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  • Spurs Sign Amida Brimah, Julian Washburn

    Hoops Rumors "The Spurs have added a pair of players to their offseason roster, signing Amida Brimah and Julian Washburn to one-year contracts, according to RealGM’s transactions log. Those deals are be Exhibit 10 contracts, tweets Keith Smith of RealGM. Brimah, who played his college..." September 18

  • Spurs Will Sign Drew Eubanks To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "Drew Eubanks, who went undrafted out of Oregon State, has reached agreement on a two-way contract with the Spurs, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic. Eubanks, 21, played three seasons with the Beavers, averaging 13.2 points and 6.8 rebounds as a junior.  " September 17

  • Brent Barry To Join Spurs’ Front Office

    Hoops Rumors "Former Spurs player Brent Barry will leave his TV analyst job to join San Antonio’s front office, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Barry spent four seasons with the Spurs toward the end of his playing career and was part of title-winning teams in 2005 and..." September 17

  • Lack Of Desire Convinced Ginobili To Retire

    Hoops Rumors "Manu Ginobili admitted that his decision to retire was painstaking and that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich tried to convince him to play another year. “I am very sure about the decision, it’s still awkward,” Ginobili said during a press conference that was relayed by NBA.com...." September 16

  • Manu Ginobili’s son had funny reason for being opposed to his retirement

    Larry Brown Sports "Manu Ginobili ended his NBA career this summer, but there was apparently a member of his family who was staunchly opposed to that decision. Ginobili’s son Nico apparently told his father not to retire, because the younger Ginobili will miss one of the perks of his father being..." September 15

  • Report: Spurs preferred Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons in Kawhi Leonard trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "Summer in the NBA was a little odd this year. Things happened quickly with LeBron Jamesheading to the Los Angeles Lakers, and after Kawhi Leonard was traded to the Toronto Raptors, things sort of settled down. Everyone seems to be waiting for the summer of..." September 14

  • Bruce Bowen heading back to ESPN per report

    News 4 San Antonio "Former San Antonio Spurs forward Bruce Bowen is returning to ESPN. After being released by the Clippers for his offseason remarks about former Spur Kawhi Leonard, Bowen will reportedly be re-joining ESPN as a studio analyst. The same role he had before joining the..." September 14

  • NBA Rumors: Kawhi Leonard lost the locker room as Spurs teammates became ‘fed up’ with timetable to return

    Clutch Points "Kawhi Leonard’s desynchronization with the San Antonio Spurs might have started with the front office, but it surely ended with him losing the locker room, as his teammates started to drift away from him due to the constant incertitude surrounding his mysterious quad..." September 11

  • Kawhi Leonard rift with San Antonio started due to ‘secrecy’ while exploring 2nd opinion on quad injury

    Clutch Points "The breakup between the San Antonio Spurs and their former talisman Kawhi Leonard was one of the most bizarre sagas the NBA has encountered in the last decade. After a year of havoc, Leonard’s nine regular season games was all the Spurs had to show for before trading..." September 11

  • Tony Parker says retiring a Spur was misunderstood, Spurs offered same deal as Hornets

    News 4 San Antonio "An end of an era came this offseason as long-time San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker decided to leave the only team he has played for and join the Hornets. The Hornets offered the then-free agent guard a 2-year deal worth a reported $10 million and according to Parker, the..." September 10

  • At least 18 NBA players will play for home country in FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve focused mostly on the big names not taking part — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, any notable player for Team USA — in the September qualifying window for FIBA’s World Cup next season. If you..." September 10

  • Boris Diaw reportedly close to retirement

    EuroHoops.net "It’s the first time in years (ten, to be exact) that Boris Diaw is not included in the French NT squad for the FIBA World Cup qualifiers and the rumors of his retirement have circled the press. As reported by L’Equipe, Diaw hasn’t played or been to practice..." September 06

  • Pau Gasol: If I'm physically well my belief and my wish is to be in the Basketball World Cup in 2019

