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  • Spurs Reportedly View Heat as Potential Partner in Trade Talks for DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge

    12 Up "With the team at a crossroads of Western Conference playoff contention and a much-needed rebuild, Gregg Popovich and Co. have some very important choices to make come the 2020 NBA Trade Deadline. San Antonio still has some attractive assets in DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge,..." January 17

  • NBA Owner Sounds off on NBA All-Star Weekend King of Court Proposal

    Heavy "NBA All-Star weekend is one of the most anticipated during the NBA season with dazzling and jaw-dropping events, such as the celebrity game, the rising stars’ game where you get you to see the league’s upcoming talent all in one place. There’s the three-point..." January 17

  • Rodney Dangerfield is the Most Disrespected Man in the NBA History

    The Big Lead "Disrespect is a funny thing. Athletes and those tasked with motivating athletes find it everywhere. Draft position. Public opinion. Betting odds. Predictions from talking heads. If you aren't with a team, you're against them. If you're not propping them up, you're bulletin board..." January 16

  • NBA rescinds DeMar DeRozan’s technical for taunting Chris Boucher after poster dunk

    Clutch Points "The NBA has decided to rescind the technical foul that San Antonio Spurs star DeMar DeRozan received for taunting Chris Boucher in Sunday’s game against the Toronto Raptors, according to a report from Tom Osborn of the San Antonio..." January 15

  • Tony Parker Is The Only Player With A Positive Record Against All 30 Teams, Including San Antonio Spurs

    Hoops Hype "Tony Parker announced his retirement last summer following a memorable career that saw him win four NBA titles and make the All-Star Game six times. His final year with the Hornets was not the stuff of legend, but one particular event during that season made his NBA career even more..." January 14

  • Patty Mills to host first-ever Indigenous Night on Jan. 19

    News 4 San Antonio "The San Antonio Spurs will pay homage to Indigenous cultures across the globe when the team hosts the Miami Heat during Indigenous Night on Sunday, Jan. 19. Indigenous Night, initiated by Spurs guard and advocate for Indigenous people and cultures Patty Mills, will feature the debut of..." January 14

  • Heat’s Jimmy Butler reveals his 5 toughest players to guard

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is widely considered as one of the best defenders in the league today. Recently, the four-time All-Defensive team member penned an article for The Players’ Tribune, wherein he openly spoke about some of the most challenging..." January 13

  • LaMarcus Aldridge's sudden 3-point boom is electrifying the Spurs' offense

    The Score "Two seasons ago, with Kawhi Leonard sidelined due to a mysterious quad injury that would ultimately lead to his ugly divorce from the franchise, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich empowered veteran big man LaMarcus Aldridge to serve as the focal point of the offense, and to do it in his own..." January 13

  • Chris Boucher Vows to Get Revenge on DeMar DeRozan After Filthy Dunk

    12 Up "San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan spent nearly a decade playing for the Toronto Raptors, the same team that drafted him out of USC in 2009. DeRozan scored at least 20 points per game in his last five seasons with the team but was ultimately shipped off to San Antonio as part of..." January 13

  • Two-Way Contract Situations To Watch This Week

    Hoops Rumors "January 15 is the last day that NBA teams can sign a player to a two-way contract this season. After that date, teams can still waive two-way players or promote them to their 15-man rosters, but they can’t bring aboard new players on two-way contracts as replacements. With that..." January 13

  • Kyle Lowry on why DeMar DeRozan is still beloved by Toronto Raptors fans

    NBA.com "Even though he's no longer on the team, DeMar DeRozan's impact on the Toronto Raptors is not lost on Kyle Lowry. "He gave everything," Lowry responded when asked why DeRozan still means so much to the city of Toronto. "He was the..." January 12

  • The San Antonio Spurs have turned DeMar DeRozan into their version of Giannis Antetokounmpo — and it's working

    NBA.com "30m ago San Antonio Spurs The San Antonio Spurs have turned DeMar DeRozan into their version of Giannis Antetokounmpo — and it's working The Spurs are surging towards continuing their playoff streak, and the play of DeMar DeRozan in the mould of Giannis..." January 11

