Spurs Rumors & News

  • 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 25

  • 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 25

  • 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

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    We know Knicks & Lakers will chase LaMarcus Aldridge come July, but at least two teams in Texas believe they have shot at him: Spurs & Mavs

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    Dan McCarney @danmccarneySAEN

    Parker listed as questionable for Game 3 tmw against the Clippers with tightness in his right Achilles.

  • Spurs Unworried About Cap Ramifications To Re-Sign Kawhi Leonard

    Real GM Basketball "Kawhi Leonard will become a free agent in July, but both he and the San Antonio Spurs have a mutual interest to sign a new contract. The Spurs are unworried about ramifications with the salary cap in order to keep Leonard." April 22

  • Splitter expects bigger impact in Game 2

    San Antonio Express-News "Tiago Splitter and his recalcitrant right calf logged a little less than 10 minutes in the Spurs’ series-opening loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. That was by coach Gregg Popovich’s orders. Having emerged unscathed from his first live action since April 3, the Spurs’ starting..." April 21

  • Chris Paul, Blake Griffin carry Clippers to a dominant win over Spurs in Game 1 of playoffs

    Orange County Register "In the third quarter, Blake Griffin tried to shake off a shot to the face while his lungs burned from the strain. He grabbed his shorts and didn’t move towards his team’s bench, as the rest of the Clippers gathered. Chris Paul walked toward his teammate, wrapped his arms around his shoulders..." April 20

  • Adam Silver on gambling: 'It's good for business, I don't want to hide from that'

    CBSSports.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20

  • Jordan expects plenty of time at the line

    San Antonio Express-News "In a perfect Spurs first-round playoff world, there will be no need to employ intentional fouls against Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, one of the NBA’s worst foul shooters. The tactic, employed most notably against Jordan in the Spurs’ Feb. 19 game against the Clippers when they sent him to..." April 19

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    San Antonio Spurs @spurs

    Injury Report April 18 Matt Bonner (tightness, right calf) – Questionable Tiago Splitter (tightness, right calf) – Questionable

  • Splitter’s status uncertain as first round looms

    San Antonio Express-News "Tiago Splitter participated in portions of Friday’s practice, but coach Gregg Popovich wasn’t about to tip his hand as to whether the Spurs’ starting forward will be available when their first-round playoff series with the Los Angeles Clippers opens on Sunday. “We’d love to play him as much as..." April 17

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Pelicans beat Spurs, 108-103, advance to playoffs for first time since 2011

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In a pivotal regular-season finale, the New Orleans Pelicans' postseason hopes hinged on beating the defending champion San Antonio Spurs for the third time this season. With a sellout crowd decked out in red and on its feet for nearly the entire fourth quarter, the Pelicans celebrated in front..." April 16

  • Warriors, Spurs, Hawks, Blazers Finish In Top-10 In Offensive, Defensive Efficiency

    Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors finished the 14-15 season first in the NBA in efficiency differential in the regular season at +10.3 per 100 possessions. The Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers round out the top-5. The Warriors, Spurs, Hawks and Portland..." April 16

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

  • Spurs move to second in West with 11th straight triumph

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up It wasn’t the same shock and awe the Spurs have unleashed in most of their previous home games. But, after a lethargic third quarter Sunday at the AT&T Center, they hammered Phoenix — so depleted they suited up just nine plays — in the fourth, pushing their lead as high as 24..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

  • Spurs Recall Kyle Anderson from Austin Spurs

    NBA.com "The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have recalled forward Kyle Anderson from the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League. In six stints with Austin this season Anderson has appeared in 26 regular season games, averaging 21.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.96 steals and 1.46..." April 12

  • NBA says Tim Duncan's block on James Harden was legal

    ESPN.com "San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan's block on Houston Rockets guard James Harden was legal, the NBA ruled in its daily "Last Two Minutes" report released Saturday. In the closing seconds of the Rockets' 104-103 loss to the Spurs on Friday, Harden attempted a layup at the basket only to have it..." April 12

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    Dan McCarney @danmccarneySAEN

    Bonner (calf) doubtful, Splitter (calf) out tmw vs. PHX

  • Spurs Assign Kyle Anderson to Austin Spurs

    NBA.com "The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned forward Kyle Anderson to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League. In five stints with Austin this season Anderson has appeared in 26 regular season games, averaging 21.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.96 steals and 1.46..." April 11

  • Duncan’s block saves dramatic 104-103 win over Rockets

    San Antonio Express-News "After opening the door for the Houston Rockets to steal a win from the Spurs Tim Duncan slammed it right in James Harden’s face on the final play of a dramatic 104-103 win, San Antonio’s 10th straight. The win at Houston’s Toyota Center enabled the Spurs to leapfrog the Rockets in the air-tight..." April 11