    Sportando "Pau Gasol would love to play for Spain the next FIBA Basketball World Cup in 2019. The Spanish big man will decide after the season with the Spurs whether to help Spain in the World Cup and try to qualify for the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020. Per News4SanAntonio, San..." September 06

  • Report: Former Thunder 1st-round pick Josh Huestis gets an invite to Spurs training camp

    Clutch Points "  Former Oklahoma City Thunder forward Josh Huestis has been invited to the San Antonio Spurs’ training camp, according to Fred Katz of MassLive.com. Huestis hasn’t yet signed his Exhibit 10 contract, but he’s working out in San..." September 05

  • Spurs Sign Chimezie Metu To Three-Year Deal

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs have agreed to sign Chimezie Metu to a three-year rookie deal. Metu was the 49th overall selection in the 2018 NBA Draft out of USC.  " August 30

  • Terminix offers Ginobili a job as bat exterminator

    Hot New Hip Hop "Terminix's San Antonio branch offers Ginobili a part-time gig. San Antonio Spurs legend Manu Ginobili announced his retirement from the NBA earlier this week following 16 seasons in the league which included two NBA All-Star nods, four NBA championships, and one exterminated..." August 29

  • NBA's No. 1 Options Who Would Be Better Off as Sidekicks

    Bleacher Report "In the perfect-world NBA, all player roles fit like skinny jeans and prove ideal vehicles for their abilities. In the actual Association, roster construction and team dynamics often force players into roles that either mask their full range of skills or ask too much of..." August 29

  • Vince Carter: DeRozan ‘deserves to finish his career’ as a Raptor

    Sportsnet "Vince Carter knows a thing or two about being a Toronto Raptors icon and getting traded. So, he can sympathize with the hurt feelings DeMar DeRozan experienced after getting dealt from the only NBA team he’d ever known in a swap with the San Antonio Spurs that landed Toronto..." August 29

  • The NBA Will Remove Restrictions On What Color Sneakers Players Can Wear Next Season

    Dime Magazine "For quite some time, the NBA has led the way when it comes to player expression and individualism, especially when compared to other major American sports. Players are generally entertaining on social media, fashion before and after games has been a point of popular monitoring, and the..." August 29

  • Popovich was first person to learn about Ginobili's retirement

    247 Sports "Back in mid July, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was asked about the status of veteran star Manu Ginobili in a press conference. Ginobili had yet to announce his retirement and based on early indications, it didn't seem likely that he would return for his 17th season with the..." August 29

  • Manu Ginobili Open To Role With Spurs

    Hoops Rumors "Manu Ginobili will soon be officially removed from the Spurs‘ roster after announcing his retirement as a player on Monday. However, he’s not opposed to the idea of sticking with the franchise in some capacity. As Tom Orsborn of The San Antonio..." August 28

  • San Antonio mayor declares Aug. 30 ‘Manu Ginobili Day’

    Sportress of Blogitude "San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg‏ has declared the city will pay tribute to a true local icon when “Manu Ginobili Day” is celebrated on Aug. 30. Nirenberg made the announcement about how San Antonio will honor the recently retired Spurs star on Thursday via..." August 28

  • Valanciunas on DeRozan-Kawhi trade: ‘You can’t blame anybody’

    Sportsnet "There’s been a lot of reaction from just about every corner of the basketball world since July 18 when Masai Ujiri orchestrated the stunning trade of DeMar DeRozan to the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard. One man who’s remained relatively quiet about the whole thing,..." August 28

  • Spurs sign Quincy Pondexter to 1-year deal

    247 Sports "The San Antonio Spurs have signed Quincy Pondexter to a one-year deal. Just hours after Manu Ginobili announced his retirement from the NBA after 16 years in the NBA, the Spurs went out and found another veteran guard to replace the international legend, according to Chris Haynes..." August 27

