Spurs Rumors & News

  • Spurs star Kawhi Leonard plans to explore restricted free agency in 2015

    Yahoo! Sports "San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard plans to explore restricted free agency next summer after contract extension discussions ended, his agent Brian Elfus told Yahoo Sports on Friday afternoon. Elfus and Leonard have held firm on their desire for a maximum contract extension, something Spurs..." October 31

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling

    ThePostGame.com "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31

  • Leonard deal by Friday unlikely

    ESPN.com "There is a strong likelihood that Friday's midnight deadline for contract extensions for first-round picks from the Class of 2011 will pass without a new deal for reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com this week that Leonard and the San Antonio..." October 31

  • Gasol: Picking Bulls Over Spurs, Thunder Was Most Difficult Decision Of My Life

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks pursued Pau Gasol in the offseason, but they didn't have the cap space or title contender status that he was looking for. Choosing between the Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder was "probably the most difficult decision that I made in my career and in..." October 30

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Spurs just announced Kawhi Leonard is cleared to play Friday against Phoenix

  • Why the Spurs can wait on giving Kawhi Leonard a contract extension

    SB Nation "Kawhi Leonard wants a max contract, but the San Antonio Spurs are "unlikely" to hand him one via extension before the Friday deadline hits, reports ESPN's Chris Broussard. Days after Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Leonard and the Spurs weren't gaining traction in talks, the latest..." October 30

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    Dan McCarney @danmccarneysaen

    Popovich said Leonard will travel, is expected to play Friday against Phoenix. "He's in for Friday."

  • Spurs savor rings, then get back to work with season-opening win over Mavs

    San Antonio Express-News "Tim Duncan pumped his first like he’d just been given his first championship ring instead of his fifth. Gregg Popovich did low-fives with his assistant coaches. Manu Ginobili choked back tears. Yes, it was an emotional night Tuesday for the Spurs at the AT&T Center, where they received their..." October 29

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Western Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    The Western Conference is filthy. In the Eastern Conference their are two elite teams and everyone else, the west has seven teams that, with a bit of luck, could win the NBA championship. The regular season and playoffs are going to be battle of attrition with furious competition and a list of teams and fan bases ready for long playoff runs. October 29

  • The Can-Do Kid: Becky Hammon's Incredible Journey from Rapid City to the NBA

    Bleacher Report "The nurse shark is a generally docile creature, spanning up to nine feet and 300 pounds and armed with a vise-like jaw lined with thousands of serrated teeth. Left alone, it is harmless to humans. But Becky Hammon wanted a closer look. So as she snorkeled near the family boat in the Florida..." October 28

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    San Antonio just announced that Kawhi Leonard is officially OUT of Tuesday night's opener against Dallas

  • Kawhi Leonard holding out for max, extension talks with Spurs stalled

    Yahoo! Sports "As Kawhi Leonard holds firm on his desire for a maximum contract, extension talks with the San Antonio Spurs have failed to gather traction despite a looming Friday deadline, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Leonard, the 2014 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, would become a restricted free..." October 27

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    Mike Monroe @Monroe_SA

    Neither Kawhi Leonard nor Tiago Splitter took part in #Spurs practice; hard to see either ready for Tues. opener, but still wait & see

  • Spurs coach Gregg Popovich: 'We look like we're not very interested'

    San Antonio Express-News "Officially speaking, the Spurs' preseason ended at the final horn of a 96-87 loss to Houston at the Toyota Center on Friday, the finishing touch on what has been a ho-hum October for the defending NBA champs. Unofficially, the Spurs' preseason ended with 10:25 still remaining in the third..." October 26

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    Dan McCarney @danmccarneysaen

    Spurs waive J Green, Edwin and Vaden. Latter two were signed yesterday. Prepare for Austin, gentlemen.

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Kawhi Leonard has been working out some, but Spurs still trying to keep him isolated from rest of team. Won't be at ATT Center tonight.

