Spurs Rumors & News

  • More Athletes And Sports Figures Are Donating To Hillary Clinton Than Donald Trump

    Uproxx "With less than two weeks remaining for people to end relationships and alienate friends and family over which presidential candidate they support, it’s not a stretch to say that most of us can’t wait for this election to be over. However, people can always be just a little bit angrier if we want..." October 27

  • Manu Ginobili jokes that he gave his right testicle to the Spurs

    CBS Sports "Last season, Manu Ginobili suffered an injury that no man should wish on to another. Accidentally kneed in the groin by Ryan Anderson in February, Ginobili fell to the ground in writhing pain and had to immediately undergo testicular surgery. Ginobili missed close to a month of action due to..." October 27

  • Players Who Can’t Be Traded Until January 15

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s in-season trade market typically doesn’t pick up until the winter, since players who signed free agent contracts in the offseason aren’t eligible to be moved until December 15. By that point, with the regular season approaching the two-month mark, teams have a better idea of where they..." October 27

  • Spurs dominate Warriors in Durant's debut

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- It usually isn't a surprise when the San Antonio Spurs, the NBA's most successful franchise over the past two decades, win a basketball game. But opening the season without Tim Duncan for the first time in 20 years and going on the road against the two-time Western..." October 26

  • Cap Holds For Players Coming Off Rookie Contracts Could Increase

    Real GM Basketball "Cap holds attached to free agents coming off rookie deals could jump to 250 and 300 percent of their prior salaries, which is an increase from 200 and 250 percent in the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement. The San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards held off on..." October 26

  • NBA sets record for international representation on rosters

    Today's Fastbreak "The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced Tuesday that the league’s opening night rosters have set new records for both the number of international players in the league and the number of countries represented. Opening night rosters feature a total of 113 international players from 41..." October 26

  • 5 Necessary NBA Trades Teams Are Too Scared to Make

    Complex "The job of an NBA general manager is to maximize value. Whether it's wringing the most that you can out of a player, a contract, or a trade, the mantra stays the same: maximize value. This is not always easy. In a league with 29 direct competitors and only one champion, it's difficult to always..." October 25

  • 'Huge Influx Of Money' Motivated Both Sides On New CBA

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver said the NBA and their players are close to a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement but aren't quite there yet. Multiple reports have indicated a deal on the main parts of the CBA have been agreed upon. "The reports aren't far off, but we're not quite there, yet," Silver..." October 25

  • Where Are All the White American NBA Players

    The Undefeated "J.J. Redick will be entering his 11th season in the NBA this week and for the first time he has noticed he is part of a small — and shrinking — club as a white American NBA player. The NBA certainly has its long list of European players. But the Los Angeles Clippers starting guard says he..." October 25

  • Every NBA team's best-case scenario and worst nightmare this season

    Fox Sports "The start of another NBA season is the time for hope to spring eternal — even if we're all seemingly counting the days until we crown an inevitable champion. But seasoned sports fans know a new season also brings the potential for everything to fall apart. With opening night upon us, we dived deep..." October 25

  • Spurs exercise contract option on Kyle Anderson

    Inside Hoops "The San Antonio Spurs yesterday (Saturday) exercised their fourth-year option on forward Kyle Anderson for the 2017-18 season. Anderson is entering his third season with the Spurs after being selected by San Antonio in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft (30th overall). " October 22

  • Spurs guard Danny Green to miss three weeks with quad strain

    Sporting News "The Spurs' starting lineup will look drastically different to start the season without Tim Duncan and the addition of Pau Gasol but it will also be without shooting guard Danny Green. Green was diagnosed with a left quad strain and is expected to be out approximately three weeks, the team..." October 21

  • Report: New CBA deal “within sight,” one-and-done rule remians

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody likes the NBA’s one-and-done rule. Adam Silver and the owners want to extend that to two seasons out of high school, and they have colleges in their corner (while a couple of coaches know how to work the one-and-done system, none of them prefer it). The players want to be able to make the..." October 20

  • LaMarcus Aldridge Dismisses Rumors, Insists He's Happy With Spurs

    Real GM Basketball "LaMarcus Aldridge responded to reports he is unhappy with the San Antonio Spurs during a spot on the Jim Rome Show. Jackie MacMullan reported this week that the Spurs could consider trading Aldridge this season as the partnership has had issues. "I didn't buy into it," said Aldridge. I..." October 20

  • The NBA sent players to Google, Facebook to help answer the biggest questions of their careers

    Business Insider "C.J. Watson’s mom pushed him at a young age to get ready for the “real world,” making him learn how to write checks, do mock job interviews, and accompany her to work. Watson wasn’t sure if he was going to keep playing basketball, much less make the NBA, and his mom wanted him to be prepared..." October 20

