Spurs Rumors & News

  • Report: Spurs trying to sign Argentina's Nicolas Laprovittola

    CBS Sports "The San Antonio Spurs could have three members of Argentina's national team on their roster next season. They are "actively lobbying" point guard Nicolas Laprovittola to come to the NBA, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. The Spurs, of course, already employ Argentinian legend Manu Ginobili. They..." August 26

  • Ryan McDonough: Suns plan to be ‘major players’ in 2017 free agency

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Suns have swung big in free agency the previous couple years, chasing LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in 2014 and LaMarcus Aldridge in 2015. But 2016 appeared to be the year Phoenix really eyed. The Suns structured the contracts of multiple players – including Brandon Knight, Tyson..." August 25

  • Spurs' Gregg Popovich explains why he's such a jerk during in-game interviews

    Fox Sports "Gregg Popovich is one of the greatest coaches in basketball history. According to LeBron James, in fact, Pop is the very best we've ever seen. And a big part of the San Antonio Spurs coach's legend is his approach to in-game interviews. If you've seen the Spurs on national TV, you know how..." August 22

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • LeBron expresses desire to play for Popovich at Tokyo 2020

    USA Today "LeBron James told USA TODAY Sports it would be a career treat to play for Mike Krzyzewski and Gregg Popovich on the U.S. Olympic team. In an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, James left the door open for a return to the U.S. basketball team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and in a subsequent..." August 20

  • Gasol: “I will decide my future during the season”

    EuroHoops.net "Despite the defeat by USA, Spain still has the goal of the bronze medal and Pau Gasol is ready to go. As he said after the end of the game: “An Olympic medal is an Olympic medal, no if it’s bronze, so we will fight for it”. For the semifinal result and his condition in the game he added: “I..." August 20

  • Tim Duncan 'stressing' about weight gain

    SI "When Bruce Bowen peers down at USA Basketball from the stands of Carioca Arena 1 in Rio, he’ll do so from a unique vantage point. For a star-filled group like Team USA, playing championship basketball and sacrificing along the way is tantamount. Bowen, who played 14 NBA seasons, most notably with..." August 20

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Gasol cleared to play for Spain in semis vs. U.S.

    Today's Fastbreak "News had been swirling that Spain’s own Pau Gasol could miss Friday’s semifinal contest versus Team USA with the opportunity to send the Americans home. That was put to rest, however, as ESPN’s Marc Stein revealed that Gasol’s calf injury wasn’t going to hold him back, and that he’s cleared to..." August 19

  • Tony Parker reiterates desire to play five more years with the Spurs

    Larry Brown Sports "Tony Parker’s illustrious international basketball career may be over, but he sees his time with the San Antonio Spurs continuing for significantly longer. Parker, who announced his retirement from the French national basketball team after they lost to Spain in the Olympic quarterfinal on..." August 18

  • Ginobili, Nocioni retire from international competition

    SI "U.S. men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has a favorite Argentina story. It takes place in Beijing with his team in the tunnel, about to take the court to play the Gauchos in the semifinals at the 2008 Olympics. In a scrum behind the Americans are their opponents, dancing, hugging and..." August 18

  • Tony Parker Announces Retirement from France National Team

    Bleacher Report "Tony Parker's international career at the Olympics will end without a medal. The French point guard announced Wednesday that the 2016 Rio Games will be his last appearance with the national team. Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press reported the news, which came minutes after France's 92-67..." August 17

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Story of Tim Duncan turning down Obama's Olympic invite is so Tim Duncan

    SI "Tim Duncan might have walked away from the game of basketball and his beloved San Antonio Spurs, but the 19-year NBA veteran hasn't changed one bit since calling it quits. Duncan's former teammate Bruce Bowen, who is in Rio for the 2016 Olympics with NBA House, told SI.com Duncan had a chance..." August 13

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • Raja Bell Details Why Manu Ginobili Was Harder To Guard Than Kobe Bryant

    Uproxx "Raja Bell’s battles with Kobe Bryant are legendary. One of basketball’s most aggressive wing defenders and a notorious hothead, the former Phoenix Suns guard went toe-to-toe with the Los Angeles Lakers icon on 44 separate occasions from December 2001 to February 2012. The statistics, as you..." August 11

