Spurs Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Booker scores 39 -- again -- to lead Suns over Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker may want to look into making a real estate purchase in Mexico City or at least find a way to make sure the NBA schedules his team to play more often south of the border. Who could blame Booker for his affinity for this place after the 20-year old scored 39..." January 14

  • Leonard, Spurs demolish Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- If it was a lesson in bounce-back basketball Los Angeles was looking for when it traveled to the Alamo City to play San Antonio, the Lakers got their money's worth from the Spurs on Thursday night. Responding emphatically from a three-point loss at home to Milwaukee on..." January 13

  • Brogdon, Beasley help Bucks beat Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Despite little, if any, contribution from ailing team leader Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee found itself within striking range of the San Antonio Spurs in the final minute on Tuesday and the ball in the hands of the Michael Beasley, one of the league's streakiest players...." January 11

  • Spurs F LaMarcus Aldridge out Tuesday versus Bucks

    Fanrag Sports "San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge will miss Tuesday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, but he isn’t expected to be out long, as he is just dealing with the stomach flu. Fellow Spurs forward David Lee missed Saturday’s game due to a knee injury, but he practiced Monday and will likely..." January 10

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Bertans, Leonard propel Spurs past Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- It's difficult enough for most NBA teams to deal with San Antonio's starting five, a group that features a pair of erstwhile all-stars in Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge. But when the Spurs' bench gets rolling, too, there's no way to slow them down, a fact that the Charlotte..." January 08

  • Aldridge, Parker pace Spurs in rout of Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- San Antonio and Denver couldn't stop each other for the first 10 minutes. The Spurs eventually fixed their defensive problem while the Nuggets continued to let them score. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28 points, Tony Parker had 21 points and nine assists and San Antonio beat Denver..." January 06

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • Matt Bonner announces retirement

    Toronto Star "Matt Bonner, known affectionately as The Red Rocket during his time in Toronto, is retiring from the NBA. The 36-year-old announced the news in a humorous video posted on The Players Tribune on Friday. Bonner made his debut in 2004-05 and played his first two seasons for the Raptors before..." January 06

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of ESPN.com reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017

    NBA.com "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told ESPN.com. "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • Spurs rout Raptors behind Leonard, Aldridge

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Night in and night out, teams beaten by the San Antonio Spurs say the same thing in postgame interviews: "The Spurs just did what they do." Because of that consistency, it's up to San Antonio's opponents to rise to the occasion - and when they don't, they usually get..." January 04

  • Gregg Popovich gave Craig Sager's son the paisley tie he wore to remember his father

    USA Today "Craig Sager II, the son of the late broadcaster Craig Sager, shared this touching gesture from Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on social media this week. Popovich attended Sager’s funeral wearing a paisley tie that the late sideline reporter surely would have approved of — after all he was known for..." January 03

  • Hardaway Jr.'s career night helps Hawks tip Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Once the shots started to fall for Tim Hardaway Jr., his Atlanta teammates couldn't get him the ball fast enough. The result was the end of a frustrating losing streak and perhaps some momentum to start the new year. Hardaway was 11-for-13 from the field and 6-for-7 on 3-pointers..." January 01

  • Parker, Green pace Spurs past Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- One of the things that makes San Antonio so tough to beat is its balanced scoring, an aspect that takes a backseat most games to the Spurs' tenacious defense and the dual star power of Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge. But the Spurs can win without Leonard and almost..." December 31

  • Aldridge leads Spurs past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- LaMarcus Aldridge's recent streak of aggressive play on the offensive end has paid huge dividends for the San Antonio Spurs, and his last two games have been more than impressive -- they've been off the charts. Aldridge poured in 27 points and Tony Parker tied a season high..." December 29

  • Some teams are reportedly pushing for 48-minute reports on NBA officiating

    CBS Sports "While players like Kevin Durant and LeBron James have spoken out against the NBA's Last Two Minute reports, some teams are pushing for a full 48-minute report on officiating every game, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. In a video report, Wojnarowski described a "war in the NBA"..." December 29

  • Adam Silver says NBA players boycotting Trump White House would be 'lost opportunity'

    Sporting News "While there have been hints — and even overt statements — that players on NBA championship teams over the next four years will forgo the traditional visit to the White House because of President-elect Donald Trump, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is imploring players not to go through with any such..." December 28