  • LaMarcus Aldridge may be unhappy Kawhi Leonard is star of the show

    San Antonio Express-News "In the start of year two, it appears the LaMarcus Aldridge experiment in San Antonio is in danger of collapsing. The Express-News has been informed by a league source the Spurs are open to trading the former Longhorn should the right package surface. Those within the Spurs refuted the..." October 20

  • ESPN's Jackie MacMullan says LaMarcus Aldridge may not finish season with Spurs

    NBC San Antonio "Is there trouble in paradise between the San Antonio Spurs and LaMarcus Aldridge? Apparently so according to ESPN's Jackie MacMullan. Appearing on CSNNE.com's Early Edition, MacMullan says there are rumblings LaMarcus may not finish the new season in silver and black and could be on the..." October 18

  • GMs Predict Warriors Win 2017 Finals, LeBron For MVP

    Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors are predicted to win the 2017 NBA Finals by 69 percent of general managers while 31 percent predict the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs received 53.6 percent of the vote last season. LeBron James received the most votes in predicting the 16-17 MVP at 46.7 percent,..." October 18

  • Gregg Popovich to Referee Bill Kennedy: 'You Have More Courage Than Anybody' After Coming Out

    Complex "On Dec. 13, 2015, Bill Kennedy came out, becoming the first openly gay referee in the NBA. "I am proud to be an NBA referee and I am proud to be a gay man," Kennedy told Yahoo! Sports. "I am following in the footsteps of others who have self-identified in the hopes that will send a message to..." October 15

  • Popovich: Golden State's small-ball offense is an 'anomaly'

    CBS Sports "Smallball is a big deal in today's NBA. Everyone is trying to find small combinations that put as much shooting and spacing on the floor, as if it's some sort of cosplay contest for who can dress up like the Warriors the most. However, with the influx of great big men in the league with..." October 15

  • Spurs Hire Chris Grant As Team Scout

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs have hired Chris Grant as a team scout. Grant has not held a position in the NBA since he was fired as general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers in February of 2014." October 14

  • NBA Considering Possibility Of Expansion?

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA and NBPA work toward finalizing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league is also reportedly considering the possibility of expansion, according to Kevin Nesgoda of SonicsRising.com. While no NBA teams are expected to relocate anytime soon, the league apparently hasn’t ruled out..." October 13

  • Zach Lowe's crazy predictions for the 2016-17 NBA season

    ESPN "Even the NBA, the most predictable major U.S. pro sports league, is fraught with uncertainty. The Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals! But making predictions is a useful thought exercise, and it's healthy to creep out on a limb once in a while. As usual, we throw darts at..." October 12

  • The NBA's leaked Christmas jerseys are familiar, and that's a good thing

    CBS Sports "The NBA's Christmas Day slate might not be perfect, but it's going to look great. On Wednesday, the new Christmas jerseys leaked, via UniWatch's Paul Lukas, and they are essentially updated versions of what we saw last year: Not an eyesore in the bunch. It's a little weird that the Los Angeles..." October 12

  • Pop made Marjanovic’s free-agency decision an easy one

    San Antonio Express-News "When he became a free agent last summer, Boban Marjanovic’s first choice was to stay in San Antonio. So coach Gregg Popovich sat the 7-foot-3 Serbian down for a math lesson. “He’s such a good kid, at some point I had to work to get him to understand that $21 million was different than $3..." October 11

  • Tony Parker Accepting Evolving Role With Spurs

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs want Tony Parker to evolve into more of a facilitator this season. Parker's game has been built on being a scoring point guard but he'll know work to setup LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard. "It's been great," Parker said of his changing role. "I love my role, and..." October 11

  • NBA uniform ad sales face complications

    ESPN "It's been almost five months since the NBA announced it would allow its 30 teams to sell small advertising patches on jerseys beginning in the 2017-18 season. So why has only one team -- the Philadelphia 76ers -- made a deal, one that was announced the very first day deals could be done? We..." October 09

  • Adam Silver optimistic NBA can avoid lockout

    USA Today "From the start of discussions about a new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and players, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has pledged optimism that the two sides can avoid a lockout. That scenario becomes more and more plausible following Silver’s comments during a trip to China for..." October 09

  • Which NBA legend will you miss the most: Kobe, Duncan or Garnett?