  • Spurs had to talk Ginobili 'off the ledge' following 2006 semifinals

    The Score "Game 7 of the 2006 Western Conference semifinals between the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks featured a key defensive miscue by Manu Ginobili that both cost his team and demoralized him, sending Ginobili into a downward spiral emotionally. After knocking down a 3-pointer with 32.2..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Matt Bonner: 'I'm probably not going to be with the Spurs'

    NBC San Antonio "Not only is the Duncan-era over, the Bonner-era may be over in San Antonio. With the San Antonio Spurs roster pretty much at max, the odd man out heading into next season is free agent forward Matt Bonner. Bonner, who spent 10 seasons with the Spurs, spoke with Concord News Radio on his..." August 10

  • Stephen Jackson blames Tony Parker for Spurs' 2012 playoff loss to Thunder

    CBS Sports "Former NBA player Stephen Jackson is not one to mince words. He'll say whatever he feels about another player and a lot of the time it's something negative about that player, even if it's a former teammate. Right now, that former teammate is San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker. Jackson..." August 09

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • What if Jason Kidd actually signed with the Spurs in 2003?

    Yardbarker "In 2003, the NBA's best point guard was on the market and was on the verge of joining the NBA World Champions. Jason Kidd still has nightmares over not joining San Antonio in free agency, and Jason Terry thinks the Spurs could've won 7, 8 or 9 titles? " August 05

  • NBA players vote retired Spur Tim Duncan the 'Most Influential Veteran'

    San Antonio Express-News "On Thursday, NBA players of the National Basketball Association (NBPA) voted recently retired Spurs legend Tim Duncan the "Most Influential Veteran." The awards were a social-media exclusive event, published on Twitter starting at 2 p.m. "The legacy he will leave on the game is..." August 05

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • Monty Williams expected to join Spurs staff next season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In his first public comments since his wife died last February, former New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams said he's juiced up and ready to get back to coaching in the NBA. According to ESPN, Williams is expected to accept a job with the San Antonio Spurs for next season that could be..." July 30

  • Thunder Assistant Coach Monty Williams Says He Still Texts His Late Wife

    Complex "Former NBA player and current NBA assistant coach Monty Williams has shown an incredible amount of strength over the course of the last few months. His wife Ingrid died in a car accident in Oklahoma City in February, and after delivering an amazing eulogy at her memorial service, Williams took..." July 30

  • Argentine Patricio Garino pens deal with San Antonio

    The Score "Weeks ahead of taking the court alongside Manu Ginobili for Argentina at the Olympics in Rio, Patricio Garino is poised to join his countryman at AT&T Center after agreeing to a deal with the San Antonio Spurs. Spurs announced the signing of the 6-foot-6, 211-pound soft-shooting swingman with a..." July 29

  • Spurs' David Lee: Signs two-year contract with Spurs

    CBS Sports "Lee agreed to a two-year contract with the Spurs on Thursday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. The second year of the contract is a team option. Lee split his 2015-16 campaign between the Celtics and Mavericks, finishing the year with combined averages of 7.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Spurs sign 2013 first-rounder Livio Jean-Charles

    Pro Basketball Talk "With the 76ers signing Dario Saric, that left just five players drafted in the first round before this year who are still active but haven’t played in the NBA: Nikola Milutinov (No. 26 by Spurs in 2015) Bogdan Bogdanovic (No. 27 by Suns in 2014) Livio Jean-Charles (No. 28 in 2013..." July 24

  • Manu Ginobili: 'I never wanted to leave San Antonio'

    Yahoo! Sports "At the conclusion of a news conference on Thursday to announce a new partnership between the Junior NBA and the Argentinean Basketball Federation, Manu Ginobili stood up to pose for pictures while holding up a San Antonio Spurs No. 20 jersey that appeared to be intended for one of his 6-year-old..." July 22

  • Pop: Losing both Ginobili, Duncan 'would've been awful'

    The Score "After Manu Ginobili re-signed with the San Antonio Spurs on a one-year deal, word leaked out that the Philadelphia 76ers had pursued the 15-year veteran hard, pushing up his price. On Thursday, Ginobili admitted that he never had any real intention of leaving the only NBA team he's ever played..." July 22

  • Shannon Brown Allegedly Cheated On Monica, Got Sidechick Pregnant, Pray For Him

