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  • 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

  • DeMar DeRozan says that trade was a learning experience

    247 Sports "The NBA landscape was severely changed during the offseason when DeMar DeRozan was traded to the San Antonio Spurs in the deal that sent Kawhi Leonard to the Toronto Raptors. DeRozan was blindsided by the trade after the Raptors front office had promised that he..." February 22

  • Examining the NBA's easiest and most difficult remaining schedules

    USA Today "Finally, we've arrived. The stretch run of the 2018-19 NBA season is here, and with it come the games that will define the campaign and change the landscape of the upcoming postseason. The final 20-plus games of the year are going to be thrilling to watch unfold, as..." February 20

  • NBA Estimates 37-40 Percent Of Players Will Be Free Agents In 2019 Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is anticipating between 37 percent and 40 percent of current players will be free agents this offseason, according to sources close to Adam Silver. Silver talked about how shorter contract lengths have changed the equation on player movement. "People have lost..." February 19

  • Dejounte Murray rehabs his knee at the beach

    247 Sports "After having aspirations for a breakout season now that he was the undisputed starting point guard on the San Antonio Spurs' roster, Dejounte Murray suffered a knee injury which cost him the entire 2018-19 campaign. While the injury certainly cast a dark cloud over what..." February 19

  • Spurs’ Gregg Popovich thinks getting Derrick White back is a top priority ahead of All-Star break

    Clutch Points "Without Dejounte Murray for the entirety of the season, Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs have been fortunate enough to discover the gem that they have in point guard Derrick White. White has flourished in his lead role as the Spurs’ court general,..." February 13

  • Although unhappy with his role, Pau Gasol denies he asked Spurs to trade him

    San Antonio Express-News "While denying a report that he asked for a trade from the Spurs, reserve center Pau Gasol all but made it clear Tuesday he's not happy with his reduced role. Without citing a source, ESPN Deportes reported recently that Gasol requested a trade before last week's deadline...." February 12

  • Report: Pau Gasol requested a trade from the Spurs

    Pounding The Rock "The NBA trade deadline passed at 2:00 PM CT back on Thursday, Feb. 7. It was “leaked” a day prior that the Spurs had been trying to trade 38-year-old center Pau Gasol and obviously had no luck since he is still with the team. However, it is..." February 11

  • Derrick White is expected to return after the All-Star break

    Pounding The Rock "In a bit of good news prior to the Spurs loss to the Portland Trail Blazers — their third-straight to open the Rodeo Road Trip, and perhaps more importantly without Derrick White — Gregg Popovich revealed that he expects the second-year guard..." February 08

  • Spurs’ Dejounte Murray rips ESPN over proposed Anthony Davis trade

    Sportsnaut "The folks over at ESPN are having some fun with their trade machine, and one of the scenarios they mapped out had Dejounte Murray heading to New Orleans as part of a package that sends Anthony Davis to the San Antonio Spurs. It’s pretty clear Murray isn’t a fan of that..." February 06

  • NBA Team Values 2019: Knicks On Top At $4 Billion

    Forbes.com "oaring local media deals, new arenas and basketball’s international popularity continue to push the value of NBA franchises higher. The average NBA team is worth $1.9 billion, up 13% over last year and three times the level of five years ago. The New York Knicks lead..." February 06

  • Report: Spurs ‘working hard’ to trade Pau Gasol

    Fox San Antonio "According to long time NBA reporter Mitch Lawrence of the Sporting News, an East executive claims the San Antonio Spurs are trying to trade center Pau Gasol ahead of Thursday NBA trade deadline. The Spurs are working hard to part ways with Pau Gasol, according to one Eastern..." February 06

  • Spurs' Derrick White out for rodeo trip opener

    San Antonio Express-News "In something of a surprise addition to the Spurs' injury report, starting point guard Derrick White has been ruled out for Monday's rodeo trip opener in Sacramento with right heel soreness. That is the opposite foot that caused White to miss the Spurs' first nine games..." February 05

  • Anthony Davis And Russell Westbrook Are Among The 2019 NBA All-Star Game Reserves

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, the NBA announced the pool of 14 players that will be reserves in the 2019 All-Star Game. 2019 All-Star Reserves Western Conference Eastern Conference Russell Westbrook Victor Oladipo Anthony Davis Kyle Lowry Nikola Jokic Blake..." January 31

  • There Are At Least Five Teams Expected To Try To Make A Kristaps Porzingis Trade

    Dime Magazine "The Dallas Mavericks moved swiftly to get a deal done with the Knicks for their star big man, as Marc Stein brought word less than an hour after news broke a Porzingis trade was possible that the Mavs were sending Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan, and more to New York for Porzingis and some of..." January 31

  • Why NBA All-Star Game rosters should be more than only 12 players

    NBC Sports Bay Area "No fewer than 20 NBA players, including Klay Thompson and Draymond Green of the Warriors, have spent the past seven days wondering where they will be on Valentine’s Day. They’ll have a much better idea in a few hours. Will it be Charlotte, N.C. for the..." January 31

  • Lakers GM became aware Spurs had no intention to trade Kawhi Leonard to them this past summer

