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  • DeMar DeRozan fined $25K for chucking ball at referee

    Yahoo! Sports "The ending of the San Antonio Spurs’ Game 4 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Saturday just got a little worse for DeMar DeRozan. The NBA announced Sunday that DeRozan had been fined $25,000 for “recklessly throwing the basketball toward a game official” in the fourth..." April 21

  • DeMar DeRozan Ejected After Throwing Ball At Official

    The Spun "On Saturday night, the San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets took the floor for Game 4 of their series. The Spurs entered the game with a 2-1 series lead and looked to be in control early. Gregg Popovich’s squad raced out to a 34-22 lead at the end of the first..." April 21

  • Spurs’ Derrick White has 4th most inside points by a guard in last 20 postseasons

    Clutch Points "The dreaded sophomore slump hasn’t affected San Antonio Spurs point guard Derrick White. He joined elite company in the NBA’s record books on Thursday. White’s 24 points in the paint against the Denver Nuggets on April 18 is the fourth-most in the postseason by a..." April 19

  • Spurs coach Gregg Popovich discusses what Nuggets have done well defensively thus far in the series

    Clutch Points "The San Antonio Spurs entered the 2019 playoffs as an underdog. The Western Conference’s seventh seed is matched up with the second-seed Denver Nuggets in the first round, a very tough opponent. Very few picked San Antonio to move on. But so far, the Spurs have held their own...." April 19

  • Spurs’ Rudy Gay discusses DeMarcus Cousins injury, says he reached out to Boogie

    Clutch Points "San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay revealed that he reached out to Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, who suffered a season-ending injury in the 2019 NBA Playoffs. Cousins sustained a left quadriceps tear in Game 2 of his first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles..." April 19

  • Gary Harris says the whole Nuggets team is taking Derrick White’s career game personally

    Clutch Points "The San Antonio Spurs were able to take a 2-1 series lead over the Denver Nuggets thanks to a breakout performance by point guard Derrick White. Nuggets guard Gary Harris indicates that the team may have felt a bit slighted by his outing. The Nuggets simply had no answer for..." April 19

  • Spurs’ Derrick White is 1st player to have a 35-5-5 playoff game in his 1st or 2nd season since Dwyane Wade

    Clutch Points "San Antonio Spurs combo guard Derrick White is the first player to score at least 35 points, grab five rebounds and dish out five assists in a playoff game in his first or second season since Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade did it back in 2005 versus the Detroit Pistons. White put up 36..." April 19

  • Michael Malone says Spurs’ Jakob Poeltl gets away with moving screens all game

    Clutch Points "Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone says referees are letting San Antonio Spurs big man Jakob Poeltl get away with setting moving screens. The Spurs blew out the Nuggets in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead in their first round series. Malone says the refs allowed the Spurs to..." April 19

  • How a wine dinner helped the Spurs land Manu Ginobili

    ESPN ""POP WANTS TO talk to you." The server is speaking to a man named Jeremy Threat -- and from the tone in his voice, something is clearly amiss. Threat hustles back to the main dining room of Spataro Restaurant & Bar, an Italian restaurant in Sacramento, California, that..." April 19

  • We shouldn’t judge NBA players if they struggle when they’re hurt

    SB Nation "The NBA playoffs define the legacies of great players, yet they’re also when those players often aren’t at their best because of injuries. Many times, we don’t find out about these injuries until months or years after the fact. At that point, those..." April 18

  • LaMarcus Aldridge will face no discipline for below-the-belt contact against Gary Harris

    Clutch Points "San Antonio Spurs big man LaMarcus Aldridge will not be facing any punishment from the league for his below-the-belt contact with Nuggets shooting guard Gary Harris in Game 2 of their first round series. Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio..." April 18

  • LaMarcus Aldridge’s hit to Gary Harris’ groin wasn’t a dirty play, Nuggets coach says

    Denver Post "Nuggets coach Michael Malone said Wednesday he didn’t see anything intentional about the Game 2 incident between LaMarcus Aldridge and Gary Harris that left Denver’s shooting guard on the floor writhing in pain late in the fourth quarter Tuesday night. While fighting..." April 18