    SI "Each new NBA season brings excitement and optimism around the league, but it also brings difficult goodbyes to retiring stars. This off-season was particularly cruel, as the NBA lost three of its best players in league history: Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. Each star became a..." October 08

  • Spurs guard Danny Green envisions better 3-point play after LASIK

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green refuses to visualize potential eyesight issues as the culprit in a subpar 2015-16 campaign, in which he finished with the second-lowest three-point shooting percentage of his career (33.2). Still, that didn't stop the eighth-year veteran from undergoing LASIK..." October 07

  • Gregg Popovich Plans To Push His Players To Be More Socially Conscious This Year

    Dime Magazine "As far as socially conscious coaching figures go, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich remains the exception to the rule. Most NBA coaches and coaches in general — whatever their politics — more or less want to foster an environment of authoritarianism. The coach says jump, they ask how..." October 07

  • Report: NBA, Union Optimistic New CBA Deal Will Get Done

    Bleacher Report "The NBA and National Basketball Players Association could have a new collective bargaining agreement finalized in the near future after reportedly making "significant progress" in negotiations. On Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the new deal could be done within the next..." October 06

  • NBA Tiers of Contention: Teams with a Chance to Win the Crown in 2016-17

    Bleacher Report "There is a school of thought in the NBA that if you enter the season with a shot at winning the championship, that's all you can ask for. As Kevin Durant will tell you, however, not every championship opportunity is the same as another. Nevertheless, what follows is a list of 10 teams that..." October 05

  • Jeff Van Gundy Advocates Zero-Tolerance Policy For Domestic Violence Offenders

    Deadspin "The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks met in the preseason this evening, and ESPN announcer Jeff Van Gundy used the occasion of Derrick Rose’s first appearance with the Knicks to make some points about domestic violence and how Adam Silver and the NBA should deal with players who are convicted..." October 05

  • Nike releasing self-lacing shoes through public lottery

    ESPN "The first pairs of the famous self-lacing MAG shoes from "Back to the Future II" will be made available this month to the public, but you won't be able to buy them. You'll have to win them. Nike announced that only 89 pairs will be available through an online draw that begins Tuesday and..." October 04

  • Pop admits he's 'a little bit lonely' without Duncan

    San Antonio Express-News "Gregg Popovich experienced another first in what will be season full of them late Monday, guiding the Spurs through their first preseason game without Tim Duncan on the roster in 20 years. He hasn’t quite gotten used to the feeling. “It’s a little bit lonely here at the start,” Popovich said..." October 04

  • Spurs waive Ryan Richards, open roster spot

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Spurs drafted Ryan Richards No. 49 in 2010, and he could’ve signed with San Antonio any year since. To maintain a second-rounder’s rights, a team must extend a required tender – a one-year contract, surely unguaranteed at the minimum. If the player rejects the offer, those rights extend..." September 29

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • Pau Gasol can be a better Tim Duncan replacement than you think

    Sporting News "On the surface, it's weird that the Spurs have been criticized for signing Pau Gasol in the wake of Tim Duncan's retirement. Beyond being someone they almost signed two years ago, Gasol has always been the type of player that would excel in Gregg Popovich's system. He's both unselfish and..." September 29

  • Darrell Arthur: Turning down Spurs, Wizards, Clippers in free agency to stay with Nuggets “an easy decision for me”

    Denver Post "The narrative in the NBA for years has been that free agents don’t want to come to, or stay in, Denver. The Nuggets, though, point to a group of players who might be changing that perception. In the past couple of years Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari and Darrell Arthur all could have opted to..." September 29

  • For Spurs’ big man rotation, some assembly required

    San Antonio Express-News "A year ago Thursday, LaMarcus Aldridge arrived for the first practice of his first training camp in a Spurs uniform. He was the new guy on a team that had been together, it seemed, since before the advent of the shot clock. He had much to learn and much to do in order to fit in. At times..." September 29

  • Retired Duncan joins Spurs training camp

    San Antonio Express-News "Tim Duncan must have heard Gregg Popovich's threat. Two days after Popovich jokingly told the media that he would fine Duncan $2,500 a day each day that Duncan was absent, the retired power forward was back on the court with the Spurs." September 28

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Pau Gasol: “I’m not here to fill Duncan’s shoes, I’m here to win a title”

    EuroHoops.net "Pau Gasol has, naturally, attracted lots of attention during the Media Day of the San Antonio Spurs. The Spanish center talked about what led him to choose this team, his thoughts about the franchise, playing at the side of Tony Parker and many other topics of interest. “It feels great being..." September 27

  • Spurs’ Gregg Popovich said he respects the athletes who are protesting the national anthem

    My San Antonio "Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich is known as being extremely cerebral and thoughtful, and at the team’s media Monday, he offered his thoughts on the national anthem protests inspired by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. His comments were so insightful that a reporter asked him if he’d..." September 27

  • Gregg Popovich: Tim Duncan will be ‘coach of whatever he wants’ for Spurs

    Larry Brown Sports "Though he’s retired from playing, Tim Duncan will still be involved with the San Antonio Spurs this season. According to coach Gregg Popovich, Duncan’s role will essentially be whatever he wants it to be." September 26

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • Tony Parker reacts to Sarkozy’s controversial statement

    EuroHoops.net "Tony Parker couldn’t help but “laugh” when he heard former president of France Nicolas Sarkozy say that “once you are French your ancestors are the Gauls.” This statement, which was directed to migrants, spawned much controversy in France, and not only. It didn’t come out of nowhere though..." September 22

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