Spurs Rumors & News

  • Why Tim Duncan & Gregg Popovich Were the Best Duo Ever

    Complex "One of the best things that ever happened to the San Antonio Spurs was losing 62 games in the 1996-97 season, and finishing with the third worst record in the entire league. While it was undoubtedly tough to stomach in the moment, the team's slow start led GM Gregg Popovich to install himself as..." February 19

  • Pau Gasol elected to 3-year term on NBPA Executive Committee

    Chicago Tribune "Pau Gasol is the newest member of the National Basketball Players Association's executive committee. The six-time All-Star and former Bulls big man from Spain was elected on Friday, and starts his three-year term immediately. He replaces Steve Blake, who also had a three-year term and is not..." February 18

  • Manu Ginobili leaves Spurs' win over Magic with left ankle injury

    ESPN "San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili was forced out of the Spurs' 107-79 win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday in the third quarter due to what the club called a "left ankle impingement." The severity of the injury wasn't immediately known, and the Spurs haven't announced whether the veteran will..." February 16

  • Jonathon Simmons has great quote on why he will likely never join Dunk Contest

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dunk Contest isn’t exactly Jonathon Simmons’ cup of tea. Speaking with the media on Wednesday, the San Antonio Spurs swingman had this gem of a quote as to why he will likely never participate in the All-Star Weekend competition, per Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio..." February 16

  • Spurs demolish hapless Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Center Dewayne Dedmon is having a lot more fun with the San Antonio Spurs than he ever had with the Orlando Magic. Winning does that. Dedmon, who played the previous three seasons in Orlando, returned with the Spurs on Wednesday night, helping them to an easy, 107-79..." February 15

  • Klay Thompson responds to LaMarcus Aldridge’s All Star gripe

    San Jose Mercury News "Klay Thompson recognized LaMarcus Aldridge’s gripe about the Warriors having four players in the NBA All-Star Game while Aldridge’s Spurs sent just one (not him). That doesn’t mean Thompson agreed with the Spurs forward. Thompson told FS1 that Golden State had “a better case” due to their..." February 15

  • Gregg Popovich on Trump presidency: ‘Some days, I feel like we’ve been invaded’

    Sporting News "Gregg Popovich's bashing of President Donald Trump continues. The San Antonio Spurs coach has been extremely critical of the 45th president since he has been inaugurated, and with the controversies surrounding Trump only growing, Popovich has only grown more outspoken. “Some days, I feel..." February 15

  • LaMarcus Aldridge: ‘Wrong’ for Warriors to have four All-Stars to Spurs’ one

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 46-8 Warriors have four All-Stars: Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. The 41-13 Spurs have one All-Star: Kawhi Leonard. San Antonio forward LaMarcus Aldridge, via Michael Lee of Yahoo Sports: “I’m older, so I’m not going to come home and be mad or..." February 14

  • Spurs clinch NBA record 20th consecutive winning season

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs could go 0-fer, finish the 2016-17 season on a 37-game losing streak, and still finish above .500 for a 20th straight season. Their 110-106 win over Indiana on Monday pushed the Spurs' record to 42-13, meaning they can finish no worse than 42-40. There exists an entire generation..." February 14

  • Spurs slip past Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- The San Antonio Spurs continue to be the model of NBA consistency, clinching a 20th consecutive winning season Monday night in coach Gregg Popovich's home state. Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points, and the Spurs rallied to defeat the Indiana Pacers 110-106 in Bankers Life..." February 13

  • Knicks beat Spurs to end four-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks ended a tumultuous week filled with off-the-court distractions by posting a spirited 94-90 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday. With numerous Knicks alumni in the crowd, New York (23-33) stopped a four-game losing streak in putting forth its finest..." February 12

  • Leonard, Dedmon fuel Spurs past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The San Antonio Spurs made an under-the-radar move when they signed free agent Dewayne Dedmon to a two-year contract last summer. Matched up against one of the NBA's most dangerous centers, Dedmon was hard to ignore on Friday night. Dedmon had a season-high 17..." February 10

  • Sixers flirtation with Ginobili was real

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs guard Manu Ginobili made his lone trip this season to the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday. In an alternate universe, he might have called Philadelphia home. When the 39-year-old Ginobili hit free agency last summer, the 76ers were one team interested in his services as a veteran..." February 09

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Leonard's late surge lifts Spurs past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The San Antonio Spurs, in the early stages of their annual rodeo road trip, slogged through a subpar game Wednesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, in the estimation of coach Gregg Popovich. Kawhi Leonard saved the day. The All-Star forward scored 32 points, eight in a..." February 08

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • Grizzlies top Spurs in low-scoring contest

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- If every win in the NBA is a good win, then the Memphis Grizzlies consider every win over the San Antonio Spurs a great win. "We've seen no matter who they put out on the court, they can beat anybody," said Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, who finished with 12 points and..." February 07

