Spurs Rumors & News

  • Dion Waiters on LaMarcus Aldridge: ‘One man can’t beat you’

    Sportsnaut "It took a team effort for the Oklahoma City Thunder to stave off a 2-0 series deficit against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. Five different Thunder players scored in double-digits with the All-Star tandem of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook tallying a combined 57 points. Meanwhile,..." May 04

  • NBA to ban alcohol and gambling advertisements on jerseys

    Sportsnaut "The NBA will soon allow advertisements on jerseys but according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the companies eligible for advertisements will be limited. Rovell also added that the NBA can veto any other possible company. There are no big surprises here, but a few things do stand..." May 04

  • Reggie Miller not surprised how refs handled final OKC-Spurs sequence

    CBS Sports "If you're one of the three people who've yet to read or hear about the chaos that took place on the final sequence of the OKC-Spurs game Monday night, here's about as thorough an explanation as you're going to get. Everyone is still talking about all the missed calls on that one play. Five, to be..." May 04

  • A fan grabbed Steven Adams' arm during that crazy Thunder-Spurs possession

    USA Today "The ending to Game 2 of Thunder-Spurs was absolutely crazy. That possession had it all, especially terrible officiating. But it also had some fan interference. NBATV pointed out that a San Antonio fan grabbed hold of Steven Adams’ arm during that crazy, final play. Adams fell into the..." May 03

  • Refs admit missed foul call by Waiters on Ginobili on final inbounds

    SI "The Thunder evened their Western Conference semifinals series with the Spurs thanks to a controversial no-call on an inbounds pass by Dion Waiters in the closing seconds of Game 2 on Monday in San Antonio. With Oklahoma City leading 98–97 and 13.5 remaining in regulation, Waiters inbounded the..." May 03

  • Thunder survive wild finish, edge Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- This is more like it, more like what fans were led to expect from a down-to-the-last-possession battle between the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs, two of the NBA's heavyweights, with a little controversy thrown in on the side. Oklahoma City laid a colossal egg in..." May 03

  • Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

    Wall Street Journal "Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs. As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant. This..." May 03

  • NBA cites 5 incorrect no-calls at end of Thunder-Spurs game

    The Score "The NBA listed five incorrect no calls in the final 13.5 seconds of the Oklahoma City Thunder's Game 2 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Referees have been raked over the coals since late Monday night when a series of events at the end of the Thunder's 98-97 win brought into question how so..." May 03

  • Spurs send message -- loud, clear -- and demolish Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- One game does not a series make, not even a beatdown as complete as the one San Antonio put on Oklahoma City Saturday in Game 1 of the two teams' Western Conference semifinals. But if the Spurs were looking to make a statement, consider it a mission accomplished. LaMarcus..." May 01

  • Durant won't share emotions with reporter after Game 1 loss: 'I'm not telling you'

    The Score "Kevin Durant wasn't in the sharing mood after his Oklahoma City Thunder suffered an embarrassing Game 1 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals Saturday night. "I'm not telling you," Durant told a reporter, when asked to describe his emotions after the 124-92..." May 01

  • Jacque Vaughn Agrees To Become Nets' Top Assistant Coach

    Real GM Basketball "Jacque Vaughn is joining the Brooklyn Nets as the top assistant to new head coach Kenny Atkinson. Vaughn was head coach of the Orlando Magic from 2012 until 2015, posting a 43-121 record." April 30

  • Kevin Durant: Spurs-Thunder bears no resemblance to 2014 playoff series

    CBS Sports "The Thunder and Spurs know one another well. The two franchises are from the same tree, with GM Sam Presti having come from San Antonio and modeled the Thunder approach from practice to media relations in great strides after the the Spurs. The two teams have faced each other twice in the playoffs..." April 30

  • Tony Parker wants to play at five more seasons with Spurs

    Larry Brown Sports "Tony Parker is somehow only 33 years old, and he believes he has a lot left to offer the San Antonio Spurs. Parker, who is in his 15th season with San Antonio, intends to make it to twenty seasons with the Spurs before the two parties part ways. “I want to go to 20 seasons, hopefully, with..." April 29

  • Pau Gasol says Spurs are an 'interesting option' in free agency

    CBS Sports "Imagine for a second Pau Gasol operating in the San Antonio Spurs' beautiful offense, throwing over-the-shoulder passes to cutters and daring teams to double-team him in the post. It almost happened a couple of years ago, but Gasol chose to join the Chicago Bulls. In retrospect that seems like a..." April 29

  • Steven Adams explains why he doesn't talk to Tim Duncan

    The Score "Despite being a highly effective option on both ends of the court, Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams is mostly known for being an agitator. Never one to back down from a challenge and always one to impose his physicality upon the opponent, Adams often finds himself entangled in..." April 28

