Spurs Rumors & News

  • 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

  • NBA playoffs may need a format change

    USA Today "Enticing cross-conference NBA playoff matchups capture the imagination, presenting the idea of a fair and just basketball world in which only the best of the best are welcome. Dare to dream about the possibilities. LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant (or, for that matter, Russell Westbrook) as..." March 17

  • Spurs close homestand with resounding victory over Minnesota

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up The end result was marred by a sprained ankle that is expected to keep Manu Ginobili out for at least a week. That setback aside, the Spurs had little to quibble about with Sunday’s effort at the AT&T Center, bouncing back from their disappointing loss to Cleveland with an..." March 16

  • 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 four stints with Austin this season Anderson has appeared in 21 games, averaging 22.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.81 steals and 1.19 blocks in..." March 16

  • No regrets for Wolves' Neal in leaving Spurs

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves guard Gary Neal left San Antonio two summers ago and missed out on the Spurs winning an NBA title that had painfully eluded them in 2013. He did so to follow the money — a two-year, $6.5 million contract offer from Milwaukee — and said before Sunday’s game that he doesn’t regret..." March 16

  • Kyrie Irving drops a career-high 57 points to lead Cavaliers over Spurs in overtime

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kyrie Irving's franchise record of 57 points led the Cleveland Cavaliers past the San Antonio Spurs, 128-125 in overtime, at the AT&T Center on Thursday night. Irving's point total was the highest by an NBA player this season. The win broke the defending NBA champions' six-game winning..." March 13

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    Dan McCarney @danmccarneySAEN

    Ginobili is a go.

  • Duncan, Ginobili expected back to face Cavs

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs plan on being at full strength for Thursday night’s much-anticipated nationally televised showdown with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers at the AT&T Center. Manu Ginobili missed Tuesday’s 117-107 win over Toronto with a stomach illness. Tim Duncan left the floor in the final..." March 12

  • NBA Players Union rejects cap smoothing, setting up ridiculous 2016 free agency summer

    SB Nation "The NBA Players Association has officially rejected cap smoothing when the new TV deal comes into play. Get ready for an absolutely wild summer in 2016. The National Basketball Players Association has informed the NBA that it will not agree to "smoothing" of the salary cap prior to the 2016-17..." March 12

  • Spurs overcome sluggish second half for sixth straight win

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up Blowing most of a 26-point lead to a slumping Toronto team that, despite its lofty perch in the Eastern Conference, had lost eight of nine coming in wasn’t great. But despite dragging through most of the second half, the Spurs still had more than enough juice to finish off their..." March 11

  • Hot streak continues as Spurs trounce Chicago

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up First, allow us to make like Gregg Popovich and point out the blemishes in his team’s 116-105 victory over Chicago Sunday at the AT&T Center. (In far gentler terms, of course.) They allowed the Bulls, despite the absences of Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler, to shoot 51 percent while..." March 09

  • Spurs outlast Denver for fourth straight win

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up The Spurs’ fourth straight win, 120-111 over Denver Friday at the AT&T Center, came as so many have during what has been a grind of a season. The Spurs (38-23) took their largest lead of the game, 10 points, midway through the first quarter, but couldn’t finally beat the lowly..." March 07

  • Gregg Popovich on extending season: 'I will not come to work in July'

    San Antonio Express-News "One would imaging that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich would lead the drum beat for any NBA schedule change that would lessen the amount of back-to-back games, and especially the dreaded four-in-five nights. If it comes at the expense of a longer season, however, he’s not a fan. “I think the..." March 06

  • Spurs continue to show signs of life with romp over Kings

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up The Kings — they’re good for what ails you. The Spurs beat Sacramento for the second time in six days, with none of the difficulties of the first meeting. While that game was tied early in the fourth quarter, the Spurs romped Wednesday at the AT&T Center, leading by as many as 40..." March 05

  • Gregg Popovich: I wouldn’t even coach an NBA Finals game in July

    Larry Brown Sports "The NBA is reportedly considering the idea of extending the regular season later into the summer. While there would still be an 82-game season, the idea would be to eliminate back-to-back games and not cram so many games into such a short span. Mark Cuban said last month that he thinks a more..." March 05

  • Marco Belinelli Takes It All off for 'GQ Italia' Cover Shoot

    Bleacher Report "In Italy, taking your pants off is a sign of respect. This isn't true, but for our purposes, we'll pretend this was the message being conveyed in Marco Belinelli's recent GQ Italia shoot. The San Antonio Spurs small forward disrobed to his natural, unbridled state for GQ's Italian..." March 03

  • Tony Parker faces biggest challenge of his career as Spurs try to find old form

    Yahoo! Sports "Tony Parker drove to the basket for what should have been a routine running lay-in against the Sacramento Kings. Only, nothing has been routine for Parker in recent months, including that shot, which, like many for the San Antonio Spurs point guard, failed to fall. Shortly after that miss,..." March 03

  • Spurs stifle Phoenix to close rodeo road trip in style

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up Unable to prevent their first losing rodeo road trip, the Spurs at least finished strong, following up Friday’s victory at Sacramento with an overwhelming 101-74 triumph at Phoenix on Saturday. The Spurs were dominant defensively over the first three quarters, limiting the Suns to..." March 01

  • Spurs, Buford honored at Sloan Conference

    San Antonio Express-News "For a team that, according to Charles Barkley, doesn’t deal in analytics, the Spurs are sure good at them. The defending champions, long known as one of the foremost proponents in the quest for detailed data that has swept through the NBA, were honored as the best analytics team in professional..." March 01

