Spurs Rumors & News

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • Spurs Legend Retiring From NBA After Nearly Two Decades

    Black Sports Online "There comes a time where all athletes have to hang up their sneakers for one last time, or their custome in this case. According to BleacherReport.com, Rob Wilcall had been a part of the Spurs for almost 20 years but father time has caught up with him. Rob wears the team’s mascot uniform which..." May 22

  • Rockets to interview Spurs assistant Borrego

    Today's Fastbreak "Apparently the Houston Rockets are having some difficulty deciding on a head coach, because now ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that the team plans on interviewing San Antonio Spurs assistant James Borrego for the gig. This after all signs pointed to Mike D’Antoni and Stephen Silas being the two..." May 21

  • Pacers coach Nate McMillan: Myles Turner is 'exactly' like LaMarcus Aldridge

    USA Today "Nate McMillan — who spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach for the Indiana Pacers before ultimately being named head coach this week after the firing of Frank Vogel — knows the talent that his roster has to offer. In a recent interview on Sirius XM NBA Radio's "Off the Dribble,"..." May 20

  • Danny Green gets Lasik eye surgery after rough shooting year

    Larry Brown Sports "San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green is typically a reliable shooter, especially from three-point range. This season — not so much. Green shot a career-worst 37.6 percent from the field and converted 33.2 percent from beyond the arc, which was his most inefficient production since his rookie..." May 19

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Thomas Robinson expected to opt out of contract with Nets; could Spurs be an option?

    San Antonio Express-News "Brooklyn Nets forward Thomas Robinson is expected opt out of the final season of a two-year deal the Express-News has learned. Robinson averaged 4.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in 71 games with the Nets last season. By electing to forgo the final year of his contract, Robinson would forfeit a..." May 18

  • Could the Spurs land Al Horford in free agency?

    Pounding The Rock "Since winning back to back titles at Florida (under Billy Donovan), Al Horford has played the entirety of his NBA career with the Atlanta Hawks. However, after being swept out of the playoffs two years in a row by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Horford could potentially be looking for a change. The..." May 18

  • Despite early ouster, Aldridge and West say they have no regrets about joining Spurs

    San Antonio Express-News "Seven months ago, on an otherwise forgettable night in Oklahoma City, LaMarcus Aldridge’s Spurs career began with a loss to the Thunder. He had 14 points and five rebounds in the Spurs’ season-opening defeat, and took only 12 tentative shots. Thursday, Aldridge’s inaugural Spurs voyage ended..." May 16

  • How the San Antonio Spurs can win the NBA title next year

    Fox Sports "Never bury the San Antonio Spurs. It's a phrase you've likely overheard in a bar at some point or another/dozens of times over the past 10 years. Whether their season ends in disappointment or covered in sticky champagne, the Spurs always find a way to improve over the summer, be it via a..." May 15

  • Gregg Popovich's Bad Attitude Isn't as Charming as You Think

    The Big Lead "Gregg Popovich’s actions have long proven he wants an adversarial relationship with the media. The media has an opposite desire. This causes public friction as each side strives for its goal. The dance has been playing out for two decades in San Antonio. Popovich has led the Spurs to five NBA..." May 15

  • Green says trash talk never worked on Duncan: 'He just stared at me'

    The Score "As Tim Duncan ponders his NBA future, his reverential colleagues are pondering an NBA without him. "If this is it for Tim Duncan, he has meant a lot to the game, the way he has carried himself and what he has done for the Spurs for a number of years," Golden State Warriors power forward..." May 14

  • For Spurs, offseason decisions extend beyond Duncan

    San Antonio Express-News "One of the most popular big men in Spurs history says he would like to return for another season. “Yeah, this would be my wish,” 7-foot-3 rookie Boban Marjanovic said. “There are nice people here, amazing people here.” The future of another fairly famous Spurs big man — one Timothy Theodore..." May 14

  • Barkley: LeBron, Kawhi are better all-around players than Curry

    USA Today "Charles Barkley is also joining LeBron James in debating the meaning of the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. While appearing on ESPN’s Russillo & Kanell on Friday, the TNT analyst had this to say about calling Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry the best player in the NBA." May 13

  • Thunder dispatch Spurs, advance to West finals

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- For much of the season, the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs seemingly were on a collision course. The teams with the two best records in the NBA were predestined to meet in the Western Conference finals, while the up-and-down Oklahoma City Thunder were an..." May 13

  • Charles Barkley Says LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard Are Best Players in NBA

    Complex "Charles Barkley may have been in the news more during this NBA Playoffs than he ever was as a player. Whether the coverage has focused on him feuding with Charles Oakley, asking Dwight Howard to explain why people hate him, or just speculating on who will play him in the next Space Jam, Barkley..." May 13

  • Ginobili will take his time before making retirement decision

    The Score "After 13 playoff appearances and four titles, San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Manu Ginobili has yet to decide whether 2015-16 will mark his final season in the Association. However, the 38-year-old doesn't plan on making an immediate decision, stating that he'll "take his time as always"..." May 13

  • Tim Duncan admits he can't relate with younger players

    The Score "No surprise here, but the NBA's second-oldest player has a hard time relating to rookies. Tim Duncan might opt for retirement after a disappointing playoff run, but that decision is up in the air. If he does, though, Duncan will miss Gregg Popovich, he'll miss his fellow Big Three of Manu..." May 13

