Kawhi Leonard has been working out some, but Spurs still trying to keep him isolated from rest of team. Won't be at ATT Center tonight.
New York Post "One thing has remained elusive for the Spurs over the past two decades, one thing has kept the perennial contenders and their Hall of Fame core from checking every item off the list of things that constitutes a dynasty: winning back-to-back championships. Well, after their run to a championship..." October 23
San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs touched down in Space City on Thursday, one game left on a preseason slate that has already bored most of them to tears. For many players, and certainly their head coach, Tuesday's regular-season opener against Dallas cannot come soon enough. Count Manu Ginobili among the few — and..." October 23
NBA.com "The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have waived guard Bryce Cotton and forward Josh Davis. Cotton, who was signed by San Antonio on July 7, appeared in five preseason contests for the Spurs, averaging 4.8 points and 1.4 assists in 11.3 minutes." October 23
ESPN.com "The San Antonio Spurs are an overwhelming choice to repeat as NBA champion while LeBron James is the favorite to win the MVP award, according to the 2014-15 survey of NBA general managers. The general managers gave their answers to 56 questions and were not permitted to vote for their own..." October 22
The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.
Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21
San Antonio Express-News "The NBA will experiment today, starting in about an hour (3 p.m. Eastern), with a 44-minute game between Boston and Brooklyn. It’s hard to imagine the league will actually cut four minutes from its traditional run time, but leadership is still interested in seeing what impact it has on game flow..." October 20
Yahoo! Sports "On Friday, the NBA will wrap up an exhibition schedule of games that it refers to as the “preseason,” which continues to be a laughable term. Even those of us that spend our mornings and afternoons staring at video clips of last season’s NBA games, the ones that sweat out the summer dying for NBA..." October 20
CBSSports.com "San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said Saturday that he's not exactly in tip-top form. From Project Spurs' Paul Garcia: "Way behind basketball-wise," said Ginobili of his current state. "I am very insecure with the ball, but I am pain free. "That hasn't happened in a long time,..." October 19
Pro Basketball Talk "When Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich held five players out of a preseason contest against the Suns this week (and even stayed home himself), this wasn’t a stunt intended to thumb his nose at the league for having an abundance of meaningless games. No, there were legitimate reasons for holding..." October 19
CBSSports.com "There's a bit of a history between the San Antonio Spurs and the Phoenix Suns. Over the past 10 years, we've seen the Spurs and Suns have some incredible battles in the regular season and the playoffs. We've seen teams knocked out of the postseason, hip-checks that caused big time playoff..." October 19
Pro Basketball Talk "It’s the preseason. With that it’s pretty much caveat emptor. The best players play limited minutes if they play at all. In the case of the Spurs, having just gotten back from their NBA preseason tour of Turkey and Germany, Gregg Popovich decided to give pretty much everybody the night off..." October 17
Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16
San Antonio Express-News "It is Tim Duncan’s 18th NBA season, and the first-ballot Hall of Famer has no intention of easing into retirement. At roughly 250 pounds, Duncan looks as lean and cut as ever, having spent another summer carefully monitoring his diet and working on his jab with local boxer Jesse “James” Leija...." October 16
Fox Sports Southwest "The San Antonio Spurs want to thank their loyal fans when the team celebrates its fifth NBA title at the season opener in two weeks. Every ticket holder who attends the Oct. 28 game against the Dallas Mavericks will receive a commemorative championship ring, which features the team logo with..." October 14
Spurs who won't be making preseason trip to PHX this week: Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, Patty Mills, Tiago Splitter.
Kawhi Leonard missed practice today with the same illness that kept him out in Turkey.
Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12
Business Insider "Boris Diaw has revitalized his career since signing with the San Antonio Spurs in March of 2012. After helping the team win the 2014 title, he signed a four-year, $28-million contract with the Spurs this summer. While Diaw has been great for the last two seasons, he does have a history of..." October 10
Fox Sports "Before the Spurs ended up losing to Alba Berlin off a buzzer beater on Wednesday, the defending champs decided to tour the area and see historic Berlin. San Antonio took to the Holocaust Memorial, which is also known as Memorial To The Murdered Jews of Europe, and like many people who have a..." October 09
San Antonio Express-News "The NBA has agreed to a new nine-year multi-media contract with ESPN and Turner that will nearly triple the league’s previous deal, commissioner Adan Silver announced on Monday. Silver did not reveal terms of the deal. But the New York Times reported that the two networks will pay the NBA a..." October 08
Washington Post "Whenever the thought pops into his mind, San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich tries to quickly remove it and move on, lest he get overly consumed with something that hasn’t happened. But Popovich knows that someday soon — possibly after this season, maybe the next, but soon — he will step onto..." October 05
Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01
San Antonio Express-News "Tony Parker returned to San Antonio late Sunday night, wearied by the long voyage from France that included a delayed flight in Chicago but eager to rejoin his team. “I’m just happy to see my teammates and happy to be back and ready to go,” Parker said after a light practice on Monday morning...." October 01
Pounding The Rock "Two days into training camp and we have the first - and hopefully- last injury of the off-season: SPURS INJURY REPORT Spurs forward Tiago Splitter has suffered a strained right soleus. A timeline for his return to the court has not been determined. He will be re-evaluated in 7-to-10..." September 30
Cleveland Plain Dealer "After 13 years, point guard Earl Watson will retire from the NBA to accept a coaching position with the San Antonio Spurs' NBA Development League affiliate, the Austin Toros, a league source informed Northeast Ohio Media Group. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has..." September 29
San Antonio Express-News "Kawhi Leonard's 2014 NBA Finals MVP trophy isn't exactly stored forgotten in a basement somewhere, but neither is it the central piece of his home decorating scheme. He keeps the prized piece of hardware on a shelf in the spare room at his house. When the Spurs' small forward returned to his..." September 28
Kyle Anderson admits it could be daunting being the Rookie on a team that brought 14 players back from a championship squad ...