  • Free Agent Stock Watch 2020: Southwest Division

    Hoops Rumors "Every week, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents next offseason. We examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other factors. This week, we take a look at players from the Southwest Division: Derrick..." January 11

  • Celtics vs. Spurs Fan Apologizes For Throwing Drink On Court

    TMZ "2:59 PM PT -- Justin Arnold has broken his silence following the arrest ... owning up to the drink throw. “I’m sorry to the Boston Celtics organization and TD garden for what I did," Arnold told WEEI. "It was unacceptable and I take full responsibility...." January 10

  • Stephen A. Smith, Michael Wilbon to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Sportress of Blogitude "The All-Star Celebrity Game during NBA All-Star Weekend is often one of the more entertaining events of the three-day league showcase, simply due to the novelty of watching stars chucking up shots. With ESPN televising the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, Feb. 14, it is not a..." January 10

  • Instagram model Tammy Hembrow: Entire sports team has invaded my DMs

    New York Post "Model and fitness influencer Tammy Hembrow is Australia’s hottest Instagram star right now — and at least one sport team agrees. The 25-year-old social media starlet has opened up on the number of direct messages she has been receiving recently from athletes around the..." January 10

  • 3 Players That Can Help Joel Embiid And Ben Simmons Win A Championship This Season

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers looked like the team to beat entering this season. After an eventful offseason, many expected this team to coast through the Eastern Conference, but this doesn’t seem like the case. The Sixers have fallen back to Earth after their 5-0 start and this recent..." January 09

  • Fan who threw drink during Spurs-Celtics game gets lifetime ban from arena

    TMZ " A spokesperson for the TD Garden tells TMZ Sports Arnold is now banned FOR LIFE for allegedly tossing the can onto the court. "This act is a serious violation of our guest code of conduct," the spokesperson said. " January 09

  • Fan arrested for throwing beer on court during Celtics-Spurs game

    USA Today "A fan was arrested Wednesday night in Boston for throwing a beer onto the court after Celtics star Kemba Walker's controversial ejection led to a tense scene at TD Garden. Midway through the third quarter, Walker ran into a hard screen set by San Antonio Spurs..." January 09

  • DeMar DeRozan says watching Alex English helped develop his game

    Clutch Points "San Antonio Spurs All-Star DeMar DeRozan says part of his game developed by watching some of the greatest players from years past, including Naismith Hall of Fame inductee Alex English. DeRozan tells ESPN’s Tim Bontemps that he used to old NBA games on VHS tapes..." January 08

  • Eric Stern opens up about his dad David Stern, former NBA commissioner

    USA Today "Eric Stern appreciated all the words said and written about his father, former NBA commissioner David Stern, who died on New Year’s Day. “It’s all very nice,” Stern told USA TODAY Sports in a phone interview. But what also had tremendous meaning to..." January 08

  • Gregg Popovich rejects role in spread of ‘farcical’ load management

    Larry Brown Sports "Gregg Popovich is widely regarded as the first NBA coach to rest healthy players in what has become known as “load management,” but he wants no credit or blame for a practice that he thinks has gotten out of hand. On Wednesday, Popovich insisted he “never” did..." January 08

  • The Top 5 Best Destinations For Lakers' Kyle Kuzma

    Fadeaway World "With the Trade Deadline approaching, many teams are expected to make changes to their rosters. While many of the teams expected to make some moves are fringe playoff teams, there are a handful of teams at the top of the league record-wise that could look to dabble in the trade market. One team..." January 08

  • Mike Budenholzer: Bucks will treat Spurs rout as learning experience

    ESPN " Outside of the visitors locker room at AT&T Center, a scrum of reporters with cameras and microphones huddled around coach Mike Budenholzer to swarm him with questions about Milwaukee's 126-104 loss to San Antonio. Even after suffering the largest..." January 07

  • Kobe Bryant: ‘San Antonio Spurs Prevented Lakers From Probably Winning 10 Straight Titles’

