SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26
Real GM Basketball "Aron Baynes hopes to re-sign with the San Antonio Spurs, but he is also exporing potential deals with European teams. Baynes is reportedly searching for a contract worth $1.5 million Euros." August 25
Pounding The Rock "Kawhi Leonard is eligible for an extension this year and the Spurs will have until the last day of October to decide what to do. Because of Leonard's play -- but also because of the way the market currently values wings with size -- Leonard is probably thinking about a max extension. After The..." August 20
Pro Basketball Talk "The San Antonio Spurs were able to keep Manu Ginobili out of the FIBA World Cup this summer — when he started trying to train for it he felt pain where the stress fracture was in his leg, so they shut him down. Rightfully. But Boris Diaw is going to play. He was being held up by insurance..." August 14
Former NBA player Derrick Byars has signed a two-year deal with ACB Baloncesto Sevilla in Spain. @OfficialDeeBee
CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13
San Antonio Express-News "In the wake of Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis' whirlwind tour of San Antonio, sources with knowledge of the visit said Spurs Sports & Entertainment would be against the Raiders, as they are currently structured, relocating to South Texas. SS&E is the holding company headed by Peter Holt that..." August 12
USA Today "Even after all these years, Becky Hammon still hears the voice in her ear. The assistant coach at Colorado State was constantly on Hammon, telling her she was going to be the school's first All-American. How she was going to do this. How she was going to do that. "I'm a little girl from..." August 11
San Antonio Express-News "It was the type of argument the Spurs and Manu Ginobili have had before. The Spurs, concerned that the stress fracture in his right leg could spill into their championship defense, wanted him to skip the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Ginobili, of course, was dead set on playing. Only this time the..." August 11
Slam Sports "San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili has become resigned to not playing for Argentina again after missing the World Cup in Spain through injury. "Today, I can say for almost certain, 98%, that I won't play any more (for Argentina)," the 37-year-old said in an interview with the Buenos Aires..." August 10
San Antonio Express-News "Soon after she discovered how much she enjoyed playing basketball, San Antonio Stars point guard and newly named Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon saw her first televised NBA game at her family's home in Rapid City, South Dakota. Her memory of the event is vague — she's not sure if it was 1984..." August 06
NBA.com "The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed forward JaMychal Green. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not announced. Green, 6-8/230, was a member of the Spurs 2014 Summer League team in Las Vegas. In six games he averaged 7.8 points and 6.5 rebounds in 16.2..." August 06
NBA.com "The San Antonio Spurs today announced that Becky Hammon has been hired as an assistant coach. Per club policy terms of the contract were not announced. Hammon, who is currently in her 16th WNBA season, announced on July 23 that she would retire as a player at the conclusion of the 2014 season...." August 06
San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs have seemingly signed everyone now, including themselves. When Gregg Popovich agreed to a new contract, he handed a pen to himself. But there is one missing name, and he's the one with the highest earning potential. Kawhi Leonard deserves his payday, and the market demands it, which..." August 04
San Antonio Express-News "Even after receiving a letter from the Spurs prohibiting his participation in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, Manu Ginobili held out hope that he still might be able to join Argentina at the tournament in Spain, perhaps even defying his NBA team’s wishes to pursue mediation. It wasn’t until..." August 02
For those asking why Tony Parker did NOT get a no-trade clause in his new deal, it's because no-trade clauses can't be added to extensions
NBA.com "The San Antonio Spurs today announced guard Tony Parker has signed a multi-year contract extension. Per club policy terms of the contract were not announced. Parker has spent his entire 13-year NBA career with the Spurs after being selected by San Antonio with the 28th overall pick in the 2001..." August 02
Tony Parker's precise contract: Three-years, $43.3 million, league source tells Yahoo.
