Spurs Rumors & News

  • Splitter’s status uncertain as first round looms

    San Antonio Express-News "Tiago Splitter participated in portions of Friday’s practice, but coach Gregg Popovich wasn’t about to tip his hand as to whether the Spurs’ starting forward will be available when their first-round playoff series with the Los Angeles Clippers opens on Sunday. “We’d love to play him as much as..." April 17

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Pelicans beat Spurs, 108-103, advance to playoffs for first time since 2011

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In a pivotal regular-season finale, the New Orleans Pelicans' postseason hopes hinged on beating the defending champion San Antonio Spurs for the third time this season. With a sellout crowd decked out in red and on its feet for nearly the entire fourth quarter, the Pelicans celebrated in front..." April 16

  • Warriors, Spurs, Hawks, Blazers Finish In Top-10 In Offensive, Defensive Efficiency

    Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors finished the 14-15 season first in the NBA in efficiency differential in the regular season at +10.3 per 100 possessions. The Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers round out the top-5. The Warriors, Spurs, Hawks and Portland..." April 16

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

  • Spurs move to second in West with 11th straight triumph

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up It wasn’t the same shock and awe the Spurs have unleashed in most of their previous home games. But, after a lethargic third quarter Sunday at the AT&T Center, they hammered Phoenix — so depleted they suited up just nine plays — in the fourth, pushing their lead as high as 24..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

  • Spurs Recall Kyle Anderson from Austin Spurs

    NBA.com "The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have recalled forward Kyle Anderson from the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League. In six stints with Austin this season Anderson has appeared in 26 regular season games, averaging 21.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.96 steals and 1.46..." April 12

  • NBA says Tim Duncan's block on James Harden was legal

    ESPN.com "San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan's block on Houston Rockets guard James Harden was legal, the NBA ruled in its daily "Last Two Minutes" report released Saturday. In the closing seconds of the Rockets' 104-103 loss to the Spurs on Friday, Harden attempted a layup at the basket only to have it..." April 12

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    Dan McCarney @danmccarneySAEN

    Bonner (calf) doubtful, Splitter (calf) out tmw vs. PHX

  • Spurs Assign Kyle Anderson to Austin Spurs

    NBA.com "The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned forward Kyle Anderson to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League. In five stints with Austin this season Anderson has appeared in 26 regular season games, averaging 21.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.96 steals and 1.46..." April 11

  • Duncan’s block saves dramatic 104-103 win over Rockets

    San Antonio Express-News "After opening the door for the Houston Rockets to steal a win from the Spurs Tim Duncan slammed it right in James Harden’s face on the final play of a dramatic 104-103 win, San Antonio’s 10th straight. The win at Houston’s Toyota Center enabled the Spurs to leapfrog the Rockets in the air-tight..." April 11

  • Warriors-Spurs playoff series will satisfy nation

    CSN Bay Area "There was a time when the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association was feared and respected. It had many fearsome teams, and every game mattered greatly and was stuffed with near cosmic import. And then the Golden State Warriors happened. And then the injuries happened. And..." April 10

  • Spurs blast Houston, move 1/2 game out of 2nd in West

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up The Spurs played Houston Wednesday at the AT&T Center. They won — again, for the 19th time in 22 outings. They led by double-digits — again, for the 22nd straight game. They triumphed by at least 12 points (110-98) — again, tying the NBA record with nine such victories in a row...." April 09

  • Tony Parker says the Spurs are Kawhi Leonard's team

    SB Nation "For some teams, the transition from an older star to a younger one can be problematic. We all know about the issues Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant had in the early-aught Lakers, but there are other low-profile cases like Ray Allen having trouble with Rajon Rondo taking on a bigger role on the..." April 09

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    San Antonio Spurs @spurs

    updated injury report: Parker and Bonner will play tonight. Belinelli and Splitter are listed as out. #SASvsHOU

  • Spurs dominate Thunder 113-88 for 8th straight win

    Pounding The Rock "The Spurs beating the Thunder by 25 shouldn't be surprising. Scores as lopsided as the one from Tuesday are not common between playoff teams but the Spurs had outscored opponents by 14.5 points per 100 possessions since March, going into Oklahoma City. They led the historically good Warriors by 28..." April 08

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

  • Duncan, Parker and Ginobili make (more) history

    San Antonio Express-News "They’ve been together for 13 seasons, winning four championships and forever establishing themselves alongside the best trios in NBA history. Spurs stars Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker enjoyed yet another milestone Tuesday in Oklahoma City, where they played their 730th game together..." April 08

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    San Antonio Spurs @spurs

    INJURY UPDATE: Tony Parker (tightness, right Achilles) will not return to tonight’s game.