    Fadeaway World "There are a lot of ‘what ifs’ in the NBA; what if Michael Jordan never retired, what if LeBron James stayed in Miami or what if the Los Angeles Lakers never faced the San Antonio Spurs in the 2000s. In 1999 and most of the early 2000s, both the San Antonio Spurs and Los..." January 07

  • DeMar DeRozan says blowout win vs. Bucks a confidence builder for Spurs

    Clutch Points "The San Antonio Spurs pulled out perhaps their most impressive win of the season, blazing past the Milwaukee Bucks 126-104 on Monday right after losing a road game to them last week. DeMar DeRozan cited this win as a confidence booster for a team that..." January 07

  • NBA reconsidering playoff reseeding proposal

    Sportsnet "The NBA is reportedly reconsidering a proposal that would have reseeded the four conference finalists during the playoffs based on regular season record, re-shaping the league’s playoff structure, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. Under the NBA’s..." January 07

  • NBA Execs Rip Load Management

    Bleacher Report "Want a surefire way to get almost any NBA coach to roll their eyes, snort or make some other derisive gesture? Mention load management. That is, as long as they're sure no one is looking. To be caught dismissing the practice would be "career suicide," says..." January 07

  • Spurs’ Patty Mills expresses concern over bushfires in Australia

    Clutch Points "San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills is one of the latest personalities to express concern over the devastating bushfires that have already swept through a significant part of the nation’s southern coast. Mills, a native of Canberra, Australia, took to Twitter..." January 06

  • 3 potential trades for Kevin Love

    The Score "Kevin Love could use a change in scenery. The veteran power forward's stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers appears to be coming to a head after a reported outburst toward general manager Koby Altman on Saturday was followed up by an on-court..." January 06

  • From Danilo Gallinari to Chris Paul, 75 players who could be moved before Feb. 6

    CBS Sports "Just before the 2019 trade deadline, the Toronto Raptors acquired Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies, hoping that he would be the final piece of a championship-worthy puzzle. On their way to their first title in franchise history, they outlasted the Philadelphia..." January 06

  • 6 Blockbuster Trades We Want To See This Season

    Fadeaway World "A couple of weeks ago, we finally had our first trade of the 2019-20 NBA season. Jordan Clarkson was traded to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Dante Exum and 2 second-round picks and this trade looks to be a win-win for both sides. Clarkson wasn’t in the plans for the Cleveland Cavaliers..." January 04

  • Three Trade Destinations For Pistons Center Andre Drummond

    The Big Lead "The Detroit Pistons went all-in when they traded for Blake Griffin in February of 2018. Just under two years later, nothing has gone right. Griffin had a career year in 2018-19, but his body failed him as the playoffs approached and Detroit was swept by Milwaukee in the first round. Three..." January 04

  • From Charles Barkley to Joel Embiid: The fight to modernize the NBA big man

    ESPN "JOEL EMBIID RELISHES the opportunities to launch 3-pointers. The execution of that shot, the 7-foot Philadelphia 76ers center believes, classifies him as a modern NBA player, a multifaceted big man whose skills and athleticism should not -- and will not -- confine him to a..." January 03

  • Gregg Popovich calls the late David Stern ‘a force of nature’

    Clutch Points "San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich dubbed David Stern “a force of nature” after learning of his passing on Wednesday. Stern passed away on Wednesday at the age of 77 due to complications from a brain hemorrhage that he suffered roughly two weeks..." January 02

  • The NBA Wouldn't Be the NBA Without David Stern

    Complex "The 1984 NBA Draft, held in the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden, was a revolution that was barely televised—it was shown on the USA Network in the middle of a weekday afternoon. What are today household names didn’t get beamed into many households. There were future Hall of..." January 02

  • Jimmy Garoppolo’s Ex-Adult Film Star Hookup Kiara Mia Reveals She Has an NBA Player Who Pays Her For Sex

    Black Sports Online "Mia Kiara says she is the reason that Jimmy G and the 49ers are back in the playoffs. Hard to argue her point. Jimmy G has been balling and it started when he took her out on a date before having sex with her.  " January 02