  • Trades to Rescue NBA Superstars Who Missed the Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "Winning is among the main criteria for NBA stardom. If you aren't leading your team to success, typically in the form of playoff trips, you're going to face questions about whether you're really all that good. That way of thinking is reductive, though...." April 16

  • Pop on White's game vs. Nuggets: 'Spectacular'

    ESPN "Derrick White saw an opening, rose up and threw down a thunderous one-handed dunk all over Paul Millsap that shook the Pepsi Center in the third quarter Saturday. But that wasn't even the San Antonio point guard's biggest play of the night. Redeeming himself after a turnover..." April 14

  • Spurs' Gregg Popovich becomes winningest coach in NBA history

    CBS Sports "San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich made history on Saturday night in Denver, winning his 1,413th NBA game between the regular season and playoffs to become the winningest coach in NBA history. He moved past the legendary Lenny Wilkens, who is in the Hall of Fame as both a player and..." April 14

  • Adam Silver: NBA to Debate Shorter Games, In-Season Tournaments, Load Management

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has seen a few sizable changes in commissioner Adam Silver's era, including a revamp of the All-Star game and draft lottery formats.  However, Silver told reporters that the Association is exploring more seismic changes, including reducing games from 48..." April 12

  • Why Becky Hammon makes perfect sense for the Lakers

    Sportsnaut "A disastrous Los Angeles Lakers season came to a bitter and shocking end earlier this week when team president Magic Johnson suddenly resigned from his post. There’s been a lot of speculation about what led to Magic’s departure. What we do know is that these Lakers are..." April 11

  • NBA tells teams 2020-21 salary cap is $2 million lower than projected

    Clutch Points "The NBA’s salary cap has been steadily rising over the course of the past few years thanks to an extremely lucrative television deal, as well as the league being extraordinarily popular all over the world. Other than Michael Jordan’s heyday, it seems that the NBA right now..." April 05

  • Donatas Motiejunas Signing With Spurs On Thursday

    Real GM Basketball "Donatas Motiejunas will sign with the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday. Motiejunas has spent the past two seasons playing in China. This past season, Motiejunas averaged 27.3 points, 14.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 34.3 minutes per game. " April 04

  • Popovich ejected 63 seconds into Nuggets game

    ESPN "Gregg Popovich's night Wednesday lasted all of 1 minute, 3 seconds. The Spurs coach was ejected from San Antonio's game in Denver just over a minute into the first quarter, apparently upset over a non-call on the Nuggets' Paul Millsap. Millsap..." April 04

  • The Spurs’ role players must elevate their game for the playoffs

    Pounding The Rock "LaMarcus Aldridge has become the force the Spurs were expecting when they signed him in the summer of 2015. Sure, there’s questions about his defense, but regardless of what the real plus/minus numbers suggest, I feel his regression has more to do with the players..." April 02

  • Kings sweeps season series vs. Spurs for the first time in franchise history

    Clutch Points "The Sacramento Kings defeated the San Antonio Spurs, 113-106, on Sunday night, giving them their third consecutive win over the playoff-bound franchise this season. The Kings made a push for a Western Conference playoff bid in 2018-19, but it was for naught, as the West playoff..." April 01

  • Spurs’ Derrick White is the two-way guard every team wishes it had

    Clutch Points "Derrick White of the San Antonio Spurs has his own story to tell. It is part of the larger fabric of professional basketball and its constant evolution. The NBA Draft is the annual time when basketball fans find out where their favorite prospects will begin their NBA stories. There..." March 31

  • Spurs match record by making playoffs 22nd straight year

    Yahoo! Sports "Before the season, Kurt Helin and I did something ahistorical: We picked the Spurs to miss the playoffs. Kawhi Leonard was gone. So were cogs Danny Green, Kyle Anderson, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker. Dejounte Murray was out for the year. I didn’t feel great about..." March 31