  • Andre Miller strongly considering retirement

    The Score "Class might be dismissed for "The Professor." San Antonio Spurs point guard Andre Miller told Marc Spears of the Undefeated that he's strongly considering retirement, but hasn't yet made his final decision. The 40-year-old Miller, who just wrapped up his 17th season, is the oldest active..." May 13

  • Spurs to pursue Mike Conley in free agency

    Today's Fastbreak "The amazing 2016 season of the San Antonio Spurs came crashing to a halt on Thursday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but it appears the team will pursue a big fish despite winning 67 games in the regular season. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that multiple “spies” (a nice shake-up of the usual..." May 13

  • Duncan wants to 'figure life out' before deciding on future

    USA Today "Only Tim Duncan knows what that index finger to the sky meant. Nearly 20 years later, from Wake Forest to San Antonio to the Chesapeake Arena tunnel where the best power forward of all time left for the night and, perhaps, forever. If this was it, if Duncan’s glance at the scoreboard and hand..." May 13

  • Billy Donovan is winning his matchup against the NBA's greatest coach

    SB Nation "Tony Parker had just scored when Billy Donovan signaled his first timeout of the second half. The game was balancing precariously -- the Spurs had hit consecutive shots, their lead was nine and the AT&T Center was roaring. The message repeated in the huddle was calming: "They made their run...." May 11

  • NBA confirms 2 incorrect calls hurt Spurs in Game 5 loss

    The Score "The Oklahoma City Thunder stole Game 5 in San Antonio on Tuesday to put the Spurs on the brink of elimination, but the NBA's Last Two Minute Report has confirmed that OKC got some inadvertent help from the officials. The league's daily report states that the only two incorrect calls in the..." May 11

  • Barkley bemoans current NBA: 'Worst I've ever seen'

    The Score "Another day, another retired player complaining about today's game. Charles Barkley made an appearance Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show to deliver a take down of the modern game. "The NBA is watered down," Barkley said. "The NBA is the worst I’ve ever seen it." Keep in mind Barkley was..." May 11

  • In Pop era, Spurs have been oddly terrible when facing elimination

    CBS Sports "The San Antonio Spurs won a franchise-best 67 games in the regular season, lost only once at home and finished as the No. 2 seed in the West. They strolled through the first round, sweeping the Memphis Grizzlies in dominant fashion but in the second round against the Oklahoma City Thunder, San..." May 11

  • Defense the difference in Thunder's Game 5 win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Plenty is made about the offensive prowess of the Oklahoma City Thunder and their dual superstar scorers, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. Defense, though, especially in the final four minutes, was the key to Oklahoma City's 95-91 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on..." May 10

  • Kawhi Leonard finishes second in NBA MVP voting

    Pounding The Rock "Kawhi Leonard has emerged as perhaps the league's best two-way player. He had a career year, posting averages of 21.2 points per game, 6.8 rebounds per game, and a PER of 26.11. If Stephen Curry hadn't had the best single offensive season in league history, Kawhi easily could have challenged for..." May 10

  • Spurs general manager R.C. Buford named 2015-16 NBA Executive of the Year

    USA Today "San Antonio Spurs general manager R.C. Buford has been named the 2015-16 NBA Basketball Executive of the Year, the league announced Monday. Buford is in his 14th season with the team. This marks the second time he has won the award (2013-14). Selected by a panel of basketball executive..." May 09

  • Durant, Thunder surge in fourth, even series

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant's mother wasn't courtside for a lot of games at Chesapeake Energy Arena this season. With Wanda Durant's busy schedule, she often missed watching her son play. However, Ms. Durant showed up on Mother's Day to watch Kevin in a crucial playoff game against the San..." May 08

  • Boris Diaw wants to go everywhere, including space

    The Score "Boris Diaw plans to take his travels beyond Earth at some point in the future. In an interview with Andrew Sharp for an upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated, the San Antonio Spurs forward revealed he wants to explore outer space. "It's part of going everywhere," Diaw said. "I say I want to..." May 08

  • Russell Westbrook takes blame for Tony Parker having wide open shot

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder had an embarrassing defensive breakdown late in their Game 3 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night, and Russell Westbrook is taking the blame for it. With less than five minutes remaining and the score tied, Tony Parker was given the ball in transition and..." May 07

  • Spurs take advantage of Thunder's lack of execution late

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Late game execution has bedeviled Oklahoma City the entire season. It was the main reason they were a league leader in games lost after leading in the fourth quarter. The problem reared its ugly head again in the final minutes of the Thunder's 100-96 loss to the San Antonio..." May 07

  • Sometimes Gregg Popovich Leaves Boris Diaw In During Blowouts So He’ll Lose Weight

    Dime Magazine "Boris Diaw is a character. From the espresso machine in his locker, to a desire to explore space, the San Antonio Spurs reserve forward is an odd duck among the hard-working Spurs squad. Sports Illustrated recently did a profile with Diaw where they talked about his hilarious relationship with..." May 06

  • KD joining the Spurs is scary yet possible with these salary cap maneuvers

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant could join the Warriors this summer. That is possible because, in the 2016 NBA offseason, almost anything is possible. The $1 billion in salary cap space and the lack of bad long-term contracts around the league open doors that would have been inconceivable in almost any other..." May 05

  • Tim Donaghy: '100 percent' of NBA refs gamble

    Fox Sports "Whether you believe all his claims or not, few (if any) know the inner workings of the NBA and the role referees play in determining outcomes of games better than Tim Donaghy does. The disgraced former ref worked in the NBA for 13 seasons, until an FBI investigation revealed that he had bet on..." May 05

  • 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