USA Today "Addressing the NBA's weak Eastern Conference on Sirius XM Radio's new NBA channel, deputy commissioner Adam Silver said Monday the league's competition committee will examine if divisions have outlived their usefulness. "One thing I have learned from David (Stern) over all those years ... is..." December 10
NBA.com "Tiago Splitter will not accompany the team on its road trip to Toronto and Milwaukee due to tightness in his left calf. Splitter first experienced discomfort in his calf during the second half of the Spurs-Hawks game on Dec. 2." December 09
ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Clippers are strongly considering the signing of former San Antonio Spurs swingman Stephen Jackson to fill their growing need on the wing, according to sources familiar with the team’s thinking. Sources told ESPN.com that Jackson, who has been searching for a new team since his..." December 09
Indy Cornrows "The Indiana Pacers moved to 18-2 on the season after a convincing blowout win against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center. The win was Indiana's first since January 4, 2002, snapping an 11-game skid. The win also puts them at 9-2 on the road and 3-1 on their current road trip. In other words?..." December 08
Grantland "Part 3 To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a leaguewide wrap-up every 33 days, or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In this episode — Part 3 of our video series — Bill and Jalen praise the funniest YouTube video, the biggest media-created controversy, the most..." December 06
San Antonio Express-News "If we’ve learned anything about Kawhi Leonard so far, and we’ve learned a lot, it’s that the young small forward with king crabs for hands and a personality that makes Tim Duncan look like Magic Johnson does not lack for confidence. Leonard responded “oh, yeah” when asked earlier this season if..." December 06
Grantland "Bill and Jalen are back! To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a league-wide wrap-up every 33 days — or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In their first episode, they crown the best team in the league, the best tanking performance thus far, the league’s least valuable..." December 05
San Antonio Express-News "Wednesday’s Spurs/Minnesota game at Mexico City Arena has been canceled thanks to what the NBA is describing as a “generator malfunction,” filling the building with smoke and forcing the evacuation of everyone inside. The game will be replayed at a later date in Minneapolis, the league office..." December 05
The NBA game in Mexico City arena has been evacuated due to smoke and fire @WolvesRadio giving great accounts. Follow
NBA.com "The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed forward Malcolm Thomas. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not announced. Thomas, 6-9/225, most recently played for the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League. Through two games this season, Thomas was averaging a..." December 04
San Antonio Express-News "t hasn’t been the easiest start for 37-year-old Tim Duncan, who spent most of the opening month of his 17th season struggling to find a rhythm as his shooting percentage plunged below 40. But he picked a fine time to enjoy one of the greatest games of his career, exploding for 23 points and 21..." December 03
Hearing: Malcolm Thomas will soon be on his way to San Antonio as a D-League callup from the LA D-Fenders
San Antonio Express-News "Marco Belinelli rode his 4-for-4 performance in Orlando to the top of the NBA leader board, where he paces all players with his sizzling 55 percentage from 3-point range. Belinelli, who has made 22 of 40 attempts this season, leads Houston’s Aaron Brooks by 1.7 percentage points. With about 80..." December 01
Houston Chronicle "After letting a 23-point lead slip away and struggling to stop the Spurs in the third quarter Saturday night, the Rockets rallied in the final seconds to defeat San Antonio 112-106 and snap a seven-game losing streak at the AT&T Center. With some late-game heroics, including clutch free throws..." December 01
San Antonio Express-News "Though his 6-for-16 shooting in Wednesday's loss at Oklahoma City made him feel a bit older than his 31 years, All-NBA point guard Tony Parker claims to have been inspired by Kobe Bryant in considering a career that could make him the Spurs' first 20-year player. Having joined the Spurs as a..." November 30
San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up Most teams would be noticeably disrupted by the absence of an All-Star point guard. Not the Spurs, who rode their vaunted depth — with a healthy assist from their opponent’s mediocrity — to a comfortable victory over Orlando. Listed with a mild right ankle sprain, Tony Parker..." November 30
CBSSports.com "Agents and executives predict this will be a very active trade season in the NBA, for obvious reasons. As the standings begin to sort themselves out, the calendar marches along and injuries mount, the usual trigger points for deals will intensify. In addition to the contenders looking to..." November 29
#Spurs will be without Tony Parker because of an ankle injury. Corey Joseph will start.