Contrary to what Pop said yesterday, Tony Parker is an excused absence at both today's practice sessions. Will join team tomorrow evening.
Pro Basketball Talk "Boris Diaw was working hard this summer — he was a focal point of the French offense at the World Cup, averaging 9.2 points and 4 assists a game leading France to the bronze medal at the major international tournament. He worked so hard Gregg Popovich is already giving him some time..." September 27
Ginobili: I'm feeling well, I did MRI, CT scan and you can see improvement. I've been cleared to join the team, but it's a work in progess.
San Antonio Express-News "At 38, it takes Tim Duncan a little longer to get warmed up that he used to. That goes for everything from workouts to embarking on the marathon that is the NBA season. And yet, with another championship to defend, Duncan said Friday at the team’s annual media day that he can’t wait to get..." September 27
Aron Baynes' deal with San Antonio? One-year, $2.1 million pact
Pop says Ginobili has been practicing for about a week, looks good.
San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs announced a raft of promotions and additions to their basketball operations staff on Tuesday, including the re-assignment of Sean Marks from the bench, where he served for one season as an assistant coach, back to the front office to aid general manager to R.C. Buford. Standing out..." September 25
Pro Basketball Talk "The Spurs are getting the band back together. Which makes sense — that band won the NBA title and played the most beautiful brand of basketball we have seen in the NBA in years. Why break that up? The final piece from last year was Aron Baynes, the reserve big man from Australia who had..." September 25
Pro Basketball Talk "Sean Marks, since his playing career ended in 2011, has risen quickly through the Spurs organization. He spent one year as basketball operations assistant before being promoted to director of basketball operations. Last season, he served as assistant coach. Now, he’s headed back upstairs." September 24
CBSSports.com "In an interview with San Antonio sports radio ESPN 1250... wait, first off, it's news that Tim Duncan willingly spoke with sports radio in San Antonio. He commented on the Danny Ferry controversy, and said that he doesn't think Ferry "is a racist in any way." Ferry spent several years with the..." September 24
San Antonio Express-News "Add another name to the Spurs’ workout list. Former Memphis Grizzlies guard Jamaal Franklin has been in San Antonio the last few days working out for the Spurs, a league source told the Express-News. Franklin, a 2013 second round pick, was waived by the Grizzlies last month. He averaged 1.9..." September 18
Pro Basketball Talk "In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, an air-conditioning failure – not the Spurs – beat LeBron James and the Heat. That perception gained traction when LeBron dominated Miami’s Game 2 win. Unfortunately, the Heat might have bought into that storyline a little too much themselves. At least that’s..." September 18
Free agent center Gustavo Ayon's debating between formal offers from the San Antonio Spurs and Shandong in China, sources tell RealGM.
The Spurs are open to sign and trade offers for restricted FA C Aron Baynes, who played well for Australia at the World Cup, a source said.
Real GM Basketball "Behind a resurgent desire to pursue the NBA culminating in a successful World Cup showing, Slovenian shooting guard Zoran Dragic has maintained discussions with the four teams interested in signing him for next season: the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks, league..." September 10
Free agent center @TheRyanHollins met with the Heat on Friday, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Kings, Bulls & Spurs also have interest in Hollins
Sporting News "Free-agent forward Earl Clark, who followed up a breakthrough year with the Lakers by bouncing between the Cavaliers and Knicks last year, will be working out this week for the defending champion Spurs, a source told Sporting News. Clark is in San Antonio today and will be there through..." September 02
Fox Sports Southwest "Safe to say that Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is having a better offseason than most other NBA players. After all, how many of them can say they had a bronze statue unveiled in their honor? Friday, Ginobili tweeted a photo of himself standing next to his freshly dedicated sculpture in his native..." September 02
One more Spurs rumble with Team USA v Finland now seven hours away: Reigning champs, I'm told, trying to barge into Ray Allen Sweepstakes
Spurs, I'm told, still determined to re-sign Aussie C Aron Baynes but also like Mexico's Ayon, who's among top free agents in FIBA World Cup