  • Kawhi Leonard ruins everything

    SB Nation "Stephen Curry is an angel. We all know this. He doesn't play basketball as much as he descends from the heavens every other night to remind us how beautiful dribbling and shooting can be. He's as child-like as any athlete could be. So, of course, Kawhi Leonard put him in a torture rack as the..." April 07

  • Manu Ginobili unlikely to play beyond 2016

    The Score "The San Antonio Spurs are once again peaking at the right time, and what seemed like a perfect dynasty bookend in 2014 may have just been precursor to an even better closing chapter in 2015. The Spurs winning a sixth championship and hanging back-to-back banners for the first time would seem to..." April 07

  • Gregg Popovich explains his difficult relationship with TV interviews

    Sporting News "In-game interviews with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich are among the most entertaining parts of a televised basketball game. It's not because Popovich provides excellent insight or exudes charisma. In fact, the entertainment value of a Popovich interview stems from his unwillingness to be..." April 07

  • Spurs snap Golden State’s 12-game win streak in emphatic fashion

    San Antonio Express-News "Statement games can be a dubious prospect, especially when one of the participants has nothing to play for with homecourt advantage clinched throughout the playoffs. That said, the Warriors offered up absolutely no excuses after the Spurs, battling to claw their way up to a more desirable playoff..." April 06

  • Spurs fully resurrected as title contenders

    Pounding The Rock "Narratives, man. Sometimes as journalists we create them, sometimes we shoehorn them in, but sometimes we pluck them right out of the air, floating before our eyes. This game was absolutely saturated with them. It was pretty obvious that the Spurs were going to win because: Matt Bonner..." April 06

  • Belinelli: I'd love to play Eurobasket but I can't say now I'll 100% play with NT

    Sportando "Marco Belinelli will be free agent from July when his contract with the Spurs expires. The Italian guard is not 100% sure he’ll play Eurobasket with the Italian National Team despite the words of the Italian Basketball Federation Gianni Petrucci who said that Gallinari, Datome, Bargnani and..." April 06

  • Splitter injury not serious, per Popovich, but he’ll miss time

    San Antonio Express-News "The tightness in starting forward Tiago Splitter’s right calf isn’t serious, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says, but the injury could still keep him out for at least a week, including a critical home-and-home set with Southwest Division rival Houston. “There’s some edema and some stuff in there,”..." April 06

  • Givens in life: Death, taxes and the Spurs' 50-win seasons

    NBA.com "When your eyes aren't mesmerized by the crisp ball movement, the hard cuts, the well-learned moves to produce all those wide open 3-point shots and clever backdoor layups, some of the real fun in watching the San Antonio Spurs is the interaction that by now is intuitive. Power forward Tim..." April 05

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    Mike Monroe @Monroe_SA

    Still awaiting word from #Spurs on Tiago Splitter injury status; pr @tonyparker, Splitter was to have had MRI on right calf around 11 a.m.

  • Tiago Splitter suffers calf injury

    ESPN.com "The Spurs might have taken a big blow in their 123-93 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Friday night, losing Tiago Splitter to a right calf injury. Splitter exited with 5:33 remaining in the first quarter, departing immediately for the locker room with the team's trainer. His status after the..." April 04

  • Spurs pound Orlando, clinch playoff berth for 18th straight season

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up It was a pseudo-rest game Wednesday in Orlando, where a season-high 69 points from the bench allowed light nights for the likes of Tim Duncan (13 minutes) and Kawhi Leonard (21) as the Spurs romped 103-91. The Spurs 15th victory in their past 18 games secured the 18th straight..." April 02

