Spurs Rumors & News

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • Tony Parker reacts to Sarkozy’s controversial statement

    EuroHoops.net "Tony Parker couldn’t help but “laugh” when he heard former president of France Nicolas Sarkozy say that “once you are French your ancestors are the Gauls.” This statement, which was directed to migrants, spawned much controversy in France, and not only. It didn’t come out of nowhere though..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • One thing every NBA Western Conference team must fix in training camp

    Fox Sports "A few NBA teams will hold their media days on Friday, and the rest will do so beginning next week. That means training camps are just about upon us, so with that in mind, here's an introductory look at one thing each team should look to address before the regular season gets going at the end of..." September 20

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Not guilty plea entered for Tim Duncan’s ex-financial adviser

    San Antonio Express-News "A not guilty plea has been entered for Tim Duncan’s former financial adviser, who faces two counts of mail fraud. Lawyers for Charles A. Banks IV filed a waiver of arraignment, which negated the need for a hearing that had been scheduled for Tuesday in San Antonio. Banks, of Atlanta, was..." September 20

  • With the clock ticking on his career, Bonner pushes hard for one more chance

    Concord Monitor "We know what we hope for Matt Bonner, who’s carved out a 12-year NBA career without a trace of arrogance. Bonner is a long-range shooting specialist who once led the NBA in 3-point shooting. He possesses an unmatched work ethic, an affable manner and a connection to any and every community he..." September 20

  • Spurs expected to add Joel Anthony

    San Antonio Express-News "Less than a week from the start of training camp, the Spurs are still putting the finishing touches on their roster. Free agent center Joel Anthony is scheduled to join the Spurs once a training camp deal is finalized sources tell the Express-News. The contract is expected to be non-guaranteed." September 19

  • Spurs hire former NBA player Landry Fields as a college scout

    Pro Basketball Talk "Landry Fields, a once-promising shooting guard from Stanford who played five seasons with the Knicks and Raptors from 2010 to 2015, appears to be done playing. The Spurs announced that they have hired the 28-year-old Fields as a college scout, among several other basketball-operations department..." September 18

  • Monty Williams Named Spurs Vice President of Basketball Operations

    Bleacher Report "Former New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams officially joined the San Antonio Spurs staff Friday as the franchise's new vice president of basketball operations. The Spurs announced the hire on their official website. Williams, who spent two years in San Antonio during his playing..." September 16

  • Popovich: 'I have a hole in my gut' with Duncan gone

    San Antonio Express-News "It was the thoughtful act of a father. Gregg Popovich would go to a Zagat-approved restaurant on the road with his staff, and sometimes, toward the end of the meal, he would ask the waiter for a small carrot cake to go. He would then leave the package outside Tim Duncan’s hotel door, and..." September 15

  • Tony Parker hosted a basketball game atop a glacier in Switzerland

    Fox Sports "What's cooler than being cool? Ice cold, of course. What's cooler than that? Playing basketball atop a glacier in the Swiss Alps while hanging out with Tony Parker. The San Antonio Spurs guard partnered with Swiss watchmaker Tissot to host the game at a staggering elevation of over 11,000..." September 15

  • Report: Spurs expect Tim Duncan to join front office in full-time role

    Larry Brown Sports "Tim Duncan’s playing career with the Spurs has come to an end, but that does not mean he is going to become a ghost in San Antonio. According to Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News, the Spurs anticipate that Duncan will re-join the team at some point in a front office role. Most in..." September 15

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Ryan Richards Agrees To Camp Deal With Spurs

    Hoops Rumors "The Spurs will sign 2010 second-round draft choice Ryan Richards to a training camp deal, tweets international basketball writer David Pick. The 7’0″ British native played with teams in Iran, Lebanon and Bahrain last season. Richards, a forward, was the 49th player drafted in 2010. " September 09

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • Tim Duncan’s former financial adviser indicted, surrenders to feds

    San Antonio Express-News "Tim Duncan’s former financial adviser turned himself in today after being indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to allegations that he misled the retired San Antonio Spurs star in his investment portfolio. The indictment was under seal until an initial hearing set for today, but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Spurs' Gregg Popovich surprises Thunder GM Sam Presti at awards banquet

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs coach Gregg Popovich engaged in some party crashing Tuesday night in Oklahoma City. Popovich surprised his friend and ex-colleague Sam Presti at the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice’s Humanitarian Awards dinner. The former Spurs intern spent seven years in San Antonio before..." September 08

  • Pau Gasol Says He Turned Down Spurs In 2014

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran big man Pau Gasol is one of the newest members of the Spurs, and it sounds as if the union between the two sides was a long time coming. Speaking recently at an event in Madrid, Gasol admitted that he turned down an offer from San Antonio in the summer of 2014, opting to sign a two-year..." September 06

  • Nicolas Laprovittola To Sign Camp Deal With Spurs

    Real GM Basketball "Nicolas Laprovittola will sign a camp deal with the San Antonio Spurs. Laprovittola most recently played professionally for the Spanish club CB Estudiantes. " September 03

  • Spurs send personalized jersey to Kirk Cousins, Wizards take exception

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins recently said that he wants the team to be like the San Antonio Spurs of the NFL, so the Spurs decided to show him some love. “I’ve told my teammates that I’d like to be the San Antonio Spurs of the NFL, be super boring and maybe people at the end of..." September 02

  • Report: Spurs trying to sign Argentina's Nicolas Laprovittola

    CBS Sports "The San Antonio Spurs could have three members of Argentina's national team on their roster next season. They are "actively lobbying" point guard Nicolas Laprovittola to come to the NBA, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. The Spurs, of course, already employ Argentinian legend Manu Ginobili. They..." August 26