  • Tony Parker on struggles: 'I don't feel great. Everybody knows it'

    The Score "It sounds strange to say it, but it may be time to worry about the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs remain the Spurs and it's difficult to believe they won't figure things out and ultimately hit their stride in time for the playoffs, but there's reasonable cause for concern. They dropped their..." February 27

  • Blazers get much-needed win over struggling Spurs, 111-95

    CSN Northwest "With the final minutes of Portland's impressive and very necessary 111-95 win over San Antonio Wednesday night at the Moda Center, the euphoric Blazers fans began chanting "Wesley Matthews, Wesley Matthews." The guard had just torched the Spurs for 16 points in the fourth quarter to finish with..." February 26

  • Splitter’s role remains in flux for Spurs

    San Antonio Express-News "Image 1 out of 3 Harry How /Getty Images Tiago Splitter reacts as he is fouled by the Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan during the Spurs’ 119-115 loss at Staples Center on Feb. 19, 2015 in Los Angeles. PORTLAND, Ore. — The Spurs won a bunch of games last season with Tiago Splitter..." February 25

  • San Antonio coach Popovich praises Jazz after 90-81 defeat

    Salt Lake Tribune "Gregg Popovich heaped praise on Utah and its first-year coach, Quin Snyder, after the Jazz rolled to a 90-81 victory over the Spurs on Monday night at EnergySolutions Arena. Utah limited San Antonio to 40 percent shooting. The Jazz handed the Spurs their third straight loss. "They were..." February 24

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  • Amar'e Stoudemire Commits To Sign With Mavericks

    Real GM Basketball "Amar'e Stoudemire has committed to signing with the Dallas Mavericks, league sources tell RealGM. Stoudemire and the New York Knicks agreed upon a buyout on Sunday. The Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs were also interested in Stoudemire." February 17

  • MVP Andrew Wiggins out of this World in Rising Star Challenge

    New York Post "The Rising Stars Challenge may have had a new format this year, but the game didn’t look much different. Led by 22 points, six rebounds and four assists from MVP Andrew Wiggins, Team World wound up pulling out a 121-112 victory over Team USA at Barclays Center Friday night, in the first year..." February 15

  • After some prodding, Tim Duncan explains secret to his greatness

    New York Post "As Tim Duncan looked around at the crowd of media surrounding him during availability Friday morning, even the famously stoic future Hall of Famer couldn’t help but smile when asked if he could have imagined playing in New York. “I can imagine what it would’ve been like,” Duncan said. Then,..." February 14

  • NBA players reject salary cap smoothing, raising projected 2016 cap to more than $90M

    SB Nation "NBA players have rejected a proposal that would "smooth" the projected windfall from the new television deal that the league signed last October, setting up a substantial increase of the salary cap in 2016, according to reports. Per Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, the salary cap is expected..." February 14

  • Belinelli to don special Italian-themed shoes for 3-point contest

    San Antonio Express-News "Marco Belinelli will sport a custom, Italian-themed pair of Nike Hyperdunks as he defends his title at the 3-point contest this weekend in New York City. The shoes sport red and green trimming around a white base, mirroring the Italian flag. In addition to the “IT” on the outer tongue, “Family..." February 12

  • Spurs head into the break with blowout win over Pistons

    Pounding The Rock "Stan Van Gundy had his guys forming a blanking wall, but Danny Green shot over it, Tony Parker scooted around it and Aron Baynes simply crashed through it. The irony of the 2014-15 San Antonio Spurs... they look exhausted and sluggish for the better part of three months, to the point where..." February 12

  • Contemplating Pop’s place in history

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs coach Gregg Popovich made history on Monday, becoming the ninth coach in NBA annals to win 1,000 career games. It’s safe to say his journey was the most unlikely among them. For one thing, the eight men who did it before him — Don Nelson (1,335), Lenny Wilkens (1,332), Jerry Sloan..." February 11

  • Spurs come back to earn Pop his 1000th win against the Pacers, 95-93

    Pounding The Rock "Too close for comfort, the Spurs pull off a win in Indiana thanks to a game-winning jumper from Marco Belinelli. A historic victory for Coach Popovich, earning his 1000th win. This was a pretty important game for both teams. San Antonio is still struggling to climb up the standings in the..." February 10

  • Gregg Popovich says he considered drafting Scott Pollard over Tim Duncan

    Pro Basketball Talk "Since the Spurs drafted Tim Duncan No. 1 in 1997, he and Gregg Popovich have formed one of the best coach-player pairings in NBA history. But what if San Antonio had chosen someone else? Would Popovich still be regarded as one of the best coaches of all time? Would Duncan have experienced..." February 10

  • Popovich Reaches 1,000 Wins

    San Antonio Express-News "After Gregg Popovich’s first win as coach of the Spurs, over the Dallas Mavericks at the Alamodome on Dec. 14, 1996, some of his players embraced him and swatted him on the head. When time expired on his team’s dramatic 95-93 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night, his players trudged..." February 10

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    Dan McCarney @danmccarneySAEN

    Ginobili inactive tonight, per Spurs.

  • Raptors Out-Spurs the Spurs, Win 87-82

    Raptors HQ "The Raptors, led by the continuing folk heroics of James Johnson, grit out an 87-82 win over the defending champion San Antonio Spurs. For a Raptors team that had mostly slumped into the new year (six game win streak notwithstanding), February was to be the true test. Eleven games, nine against..." February 09

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