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to engage the New Orleans Pelicans in trade talks that would let them acquire All-Star forward Anthony Davis. Reportedly, the Pelicans’ front office will not entertain any calls from the franchise. And one particular person from..." January 31

  • Marc jokes Grizzlies could trade for Pau to keep Gasols in Memphis

    The Daily Memphian "He came here at age 16 with his big brother, Pau, who had been drafted by the new NBA team, the Memphis Grizzlies. “We stayed at the Marriott,” said Marc Gasol. “My English was awful. I remember guys asking me, `What grade are you in?’ I’m like,..." January 30

  • Luka Doncic, Trae Young Headline USA vs. World NBA Rising Stars 2019 Rosters

    Bleacher Report "The NBA continues to fill out rosters for All-Star Weekend, with Tuesday seeing the release of the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge. Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic leads the way for the World squad, and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young carries the torch for Team..." January 30

  • Popovich trying to keep Davis away from Lakers?

    Larry Brown Sports "There were numerous reports over the summer that the San Antonio Spurs had no intention of trading Kawhi Leonard to the Los Angeles Lakers no matter what the circumstances, and they may be hoping the New Orleans Pelicans follow the same rule with Anthony Davis. Stephen A. Smith said..." January 29

  • The NBA Supermax Contract is an Utterly Failed Concept

    12 Up "In 2017, the NBA created a new type of contract called the Designated Veteran Contract, widely regarded as the 'Supermax' contract. It essentially allows a team to offer a player, coming off his rookie extension, a contract that equates to up to 35 percent of the team's..." January 29

  • Spurs coach Gregg Popovich admits there’s ‘zero’ chance Dejounte Murray returns this season

    Clutch Points "San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich revealed that Dejounte Murray will definitely not return to action this season. Per Jeff McDonald, Popovich reiterated that Murray tore his ACL and has a “zero” chance of returning this year. A torn ACL usually has..." January 28

  • Gregg Popovich: Praise for opponents from coaches is ‘baloney’

    Larry Brown Sports "San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is not really known to be a sentimental guy, so it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that he’s not really interested in coaches praising rival players. Popovich said it’s “baloney” when NBA coaches praise their..." January 27

  • The Spurs defense focused on stopping one role player -- and couldn’t do it

    Pounding The Rock "The Spurs dropped a winnable game to the 76ers on Wednesday night. While the topic du jour is the team’s collapse down the stretch, the team should be at least as concerned about yet another poor start. Just in the first and last 2 minutes of the game, the Spurs gave..." January 25

  • DeMar DeRozan not in for final shot as Spurs go for 3-pointer

    ABC News "Spurs coach Gregg Popovich had an immediate answer when asked about his decision to leave leading scorer  DeMar DeRozan on the bench for the final play of San Antonio's 122-120 loss to the 76ers on Wednesday night. "We didn't want to go to overtime,"..." January 24

  • Spurs Have Inquired On Wing Players

    Hoops Rumors "While the Spurs typically aren’t too active on the trade market during the season, they’ve inquired about possible targets on the wing over the last few months, league sources tell Jabari Young of The Athletic. According to Young, San Antonio had interest..." January 22

  • Cavs’ Tristan Thompson rumored to be garnering interest from Spurs

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers are still looking to deal some of their veterans before the trade deadline on February 7. With this a league-wide known fact, many contending teams are targeting these veterans to beef up their rosters for a deep playoff push. One of the more desirable targets..." January 22

  • 2018/19 Salaries For Two-Way Players Become Guaranteed

    Hoops Rumors "As of today, the 2018/19 salaries for players on two-way contracts will become fully guaranteed. The NBA’s calendar calls for that salary to become guaranteed if a player remains under contract through January 20, so the 57 players currently on two-way deals should be..." January 21

  • Spurs’ Gregg Popovich ties Pat Riley for No.1 in all-time road wins list

    Clutch Points "San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich added another milestone on his long list of achievements. The Spurs scored a 116-113 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night in Minneapolis. The win against the Timberwolves was Popovich’s 520th victory on the road. The..." January 19

  • NBA Refs to Talk to Fans on Twitter During Warriors vs. Lakers, Spurs vs. 76ers

    Sporting News "Get ready, NBA Twitter. There will be a chance to interact live with referees during two marquee matchups in the coming week. Referees will be using Twitter to answer questions in real time during a number of games for the rest of the season, according to the NBA Referees' Twitter..." January 17

  • NBA To Televise All-Star Draft On February 7

    Hoops Rumors "February 7 is shaping up to be an eventful day on the NBA calendar this season. Already the date of the 2018/19 trade deadline (at 2:00pm central time), Thursday, February 7 will also be the day on which the NBA televises an All-Star draft for the first time. The league confirmed..." January 17

  • Gregg Popovich Unsure If He’ll Coach Spurs Beyond 2018/19

    Hoops Rumors "Longtime Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich remains undecided about his future beyond the 2018/19 season, writes Marc Stein of The New York Times. Popovich is in the final season of his current contract, and while the team would be happy to extend him for as long as he..." January 17