  • Spurs waive Argentinian guard Nico Laprovittola

    Pro Basketball Talk "After a strong performance at the Olympics in Rio, the Spurs decided to give Argentine Nico Laprovittola a shot to make the roster. And he did, the Spurs saw the 26-year-old point guard as someone who could give them depth at the position and fit in with their international team. That didn’t..." December 28

  • Aldridge, Leonard guide Spurs past Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- If LaMarcus Aldridge is not the first option on offense for the San Antonio Spurs, then he's definitely No. 1A. And when Aldridge is on, he's nearly unstoppable, as the Chicago Bulls found out Sunday. Aldridge hit his first 11 shots from the floor on the way to a season-high..." December 25

  • Leonard's 33 lead Spurs past Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- With their senior citizens resting back home, the San Antonio Spurs did what they often do in such a situation. With Kawhi Leonard leading the way, the Spurs rolled past the Portland Trail Blazers 110-90 Friday night at Moda Center. Leonard scored 33 points, Patty..." December 24

  • Clippers lose Paul but beat Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers tapped their reserves to fuel a win over the San Antonio Spurs. Despite losing point guard Chris Paul to a hamstring injury, the Clippers beat the Spurs 106-101 Thursday night at Staples Center. Paul strained his left hamstring early in the third..." December 23

  • GMs Calling 2017 NBA Draft 'Strongest In A Decade'

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Draft will be the "strongest in a decade", according to multiple NBA scouts and general managers. Chad Ford projects 10-15 potential All-Stars in the class, headlined by Markelle Fultz. Ford elevated Fultz up from No. 3 in his previous big board to No. 1, while Lonzo Ball jumped..." December 22

  • Guards To Watch on Trade Market

    Basketball Insiders "Trade talk around the league has been relatively quiet compared to previous years as teams waited for updates on the new CBA. Teams are also trying to figure out if they’re contenders or pretenders due to league-wide parity. However, it won’t be long before trade winds begin to swirl. The No. 3..." December 22

  • Spurs edge Rockets on Mills' late 3-pointer

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- From coach Gregg Popovich through a decent sample of players in the locker room, the San Antonio Spurs were quick to attribute a measure of good fortune to being in position to rely on their renowned execution with the game on the line. Reserve guard Patty Mills drilled an open..." December 20

  • The NBA's New "Kevin Durant Rule" Will Incentivize Young Superstars To Stay Put

    Deadspin "We knew the new CBA made life a little sweeter for the NBA’s superstars, but it’s a dense thing to parse, and explanations have been dribbling out slowly. ESPN’s new Q&A with salary cap expert Larry Coon argues that the most noteworthy development is the owners’ new weapon to keep their superstar..." December 20

  • Report: NBA salary cap to rise to $120 million by 2020 season

    Fanrag Sports "Details of the new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and NBPA came out last week, but nothing was reported about the projected salary cap escalation. However, on Tuesday afternoon, he Vertical reported that the NBA’s salary cap will rise to $120 million by the 2020 season. That..." December 20

  • Gregg Popovich Attends Craig Sager Memorial — On Morning Of Spurs’ Game In Houston

    NESN "San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has a game Tuesday night in Houston, but he had something much more important to tend to Tuesday morning in Atlanta. Popovich is still expected to be in Houston for tip-off, but he started his day in Atlanta attending the memorial service of longtime..." December 20

  • NBA maximum contracts could approach $250 million by 2020

    Fox Sports "The NBA is awash in cash these days, and that means future free agents are going to get paid. On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports reported that the NBA salary cap is expected to rise from approximately $94 million in 2016 to an astonishing $120 million in 2020: Of course, that salary cap is just a..." December 20

  • Craig Sager’s Memorial Service Was A Collection Of Painfully Beautiful Moments And Tributes

    Uproxx "Craig Sager’s memorial service was held in Atlanta on Monday. His family and friends from decades of covering sports came out to say goodbye, including his long-time co-worker and friend Ernie Johnson, who delivered a touching tribute to Sager in the form of a poem. NBA TV aired the service..." December 20

  • New CBA prohibits players from using hoverboards, guns

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith bummed around with a beer on hoverboard after the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals. Cleveland then banned hoverboards from its locker room and won the 2016 championship. Coincidence? If there’s good fortune in ridding hoverboards from the picture, the..." December 20

  • Spurs give out 'Slam Duncan O's' cereal before retiring Tim's jersey

    San Antonio Express-News "An unusual nervous energy perforated the AT&T Center on Sunday evening during what otherwise would have been an ordinary regular-season contest against the New Orleans Pelicans. That is because Sunday also marked the day Tim Duncan's retired No. 21 would be unveiled in the rafters alongside..." December 19

