Spurs Rumors & News

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    RT @Buck_SA: Spurs sent @manuginobili a letter -- citing stress fracture and recovery time they will not grant him permission to play @FIBA

  • NBA's opening night to feature Spurs at Cavaliers

    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

  • Report: Manu Ginobili ‘optimistic’ about playing in World Cup despite Spurs’ wishes

    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

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    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

  • Ginobili ‘optimistic’ he’ll be healthy for FIBA World Cup

    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

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    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

  • Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge withdraw from USA Basketball consideration

    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

  • Did the Spurs just hire Gregg Popovich’s successor?

    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

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    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

  • Spurs Announce Ettore Messina Assistant Coach

    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

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    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

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    Ben Hunt @benhunted

    A source with intimate knowledge of the situation has confirmed Matt Bonner has agreed to a contract with the San Antonio Spurs.

  • NBA announces salary cap of $63.065 million

    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

  • Spurs announce Cotton signing

    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

  • Spurs, Gregg Popovich Agree To Extension

    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

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    Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto

    Sources: Kent Bazemore has meetings with the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday and the Boston Celtics on Wednesday.

  • Boris Diaw gets $22.5 million deal to re-sign with Spurs

    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

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Marvin Williams solidly on "next" line for threes after top four/five. Talking with Spurs, Heat, Wizards, Hornets, Clips, Magic, Suns.

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Upshot of Manu's Argentina presser so far: Stress fracture in same spot as '09, but not as serious. Can't play while recuperating.

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    Buck Harvey @Buck_SA

    This will make @Patty_Mills shoulder feel better. He and the Spurs have agreed to a 3-year contract. #Spurs

  • 27d
    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    RealGM Sources: Providence's Bryce Cotton, San Antonio Spurs reach agreement on a two-year contract. http://t.co/mKFehnBJk3

  • NBA championship winner Patty Mills out for seven months with shoulder injury

    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

  • Manu Ginobili has stress fracture in right leg

    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

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    David Pick @IAmDPick

    San Antonio have initiated conversations with Kent Bazemore, I'm told. Spurs join multiple teams to explore interest.

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    While the Spurs have until midnight to decide, they are not expected to waive forward Austin Daye, a source told Yahoo.

  • 30d
    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Some housekeeping: Spurs have tendered qualifying offer to Aron Baynes, retaining right to match offers when free agency opens.

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    Dan Rubenstein @DanRubenstein

    He may seem like a sleeper now, but don’t be surprised when the Spurs use their first round pick on Danielovich Rubensteinostein.

    2014 NBA Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    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

  • Duncan to Letterman: I considered retirement

    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

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    Buck Harvey @Buck_SA

    Duncan decision coming, and here's an option I'm hearing: Opts out and signs a 2-year deal that both lowers payroll and rewards him.

  • Sources: Tim Duncan exercises final-year option on contract

    Yahoo! Sports "San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan has decided to exercise the final-year option on his contract worth $10.3 million, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Duncan will revisit his future with the Spurs next summer." June 23

  • Spurs hope to bring everyone back

    San Antonio Express-News "The champagne has dried in the locker room at the AT&T Center. The confetti has been swept up. The River Walk has returned to its purpose as a tourist destination, and not a parade route. Sunday marks one week since the Spurs dispatched the Miami Heat in five games, earning the franchise's..." June 22

  • Ginobili to compete for Argentina at FIBA World Cup

    San Antonio Express-News "Reports of Manu Ginobili’s international retirement were evidently premature. Despite the 2012 Olympics having been characterized as his swan song with team Argentina, Ginobili is coming back for more, announcing “I’m in!” via Twitter on Friday for the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup in..." June 21

  • Leonard set for hefty pay raise

    San Antonio Express-News "The Summer of Kawhi began with a round of golf. The Finals MVP was up and at 'em Wednesday morning, hitting the links with his agent. By afternoon, Kawhi Leonard was aboard Barge No. 16 in the middle of the San Antonio River, the centerpiece of a Spurs championship parade that felt a bit like..." June 20

  • Tim Duncan to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday the 24th

    Pounding The Rock "The Big Fundamental will make his second appearance on late night television, his first 17 years ago on Jay Leno's Tonight Show." June 20

  • Leonard expects to reach extension with Spurs

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs’ immediate offseason attention will center on the plans of franchise cornerstone Tim Duncan, who has a player option to return for an 18th NBA season and defend his fifth championship. Not far behind will be the long-term future of budding young star Kawhi Leonard. The..." June 18