  • LeBron James on David Stern: ‘He definitely should have something named after him’

    USA Today "LeBron James eulogized David Stern for his global vision and shrewd negotiating tactics. But with Stern passing away on Wednesday at age 77, the Lakers star suggested another way to honor the late NBA Commissioner. “He definitely should have something named after..." January 02

  • All NBA teams will wear black jersey stripe for the rest of the season as tribute to David Stern

    The Big Lead "David Stern, longtime former commissioner of the NBA, passed away on New Year's Day at the age of 77. The league released a statement on his passing, and teams and players everywhere have been giving their thoughts on the man who became a figurehead for the game of basketball. " January 02

  • Mavs’ Luka Doncic, Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo lead 1st All-Star voting returns

    NBA.com "The Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic and the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo lead the NBA and their respective conferences in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting presented by Google.  Doncic leads Antetokounmpo by 599 votes for the top spot among all players...." January 02

  • Buying or Selling NBA's Biggest Breakout Players

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season was always destined to be one for the ages. The injury bug dismantled the Golden State Warriors dynasty (or at least put it on a one-year hiatus). Dynamic duos sprouted up across the hoops landscape with Hollywood as the backdrop, where the Los Angeles Lakers..." January 02

  • Gregg Popovich calls today’s NBA ‘very boring’ due to lack of innovation

    Clutch Points "San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has never been one to hold back when discussing his opinion. Prior to Tuesday’s game against the Golden State Warriors, Popovich expounded upon his opinion of the current status of the league and how teams are adapting to the strengths..." January 01

  • ‘He thought big’: David Stern ushered in the modern NBA

    Sportsnet "The NBA All-Star Game is an annual gathering of some of the most gifted people on the planet — where some of the biggest and brightest among us shine. But so often in years past at All-Star Weekend, the event that carried the most weight — that was most anticipated by..." January 01

  • Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 after brain hemorrhage

    CBS Sports "David Stern, the former commissioner of the NBA, has died at 77 after suffering a brain hemorrhage in December, the NBA announced Wednesday.  Stern was the commissioner of the NBA from 1984 through 2014, presiding over a period of immense growth for professional..." January 01

  • Ranking the top five sports video games of the 2010s

    Sporting News "The landscape of sports gaming has changed dramatically over the last decade, with a reduction in the number of games produced, evolution of distribution and a shift in newly prioritized features to maximize the revenue they generate. While there is legitimate reason to be frustrated..." December 31

  • Again: Cord Cutting is NOT the Biggest Reason For NBA Ratings Hiccups

    The Big Lead "The reasons for NBA ratings declines this season have been debated ad nauseam, but I keep seeing the decline in cable and satellite subscribers presented as the biggest variable. While it is certainly a factor, it is not the prevailing one. Every other major sport this year has weathered cable..." December 31

  • 3 Teams Dumb Enough to Trade for Russell Westbrook

    12 Up "It was only a matter of time before the Houston Rockets realized that trading for Russell Westbrook was a mistake. Despite their 21-10 start to the year, the Rockets have struggled to find success when Westbrook is on the court, and now they're reportedly open to moving..." December 27

  • Gregg Popovich: Luka Doncic 'Magic Johnson-Like'

    Bleacher Report "San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is an all-time great who has coached against some of the best players in NBA history throughout his career.  He recognizes greatness when he sees it. "I hate to say this: He's not Magic..." December 27

  • Players Eligible For Veteran Extensions During 2019/20 Season

    Hoops Rumors "As we noted in our glossary entry on veteran contract extensions, rookie scale extensions have historically been the most common form of contract extension in the NBA. However, the league’s latest Collective Bargaining Agreement loosened the rules on eligibility for veteran..." December 27

  • Jeff Green clears waivers, is free agent. What teams could use him?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jeff Green was signed last summer by Utah to bolster their wing depth, making the Jazz his seventh team in the past six years. However, Green struggled so much with his shot this season — 38.5 percent overall and 32.7 percent from three — that Utah decided to waive..." December 27