  • Spurs’ Duncan: Leonard not getting star treatment he deserves

    San Antonio Express-News "It doesn’t take Tim Duncan long to recount the most drawn-out conversation he has ever had with Kawhi Leonard. “I don’t think it’s ever surpassed 10 or 15 seconds,” Duncan said. The Spurs’ small forward, like Duncan before him, prefers to deal in deeds rather than words. “He hasn’t said a..." April 27

  • Ettore Messina To Get ‘Legit Look’ If Luke Walton Declines

    Lakers Nation "Coaching rumors surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers have been moving furiously since the team decided to fire Byron Scott. Among the numerous candidates rumored as possibilities for the position, Warriors assistant Luke Walton and Spurs assistant Ettore Messina seem to be emerging as..." April 27

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • Lakers to interview Spurs assistant Ettore Messina for head coaching job

    USA Today "The Los Angeles Lakers are wasting no time in their coaching search. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the Lakers have received permission from the San Antonio Spurs to interview their lead assistant coach, Ettore Messina, as a possible replacement for the recently departed..." April 26

  • Spurs favored to win NBA championship following Curry injury

    ESPN "For months, the Golden State Warriors have been the clear-cut, outright favorites to win the NBA title. Not anymore. The San Antonio Spurs moved into the role of favorites Monday at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas after it was announced that Warriors star Stephen Curry will miss at least..." April 25

  • Luke Walton, Kevin Ollie among Lakers' coach candidates

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers are once again in the market for a head coach. A franchise known for its stability and continued excellence has suffered through an absence of both over the past four years. Mike Brown, Mike D'Antoni and now Byron Scott, all gone in less than two full years. The decision for..." April 25

  • Spurs finish off sweep of Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The one-word summation of this first-round playoff series: mismatch. The San Antonio Spurs had stars and depth. The Memphis Grizzlies had multiple injuries. So halfway through, veteran forward Matt Barnes said that his undermanned Grizzlies were "bringing spoons to a..." April 24

  • Spurs vs Grizzlies delayed by power surge

    kens5.com " Power surge has dimmed the lights at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, stopping play, according ABC studio analysts. Power outage is not related to weather, Spurs were ahead 25-23 when power went out. " April 24

  • Spurs finish strong, put Grizzlies on brink

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Despite lopsided wins by San Antonio in the first two games of the Western Conference opening-round playoff series against the injury depleted Memphis Grizzlies, Spurs guard Manu Ginobili knew Friday night would be different. The Grizzlies -- who began losing players at an..." April 23

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Barnes: Grizzlies bringing 'forks, spoons, knives, the sharpening knife' to Game 3

    The Score "Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes ripped his team's effort after the first two games of their Western Conference quarterfinal against the San Antonio Spurs, saying the Grizzlies were "coming to a gunfight with some spoons." Barnes, though, says the team will be better equipped when they..." April 21

  • Tables have turned in Aldridge-Randolph matchup

    San Antonio Express-News "Steven Adams is a character. Perhaps out of a work of fiction. Or a super-hero comic book. Or a documentary on world travel. With his wild, long hair, a world-class villainous mustache and tattoos, the 22-year-old New Zealand native is also the right character for the third-seeded Oklahoma City..." April 21

  • Tim Duncan doesn't want to go out like Kobe Bryant

    The Sports Daily "You can say that again. Tim Duncan’s San Antonio Spurs are in the playoffs and one of the year’s best stories, but Kobe Bryant’s retirement extravaganza outshined Duncan and Co. at every turn this year. While a fun spectacle for the Black Mamba, Duncan has made it pretty clear about one..." April 21

  • Spurs breeze past Grizzlies for 2-0 series lead

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Don't think for a minute that winning while barely breaking a sweat will make the San Antonio Spurs complacent or lead to any bad habits. The Spurs won 67 times in the regular season and now twice in the playoffs, and they look as if they are getting stronger with every..." April 20

  • Kawhi Leonard Will Get An Apparel Line With Jordan Because He Was Sick Of Seeing His Fake ‘Klaw’ Logo

    Uproxx "Here’s one thing we know for sure: If you steal from Kawhi Leonard, he will just swipe everything you took right back. The NBA’s back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year is the real deal on the court. So, it’s only natural he wants his fans to get the real stuff off it, too. Leonard was..." April 19

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    NBA @NBA

    Kawhi Leonard of the @Spurs named 2015-16 @Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year! #KiaDPOY pic.twitter.com/BtSWkej3fv

  • Spurs' Kawhi Leonard named NBA Defensive Player of the Year

    San Antonio Express-News "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was named the 2015-16 NBA Defensive Player of the Year for the second season in a row, the NBA announced Monday. Leonard received 84 first-place votes and 547 total points to edge out Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green, who was runner-up in DPOY voting..." April 18

  • Spurs rout Grizzlies in Game 1

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Defense carried San Antonio to the second-best record in the NBA this season but it's likely to be the Spurs' ability to get the most out of their offensive opportunities that will be the key for a push for a sixth championship since 1999. Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points and..." April 17