  • Manu Ginobili announces retirement from NBA

    Larry Brown Sports "The end of yet another era in San Antonio has come, as Manu Ginobili announced on Monday that he has decided to retire from the NBA. Ginobili shared a post on social media reflecting on the “fabulous journey” that was his 16-year career, the entirety of which was spent..." August 27

  • Clyde Drexler: 'The BIG3 is made for Manu'

    The Score "Manu Ginobili could be getting a call from the BIG3 very soon. NBA Hall of Famer and BIG3 commissioner Clyde Drexler told reporters Friday that the three-on-three league would try to recruit the San Antonio Spurs legend once he retired. "We're going to do everything..." August 27

  • Former NBA player to aid Spurs in player development

    San Antonio Express-News "Former NBA big man Darius Songaila indicated via social media on Sunday that he is now affiliated with the Spurs in a player development role. Songaila, a Lithuanian who played eight seasons in the NBA as a forward/center from 2003-2011, wrote on an Instagram post that included a..." August 27

  • Jakob Poeltl goes to Spurs promising to do what he does best

    Pro Basketball Talk "Last season, Jakob Poeltl took 73.4 percent of his shots right at the rim inside the restricted area (and, coincidentally, shot 73.4 percent on those attempts), and 95 percent of his shots attempts came within 10 feet of the rim. He’s not part of the new wave of big men looking to space..." August 26

  • Joey Crawford Sought Therapy After Infamous Tim Duncan Ejection

    SLAM Online "Former NBA referee Joey Crawford sought therapy following one of the most infamous ejections in League history. David Stern, the commissioner at the time, suspended Crawford for the remainder of the season—and the playoffs—and ordered him to meet with a sports..." August 23

  • Hawks, Nets Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "Nearly two-thirds 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. In some cases, teams are..." August 23

  • Shorter reset of shot clock after offensive rebound among likely NBA rules changes, report says

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expected to pass three different rule changes next month during the Board of Governors meeting, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Most notable among the changes, is that after an offensive rebound, the shot clock will only reset to 14, instead of giving the..." August 23

  • Popovich on Tony Parker: We will be friends for life, he is always a Spur

    News 4 San Antonio "Former San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker admits he will miss the Spurs and the Alamo City, and his former coach admits the same. After Parker said recently that he will retire a Spur and showered love for the franchise that gave him his NBA start, Gregg Popovich has..." August 23

  • San Antonio finally adds a jersey patch

    Clutch Points "The San Antonio Spurs have joined the ranks of several other teams wearing patches on their uniforms. According to a report from ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the Spurs have signed a sponsorship deal with Frost Bank. The NBA started allowing teams to wear a patch last season...." August 22

  • Spurs' Manu Ginobili 'seriously considering' retirement, per report; plans to meet with Gregg Popovich soon

    CBS Sports "Tim Duncan retired a few seasons ago, Tony Parker signed with the Charlotte Hornets and Kawhi Leonard has been traded to the Toronto Raptors. Now, the last remaining key player from the Spurs' championship teams may be ready to call it quits...." August 22

  • DeRozan believes players self-medicate with alcohol, drugs to cope with issues

    Clutch Points "San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan is familiar with some of the mental health struggles that some of his peers might face, but the All-Star wing is genuinely concerned that the lack of support for it in the NBA has caused players to take matters into their own hands,..." August 22

  • Rudy Gay not concerned about predictions Spurs will miss playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Antonio Spurs have not missed the playoffs in more than 20 years, but there are many questions surrounding the team this offseason after Kawhi Leonard was traded. As far as Rudy Gay is concerned, those questions will be answered emphatically. The Westgate SuperBook in Las..." August 21

  • Hornets PG Tony Parker says he’ll retire with Spurs

    Pro Basketball Talk "Just four players in NBA history have spent their first 15 seasons with a single franchise then played for another team: Karl Malone (Jazz then Lakers) Hakeem Olajuwon (Rockets then Raptors) Patrick Ewing (Knicks then SuperSonics and Magic) Paul Pierce..." August 21

