Spurs Rumors & News

  • Mitchell, Simmons Voted Unanimous All-Rookie First Teamers

    SLAM Online "Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Sixers guard Ben Simmons were voted as unanimous NBA All-Rookie First Team selections, the NBA announced on Tuesday. Celtics wing Jayson Tatum would have been unanimous First-Team, if not for one Second-Team..." May 22

  • NBA playoffs mired in worst pre-Finals competitive-game drought ever

    Pro Basketball Talk "Exciting games. Clutch plays. Close finishes. Remember those? The NBA playoffs have hit a lull. It has been 11 days since the last game decided by fewer than 10 points. Longer competitive-game droughts have occurred – though not many, and never before..." May 22

  • Will LaMarcus Aldridge end his career with the Spurs?

    San Antonio Express-News "Each week, Express-News sportswriters debate the issues of the day. This week, Mike Finger, Jabari Young, Jeff McDonald and Tom Orsborn weigh in. Will LaMarcus Aldridge end his career with the Spurs? Orsborn: Aldridge will be 33 on July 20. The extension he signed last..." May 22

  • San Antonio Spurs disband longtime dance team for 'family-friendly' alternative

    USA Today "For more than 25 years, the San Antonio Spurs have turned to their Silver Dancers to get crowds fired up.  But that won't be the case next season, as the NBA team is replacing the all-female squad with a "family-friendly" co-ed "hype..." May 22

  • Spurs Hope To Offer Leonard $219 Million Supermax

    SLAM Online "Kawhi Leonard only appeared in nine games for the San Antonio Spurs this season and didn’t attend any of the squad’s playoff games against the Golden State Warriors; however, the franchise still hopes its relationship with Leonard can be repaired. If so, they’ll be willing to..." May 21

  • How the 76ers could land LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard

    247 Sports "After a solid 2017-18 season that saw them jump from a 28-win lottery team to a 52-win playoff team that went to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Philadelphia 76ers are looking to continue their progression over the offseason by making a [major] splash in free agency.  The..." May 18

  • Spurs Need 'Grand-Slam Offer' to Part with Kawhi

    Bleacher Report "San Antonio Spurs swingman Kawhi Leonard is one of the best players in the NBA, and his team reportedly won't settle for anything less than a "grand-slam offer" if it is going to trade him this offseason.  Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer..." May 18

  • 2018 NBA Draft Picks By Team

    Hoops Rumors "While the Sixers were knocked out of the 2018 playoffs in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the underdog Celtics, few teams are better positioned in this year’s draft than Philadelphia. The 76ers own six of the 60 picks in the 2018 NBA draft, including a pair of..." May 17

  • Clippers need Kawhi Leonard; they also needed better lottery luck

    L.A. Daily News "There is no Camelot in the NBA, not anymore. For 20 years San Antonio was the shining city. It checkmated the argument that the NBA was a breeding ground for the selfish, the self-absorbed, the mercenaries and the slackers. The Spurs were idealized but real, sort of a Leave It To..." May 16

  • NBA Owners To Gain From Legalized Sports Betting, Players Could Be Next

    Hoops Rumors "New Jersey is expected to offer sports bets by the end of the month and many states will likely open up their own shops in the coming months. It’s a huge win for the gambling community and those in the gaming industry, but it’s also a huge win for owners of NBA..." May 16

  • Here Are The Odds For Every Team (And Every Pick) In The 2018 NBA Draft Lottery

    Dime Magazine "The 2018 NBA Draft order will finally be set on Tuesday night when the league completes its annual Draft Lottery to determine who gets the first 14 picks of the first round. The Phoenix Suns hold the top spot in the lottery, earning themselves a 25 percent at landing the top pick, but..." May 15

  • Four potential JJ Redick landing spots in free agency

    Hoops Hype "One would be hard-pressed to find a deadlier three-point shooter than JJ Redick. Over the past three seasons, the Duke product has converted 44 percent of his looks from beyond the arc, the highest rate among players with at least 1,000 attempts from deep. Coming in..." May 14

  • Report: Sixers Want to Add LeBron, Kawhi or PG This Summer

    SLAM Online "LeBron James is set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Paul George is expected to opt out of his current contract to become a free agent, as well. And Kawhi Leonard is reportedly on rocky terms with the Spurs. The Sixers are closely monitoring all three players according to Keith..." May 14