  • Spurs pull away from Heat in second half for 14th win in 17 games

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up It took the Spurs a bit to get warmed up in Miami on Tuesday. Once they did, however, the host Heat simply had no answer for their former Finals foes, who outscored them by 15 over the final three quarters to earn their 14th victory in the past 17 outings, 95-81. They’ve held a..." April 01

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts sees no reason for 2017 work stoppage, warns NBA against 'cry of poverty'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31

  • Leonard has double-double to lead Spurs past Grizzlies

    Fox Sports Southwest "Kawhi Leonard had 25 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs cruised to a 103-89 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. San Antonio never trailed and won for the 13th time in 16 games to remain sixth in the Western Conference -- 1 1/2 games ahead of Dallas and one game behind the..." March 30

  • Celtics likely to make offer to Kawhi Leonard

    Pro Basketball Talk "This summer’s free-agent class will be headlined by Marc Gasol, LaMarcus Aldridge, Rajon Rondo and (probably) Kevin Love. But there’s also a crop of restricted free agents who may be tough to get, but will undoubtedly draw offers all over the league: guys like Jimmy Butler, Draymond Green and..." March 30

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Aron Baynes (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game vs. Memphis, per Spurs.

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28

  • Spurs bounce back from Dallas debacle to destroy Thunder

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up From dominant to dreadful, the Spurs have yet to enjoy much consistency even as they won 10 of 13 coming into Wednesday’s home game against Oklahoma City. But, much like their recent conquest at Atlanta, just about everything came together for the Spurs, who set a season-high..." March 26

  • Duncan hits rare 3 to win bet with college buddy

    San Antonio Express-News "A five-time champion, Tim Duncan has proven over and over that he’s made for big moments. So it came to be, on an ordinary Wednesday, near the end of another long regular season, that Duncan rose to the occasion once again. Hitting his second 3-pointer of the year, and only the 30th of his..." March 26

  • Mavs' stars shine in key 101-94 win over Spurs

    Dallas Morning News "If this is what happens when Rick Carlisle skewers his team, he should break out the pitchfork more often. After saying in Phoenix on Sunday that the Mavericks don’t play hard enough often enough, they came out with a manly effort to run past the San Antonio Spurs 101-94 Tuesday at American..." March 25

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    Brad Townsend @townbrad

    Popovich says Ginobili will suit up tonight.

  • Spurs run a clinic on Hawks to record third straight win

    San Antonio Express-News "It was billed as a battle of the Spurs vs. Spurs East, aka the Atlanta Hawks. Instead, the Spurs ran a clinic on the team that has raced to the top of the Eastern Conference by emulating the Spurs, scoring a 114-95 beatdown to complete a 2-0 season sweep. Mike Budenholzer, the longtime Gregg..." March 23

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    San Antonio Spurs @spurs

    Aron Baynes suffered a sprained right ankle and will not return to tonight's game. #SASatATL

  • Marcus Smart: 'Freak accident'

    ESPN Boston "Boston Celtics rookie point guard Marcus Smart earned a flagrant foul 2 and was ejected from Friday night's 101-89 loss for striking San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner with an uppercut to the groin. The league reviews all flagrant fouls, so it also could fine or suspend Smart. Bonner was..." March 21

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks potential labor strife, draft lottery changes and salary cap

    Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21

  • Hot-shooting Spurs top Bucks, roll 114-103

    Pounding The Rock "After the debacle that was the Knicks game on Tuesday night, a good showing and victory for the Spurs was just what the team and their fans needed. San Antonio's offense was superb all night against the league's second best defense and they finished the game having shot 50% from the field and 40%..." March 19

  • It’s a miracle! Knicks rally from big deficit to stun Spurs in OT

    New York Post "So maybe the Knicks are the team that the Spurs want to emulate. This was a game that defied logic, common sense and Las Vegas odds-makers. The Knicks, they of the .197 winning percentage, shocked the world champion San Antonio Spurs, they of the .631 winning percentage, by rallying from a..." March 18

  • Becky Hammon proving she belongs as a coach in the NBA

    New York Post "Some call her a trailblazer, a difference maker, a catalyst for change. Becky Hammon doesn’t shun those monikers, but prefers to be called simply “coach.” That’s what the Spurs call her. It’s up to everyone else to analyze the social implications of her being the first full-time female..." March 18