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  • Rudy Gay is playing a huge role in the Spurs’ resurgence

    Pounding The Rock "In another blowout first half, the Spurs disrupted the 76ers’ rhythm while establishing their own. With timely help defense built on good communication and a growing sense of intuition, the Spurs held the 76ers to 48 points over the first two quarters, with just 17 in the..." December 18

  • Report: NBA to allow fans to vote for All-Stars on Google

    247 Sports "The NBA is switching up the way it handles All-Star voting for the 2019 iteration of the annual exhibition.  For fans, voting for the 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Christmas Day (December 25, 2018) and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Martin Luther King..." December 17

  • Bulls’ Jim Boylen says Gregg Popovich has privately offered support

    Larry Brown Sports "Chicago Bulls coach Jim Boylen, under siege from his players, has leaned on mentor Gregg Popovich for support. Boylen served as an assistant under Popovich with the San Antonio Spurs from 2013 to 2015 and has clearly used him as a coaching influence. The two apparently still speak, as..." December 15

  • The NBA Arenas That Did The Best And Worst On Recent Health Inspections

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, ESPN released an exhaustive look at the health inspection scores for every major sporting venue in the United States, with a detailed breakdown of the number of restaurants and vendors within each venue that had high-level violations. Stadium concessions are an..." December 13

  • Four Spurs players are eligible to be traded on December 15th

    247 Sports "In most cases, NBA teams can't trade free agents as soon as they sign. There are exceptions in specific situations for sign-and-trade pacts, but for the most part, the league expects teams to retain players they sign for a reasonable length of time. Think of the optics involved...." December 13

  • Don’t count the Spurs out just yet

    Pounding The Rock "The Spurs aren’t as bad as we may think they are. Sure, Friday’s win doesn’t wash away the misery of the last week and a half. Three 30-point losses don’t disappear thanks to one well executed quarter on both ends of the floor, and the difference between 11-15..." December 10

  • Video Evidence May Show That LaMarcus Aldridge Tries To Injure Players

    Fadeaway World "Injuries are never a good thing, no matter the context behind it. They’re even worse when it is done on purpose. It’s always a hard thing to prove, and we never know for sure, but usually, we can tell if a player means to injure another just by the way their body..." December 10

  • Pau Gasol says "there's nothing like" succeeding with Lakers

    247 Sports "Kevin Durant sent shockwaves through the NBA world earlier this week when he said that playing alongside LeBron James is a "toxic" environment. Durant criticized the media's obsession with James and believes that players don't really want to play with..." December 07

  • Kyle Lowry on Raptors trading DeMar DeRozan: ‘I felt betrayed because he felt betrayed’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Traded from Toronto to the Spurs, DeMar DeRozan said Masai Ujiri lied to him and declared his relationship with the Raptors president finished. Still in Toronto, Lowry has also given Ujiri the cold shoulder. Lowry on DeRozan, on ESPN: I felt betrayed because he..." December 06

  • Can DeMar DeRozan Save 'Too Young,' Defensively Awful San Antonio Spurs?

    Bleacher Report "The Toronto Raptors do not appear to miss DeMar DeRozan. At 21-5, Toronto has the best record in the NBA after jettisoning its four-time All-Star to the San Antonio Spurs to acquire Kawhi Leonard over the summer. The Spurs, however, are not close to..." December 06

  • This Spurs team is fundamentally flawed

    Pounding The Rock "With a quarter of the season already in the books, things are not looking good for the Spurs. We are likely heading for the worst full season of the Gregg Popovich era, and it’s hard to find much to be optimistic about. The team seems to be fundamentally flawed...." December 04

  • DeMar DeRozan Told By Gregg Popovich To Shoot With 'No Guilt'

    Real GM Basketball "DeMar DeRozan credits Gregg Popovich for his recent 36-point outburst against the Portland Trail Blazers. DeRozan says Popovich has been "preaching" to him to shoot with "no guilt" as he scored 15 straight points in the third quarter after starting the game..." December 04

  • With Fred Hoiberg Fired, Which NBA Coach Is On The Hot Seat Next?