  • Warriors-Spurs playoff series will satisfy nation

    CSN Bay Area "There was a time when the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association was feared and respected. It had many fearsome teams, and every game mattered greatly and was stuffed with near cosmic import. And then the Golden State Warriors happened. And then the injuries happened. And..." April 10

  • Spurs blast Houston, move 1/2 game out of 2nd in West

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up The Spurs played Houston Wednesday at the AT&T Center. They won — again, for the 19th time in 22 outings. They led by double-digits — again, for the 22nd straight game. They triumphed by at least 12 points (110-98) — again, tying the NBA record with nine such victories in a row...." April 09

  • Tony Parker says the Spurs are Kawhi Leonard's team

    SB Nation "For some teams, the transition from an older star to a younger one can be problematic. We all know about the issues Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant had in the early-aught Lakers, but there are other low-profile cases like Ray Allen having trouble with Rajon Rondo taking on a bigger role on the..." April 09

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    San Antonio Spurs @spurs

    updated injury report: Parker and Bonner will play tonight. Belinelli and Splitter are listed as out. #SASvsHOU

  • Spurs dominate Thunder 113-88 for 8th straight win

    Pounding The Rock "The Spurs beating the Thunder by 25 shouldn't be surprising. Scores as lopsided as the one from Tuesday are not common between playoff teams but the Spurs had outscored opponents by 14.5 points per 100 possessions since March, going into Oklahoma City. They led the historically good Warriors by 28..." April 08

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

  • Duncan, Parker and Ginobili make (more) history

    San Antonio Express-News "They’ve been together for 13 seasons, winning four championships and forever establishing themselves alongside the best trios in NBA history. Spurs stars Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker enjoyed yet another milestone Tuesday in Oklahoma City, where they played their 730th game together..." April 08

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    San Antonio Spurs @spurs

    INJURY UPDATE: Tony Parker (tightness, right Achilles) will not return to tonight’s game.

  • Kawhi Leonard ruins everything

    SB Nation "Stephen Curry is an angel. We all know this. He doesn't play basketball as much as he descends from the heavens every other night to remind us how beautiful dribbling and shooting can be. He's as child-like as any athlete could be. So, of course, Kawhi Leonard put him in a torture rack as the..." April 07

  • Manu Ginobili unlikely to play beyond 2016

    The Score "The San Antonio Spurs are once again peaking at the right time, and what seemed like a perfect dynasty bookend in 2014 may have just been precursor to an even better closing chapter in 2015. The Spurs winning a sixth championship and hanging back-to-back banners for the first time would seem to..." April 07

  • Gregg Popovich explains his difficult relationship with TV interviews

    Sporting News "In-game interviews with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich are among the most entertaining parts of a televised basketball game. It's not because Popovich provides excellent insight or exudes charisma. In fact, the entertainment value of a Popovich interview stems from his unwillingness to be..." April 07

  • Spurs snap Golden State’s 12-game win streak in emphatic fashion

    San Antonio Express-News "Statement games can be a dubious prospect, especially when one of the participants has nothing to play for with homecourt advantage clinched throughout the playoffs. That said, the Warriors offered up absolutely no excuses after the Spurs, battling to claw their way up to a more desirable playoff..." April 06

  • Spurs fully resurrected as title contenders

    Pounding The Rock "Narratives, man. Sometimes as journalists we create them, sometimes we shoehorn them in, but sometimes we pluck them right out of the air, floating before our eyes. This game was absolutely saturated with them. It was pretty obvious that the Spurs were going to win because: Matt Bonner..." April 06

  • Belinelli: I'd love to play Eurobasket but I can't say now I'll 100% play with NT

    Sportando "Marco Belinelli will be free agent from July when his contract with the Spurs expires. The Italian guard is not 100% sure he’ll play Eurobasket with the Italian National Team despite the words of the Italian Basketball Federation Gianni Petrucci who said that Gallinari, Datome, Bargnani and..." April 06

  • Splitter injury not serious, per Popovich, but he’ll miss time

    San Antonio Express-News "The tightness in starting forward Tiago Splitter’s right calf isn’t serious, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says, but the injury could still keep him out for at least a week, including a critical home-and-home set with Southwest Division rival Houston. “There’s some edema and some stuff in there,”..." April 06

  • Givens in life: Death, taxes and the Spurs' 50-win seasons

    NBA.com "When your eyes aren't mesmerized by the crisp ball movement, the hard cuts, the well-learned moves to produce all those wide open 3-point shots and clever backdoor layups, some of the real fun in watching the San Antonio Spurs is the interaction that by now is intuitive. Power forward Tim..." April 05