  • Donatas Motiejunas can’t join Spurs yet due to visa issues

    Hoop Ball "Donatas Motiejunas, who was signed last week, has still yet to report to San Antonio due to issues with his visa. Motiejunas doesn’t figure to play much down the stretch even when he joins his new team. " March 31

  • There is Zero Argument Against Manu Ginobili Making the Hall of Fame

    12 Up "Basketball fans around the globe just had their latest chance to celebrate the career of Manu Ginobili ,as the Argentinian's jersey was permanently raised in the AT&T Center's rafters in an ?emotional ceremony on Thursday night. Now that..." March 29

  • NBA Trade Rumors: San Antonio Could Send DeMar DeRozan In Package For Anthony Davis

    Fadeaway World "Will the Spurs join the pursuit of Anthony Davis this summer? According to Zack Buckley of Bleacher Report, it is certainly a possibility and could include a package centered around DeMar DeRozan and Lonnie Walker IV. “DeRozan is both a notable name and a star-level..." March 29

  • Spurs retire Ginobili jersey in emotional ceremony

    ESPN "The packs of tissues stuffed in the seat cup holders proved purposeful for the sellout crowd at the AT&T Center, as the San Antonio Spurssent future Hall of Fame guard Manu Ginobili off with a tearjerker of a jersey retirement ceremony. "I'm telling you, I'm one..." March 29

  • Popovich: 'There were no championships' without Ginobili

    The Score "Manu Ginobili was an integral part of four San Antonio Spurs squads that hoisted the Larry O'Brien Trophy ('03, '05, '07, '14), and head coach Gregg Popovich believes none of those title wins would have been possible without the services of the legendary..." March 29

  • Raptors’ win over Bulls sends their 2019 first-round pick to Spurs

    Clutch Points "The Toronto Raptors will now have to surrender their 2019 first-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs after scoring a 112-103 win against the Chicago Bulls at home on Tuesday. The Raptors sent a first-round pick to the Spurs during the deal that..." March 27

  • Should the Celtics have traded Kyrie Irving for then Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard?

    Clutch Points "This past summer, the Toronto Raptors decided to take a big risk by acquiring superstar Kawhi Leonard in a blockbuster trade with the San Antonio Spurs. The market was actually fairly limited for Leonard, as he had just one year left on his deal and was refusing to commit to any team..." March 24

  • Donatas Motiejunas reportedly signed with Spurs

    EuroHoops.net "Donatas Motiejunas has signed with the San Antonio Spurs for the remainder of the season according to Lithuanian website 15min.lt. Per the same report, while Motiejunas will finish the season in the NBA, he has already agreed to come back to China for 2019-2020 with a very lucrative..." March 23

  • The numbers say LaMarcus Aldridge is hurting the Spurs on defense

    Pounding The Rock "After a slow start of the season, LaMarcus Aldridge has been a rock for the Spurs. He adapted to the center position full-time when the team needed him to, shared touches when asked, and even carried San Antonio for a stretch when DeMar DeRozan was struggling. At age 33..." March 22

  • Will the real San Antonio Spurs please stand up?

    The Score "Seventy games into a season, we tend to have every team more or less figured out. The data paints a pretty clear picture of strengths and weaknesses, habits and core principles. We've sorted the contenders and pretenders, the tankers and treadmill teams, the dark horses and first-round..." March 22

  • Why aren’t the Spurs taken more seriously as a threat to the Warriors?

    SB Nation "The San Antonio Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors on Monday, extending their winning streak to nine games and launching into the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference with less than 10 games remaining. San Antonio’s playoff streak will reach 22 in a couple weeks when..." March 19

  • Aldridge congratulates Dame for passing him on Blazers' all-time scoring list

    The Score "It was a simple gesture, but one that briefly reconnected the two players most responsible for the Portland Trail Blazers' decade of consistent success. As Damian Lillard officially passed him for No. 2 on the franchise's all-time scoring leaderboard, former Blazers standout..." March 16