The Oklahoman "What if someone told you before tip-off Wednesday night that Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant would combine for 30 points on 39 shots against the streaking San Antonio Spurs? What if you knew that Westbrook would account for only six of those points and miss 14 of his 16 shot..." November 28
San Antonio Express-News "From once pining for a Lakers/Lakers Finals to last year’s “substantial sanctions” saga, outgoing NBA commissioner David Stern hasn’t always been particularly well-liked in San Antonio. There have also been persistent notions of a chilly relationship between Stern and team president and head..." November 27
Injury update: Tiago Splitter (mild right ankle sprain) is listed as probable for tomorrow's game at Oklahoma City.
San Antonio Express-News "New Orleans forward Al-Farouq Aminu sliced for an easy layup Monday night, and suddenly the Spurs found themselves challenged as they seldom had in weeks. They were behind 4-2, 1:06 into the game. The brutally efficient 46 minutes and 54 seconds that followed more closely resembled the..." November 26
Pounding The Rock "The San Antonio Spurs absolutely pulverized the Cleveland Cavaliers Saturday night, 126-96. The Spurs' largest lead was 43 points and this game was never in doubt. Even though it was a SEGABABA for the Spurs, and a THIGAFONI, the Silver and Black played nearly perfect basketball as they dismantled..." November 24
San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs had squandered all but six points of a 14-point halftime lead over the Grizzlies midway through the third quarter at FedEx Forum on Friday night. That’s when center Tiago Splitter found himself alone with the ball 18 feet from the basket, the shot clock running down. There was..." November 23
San Antonio Express-News "Depth has long been a Spurs hallmark, particularly during their recent ascent back among the league’s elite. It isn’t just a luxury. With Tim Duncan approaching 40, Manu Ginobili not far behind and Tony Parker coming off a grueling summer of international hoops, having a strong bench capable of..." November 22
San Antonio Express-News "It was the same scenario we’ve already seen multiple times this season, and will no doubt see countless more: The veteran Spurs, focused as much on managing minutes as winning games, playing a sub-.500 opponent even for longer than they’d like before putting them down with ruthless efficiency. It..." November 21
Pounding The Rock "The Spurs often ask for selflessness and specialization from their players, which has in some cases left undesirable effects on their career prospects. Gregg Popovich has established a philosophy in San Antonio that values and rewards an understanding of one's limitations and a capacity to..." November 16
Pounding The Rock "In a game that should have been an easy win for the Spurs, the Jazz came out strong and put up an effort in what turned out to be a very competitive contest. Tony Parker led the way for the good guys in the fourth, and the whole team closed out the game well. In the end the better team came away..." November 16
San Antonio Express-News "Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman was reminded of his team’s 0-12 record in the last 12 trips to San Antonio. “I didn’t know,” Wittman said smiling during his pregame presser, “but thanks for reminding me.” Wittman knows now, and he wasn’t smiling after the Wizards dropped their 13th..." November 14
Business Insider "The amazingly short-sighted deal that the NBA gave to a pair of ABA owners in the late 1970s has cost the league $300 million and now the NBA is negotiating to finally end the horrific contract according to Chris Broussard of ESPN.com. When the NBA and ABA merged in 1976, four of the remaining..." November 13
San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs were off on another one of their patented tears early in Monday’s 109-85 victory at Philadelphia. Tony Parker was going all Cuisinart on the 76ers’ young defense, slicing and dicing his way to the basket. Danny Green was knocking down 3-pointers like it was June in Miami. The ball was..." November 12
#Spurs Popovich resting Duncan tonight after playing Knicks Sunday. Diaw starting.
Pop's reason for lineup switch: Wanted to use Diaw and Kawhi on Melo throughout game & starting them at same time "screws up the minutes."