    Hip Hop Wired "Former NBA player Shannon Brown has reportedly been caught cheating on his wife, R&B singer Monica. Pray for that man. Word is—actually, according to a gossip site called The On Industry Blast—the high flying guard even got the sidechick pregnant. Ugh. Needless to say, the Twitter peanut..." July 20

  • Tim Duncan suing real estate company over doctored image

    Sportsnaut "Former San Antonio Spurs big man Tim Duncan didn’t necessarily make many enemies during his 19-year career in the NBA. Seen as a gentle giant, Duncan endeared himself to teammates and foes alike with an unassuming personality and a respectful manner. Less than a month into retirement, Duncan..." July 20

  • San Antonio’s Mayor Makes July 21 ‘Tim Duncan Day’ Much To The Chagrin Of Duncan, Probably

    Uproxx "Tim Duncan, in keeping with his well-established personality, quietly retired after an amazing career this offseason. One of the legends of the game, and a San Antonio icon, is riding off into the sunset. Before that happens, though, the city that he brought five titles to is going to honor him in..." July 19

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • Report: Suns to play Spurs and Mavericks in Mexico City

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has scheduled one game in Mexico City each of the last three seasons. The league will increase its presence south of the border this year. It seems the NBA is targeting Mexican fans with teams in closer proximity. Previous scheduled Mexico City games" July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Popovich on Spurs never being called super team: 'I just count the championships'

    CBS Sports "Due to Kevin Durant's decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the Golden State Warriors, the term 'super team' has become a hot button issue in the NBA this summer. With superstars in Durant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, the Warriors are in fact a super team,..." July 19

  • Shaq says Tim Duncan is not a 'big man'

    Sporting News "Now that Tim Duncan has retired, it's time for analysts and basketball minds to discuss his legacy and all-time ranking. In the recent days, people have called Duncan one of the best big men to ever play the game, but Shaquille O'Neal says hold on a minute. Speaking on his podcast, "The Big..." July 18

  • Spurs GM: Pop and Duncan wrestled during free agency in 2000

    The Score "The relationship between longtime San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and now-retired franchise legend Tim Duncan was always known to be close. Yet Spurs general manager R.C. Buford relayed a story to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski that indicates they may be as tight as teenage..." July 15

  • Former Villanova point guard Ryan Arcidiacono signs with Spurs

    CSN Philly "Ryan Arcidiacono's hard work has paid off. The San Antonio Spurs signed the former Villanova point guard Thursday afternoon. The Spurs did not disclose the terms of Arcidiacono's contract, but according to Michael Scotto of The Associated Press, it's a multi-year deal and Arcidiacono is..." July 14

  • 76ers reportedly made Spurs triple their offer to Manu Ginobili

    Liberty Ballers "Things have been quiet on the Sixers free agency front, so it was about time they were tied to a player they didn't actually sign. Fire up The Vertical batsignal Our pal Adrian Wojnarowski is on video there, and the Sixers-centric info is transcribed below: The Vertical's Shams Charania..." July 14

  • Manu Ginobili returns to Spurs on one-year, $14 million deal, per report

    SB Nation "Manu Ginobili is returning to the Spurs for a 15th season on a one-year, $14 million contract, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports. After the retirement of Tim Duncan, Ginobili will go at least one more year before making a decision on whether to call it quits. Ginobili declined a..." July 14

  • Manu Ginobili discussing one-year, $10 million deal with Spurs

    CBS Sports "Tim Duncan has announced his retirement from the San Antonio Spurs and the NBA. Not all of the old guys on the Spurs are following him out the door just yet. According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the Spurs and Ginobili are discussing a new contract to bring back the Argentinian guard for one..." July 14

  • Tim Duncan says he retired because the NBA wasn't as much fun

    San Antonio Express-News "Tim Duncan said he knew it was time to end his illustrious 19-season career when he did. In a wide-ranging internet interview with ViVid his close friend , Duncan touched on a variety of topics in his first interview since his Monday retirement. But he said he knew he was approaching..." July 13

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Gregg Popovich bids emotional farewell to 'irreplaceable' Tim Duncan

    ESPN "Wearing a black shirt emblazoned with a picture of Tim Duncan with a caption underneath reading "Impossible Is Potential," San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich waxed poetic for 15 minutes Tuesday about the retirement of arguably the greatest power forward to ever play the game, and plans to make..." July 12