  • LaMarcus Aldridge Has Discussed Returning to Trail Blazers with Damian Lillard

    Bleacher Report "Rip City may not have to say R.I.P. to dreams of a reunion between point guard Damian Lillard and forward LaMarcus Aldridge.  Aldridge left the Portland Trail Blazers for the San Antonio Spurs as a free agent in 2015, but the seven-time All-Star..." March 13

  • Knicks, Hawks, Suns Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "All but two of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract (or having 10-day contracts..." March 12

  • Report: NBA ticket sales down slightly this season

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of the NBA changed quite dramatically last offseason when LeBron James decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. While it may be a coincidence, that has not resulted in an increased level of interest in the league. In a recent conversation with Bill Simmons of The..." March 08

  • Adam Silver Admitted Shorter Contracts Have Given Star Players Too Much Power

    Dime Magazine "Adam Silver sat down with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons for a wide-ranging chat about the state of the NBA at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and was surprisingly candid about the biggest challenges his league faces in 2019. Right off the bat, Silver made a somewhat..." March 07

  • Adam Silver Says ‘A Lot’ Of NBA Players Are ‘Generally Unhappy’

    NESN "Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave a sobering answer about the mental health of players in the league. As part of an hour-long panel with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Silver said that a lot of the players he interacts..." March 05

  • Pau Gasol gave $2.5 million back to the Spurs in buyout

    Pounding The Rock "More information is coming out about the Spurs buyout agreement with Pau Gasol, who has signed with the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks. Under normal circumstances, the Spurs would owe him the remainder of this season’s salary plus the $6.7 million he is guaranteed next..." March 04

  • Spurs Targeting Defender With Open Roster Spot?

    Hoops Rumors "The Spurs opened up a roster spot on Friday by reaching a buyout agreement with Pau Gasol, and Jabari Young of The San Antonio Express-News reports that the team has been looking at available players on the free agent market to fill that spot. Sources tell Young that the Spurs would..." March 02

  • Pau Gasol Agrees To Buyout With Spurs, Will Sign With Bucks

    Hoops Rumors "The Spurs and Pau Gasol have reached an agreement on a contract buyout, which will clear the way for the veteran big man to reach free agency and join a new team, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). March 1 is the last day that a player can be waived by one team and..." March 01

  • NBA Hasn't Received Demand To Increase Jersey Sponsorship Patch Size

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA’s jersey patch program is more than halfway through its three-season test and the results are clear: It’s a slam dunk. As the league continues to search for new revenue, the patch program has delivered, generating more than $150 million. And 20 of the 29 team patch..." February 27

  • Gregg Popovich won’t recruit players for upcoming FIBA games during regular season

    Clutch Points "NBA Gregg Popovich won’t recruit players for upcoming FIBA games during regular season by  Bruno Manrique February 26, 2019 San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will soon wear a different helm by the time the 2018-19..." February 26

  • NBA jersey patch program has generated $150 million

    Mass Live "Some fans weren’t particularly thrilled when the Boston Celtics, along with the rest of the NBA, decided to add an advertiser patch to their jerseys. The traditional jerseys, it was said, were sullied by a cash grab, and tradition had been sold out for a few bucks. Well, it..." February 25

  • Can contenders still find contributors for playoff runs?

    Sporting News "The time for trades has ended, but contenders searching for slight upgrades still have the ability to scour the buyout market. As long as they are waived by March 1, buyout candidates are eligible to compete in the postseason. These kinds of players typically only fill small..." February 25

  • DeMar DeRozan gets two ovations but falls to former team in return to Toronto

    ESPN "DeMar DeRozan fantasized about the moment 24 hours before while in a roomful of reporters at the Four Seasons hotel, only to live it Friday at a packed Scotiabank Arena that welcomed back the former Toronto Raptor with the standing ovation he envisioned. Just as fast, the fantasy..." February 23

  • NBA Denies ESPN's Report That Tim Donaghy Fixed Games

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is denying a report from ESPN that Tim Donaghy fixed games while working as a referee for the league. NBA.com published the league's official statement, which read in part: "The Tim Donaghy matter concluded over a decade ago with a..." February 22