  • Sixers have expressed interest in Kawhi trade

    Larry Brown Sports "Could a trade that reunites him with Brett Brown be the solution to the San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard conundrum? Keith Pompey of the Philly Inquirer reported Saturday that the Philadelphia 76ers have expressed interest in a trade for the embattled Spurs star. Leonard, who appeared in just..." May 13

  • While Spurs reject calls, other teams speculate, plan for Kawhi Leonard trades

    Pro Basketball Talk "Call up R.C. Buford and the Spurs’ front office to inquire about the availability of Kawhi Leonard in a trade, and you might hear laughing in the background before you’re hung up on. Right now, the Spurs are not listening to offers and believe they can repair their relationship with Leonard...." May 11

  • Pau Gasol Says Becky Hammon 'Can Coach NBA Basketball' in Players' Tribune

    Bleacher Report "San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol penned an open letter for The Players' Tribune on Friday advocating for Becky Hammon to be hired as an NBA head coach. "I've played with some of the best players of this generation … and I've played under two of the sharpest minds in the history of sports, in..." May 11

  • Spurs Not Fielding Offers For Leonard, Hope To Mend Relationship

    Hoops Rumors "Despite a tumultuous regular season, highlighted by a persistent quadriceps injury, the Spurs are brushing off trade interest in Kawhi Leonard and hope to repair the relationship between both sides, Ken Berger of Bleacher Report writes in an in-depth feature. Leonard appeared in just nine games..." May 11

  • Tony Parker says he would be open to leaving Spurs

    Larry Brown Sports "Kawhi Leonard may not be the only San Antonio Spurs mainstay whose future with the team is in some doubt. In an interview with French outlet RMC Sport on Thursday, Spurs guard Tony Parker said that he would be open to leaving San Antonio in free agency. “It is not yet sure that I [will] stay..." May 11

  • Hornets reach 4-year deal with new coach James Borrego

    ESPN "The Charlotte Hornets have reached agreement on a four-year contract to hire San Antonio Spurs assistant James Borrego as head coach, league sources told ESPN on Thursday. The Hornets will hold a team option on the fourth year of the contract, league sources said. Borrego has already begun..." May 10

  • Report: Lakers confident they can land Kawhi Leonard

    Larry Brown Sports "If the relationship between Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs has been damaged beyond repair, at least one team is confident they have a good chance at winding up with the two-time NBA All-Star. Leonard can opt out of his contract after next season, and a report from about three months..." May 10

  • Report: Aldridge called Lillard, asked for trade back to Blazers

    KGW "Well, this is a fun one. Bleacher Report’s Ken Berger wrote a piece on Thursday about the tumultuous relationship between Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs. No, he didn’t suggest the organization trades Leonard to the Portland Trail Blazers — I took care of that last week. But there was..." May 10

  • Spurs' Becky Hammon gaining traction as future head coaching candidate

    Michigan Live "One NBA head coaching candidate is garnering much attention, not from being more experienced or necessarily more qualified or accomplished than the rest. It's because of gender. Becky Hammon might become the league's first female head coach, maybe this year, maybe in the future. Hammon, 41,..." May 10

  • NBA Execs: Kawhi Leonard Is Done in San Antonio

    Bleacher Report "These are strange times in San Antonio. Usually, this is when the rest of the NBA dissects what went wrong, what they can do to change and how they will attack an offseason of coaching shifts, draft picks and free-agent moves. The Spurs, typically, have used this time to prepare for another..." May 10

  • LaVar Ball Believes Lonzo Is Better Than Kawhi Leonard

    Complex "Given the uncertainty of Kawhi Leonard's relationship with the Spurs, trade rumors will likely swirl around San Antonio all offseason. One of the most common destinations that has popped up in these conversations is Los Angeles—for both the Clippers and Lakers. Leonard is from L.A., and both teams..." May 09

  • Alvin Gentry compares Anthony Davis to Tim Duncan

    ESPN "New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry believes star center Anthony Davis has character traits similar to those of one of the best big men to ever play the game -- Tim Duncan. While discussing the camaraderie that has defined his team's successful season, Gentry made the comparison to the San..." May 08

  • NBA Rumors: What could the Spurs get for Kawhi Leonard?