  • The one thing standing between Spurs and a true dynasty

    New York Post "One thing has remained elusive for the Spurs over the past two decades, one thing has kept the perennial contenders and their Hall of Fame core from checking every item off the list of things that constitutes a dynasty: winning back-to-back championships. Well, after their run to a championship..." October 23

  • Spurs' preseason finale comes too quickly for struggling Manu

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs touched down in Space City on Thursday, one game left on a preseason slate that has already bored most of them to tears. For many players, and certainly their head coach, Tuesday's regular-season opener against Dallas cannot come soon enough. Count Manu Ginobili among the few — and..." October 23

  • Spurs Waive Bryce Cotton and Josh Davis

    NBA.com "The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have waived guard Bryce Cotton and forward Josh Davis. Cotton, who was signed by San Antonio on July 7, appeared in five preseason contests for the Spurs, averaging 4.8 points and 1.4 assists in 11.3 minutes." October 23

  • NBA GMs pick Spurs to repeat, LeBron MVP

    ESPN.com "The San Antonio Spurs are an overwhelming choice to repeat as NBA champion while LeBron James is the favorite to win the MVP award, according to the 2014-15 survey of NBA general managers. The general managers gave their answers to 56 questions and were not permitted to vote for their own..." October 22

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

  • Spurs' Tony Parker has a sensible suggestion for NBA scheduling

    San Antonio Express-News "The NBA will experiment today, starting in about an hour (3 p.m. Eastern), with a 44-minute game between Boston and Brooklyn. It’s hard to imagine the league will actually cut four minutes from its traditional run time, but leadership is still interested in seeing what impact it has on game flow..." October 20

  • Gregg Popovich defends his decision to sit players, and David Robinson defends that defense

    Yahoo! Sports "On Friday, the NBA will wrap up an exhibition schedule of games that it refers to as the “preseason,” which continues to be a laughable term. Even those of us that spend our mornings and afternoons staring at video clips of last season’s NBA games, the ones that sweat out the summer dying for NBA..." October 20

  • Spurs' Manu Ginobili says he's 'way behind basketball-wise'

    CBSSports.com "San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said Saturday that he's not exactly in tip-top form. From Project Spurs' Paul Garcia: "Way behind basketball-wise," said Ginobili of his current state. "I am very insecure with the ball, but I am pain free. "That hasn't happened in a long time,..." October 19

  • Kawhi Leonard to miss remainder of preseason due to infection, availability for opening night in question

    Pro Basketball Talk "When Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich held five players out of a preseason contest against the Suns this week (and even stayed home himself), this wasn’t a stunt intended to thumb his nose at the league for having an abundance of meaningless games. No, there were legitimate reasons for holding..." October 19

  • Popovich says he's surprised Sarver didn't apologize in chicken suit

    CBSSports.com "There's a bit of a history between the San Antonio Spurs and the Phoenix Suns. Over the past 10 years, we've seen the Spurs and Suns have some incredible battles in the regular season and the playoffs. We've seen teams knocked out of the postseason, hip-checks that caused big time playoff..." October 19

  • Suns owner takes mic mid-game, apologizes to Phoenix fans for Spurs keeping players home

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s the preseason. With that it’s pretty much caveat emptor. The best players play limited minutes if they play at all. In the case of the Spurs, having just gotten back from their NBA preseason tour of Turkey and Germany, Gregg Popovich decided to give pretty much everybody the night off..." October 17

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • Duncan working to rediscover jumper after down season

    San Antonio Express-News "It is Tim Duncan’s 18th NBA season, and the first-ballot Hall of Famer has no intention of easing into retirement. At roughly 250 pounds, Duncan looks as lean and cut as ever, having spent another summer carefully monitoring his diet and working on his jab with local boxer Jesse “James” Leija...." October 16

  • Spurs fans to get commemorative championship rings at season opener

    Fox Sports Southwest "The San Antonio Spurs want to thank their loyal fans when the team celebrates its fifth NBA title at the season opener in two weeks. Every ticket holder who attends the Oct. 28 game against the Dallas Mavericks will receive a commemorative championship ring, which features the team logo with..." October 14

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Spurs who won't be making preseason trip to PHX this week: Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, Patty Mills, Tiago Splitter.

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Kawhi Leonard missed practice today with the same illness that kept him out in Turkey.