  • Rudy Gay believes Spurs will be more 'focused' with Kawhi drama over

    247 Sports "Now that Kawhi Leonard is an officially a member of the Toronto Raptors, the San Antonio Spurs are hoping that the tandem of LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan can keep them afloat in the competitive Western Conference. But how good the Spurs actually be? Will..." August 21

  • Ticket prices for DeMar DeRozan’s return to Toronto are through the roof

    Clutch Points "The date when San Antonio Spurs star DeMar DeRozan will make his return to Canada to face the Toronto Raptors has been set and it comes with a hefty price tag. DeRozan and the Spurs will visit the Scotiabank Arena on February 22, 2019. Fans have to..." August 21

  • Some NBA Owners Want Access To Mental Health Records Of Players

    Real GM Basketball "The public announcements from Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan on their struggles with mental health have prompted action from Adam Silver and Michele Roberts. The National Basketball Players Association to hire Dr. William Parham as its first director of mental health and..." August 20

  • Rudy Gay finally feels 100 percent after torn Achilles: ‘I feel athletic again’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rudy Gay, coming off a torn Achilles in 2017, was not quite his vintage self last season for the Spurs. In the 57 games he played he looked like a solid third option — 11.5 points per game, a surprisingly good defensive rating — but he played fewer minutes than ever before in his..." August 20

  • Ginobili's decision on future to come this week

    Yardbarker "Manu Ginobili‘s announcement on whether he plans to play another season could come this week, according to Tom Orsborn of The San Antonio Express-News. Speaking at a basketball clinic, Ginobili’s older brother, Sepo, suggested the veteran guard is nearing a decision, tweets..." August 19

  • Former San Antonio Spurs GM Bob Bass dies at 89

    NBA.com "Former San Antonio Spurs GM Bob Bass died Friday night at his San Antonio home. He was 89. Bass was hospitalized Aug. 6 after suffering a stroke. On Monday, he returned home to enter hospice care after suffering a second stroke, his granddaughter Blair Bass-Percle..." August 19

  • Spurs’ Poeltl eager for bigger role after doing ‘dirty work’ in Toronto

    San Antonio Express-News "New Spurs big man Jakob Poeltl proved during his first two seasons in the NBA he has a knack for doing yeoman’s work. Whether setting screens, grabbing offensive rebounds or protecting the rim, Poeltl performed those unsung duties enthusiastically for the Toronto..." August 17

  • NBA Insider Shams Charania Leaves Yahoo Sports for The Athletic

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest names in the basketball world has found a new home. On Tuesday, NBA reporter Shams Charania announced that he will join The Athletic and Stadium: "I am excited to announce I am joining The Athletic and Stadium as the lead Senior..." August 14

  • NBA may play 2019 preseason game in India

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has been working to make inroads in India — it’s nation far more fixated on Cricket, field hockey, and soccer, but it has a lot of youth playing basketball at schools, and it has the second largest population of any country in the world (nearly 1.4 billion..." August 14

  • Former Spur Darrun Hilliard To Play In Spain

    Hoops Rumors "Former Spurs two-way player Darrun Hilliard has signed a contract with Spanish club Baskonia, the team announced today (Twitter link). It’s a one-year deal. Hilliard, a second-round pick in the 2015 draft, spent two seasons with the Pistons before being dealt..." August 13

  • Spur Rudy Gay launches clothing line for kids

    San Antonio Express-News "For Spur Rudy Gay, the off season agenda includes launching a clothing line for kids. The forward's fashion-forward athleisure line launched Thursday on Zappos.com, in collaboration with Superism. Gay's "We Can All Ball 16-piece collection features joggers,..." August 13

  • NBA teams with the most nationally televised games in 2018-19

    247 Sports "The NBA schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season was officially released in full on Friday, and it features 2,460 total games - a whole lot of basketball.  Between ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV there will be no shortage of games to see on the screen throughout the '18-19..." August 12