  • Ryan McDonough: Suns plan to be ‘major players’ in 2017 free agency

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Suns have swung big in free agency the previous couple years, chasing LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in 2014 and LaMarcus Aldridge in 2015. But 2016 appeared to be the year Phoenix really eyed. The Suns structured the contracts of multiple players – including Brandon Knight, Tyson..." August 25

  • Spurs' Gregg Popovich explains why he's such a jerk during in-game interviews

    Fox Sports "Gregg Popovich is one of the greatest coaches in basketball history. According to LeBron James, in fact, Pop is the very best we've ever seen. And a big part of the San Antonio Spurs coach's legend is his approach to in-game interviews. If you've seen the Spurs on national TV, you know how..." August 22

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • LeBron expresses desire to play for Popovich at Tokyo 2020

    USA Today "LeBron James told USA TODAY Sports it would be a career treat to play for Mike Krzyzewski and Gregg Popovich on the U.S. Olympic team. In an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, James left the door open for a return to the U.S. basketball team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and in a subsequent..." August 20

  • Gasol: “I will decide my future during the season”

    EuroHoops.net "Despite the defeat by USA, Spain still has the goal of the bronze medal and Pau Gasol is ready to go. As he said after the end of the game: “An Olympic medal is an Olympic medal, no if it’s bronze, so we will fight for it”. For the semifinal result and his condition in the game he added: “I..." August 20

  • Tim Duncan 'stressing' about weight gain

    SI "When Bruce Bowen peers down at USA Basketball from the stands of Carioca Arena 1 in Rio, he’ll do so from a unique vantage point. For a star-filled group like Team USA, playing championship basketball and sacrificing along the way is tantamount. Bowen, who played 14 NBA seasons, most notably with..." August 20

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Gasol cleared to play for Spain in semis vs. U.S.

    Today's Fastbreak "News had been swirling that Spain’s own Pau Gasol could miss Friday’s semifinal contest versus Team USA with the opportunity to send the Americans home. That was put to rest, however, as ESPN’s Marc Stein revealed that Gasol’s calf injury wasn’t going to hold him back, and that he’s cleared to..." August 19

  • Tony Parker reiterates desire to play five more years with the Spurs

    Larry Brown Sports "Tony Parker’s illustrious international basketball career may be over, but he sees his time with the San Antonio Spurs continuing for significantly longer. Parker, who announced his retirement from the French national basketball team after they lost to Spain in the Olympic quarterfinal on..." August 18

  • Ginobili, Nocioni retire from international competition

    SI "U.S. men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has a favorite Argentina story. It takes place in Beijing with his team in the tunnel, about to take the court to play the Gauchos in the semifinals at the 2008 Olympics. In a scrum behind the Americans are their opponents, dancing, hugging and..." August 18

  • Tony Parker Announces Retirement from France National Team

    Bleacher Report "Tony Parker's international career at the Olympics will end without a medal. The French point guard announced Wednesday that the 2016 Rio Games will be his last appearance with the national team. Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press reported the news, which came minutes after France's 92-67..." August 17

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Story of Tim Duncan turning down Obama's Olympic invite is so Tim Duncan

    SI "Tim Duncan might have walked away from the game of basketball and his beloved San Antonio Spurs, but the 19-year NBA veteran hasn't changed one bit since calling it quits. Duncan's former teammate Bruce Bowen, who is in Rio for the 2016 Olympics with NBA House, told SI.com Duncan had a chance..." August 13

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • Raja Bell Details Why Manu Ginobili Was Harder To Guard Than Kobe Bryant

    Uproxx "Raja Bell’s battles with Kobe Bryant are legendary. One of basketball’s most aggressive wing defenders and a notorious hothead, the former Phoenix Suns guard went toe-to-toe with the Los Angeles Lakers icon on 44 separate occasions from December 2001 to February 2012. The statistics, as you..." August 11

  • Spurs had to talk Ginobili 'off the ledge' following 2006 semifinals

    The Score "Game 7 of the 2006 Western Conference semifinals between the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks featured a key defensive miscue by Manu Ginobili that both cost his team and demoralized him, sending Ginobili into a downward spiral emotionally. After knocking down a 3-pointer with 32.2..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Matt Bonner: 'I'm probably not going to be with the Spurs'

    NBC San Antonio "Not only is the Duncan-era over, the Bonner-era may be over in San Antonio. With the San Antonio Spurs roster pretty much at max, the odd man out heading into next season is free agent forward Matt Bonner. Bonner, who spent 10 seasons with the Spurs, spoke with Concord News Radio on his..." August 10

  • Stephen Jackson blames Tony Parker for Spurs' 2012 playoff loss to Thunder

    CBS Sports "Former NBA player Stephen Jackson is not one to mince words. He'll say whatever he feels about another player and a lot of the time it's something negative about that player, even if it's a former teammate. Right now, that former teammate is San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker. Jackson..." August 09

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • What if Jason Kidd actually signed with the Spurs in 2003?

    Yardbarker "In 2003, the NBA's best point guard was on the market and was on the verge of joining the NBA World Champions. Jason Kidd still has nightmares over not joining San Antonio in free agency, and Jason Terry thinks the Spurs could've won 7, 8 or 9 titles? " August 05

  • NBA players vote retired Spur Tim Duncan the 'Most Influential Veteran'

    San Antonio Express-News "On Thursday, NBA players of the National Basketball Association (NBPA) voted recently retired Spurs legend Tim Duncan the "Most Influential Veteran." The awards were a social-media exclusive event, published on Twitter starting at 2 p.m. "The legacy he will leave on the game is..." August 05

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01