    Express "The oddsmakers in Las Vegas don’t make their money by being often wrong. That’s why recent news out of Sin City ought to hearten Spurs fans hoping Kawhi Leonard stays in San Antonio. Odds released by Bovada, an online sports betting site, still peg the Spurs as Leonard’s most likely employer..." May 07

  • Rudy Gay feels the Kawhi Leonard issue may be blown out of proportion

    NBC San Antonio "It was and continues to be the talk of the NBA surrounding the San Antonio Spurs and Kawhi Leonard. By now everyone knows what has been going on between the two sides - an alleged rift, unhappiness in San Antonio, mismanagement of Kawhi's right quad injury, trade rumors and so much more to make..." May 07

  • Spurs' Borrego, Celtics' Larranaga land 2nd interviews with Hornets

    The Score "The Charlotte Hornets are narrowing down their coaching search and have reportedly granted call-back interviews to a pair of assistant coaches. James Borrego of the San Antonio Spurs and Jay Larranaga of the Boston Celtics will each meet with the Hornets for a second time this weekend, sources..." May 05

  • Ettore Messina Interviewing For Bucks Job Today

    Bleacher Report "As the Milwaukee Bucks look for their next head coach, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina's name has surfaced as a candidate. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Messina will be among those interviewed for the vacancy in Milwaukee. Former Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford..." May 05

  • Becky Hammon to interview with Bucks

    ESPN "The Milwaukee Bucks plan to interview San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon for the franchise's head coach opening, league sources told ESPN. Hammon is the NBA's first female assistant coach, and now will be the first to interview for a head coaching job in the league. Hammon isn't..." May 04

  • Stephen A. Smith proposes trading Kyrie Irving to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard

    San Antonio Express-News "With Kawhi Leonard trade rumors continuously swirling, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith laid out his own scenario on "First Take" Friday morning. After the Boston Celtics 108-103 win over over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night, in which Terry Rozier put up 20 points, Smith proposed trading Kyrie..." May 04

  • Report: Spurs are 'determined' to trade Kawhi Leonard

    247 Sports "Kawhi Leonard's days with the San Antonio Spurs may be numbered, as the Spurs are 'done' with the multi-faceted forward, and are determined to trade him over the offseason, according to a report from veteran NBA writer Peter Vecsey, via Amico Hoops. From Amico Hoops: The San Antonio Spurs..." May 03

  • Popovich reportedly didn't even want Kawhi at practices

    Sportsnaut "The ever-growing rift between Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs doesn’t appear to have a bridge in sight. Now a new report shines even more light on the relationship between the superstar and head coach, Gregg Popovich. According to Hall of Fame writer Peter Vecscy, the Spurs are “done”..." May 03

  • Report: Kawhi Leonard Waiting to See if Spurs Offer Supermax

    SLAM Online "The Spurs are said to be worried that Kawhi Leonard‘s camp is angling to force a trade, but according to the latest report out of San Antonio, the superstar forward is waiting to see if the team will offer him a five-year, $219 million supermax extension this summer. Reportedly, neither side..." May 02

  • Kawhi Leonard returns to San Antonio, no scheduled meeting with team

    Clutch Points "Kawhi Leonard, who’s been marred by controversy, particularly with his relationship with the San Antonio Spurs, has finally returned to the team. As reported by Chris Haynes of ESPN, Leonard and his trainer are now in San Antonio after rehabbing for six weeks in New York. Leonard has..." May 02

  • NBA Rumors: Spurs reportedly 'done' with Kawhi Leonard, to trade him back east

    Sportsnaut "The drawn-out drama surrounding Kawhi Leonard and his San Antonio Spurs could come to a head during the summer. We’ve all read the reports of a rift that grew between the two sides during a 2017-18 season that saw Leonard miss all but nine games to a quad injury. Since this rift has been made..." May 01

  • Kawhi Leonard planned to join Spurs if Gregg Popovich chose to coach after wife’s death

    Clutch Points "Kawhi Leonard has been more than his usual quiet self this season, seemingly more distant from the San Antonio Spurs during his recovery process from a dumbfounding quad injury. Yet despite the reported fissure between the star and the organization, Leonard was planning to return from New York..." May 01

  • Kawhi Leonard's Camp Believes Issue Related To Ossification Of Quad Area

    Real GM Basketball "Kawhi Leonard's camp has come to believe the issue has more to do with an ossification or hardening in the quadriceps area where the muscle has been repeatedly bruised and then an atrophying, which in turn affected the tendons connecting the muscle to the knee, according to multiple..." May 01