    Dime Magazine "It didn’t take the NBA long to start firing coaches this year. Fred Hoiberg is the latest victim after he was fired by the Bulls a mere 24 games into the season. That seems early, but he wasn’t even the first coach to be let go this year. That honor belongs to Tyronn Lue..." December 03

  • Gregg Popovich on Spurs' woes: 'I've got to do a better job'

    ESPN "Players joked it was for ambiance, but maybe the dimness in the locker room before and after Friday's 136-105 loss to the Houston Rockets symbolized the dark times the San Antonio Spurs have entered. A 39-point loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, coupled with..." December 01

  • Stephen Curry responds to Gregg Popovich’s criticism of today’s NBA

    Sportsnaut "San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich wouldn’t seem to be a fan of the increased use of three-pointers in the NBA. Naturally, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry doesn’t quite agree. Popovich was quoted as saying “There’s no basketball anymore...." November 30

  • Pau Gasol Suffered A Stress Fracture In His Foot

    Dime Magazine "It’s been a while since we’ve seen Pau Gasol on the floor, as the veteran big man has not appeared in a game for the San Antonio Spurs since Nov. 4. In all, Gasol has missed the Spurs’ last 11 games due to a foot injury, which is always ominous when it comes to frontcourt..." November 29

  • Gregg Popovich: ‘I’ve Hated the Three for 20 Years’

    SLAM Online "Gregg Popovich has long “hated” the three-point shot. Pop says the emphasis on the long-distance bomb in today’s NBA is driven by the analytics movement. Twitter Ads info and privacy The San Antonio Spurs (10-11) rank 28th in three-point..." November 29

  • Returning to the court, Lonnie Walker feels like himself again

    Pounding The Rock "Lonnie Walker IV addressed the media on Tuesday following a workout with the Austin Spurs, brandishing a smile that’s become as much a part of his look as his signature hairdo. Roughly seven weeks after undergoing surgery for a tear in his right meniscus during a preseason game,..." November 27

  • Kawhi Leonard on Gregg Popovich's leadership criticism: 'It's just funny to me'

    SI "Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard responded to criticism about his leadership levied by San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, saying that the comments were "funny to me". On Saturday, Popovich, who coached Leonard for the first seven seasons of his career before he was..." November 26

  • Spurs assign Lonnie Walker to G-League

    247 Sports "San Antonio Spurs Rookie guard Lonnie Walker has been assigned to the Austin Spurs of the G-League, the Spurs announced on Sunday. Walker, who the Spurs selected in the first round (18th overall) of the '18 NBA Draft, suffered a meniscus tear during preseason..." November 26

  • Gregg Popovich: “Kawhi Leonard wasn’t a leader”

    USA Today "Both sides have seemingly moved on from the Kawhi Leonard trade, but San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich used a question Wednesday to offer a surprising assessment of Leonard's leadership abilities. Speaking to reporters before the Spurs played the Bucks in Milwaukee,..." November 25

  • Mike Conley: Kyle Anderson 'really wanted' win vs. Spurs

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Kyle Anderson completed the same pregame shooting regimen he's completed countless time on the court in the city where his NBA career began as a 21-year-old reserve. Then he ran off the court — down the other tunnel. Before he could reach the safety of..." November 24

  • When LaMarcus Aldridge should shoot

    Pounding The Rock "LaMarcus’ terrible, horrible, no good, very bad season continued on Wednesday night against the Grizzlies. It was his 7th game of the year under 35% from the field, after posting just 6 such games all of last season. There’s good reason to think he’ll snap..." November 23