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Pitbull, Travis Scott and 'Inside the NBA' live will be at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "TNT wants to party with you in New Orleans. The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It's the "NBA on TNT Road Show," an extension of the branding the league..." February 07

  • Popovich achieves milestone win with help from Spurs' veterans

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Two of the players most responsible for Gregg Popovich's continued coaching success, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, were major contributors Saturday night in the San Antonio Spurs' 121-97 win over the Denver Nuggets that allowed Popovich to move to the top of the standings for..." February 05

  • Popovich sets record for most wins with one franchise

    Chicago Tribune "Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker scored 18 points each to help Gregg Popovich become the winningest coach with a single franchise in league history, leading San Antonio Spurs to a 121-97 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night. Popovich earned his 1,128th victory to pass former Utah..." February 05

  • Balanced attack leads Spurs past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- When the San Antonio Spurs are at their best, they come at an opponent in waves. But even when they are a little off their best, the Spurs' overall talent is usually enough to find a way to get the job done. That's a lesson that the shorthanded Philadelphia 76ers learned the..." February 03

  • Popovich ties Jerry Sloan's record for most wins with one franchise

    Los Angeles Times "Gregg Popovich tied the NBA record for the most coaching wins with a single franchise, earning his 1,127th in the San Antonio Spurs' 102-86 victory over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night. Popovich matched Jerry Sloan of Utah for the league mark as San Antonio had 15 steals and..." February 03

  • Popovich says Gasol could be back before All-Star break

    ESPN "Spurs center Pau Gasol, who underwent surgery on his left hand in January, could return to the lineup sooner than expected, according to head coach Gregg Popovich. Gasol injured the fourth metacarpal on his left hand when he collided with teammate Kyle Anderson during warm-ups before San..." February 03

  • Gregg Popovich Gave An Insightful Monologue On White Privilege And Black History Month

    Deadspin "The San Antonio Spurs are putting together another excellent season that is flying completely under the radar. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, however, has spent the year righteously fired up about the spate of horrific things that have befallen our country and he’s given speech after speech before..." February 03

  • Leonard outduels Westbrook, Spurs beat Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- If all anyone expected was a dual in the Alamo City between two of the NBA's erstwhile MVP candidates, San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard and Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, they might have been disappointed by the way the Spurs' 108-94 win over the Thunder on Tuesday at the AT&T Center..." February 01

  • Kawhi Leonard Is Quietly Building His Case For NBA MVP

    SI "The 2017 MVP race has been one of the more exciting in recent memory, if only because for the first time in a few years, the winner isn’t extremely obvious halfway through the season. James Harden would probably win if voters chose today, though Russell Westbrook (averaging a triple-double) and..." February 01

  • Stephen Jackson Has Amazing Stories About Smoking Weed Before NBA Games

    Uproxx "Stephen Jackson isn’t afraid to talk candidly about his time in the NBA, and the man who was once at the center of the Malice at the Palace has plenty of incredible stories to tell about his time in the league both on and off the court. This week he went on the I Am Rapaport podcast with..." January 30

  • Gregg Popovich rips into Donald Trump over immigration ban

    Sporting News "Gregg Popovich has been outspoken on his disdain for President Donald Trump, so it's unsurprising he had a strong opinion over Trump's latest executive order that bans immigrants from seven countries from entering the U.S. The Spurs coach even went as far as to liken the situation to "Keystone..." January 30

  • Mavericks stun Spurs to end series skid

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- The Dallas Mavericks have become a better team with Seth Curry in the starting lineup. And with Yogi Ferrell in the mix, the Mavericks are playing well enough to beat the NBA's elite teams. Exhibit A of that case was displayed on Sunday as Curry scored 24 points and pulled..." January 29

  • Pau Gasol says he plans to opt into final season of Spurs contract

    Pro Basketball Talk "For years, Pau Gasol considered signing with the Spurs. Now that he’s in San Antonio – on a contract that contains a $16,197,500 player option for next season – he’s in no rush to leave. Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News: Asked if he intended to opt-in Year 2 of his contract,..." January 28

  • Holiday, Davis lead Pelicans by Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Pelicans have made a recent habit of playing roller-coaster basketball, saving their most exhilarating moments for the best teams on their schedule. Four nights after crushing the defending world-champion Cleveland Cavaliers, the Pelicans (19-28) did it again..." January 27

  • Russell Westbrook, Isaiah Thomas lead All-Star Game reserves; Joel Embiid left off list

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the fans/media/players picked the NBA All-Star Game starters, the tough job falls to the coaches: Pick the seven reserves for each side. Hard because each squad has about a dozen deserving guys, and while a few on each side are no brainers it also means some difficult cuts. Cuts will be..." January 26

  • Hollis Thompson To Join Spurs’ D-League Affiliate

    Hoops Rumors "After being cut by the Sixers before this month’s salary guarantee deadline, swingman Hollis Thompson is headed to the D-League. According to Adam Johnson of D-League Digest (via Twitter), the Windy City Bulls have claimed Thompson, but will send him to the Austin Spurs, San Antonio’s affiliate,..." January 25