  • NBA, NBPA agree to $1.1B ‘NBA 2K’ licensing agreement

    Sportress of Blogitude "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to a lucrative licensing agreement extension with Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., creators of the popular “NBA 2K” video game franchise, the league announced this week. The new agreement reportedly spans seven years and is said to be..." January 16

  • Rudy Gay poised to return Wednesday against Mavs

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs forward Rudy Gay is closer to a return after missing the last five games with a sprained left wrist. The Spurs on Tuesday listed Gay as probable for Wednesday night's game against the Mavericks. Gay said before Monday's 108-93 loss to the Charlotte Hornets that..." January 16

  • Tony Parker sets the record straight on the Kawhi Leonard debacle

    Pounding The Rock "We recently took a look at another Michael C. Wright masterpiece about the chain of events that led to GOAT guard Tony Parker’s departure from the Spurs. I mainly focused on Parker himself, from his quad injury to his decision to seek a rotation spot elsewhere..." January 16

  • Parker says Spurs believed he'd stay despite rotation demotion

    The Score "Tony Parker helped the San Antonio Spurs become a perennial championship contender during his 17 seasons with the franchise. So when the French star told the team's front office he was ready to go in a different direction, he was met with disbelief. "They really didn't..." January 14

  • Tony Parker: Kawhi Leonard didn’t leave Spurs because of me

    Pro Basketball Talk "Last March, Tony Parker – who, unlike Kawhi Leonard, already returned to play regularly for the Spurs – said his quad injury was 100 times worse than Leonard’s. Michael C. Wright of ESPN: Parker regrets how that played out and finds..." January 14

  • Rudy Gay has no timetable for return from wrist injury

    San Antonio Express-News "Rest didn't come easy for Rudy Gay after watching the Spurs' 96-86 loss to the Grizzlies on Wednesday in Memphis. "You think about what you could have done, how you could have helped," the 13th-year forward said. "You hate sitting out." Gay was..." January 14

  • Parker, Spurs prepare for emotional reunion

    The Score "After 17 seasons and four NBA championships, six-time All-Star Tony Parker left the San Antonio Spurs this past offseason, joining the Charlotte Hornets on a two-year, $10-million deal. Parker will make his much-anticipated return Monday as a member of..." January 14

  • NBA Rumors: These teams are willing to give up first-round picks, SN sources say

    Sporting News "The countdown to the NBA’s trade deadline has reached four weeks, and with 25 teams within 3.5 games of a postseason slot, the league swap meet could be as confused as ever. Let’s have a look in this week’s Friday Rumor-rama, or as it is known in Canada,..." January 11

  • How Spurs’ Bryn Forbes went from afterthought recruit to NBA starter

    Pro Basketball Talk "Bryn Forbes‘ 2014 transfer from Cleveland State to Michigan State was well-covered in the media. Nearly every article on it explained Forbes’ reasoning: The Lansing, Mich., native wanted to be closer to his son, who was born the year prior, and his sister, who was suffering from..." January 11

  • Spurs become first to score 150+ since Suns in 2010

    Clutch Points "The San Antonio Spurs were not supposed to play against the Oklahoma City Thunder as menacingly good as they did Thursday night. After all, they were coming off a 96-86 road loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. But they did – and they even have over..." January 11

  • Quincy Pondexter’s contract is now officially guaranteed

    Pounding The Rock "Quincy Pondexter’s contract, which was partially guaranteed until Jan. 10, is now officially fully guaranteed. The Spurs signed Pondexter to a minimum deal with a small guarantee before training camp. Back then it was unclear if the veteran swingman was in..." January 10

  • Report: Gregg Popovich regrets saying Kawhi Leonard wasn’t a leader

    Pro Basketball Talk "Spurs president-coach Gregg Popovich said Kawhi Leonard – who spent his first seven seasons in San Antonio before being traded to the Raptors – wasn’t a leader. Leonard seemingly didn’t appreciate that. Tim Bontemps of..." January 10

  • Spurs Interested In Pursuing Kristaps Porzingis In Free Agency

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs are viewed as a team who would have significant interest in Kristaps Porzingis in free agency. Porzingis will be a restricted free agent this offseason as the Knicks also pursue max free agents. " January 08

  • Report: Spurs forward Rudy Gay likely out for next two games

    Clutch Points "San Antonio Spurs small forward Rudy Gay has been dealing with a nagging wrist injury, and the ailment is likely going to sideline the swingman for the next two games. Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich told local reporters on Monday that Rudy Gay is out for..." January 08

  • Kyrie Irving says injury to both eyes was accidental

    ESPN "Celtics star Kyrie Irving said Sunday he doesn't believe Spurs guard Marco Belinelli intentionally tried to hit him in the face when he struck both of Irving's eyes while jostling for a rebound last week. "I make my living with my eyes," Irving said after practicing..." January 06

  • Scottie Pippen: Kawhi Leonard has 'filled voids' since Chicago meeting

    ESPN "Gregg Popovich once sought out Scottie Pippen in hopes of instilling the Hall of Famer's influence into Kawhi Leonard's game. Many months before the fractures that led to Leonard's departure from San Antonio began to surface, Popovich approached Pippen and asked him to..." January 05