  • Tony Parker to skip FIBA World Championships following title run

    Pro Basketball Talk "Tony Parker talked during the Finals about not seemingly have had time off in four years — he plays for the Spurs from the fall through the spring, then for France every summer. Not this summer, Parker is taking some time off. He thinks he’s earned a vacation. The biggest star in France, who..." June 18

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    Jabari Young @jabari_young

    Manu finished with: "My idea is to honor the 2-year deal I signed last year." So Manu's in, Pop said he plans to return, Tim? #Spurs

  • Spurs point guard Patty Mills on Knicks’ radar

    New York Post "July isn’t only about re-signing Carmelo Anthony. The Knicks will look to use their mini mid-level exception to obtain a free-agent starting point guard and one may have emerged out of the Finals massacre of Miami in Spurs backup Patty Mills. According to a source, Mills, unique because of his..." June 17

  • Parker: Expect Tim Duncan to return

    ESPN.com "Five-time NBA champion Tim Duncan eventually will retire, but San Antonio Spurs teammate Tony Parker doesn't expect it to happen just yet. "It will come to an end, but I don't think next year," Parker told reporters after the Spurs beat the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals for their fifth..." June 17

  • NBA Finals average 9.3 Nielsen rating

    Covers.com "ABC's broadcast of the 2014 NBA Finals on ABC averaged 15,524,000 viewers and a 9.3 U.S. household rating, according to Nielsen. The San Antonio Spurs' series victory over the Miami Heat in five games drew more viewers than the 15,120,000 who watched the Heat defeat the Spurs in the NBA Finals..." June 17

  • Spurs crush Heat in Game 5 to secure fifth NBA title

    San Antonio Express-News "Mission, accomplished. The Spurs’ year-long quest to avenge and redeem their collapse in last year’s Finals was realized Sunday at the AT&T Center, where they crushed Miami 104-87 in Game 5 to win their first championship in seven years, and fifth overall. The Spurs trailed by 16 early on, but..." June 16

  • Durant credits Spurs 'system' for Kawhi Leonard's success

    Sporting News "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, the newly minted NBA Finals MVP, faced criticism from the regular season MVP before he could even finish his championship cigar. Leonard has been touted because of his NBA Finals performance, which featured one of the all-time turnaround. Leonard scored..." June 16

  • Tim Duncan, after winning his fifth championship, faces retirement questions

    Pro Basketball Talk "Tim Duncan jumped into David Robinson’s arms. Just like 1999, when they celebrated their first championships. Just like 2003, when they celebrated another title and Robinson’s retirement. In 2014, it’s too late for any more beginnings. Is this another end? Long after Robinson closed..." June 16

  • Kevin Durant credits Spurs 'system' for Kawhi Leonard's success

    Sporting News "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, the newly minted NBA Finals MVP, faced criticism from the regular season MVP before he could even finish his championship cigar. Leonard has been touted because of his NBA Finals performance, which featured one of the all-time turnaround. Leonard scored..." June 16

  • Boris Diaw's unlikely career arc of triumph

    ESPN.com "It's a frontcourt partnership that will remind no one of the David-and-Timmy glory days. It's a tag team likewise lacking the handy rhyming properties of Small Ball. It's an alignment Gregg Popovich rather unimaginatively refers to as Medium Ball, this pairing of Boris Diaw next to Tim..." June 15

  • Duncan still undecided about future on brink of 5th title

    San Antonio Express-News "If the Spurs do in fact finish Miami off on Sunday to win their fifth championship, the champagne bottles will barely have been popped when the focus will immediately shift to the future. Specifically that of one Timothy Theodore Duncan, and by proxy the head coach under whom he’s spent every..." June 14

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    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    Gregg Popovich said he has no plans to retire after the Finals and will be back next season #spurs

  • Spurs reject Miami again, close to within one victory of championship

    San Antonio Express-News "“They smashed us.” Such was LeBron James’ assessment of a two-game Finals homestand that ended in disaster for the Heat, with the Spurs following up their rout in Game 3 with an even more decisive victory in Game 4, 107-86 Thursday at American Airlines Arena. The Spurs still have a close-out..." June 13

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Posting online now: ESPN sources say Tim Duncan has until June 24 to notify Spurs whether he'll opt in or out of next season's $10.3 million