  • Gregg Popovich Doesn’t Get The Warriors Hate Because He Thinks ‘They’re Beautiful’

    Uproxx "Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is on record as being against watching film of other teams, but that doesn’t mean he won’t watch a basketball game for the fun of it. While you won’t find Pop in the film room grinding over what to do against the Warriors in their next meeting, you might catch him..." January 25

  • Five NBA Players Who Won't Be Traded—But Should Be

    SI "The NBA trade deadline is roughly a month away, and that means we're about to enter peak rumor season around the league. It's already begun, really. In the past week, we learned that Ricky Rubio is reportedly on the block, and that the Pistons and Wolves were discussing a Rubio-for-Reggie Jackson..." January 25

  • Spurs keep winning without key players

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills talked about just trying to hold things together until some of his more prominent teammates return from injury. Mills, who scored 18 points coming off the bench, and his Spurs teammates are doing a good job of it. Led by 21 points and..." January 24

  • Mills, short-handed Spurs steamroll Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Halfway through his first season with the San Antonio Spurs, David Lee describes his team as a "punch in, punch out kind of team." In other words, the names of the active players are inconsequential, it's about those who play taking care of things. That was especially the..." January 23

  • Spurs officially sign Joel Anthony

    CBS Sports "Anthony officially signed a 10-day contract with the Spurs on Monday, Mike Monroe of The Rivard Report reports. Reports surfaced over the weekend that Anthony would join the Spurs, and now he'll formally be added to the 15-man roster. " January 23

  • Leonard's 41 points, late dunk lift Spurs past Cavs in OT

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- In the days before the wounded San Antonio Spurs descended on Cleveland, LeBron James anointed Kawhi Leonard the new face of the Spurs' franchise now that Tim Duncan has retired. Against the defending champions, he certainly played like it. Leonard scored a career-high 41..." January 22

  • Cavs players forgot play Tyronn Lue drew in huddle, and it cost them against Spurs

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "There is almost never any one reason a team loses a basketball game. So the Cavs' colossal mistake(s) on a risky play call late in overtime of a 118-115 loss to the Spurs wasn't the sole culprit in this loss. But no one in the Cleveland locker room was too impressed. The Cavs trailed..." January 22

  • Popovich has more to say about President Trump

    My San Antonio "Before Saturday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was asked his thoughts on the various Women’s Marches held throughout the country to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. One of the marches was held in downtown Cleveland on Saturday, at..." January 22

  • Gregg Popovich calls for harsher punishment for Sidney Lowe, Wizards

    Larry Brown Sports "You might think the NBA coaching fraternity would stick together, but Gregg Popovich isn’t happy with some recent behavior. Popovich went out of his way to call out Washington Wizards assistant Sidney Lowe for his distraction tactics late in the team’s win over the New York Knicks on Thursday...." January 22

  • Spurs Sign Joel Anthony To 10-Day Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Spurs have signed veteran center Joel Anthony to a 10-day contract, tweets Shams Charania of The Vertical. He’ll fill some of the frontcourt minutes opened up by the injury to Pau Gasol. Anthony, who last saw action for the Pistons in 2015/16, played with the Spurs in training camp. He was..." January 22

  • LeBron: Gregg Popovich coaching 'factors a lot' into 2020 decision

    ESPN "LeBron James hasn't made the decision to play in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, at least not publicly, but he says the chance to play for new USA Basketball head coach Gregg Popovich will be a big consideration. "It factors a lot," James said at the Cleveland Cavaliers' shootaround Saturday..." January 21

  • All-Star Leonard lifts Spurs over Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Quality depth through the grueling NBA season is often the factor that separates the league's contenders from its pretenders. No team knows that more than San Antonio, which habitually rests some of its older players and expects little to no let-down from its reserves, no matter..." January 20

  • LeBron James says Gregg Popovich is greatest all-time NBA coach

    ESPN "LeBron James has faced Gregg Popovich in three NBA Finals, and on Saturday night he will play his 24th regular-season game against him, not to mention the uncountable number of San Antonio Spurs games he's watched. In other words, the Cavaliers star has had plenty of time to form an..." January 20

  • Spurs' Popovich ejected for berating official

    The Big Lead "Gregg Popovich is never afraid to share his opinion and on Thursday night that got him in trouble with an NBA official Thursday night. With his San Antonio Spurs locked in a tight battle with the Denver Nuggets late in the second quarter, Popovich got into it with referee Bennie Adams. Pop was..." January 20

  • Emmanuel Mudiay apologizes for mocking Gregg Popovich ejection

    Larry Brown Sports "Denver Nuggets point guard Emmanuel Mudiay had a funny moment during Thursday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, but he ended up apologizing for it later. Popovich was ejected from the game late in the second quarter, and Mudiay was right there working alongside the referee to give Pop the..." January 20

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20