Daily "Manu Ginobili will be back in black next season. The veteran shooting guard announced on social media Thursday that he will be returning to the San Antonio Spurs for a 15th season. Ginobili’s agent, Herb Rudoy, says he hopes to have a one-year contract with the Spurs completed by Friday or..." July 07

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Spurs' Dewayne Dedmon: Agrees to two-year deal with Spurs

    CBS Sports "Dedmon agreed to a two-year, $6 million contract with the Spurs Thursday, Sham Charania of The Vertical reports. Dedmon has been a minimal rotation player in his past two seasons with the Magic, averaging 4.4 points and 3.9 rebounds over 12 minutes in 2015-16. With Tim Duncan potentially..." July 07

  • Pistons sign Boban Marjanovic to 3-year, $21 million offer sheet

    SB Nation "Looking for additional cover behind Andre Drummond, the Detroit Pistons will sign Spurs giant Boban Marjanovic to a three-year, $21 million offer sheet, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Marjanovic is a restricted free agent, so the Spurs will have three days to match. Though Marjanovic was very..." July 07

  • Spurs expect Tim Duncan retirement answer this weekend

    The Sports Daily "The San Antonio Spurs figure out the direction of the franchise this weekend when Tim Duncan will decide whether he calls it quits on a legendary career. Duncan exercised his contract option for next season earlier this summer, but doubt remained as to whether he would go for season No...." July 06

  • Pau Gasol doesn't solve the Spurs' biggest needs

    Pounding The Rock "The Spurs won't come out of the offseason empty handed. Once Kevin Durant made his decision they landed Pau Gasol on a two-year, $30 million contract. Gasol had been linked to the Spurs before joining the Bulls and through the entire free agency process, so it's not really a surprise that he'll..." July 05

  • Boris Diaw traded to Jazz to clear cap space, according to report

    SB Nation "The San Antonio Spurs have traded veteran forward Boris Diaw to the Utah Jazz, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. The move clears the necessary cap space to allow the Spurs to sign Pau Gasol. Utah will send back Olivier Hanlan, a 2015 second-round pick who played overseas last season..." July 05

  • Warriors agree to deal with David West, seek other bargains

    San Francisco Chronicle "A day after making the biggest possible splash of free agency by reaching a contract agreement with seven-time All-Star Kevin Durant, the Warriors on Tuesday continued trying to make waves by canvassing the market for minimum-contract bargains. They reached an agreement on a one-year, minimum..." July 05

  • Report: Feud with Tony Parker to blame for Alexis Ajinca's failure to make French team?

    The Bird Writes "In a surprise announcement, Alexis Ajinca has failed to make the 12-man squad that will represent France in the upcoming FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila. According to Fabrice Auclert of Basket USA, there was likely more to the decision than just basketball reasons. Have a look at how..." July 05

  • Books adjust NBA odds in wake of Durant to the Warriors

    Covers.com "Well, this is certainly a holiday weekend that Bay Area basketball fans will never forget. We were told to expect an announcement in the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes at some point over the weekend, and the bombshell dropped just before noon EST on July 4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 05

  • Tim Duncan 'leaning strongly' toward retiring

    Yahoo! Sports "One of the NBA's all-time icons – San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan – is leaning strongly toward retirement, a decision that would end an illustrious 19-season NBA career, league sources told The Vertical. Duncan has left team officials, close associates and friends with a strong belief he's..." July 04

  • Pau Gasol finalizing 2-year deal with Spurs

    KSAT.com "Free agent forward Pau Gasol is finalizing a deal with the Spurs, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Wojnarowski reports it will be a two-year, $30M-plus deal with a player option after first season, meaning Gasol will have the ability to go back into free agency in the summer of..." July 04

  • Spurs, Raptors reportedly front-runners for Pau Gasol; Blazers still in mix

    CBS Sports "The San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors and Portland Trail Blazers are all looking for Gasol's decision to be in their favor. The Minnesota Timberwolves have also pursued Gasol, but they don't seem to be a finalist for his services. Chris Broussard of ESPN is reporting the Spurs and Raptors are..." July 04

  • Pau Gasol Could Join Spurs If Durant Signs Elsewhere

    Real GM Basketball "If Kevin Durant does not sign with the San Antonio Spurs, there's an increased probability Pau Gasol ends up with signing there. Gasol is considering offers from a number of teams including the Portland Trail Blazers and Toronto Raptors. Gasol has received two-year offers for as much as $40..." July 04

  • Agent: Ginobili intends to re-sign with Spurs, but …

    San Antonio Express-News "Manu Ginobili announced via his personal website Sunday morning that he intends to play one more NBA season before hanging it up. Conspicuously absent from his blog post was a mention of returning specifically to the Spurs. Ginobili, who turns 39 on July 28, became an unrestricted free agent..." July 03

  • Ginobili says he will return next season

    The Score "San Antonio Spurs veteran and current free agent Manu Ginobili said Sunday in a blog post that he will return for a 15th NBA season." July 03

  • Why NBA players get paid so much more than NFL stars

    SB Nation "Among the loudest voices expressing shock over some of the massive deals signed on the first day of NBA free agency were NFL players. Ryan Wilson at CBS Sports has a good round-up. This example from DeAngelo Williams sums up the sentiment. Many sports fans — even many NBA fans, who have had..." July 02

  • Gasol met with T-Wolves, still considering Blazers, Spurs

    The Score "There's no shortage of interest for Pau Gasol. The 15-year veteran is taking a turn toward his late-thirties, but remains one of the top names on the market, with a trio of Western Conference teams hot on his trail. The Minnesota Timberwolves met with Gasol for a "long talk" on Friday,..." July 02

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