  • LaMarcus Aldridge says pinky finger is still sore as playoffs approach

    San Antonio Express-News "LaMarcus Aldridge acknowledged that his right pinky finger, which was dislocated during a game against the Golden State Warriors on April 7, remains sore as the Spurs prepare to host the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 of the teams’ first round playoff series on Sunday at AT&T Center. “It’s okay,”..." April 16

  • Anderson primed for playoff role

    San Antonio Express-News "A year ago, Kyle Anderson arrived at the playoffs believing himself ready to contribute to the Spurs’ postseason push. Coach Gregg Popovich had other ideas for the rookie. Anderson didn’t play a minute in the Spurs’ seven-game loss to the L.A. Clippers. “I felt like I was there,” Anderson..." April 15

  • Warriors favorites to win NBA title, followed by Cavs, Spurs

    San Francisco Chronicle "It’s been a magical season for the Golden State Warriors, who have topped everyone’s expectations, far exceeding projections of Las Vegas bookmakers. Before the season, most sports books expected the Warriors to win about 59 games. At press time, the team’s total stood at 72 with one game left..." April 14

  • Little-used rookies lead Spurs to comeback win

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Just because San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich gave the big-ticket Spurs the night off didn't mean he was conceding the regular-season finale against the Dallas Mavericks. Those that were left were there to win. A ragtag version of the Spurs rallied from 18 points down to beat..." April 13

  • Spurs work OT for record-tying 40th home win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- It took until the next-to-last game of the regular season for San Antonio to play an overtime game, but in the end, the Spurs found a way to win at home for the 40th time in 41 contests this season. The Spurs outlasted the Oklahoma City Thunder 102-98 Tuesday at the AT&T..." April 13

  • Tracy McGrady asks to borrow one of Robert Horry’s rings and is brutally denied

    USA Today "Robert Horry has enough championship rings for both hands. Tracy McGrady doesn’t have any. On The Jump, Rachel Nichols and McGrady asked Horry if he’d share — “Can I get one? Just one,” T-Mac says. Horry doesn’t give in that easily. He tells McGrady he has to earn them: “You did a lot of great..." April 13

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    San Antonio Spurs @spurs

    INJURY REPORT: Boris Diaw (soreness, right adductor) and Manu Ginobili (rest) are both out for tonight’s Spurs-Thunder game

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Gregg Popovich disciple likely to lead Nets’ coach search

    New York Post "With the Nets playing their penultimate game Monday — and mercifully putting their season out of its misery Wednesday — it underscores just how meaningless these games really are. The $1 million question — and the only one that matters — is who’ll be coaching them next season. While interim..." April 12

  • Popovich: Players don't care about undefeated home record

    The Score "The San Antonio Spurs could tie NBA history with a win at home Sunday, though don't think head coach Gregg Popovich is using the potential milestone to rally his troops. With a win over the Golden State Warriors, the Spurs would not only end the visitors' chance at breaking the NBA..." April 10

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    San Antonio Spurs @spurs

    INJURY REPORT: Boris Diaw (soreness, right adductor) is out for tomorrow’s Spurs-Warriors game.

  • Aldridge’s pinky no lingering concern

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge walked into the Pepsi Center on Friday, his right pinky still taped tight to his ring finger. Having already been ruled out for Friday night’s game against Denver, along with five other Spurs, Aldridge wouldn’t have to test his injured hand beyond the ability to..." April 09

  • Nuggets pull out victory over Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- On Friday night, the San Antonio Spurs rested six players accounting for 72 percent of their point production, and their starting point guard was 20 years older than Denver's. Naturally, they had the Nuggets right where they wanted them. But Denver finished the night on a 10-2..." April 09

  • Popovich: A 41-0 record at home would be 'absolutely meaningless'

    The Score "A perfect 41-0 record at the AT&T Center for the San Antonio Spurs looks great on paper, and would forever put head coach Gregg Popovich's team in the record books as the first roster to ever accomplish that feat for a season. However, reaching that historic mark amounts to nothing once the..." April 09

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    San Antonio Spurs @spurs

    Injury Report for Spurs-Nuggets:

    Aldridge (rest)
    Diaw (soreness, right adductor)
    Ginobili (rest)
    Green (rest)
    Leonard (rest)
    Parker (rest)

  • Duncan passes Miller on all-time games played list

    The Score "As if we needed more confirmation that Tim Duncan has been playing basketball a very, very long time. By suiting up for the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday evening against the Golden State Warriors, Duncan moved past Indiana Pacers legend Reggie Miller for sole possession of eighth place on the..." April 08

  • Warriors cruise past Spurs for 70th win

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr insists his team accomplished its primary goal for the 2015-16 regular season Thursday night by clinching the home-court advantage throughout the NBA playoffs. Now comes the dessert ... and Kerr isn't sure he wants to indulge...." April 08