  • Spurs top Pelicans, then retire Duncan's jersey

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- If the San Antonio Spurs' easier-than-it sounds 113-100 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday took on the feel of an afterthought, that was because of what came, well, after the game. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22 points in 26 minutes of play and Manu Ginobili added a..." December 18

  • Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he, Tim Duncan like "soulmates"

    ESPN "As the San Antonio Spurs prepare to retire Tim Duncan's No. 21 jersey Sunday night, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has described Duncan ‎as "like my son." "I love him dearly," Popovich told ESPN's SportsCenter in an interview earlier this week. Told that Spurs president R.C. Buford once..." December 18

  • Leonard, Gasol help Spurs stop Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The deep and talented San Antonio Spurs know that teams will make a run at them on the road. But they are well-rested and well-prepared for any and all comers, as the pesky Phoenix Suns found out Thursday. Kawhi Leonard and Pau Gasol scored 18 points apiece and the Spurs used a..." December 16

  • Spurs have all the answers in win over Boston

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs had an answer for every question the Boston Celtics queried on Wednesday in a 108-101 win at AT&T Center. When the Spurs needed to stretch the floor to create some space in the lane, Pau Gasol answered the call. When they had to have some court..." December 15

  • 'Kevin Love Rule' in CBA allows teams to keep 2 designated first-time free agents

    ESPN "A rule that contributed to the Minnesota Timberwolves losing Kevin Love is being adjusted in the new collective bargaining agreement and could help the team keep both Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins long term, sources told ESPN on Thursday. In the previous CBA, teams could only give one..." December 15

  • Longtime sideline reporter Craig Sager dies

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "TV reporter Craig Sager, who held a very public years long battle with leukemia, has died. He was 65. Sager got his first taste on the sidelines as a mascot at Northwestern. A walk-on on the football and basketball teams, injury turned him to cheerleading. He got his start in television as..." December 15

  • Union Sought 'Zero And Two' Rule For NBA Draft Eligibility

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to keep the current "one and done" rule in place without any alteration. Under the 2005 collective bargaining agreement, the owners and players agreed to require players from the United States to be one year removed from high school before entering the draft. The..." December 15

  • From players' perspective, warm reaction to new work agreement

    ESPN "While Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green may have posted some dismissive tweets to Wednesday's news that the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, reaction seemed to be generally positive from NBA..." December 15

  • NBA and players association have one month to ratify new collective bargaining agreement

    Sports Day "The NBA and its players have agreed in principle on a new collective bargaining agreement, one that still needs to be ratified by players and owners in the coming weeks. The league announced the tentative agreement Wednesday night, one day before the sides faced a deadline for opting out of the..." December 15

  • NBA, players union reach tentative new labor agreement

    ESPN "The NBA and the NBA Players Association jointly announced Wednesday night that they have a reached tentative agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement pending ratification by the league's players and team owners. The sides have agreed to extend its mutual deadline to opt out of the..." December 15

  • NBA, NBPA Remain Close On New CBA, Discussing Group Licensing

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA and NBPA continue to work towards completing a new collective bargaining agreement. The final sticking point of the talks has been their group licensing arrangement. The union would like to have control over the licensing of player likenesses." December 13

  • What's the holdup in new NBA deal?

    ESPN "The last several months, the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have been quietly working hard on a new collective bargaining agreement to avoid a work stoppage, which took place before a deal was struck in 2011. The negotiations have been building toward this week, when a..." December 13

  • Kawhi Leonard is so great at defense, he's actually hurting the Spurs

    CBS Sports "There's something really weird going on with the Spurs. On the surface, there's absolutely nothing wrong. They're 19-5, with the seventh-best offense and 10th-best defense in the league. Even after the loss to Chicago Thursday night, they've won 14 of their last 16 games and have to be the..." December 13

  • NBA to test bigger ref crews in D-League

    Toronto Star "The laboratory that is the NBA D-League is open for business again. The NBA will use its farm league to experiment for nine games with four- and five-person officiating crews starting later this month in an attempt to see if more eyes can create a better game. The expanded crews will be..." December 13

  • John Legend to headline 2017 NBA-All Star halftime show

    Pro Basketball Talk "After setting the bar impossibly low last year, the NBA improved its headliner for this year’s All-Star halftime show. NBA release: The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that 10-time Grammy® Award-winning recording artist John Legend will headline the 66th NBA All-Star..." December 12