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • Boris Diaw Gets A $500,000 Bonus If He Doesn't Gain 5 Pounds In The Next 6 Months

    Business Insider "Boris Diaw has revitalized his career since signing with the San Antonio Spurs in March of 2012. After helping the team win the 2014 title, he signed a four-year, $28-million contract with the Spurs this summer. While Diaw has been great for the last two seasons, he does have a history of..." October 10

  • Danny Green apologizes after insensitive Holocaust memorial selfie

    Fox Sports "Before the Spurs ended up losing to Alba Berlin off a buzzer beater on Wednesday, the defending champs decided to tour the area and see historic Berlin. San Antonio took to the Holocaust Memorial, which is also known as Memorial To The Murdered Jews of Europe, and like many people who have a..." October 09

  • NBA’s massive new media deal will kick in at time of transition for Spurs

    San Antonio Express-News "The NBA has agreed to a new nine-year multi-media contract with ESPN and Turner that will nearly triple the league’s previous deal, commissioner Adan Silver announced on Monday. Silver did not reveal terms of the deal. But the New York Times reported that the two networks will pay the NBA a..." October 08

  • Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich dreads approaching end of Tim Duncan’s career

    Washington Post "Whenever the thought pops into his mind, San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich tries to quickly remove it and move on, lest he get overly consumed with something that hasn’t happened. But Popovich knows that someday soon — possibly after this season, maybe the next, but soon — he will step onto..." October 05

  • Updated NBA season win totals released

    Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Parker grateful for excused absence

    San Antonio Express-News "Tony Parker returned to San Antonio late Sunday night, wearied by the long voyage from France that included a delayed flight in Chicago but eager to rejoin his team. “I’m just happy to see my teammates and happy to be back and ready to go,” Parker said after a light practice on Monday morning...." October 01

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    Roy Hibbert said he texted #Spurs' Tim Duncan for advice on how "they go about their business" #Pacers would like to imitate their ball mvmt

  • Tiago Splitter out with strained right soleus

    Pounding The Rock "Two days into training camp and we have the first - and hopefully- last injury of the off-season: SPURS INJURY REPORT Spurs forward Tiago Splitter has suffered a strained right soleus. A timeline for his return to the court has not been determined. He will be re-evaluated in 7-to-10..." September 30

  • Earl Watson to retire to join San Antonio Spurs' D-League coaching staff

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After 13 years, point guard Earl Watson will retire from the NBA to accept a coaching position with the San Antonio Spurs' NBA Development League affiliate, the Austin Toros, a league source informed Northeast Ohio Media Group. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has..." September 29

  • Leonard aims to build on potential

    San Antonio Express-News "Kawhi Leonard's 2014 NBA Finals MVP trophy isn't exactly stored forgotten in a basement somewhere, but neither is it the central piece of his home decorating scheme. He keeps the prized piece of hardware on a shelf in the spare room at his house. When the Spurs' small forward returned to his..." September 28

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Kyle Anderson admits it could be daunting being the Rookie on a team that brought 14 players back from a championship squad ...

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Contrary to what Pop said yesterday, Tony Parker is an excused absence at both today's practice sessions. Will join team tomorrow evening.

  • Boris Diaw excused from start of Spurs camp, will catch up with team in Europe

    Pro Basketball Talk "Boris Diaw was working hard this summer — he was a focal point of the French offense at the World Cup, averaging 9.2 points and 4 assists a game leading France to the bronze medal at the major international tournament. He worked so hard Gregg Popovich is already giving him some time..." September 27

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    Yannis Koutroupis @YannisNBA

    Ginobili: I'm feeling well, I did MRI, CT scan and you can see improvement. I've been cleared to join the team, but it's a work in progess.

  • Duncan hesitated at 18th season, but title hopes brought him back

    San Antonio Express-News "At 38, it takes Tim Duncan a little longer to get warmed up that he used to. That goes for everything from workouts to embarking on the marathon that is the NBA season. And yet, with another championship to defend, Duncan said Friday at the team’s annual media day that he can’t wait to get..." September 27

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Aron Baynes' deal with San Antonio? One-year, $2.1 million pact

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