  • Report: Spurs Worried Kawhi Camp Is Trying to Force Trade

    Bleacher Report "As the San Antonio Spurs attempt to salvage their relationship with Kawhi Leonard, there is reportedly belief within the organization that the star's camp is aiming to get him more into the national spotlight. Per ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Michael C. Wright, multiple league sources revealed..." May 01

  • The Four Best Destination For Paul George This Summer

    The Big Lead "Paul George is set to become one of the most highly coveted free agents this summer. Several teams are expected to be in pursuit of the superstar, and after the way things ended this season with the Thunder, there is reason to believe he could be on the move. Here are the four best..." April 29

  • Spurs’ Rudy Gay Mulling Player Option Decision

    Hoops Rumors "With the Spurs’ 2017/18 season now in the books, Rudy Gay will face a decision this summer on whether to play out his contract or return to unrestricted free agency. Gay’s two-year deal with San Antonio includes an $8.8MM player option for 2018/19, and Jeff McDonald of The San Antonio Express-News..." April 26

  • NBA Rumors: Knicks could reportedly move Porzingis for Leonard

    Sportsnaut "Phil Jackson might not be running the ship in New York anymore, but that doesn’t mean the downtrodden New York Knicks won’t look to move star forward Kristaps Porzingis. Obviously, said deal would have to bring in an equal star for a Knicks squad that has not earned a playoff spot since the..." April 26

  • Report: Kawhi Leonard has a list of demands for the Spurs

    NBC San Antonio "The San Antonio Spurs' offseason is here which also begins the summer of Kawhi Leonard. You know the story by now - he has been absent for most of the season, played nine games, in New York rehabbing his right quad, reports of an alleged rift between him and the team and this summer he could be..." April 26

  • Kawhi Leonard’s potential split from Spurs could be story of summer, and Knicks should be interested

    New York Daily News "The Summer of Kawhi has a head start on the Summer of LeBron. Kawhi Leonard is expected to meet with the San Antonio Spurs in the not-so-distant future, assuming that he is medically cleared by his team of doctors. The Knicks should be paying close attention. The most bizarre and unreported..." April 26

  • Spurs' Gasol plans on playing at least another 3-4 years

    The Score "The end of the San Antonio Spurs' five-game playoff run doesn't also signify the end of Pau Gasol's playing career. With his 17th season now in the books, the 37-year-old center still feels he has a future where he can continue playing for several more years and still be effective. "I have..." April 25

  • Messina proved NBA head coaching mettle against Warriors, players say

    Larry Brown Sports "San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina had to step in for Gregg Popovich during their series against the Golden State Warriors, and his players were impressed by the work he did. After the death of Popovich’s wife, Messina handled the final three games of San Antonio’s series loss to..." April 25

  • Report: Kawhi Leonard to return to San Antonio around exit interviews. Then…

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody is sure how the Kawhi Leonard situation is going to play out with the Spurs. As is the nature of the NBA, the GMs of other teams are starting to circle the Spurs like vultures, on the chance that this time Gregg Popovich cannot smooth out the relationship with his star player and needs to..." April 25

  • Report: Final call for Kawhi Leonard supermax deal to come down to Spurs ownership

    Clutch Points "The San Antonio Spurs face a summer of uncertainty, with several of their aging veterans approaching the end of their careers and a star forward with an unknown future with the franchise. Kawhi Leonard, who is approaching the last two years of a five-year, $94.3 million deal (the last one a..." April 25

  • Steve Kerr told Manu Ginobili to keep playing

    247 Sports "At the conclusion of Golden State's 99-91 Game 5 and series clinching victory over San Antonio on Tuesday, Warriors coach Steve Kerr sought out Spurs veteran star Manu Ginobili and embraced his former teammate. Kerr congratulated Ginobili on his performance throughout the series and then..." April 25

  • Tony Parker: I Want To Keep Playing, We'll See If It's In San Antonio

    Real GM Basketball "Tony Parker will be a free agent this offseason and his future with the San Antonio Spurs is unclear. Parker will almost certainly be required to take a contract at a reduced rate from his $15.4 million this season. Parker has taken a reduced role coming off the bench behind Dejounte Murray." April 25