San Antonio Express-News "In stark contrast to Friday’s cage match with Golden State, the Spurs had no trouble capitalizing on the absence of Tyson Chandler to thoroughly rout the Knicks. It was the basketball equivalent of beating someone up and stealing their money, their shoes, and anything else with any value. The..." November 10
San Antonio Express-News "Gregg Popovich was yelling something. Of this, Tiago Splitter was certain. The Spurs coach was also stomping down the sideline, gesticulating wildly in his starting center’s direction. Splitter couldn’t see him. All Splitter could do, late in the Spurs’ defense-dominated 76-74 victory over..." November 09
San Antonio Express-News "The NBA regular season is a necessary evil, where the emphasis is as much on survival as it is winning games. It isn’t until the playoffs, when teams finally have the time and need to game plan in earnest, that true colors are revealed. Early success is one thing. But can you exert your will..." November 08
Arizona Republic "The Suns have won the games in which they had the best chance — at home against Utah and Portland and at New Orleans with a day of rest. What is more telling about how the Suns might be underbilled — or at least competitively entertaining — is how they fared on the road this week in less..." November 07
San Antonio Express-News "After watching as the Denver Nuggets launched and hit rainbow after rainbow from 3-point range Tuesday night, including three from a player making his season debut, the Spurs concocted a simple game plan heading into the fourth quarter. “You just hope they cool down a bit,” Spurs forward Tim..." November 06
CBSSports.com "You get a flop warning, and you get a flop warning... The league has issued a flurry of flop warnings with Timberwolves' Kevin Love and Corey Brewer, the Spurs' Patty Mills and the Bucks' Zaza Pachulia getting tagged. Mills' flop occurred Nov. 1 against the Lakers. On the play, Mills slid..." November 04
Oregonian "The Trail Blazers improved to 2-1 on the season, leading most of the way then holding off San Antonio for a 115-105 victory Saturday at the Moda Center. Nicolas Batum, who got the third triple-double of his career, got a key offensive rebound off a Damian Lillard missed three-pointer, then..." November 03
San Antonio Express-News "His team down by a point at half after trailing by as many as 15 on Friday night against the Lakers, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich dispatched an altered lineup to start the second half. In for Danny Green was Manu Ginobili. In for Boris Diaw was Matt Bonner. “We sent some messages to people who..." November 02
Spurs F Tim Duncan (chest contusion) getting some pre-game work in and looking good. Will know more on his status a little later.
San Antonio Express-News "Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has been wearing Nike Air Jordan shoes through most of his two-plus seasons with the Spurs. Soon he is expected to become an official member of the Brand Jordan family. A deal between Leonard and Nike is in the works to add the player Spurs coach Gregg Popovich..." November 02
Pounding The Rock "Without Tim Duncan and facing a dangerously brash Lakers squad, San Antonio found a way to get the W in LA. Timmy was in street clothes, out with a chest contusion, and the shots weren't falling early on, but San Antonio found a way to get the win against a scrappy Lakers team that already..." November 02
Tim Duncan out tonight vs Spurs, per Pop. Boris Diaw will start at PF.
San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs likely are to begin their first road swing of the season without All-Star forward Tim Duncan. The 37-year-old big man left Wednesday's season opener 70 seconds into the second half after taking an inadvertent elbow from Memphis' Tony Allen. A CT scan performed Thursday by Spurs..." November 01
CBSSports.com "During the third quarter of the San Antonio Spurs' season opener against the Memphis Grizzlies, Spurs legend Tim Duncan took an elbow to the chest and left the game. Grizzlies guard Tony Allen came flying into the lane and connected with the future Hall of Famer, causing him to leave the game in..." October 31
Rotoworld "Tim Duncan left Wednesday's game early in the second half after suffering a chest contusion and will undergo further evaluation on Thursday, leaving him questionable for Friday's game at the Lakers. "He'll get checked out tomorrow," Gregg Popovich said. "He had spasms in his shoulder and his..." October 31
San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up It tends to be an ugly affair when the Spurs and Grizzlies match up. It was even more so in Wednesday’s season opener, with both teams struggling through stretches of incompetence. Their poor defense in the second half notwithstanding, the Spurs could feel pleased with their..." October 31