  • Spurs upgrade Bertans to questionable for Wednesday night

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs on Tuesday upgraded forward Davis Bertans to questionable for Wednesday night's game against Memphis. Bertans missed the last two games while in the NBA's concussion protocol following a collision with Sacramento's Harry Giles III in a 104-99 loss to the Kings on..." November 21

  • Spurs sign forward Ben Moore to two-way contract

    Pounding The Rock "The San Antonio Spurs have officially signed forward Ben Moore to a two-way contract. Per an official press release: The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed forward Ben Moore to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the..." November 20

  • Spurs' Dejounte Murray Breaks Up With Instagram Model GF After Realizing She Was A Gold Digger

    Total Pro Sports "Dejounte Murray has only played a total of 17 minutes during the 2018-2019 season so far, not because he can’t play the game of basketball, but because he tore his ACL back in October. He might not be able to do things on the court right now, but he is certainly handling..." November 19

  • Why isn't Spurs assistant Becky Hammon an NBA head coach yet?

    USA Today "Here’s an idea: How about we all leave Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon alone for a while and let her work? It’s not for her to make the case that she’s ready to run an NBA team or to answer why she doesn’t yet have a head coaching job. Her resume and..." November 15

  • Pau Gasol Won't Consider Retirement Until 2020 At Earliest

    Real GM Basketball "The future of Pau Gasol with the San Antonio Spurs beyond the current season is a mystery. Gasol has a partially guaranteed deal for 19-20 with the Spurs only obligated to pay $6.7 million of his $16 million salary. Even if the Spurs decline their option, Gasol is not ready to..." November 15

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • DeMar DeRozan's Wake-Up Call

    Bleacher Report "These days, DeMar DeRozan is putting pen to paper more often, scribbling notes and reminders when he can. The messages are his and his alone. "This is mine. This is mine," he says. He writes them as a means of claiming ownership over things in his life, no matter how small or trivial...." November 12

  • Spurs Forward Rudy Gay Thinks the NBA Is 'Going Soft'

    Complex "Thanks to the NBA's new emphasis on "freedom of movement," some players are arguing that the game has swung too far in favor of offense. San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay told The Athletic that the uptick in foul calls is all part of the league "going soft."..." November 10

  • DeMar DeRozan is on his way to a season matched only by Michael Jordan

    Pounding The Rock "DeMar DeRozan is off to a great start in what looks to be a career year. While learning a new team and a new system, he’s somehow averaging career highs in just about every statistical category through the first 10 games of the season. How exceptional has his performance been? Well,..." November 09

  • FAs Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent, without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then that club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 08

  • NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and the players’ union have reached an agreement to televise the draft for this season’s All-Star Game, according to a report from Marc Stein and Kevin Draper of The New York Times. Sources tell Stein and Draper that a date for that draft has yet to be scheduled, but..." November 07

  • How NBA sparked the American sports gambling gold rush

    ESPN "On a Saturday afternoon in October, the race and sportsbook at the Borgata Hotel Casino is packed with horse racing enthusiasts cheering on the ponies. No one is paying attention to what's hanging on the wall, but it's a big deal, a sign of a monumental shift in the American..." November 01

  • Gregg Popovich plans to treat Dejounte Murray like a coach

    247 Sports "Dejounte Murray is slated to miss the entire 2018-19 season after suffering a torn ACL in the preseason. However, the San Antonio Spurs certainly aren't shutting him out as he works his way back from the devastating knee injury. Head coach Gregg Popovich is slated to have..." November 01

  • How DeMar DeRozan embraced the Spurs and became their closer

    Pounding The Rock "From the outset of this very young NBA season, DeMar DeRozan has looked like he was always a San Antonio Spur. It only took him 2 1⁄2 minutes to score his first point for his new team in their season-opening win against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and he has led..." October 31

  • Gregg Popovich bashes exaggerated importance of three-point shot in NBA

    Sportress of Blogitude "Gregg Popovich on Monday sarcastically bashed the exaggerated importance of the three-point shot in the modern NBA, calling the philosophy “not real basketball. As happenstance would have it, the San Antonio Spurs head coach’s takedown interestingly came on the same night history..." October 30