San Antonio Express-News "Spurs guard Manu Ginobili, suffering from a stress fracture in his right leg incurred during the recent NBA championship run, has been officially ruled out for the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup, the Argentine Basketball Federation (CABB) confirmed via statement on Thursday. The CABB cited..." July 31
San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs have sent Manu Ginobili a letter denying him permission to participate in the FIBA Basketball World Cup later this summer, Express-News columnist Buck Harvey reported on Monday. Spurs general manager R.C. Buford cited an eight-week recovery span for the stress fracture in Ginobili’s..." July 30
Oregonian "A soccer television crew for NBC that was dining at the Heathman Restaurant a couple of Thursdays ago provided the first confirmed visual sighting of Gregg Popovich's summer visit to Oregon. The San Antonio Spurs coach walked with a cane. He had dinner with a couple in their 30s. A friend in that..." July 30
San Antonio Express-News "It is Tony Parker’s first full summer off in four years, and he is taking full advantage. The six-time All-Star recently returned to San Antonio from a jaunt to Las Vegas. He’s got another trip planned to an undisclosed destination with his fiancee and infant son Josh, followed by a visit to..." July 30
CBSSports.com "The Boston Globe floats a rumor that the NBA could kick off the 2014-2015 season by having the defending champion San Antonio Spurs start on the road vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers with LeBron's first game back in a Cavs uniform. Rumor has it that the NBA's season-opening game on TNT will be..." July 28
Pro Basketball Talk "The Spurs have done a remarkable job resting Manu Ginobili. Even while reaching back-to-back NBA Finals, Ginobili has played fewer minutes, including the playoffs, than Al-Farouq Aminu during the last two years. Gregg Popovich is certainly extending the career of Ginobili, who turns 37..." July 24
Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23
San Antonio Express-News "Spurs reserve Manu Ginobili said he remains optimistic that the stress fracture in his right leg he developed late in the NBA playoffs will heal in time for the FIBA Basketball World Cup later this summer, with a new evaluation slated for the coming weeks. (Conflicting reports in the Argentine..." July 23
Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22
Pro Basketball Talk "When USA Basketball released its 19-man pool of players that would be contending for a spot to play in the World Championships this summer, a couple of names that were left off the list weren’t done so as a result of a decision made by Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski. Instead, two All-Star..." July 18
San Antonio Express-News "Whoever replaces Gregg Popovich in San Antonio will have an unenviable task. With five championships and three Coach of the Year awards, all he’s has done is etched his face onto the Mount Rushmore of NBA coaching alongside Red Auerbach, Phil Jackson and Pat Riley. His successor is sure to..." July 18
SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16
NBA.com "The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have hired Ettore Messina as an assistant coach. A four-time Euroleague Champion and a two-time Euroleague Coach of the Year, Messina brings over 25 years of coaching experience to the bench. "I am honored to have such an accomplished individual..." July 15
The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15
A source with intimate knowledge of the situation has confirmed Matt Bonner has agreed to a contract with the San Antonio Spurs.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10
San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs have announced the signing of undrafted rookie point guard Bryce Cotton, the team announced Monday. Terms of the deal were not released, but the contract is believed to be only partially guaranteed, with Cotton under no assurance of earning a full roster spot. He will play for the..." July 09
Hoops Rumors "The Spurs have reached agreement on a multiyear extension with Gregg Popovich, the team announced. The league’s reigning Coach of the Year also carries a strong front office presence, and decisions are made in tandem with GM R.C. Buford, who won this year’s Executive of the Year honor. The..." July 09
Sources: Kent Bazemore has meetings with the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday and the Boston Celtics on Wednesday.
Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent forward Boris Diaw has reached agreement on a three-year, $22.5 million contract to return to the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Diaw, 32, transformed himself into an indispensable part of the Spurs' championship fiber and his return was..." July 07
Marvin Williams solidly on "next" line for threes after top four/five. Talking with Spurs, Heat, Wizards, Hornets, Clips, Magic, Suns.
Upshot of Manu's Argentina presser so far: Stress fracture in same spot as '09, but not as serious. Can't play while recuperating.
RealGM Sources: Providence's Bryce Cotton, San Antonio Spurs reach agreement on a two-year contract. http://t.co/mKFehnBJk3
Sydney Morning Herald "NBA championship winner Patty Mills is bracing for a shoulder injury and seven-month rehabilitation to affect his earning potential as he prepares to start free agent negotiations in the richest basketball competition in the world. But the devastated Canberran says being ruled out of..." July 02
Yahoo! Sports "San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili has a stress fracture in his right leg and is unlikely to represent Argentina in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain this summer, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Ginobili, 36, was diagnosed with the early stages of a stress fracture in his exit..." July 02
San Antonio have initiated conversations with Kent Bazemore, I'm told. Spurs join multiple teams to explore interest.
While the Spurs have until midnight to decide, they are not expected to waive forward Austin Daye, a source told Yahoo.
Some housekeeping: Spurs have tendered qualifying offer to Aron Baynes, retaining right to match offers when free agency opens.
He may seem like a sleeper now, but don’t be surprised when the Spurs use their first round pick on Danielovich Rubensteinostein.
PSD Staff Thursday night's draft should be one of the best in recent memory. But more importantly, the draft day rumors should be flying around all day long with dozens of teams looking to move up into the lottery positions. Buckle up! June 26
San Antonio Express-News "A day after committing to another season with the Spurs, newly re-crowned NBA champion Tim Duncan appeared on CBS’s “The Late Show with David Letterman” and told the titular host he briefly contemplated making a different decision. When Letterman asks Duncan if he thought about retiring after..." June 25