  • Spurs to Retire Manu Ginobili's No. 20 Jersey in March Ceremony

    SI "The San Antonio Spurs will retire former guard Manu Ginobili's No. 20 jersey in March, the team announced on Tuesday.  The Spurs will host a postgame ceremony honoring Ginobili after their March 28 contest at AT&T Center against the Cleveland..." October 30

  • '107 is the new 100.' How scoring trends in the NBA are setting a new bar for what a good defense is.

    Los Angeles Times "Washington coach Scott Brooks stood outside the visiting locker room at Staples Center on Monday night, a tinge of defeatism in his voice — and this was before his team allowed the Clippers to score 136 points. The scoring this season is completely rewriting the rules of what a..." October 30

  • Dante Cunningham eyes starting role for Spurs

    247 Sports "Could Dante Cunningham be the San Antonio Spurs' next permanent starter? We all know Gregg Popovich loves to tinker with his starting lineups and Cunningham has become the latest beneficiary to that strategy. The veteran forward has started three of the last four games, including..." October 30

  • Report: NBA to Push Back Opening Night 1 Week for 2019-2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season will tip off Oct. 22, 2019, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported Monday. By comparison, the 2018-19 campaign began Oct. 16, when the Boston Celtics hosted the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder hit the road against the..." October 30

  • Spurs' DeMar DeRozan relishing closer role after another clutch effort

    ESPN "Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan popped up from the floor in front of the Dallas Mavericks bench determined that he wouldn't blow another opportunity after misfiring on what could have been the winner at the end of regulation. "I got a great look,"..." October 30

  • Popovich says Spurs were "defensively challenged" against Pacers

    247 Sports "The San Antonio Spurs struggled throughout Wednesday's 116-96 loss at the hands of the Indiana Pacers. The Spurs struggled to shoot the ball effectively on the offensive end and left a lot to be desired on the defensive end. Following the game, head coach Gregg Popovich called San..." October 25

  • NBA Execs Looking Ahead To 2019 Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "Front office executives around the NBA, even on probable playoff teams, are already looking ahead to 2019’s free agent period, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, who notes that next summer’s group of star free-agents-to-be is generating plenty of early..." October 24

  • The Blockbuster NBA Trades We Want to See This Season

    Bleacher Report "The NBA season is underway. Teams are fighting for initial positioning, stars are asserting themselves as celestial presences and youngsters are trying to carve out larger roles in their rotations. The entertainment level is off the charts. We still want..." October 23

  • Gregg Popovich says he could coach 10 more years or retire in a month

    Clutch Points "Gregg Popovich is a living legend. Having coached the San Antonio Spurs to five NBA championships, Popovich is the NBA’s active leader in career regular season wins with 1,997, a number that ranks fifth all-time (his career win total in playoff wins, 167, is the third-most of..." October 18

  • Pau Gasol Engaged to Former USC Cheerleader Cat McDonnell

    The Big Lead "Pau Gasol announced his engagement to Cat McDonnell on Instagram on Tuesday. McDonnell, a former USC cheerleader, and Gasol have been dating since 2016. Congratulations to the happy couple!   " October 16

  • Rudy Gay will play in the Spurs’ season opener against the Timberwolves

    Pounding The Rock "Here’s something Spurs fans haven’t gotten much of lately: good news! Gregg Popovich has reported that forward Rudy Gay’s heel is good to go and he will play in tomorrow’s season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Gay is..." October 16

  • Spurs waive Manu Ginobili, will likely continue paying him into retirement

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Spurs are still paying Tim Duncan, who retired in 2016. It seems they’ll also give Manu Ginobili, who retired this summer, a similar golden parachute. Duncan will earn $1,881,250 this season, the final installment of his three years of..." October 16