Spurs Rumors & News

  • Spurs defense comes through in win over Mavs

    San Antonio Express-News "LaMarcus Aldridge made his return to the lineup after missing two games, but it was Kawhi Leonard who stole the show, helping the Spurs defeat the Dallas Mavericks, 88-83, on Wednesday night at AT&T Center. Leonard finished with a game-high 26 points, also pulling down eight rebounds and..." November 26

  • Duncan, Ginobili won’t play against Nuggets

    My San Antonio "The Spurs will be without Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili when they face the Nuggets on Friday. The two stayed behind in San Antonio to receive rest, the Spurs announced Thursday. Duncan averages nearly a double-double with 10.0 points and 8.2 rebounds. Ginobili averages 11.4 points and 3.3..." November 26

  • Spurs burn Suns 98-84 in Parker classic

    Pounding The Rock "The Spurs, missing LaMarcus Aldridge, depended on a throwback game from Tony Parker and solid contributions from Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili to put the Phoenix Suns away comfortably. The Suns were missing Eric Bledsoe and were on the second night of a back-to back, but they kept..." November 24

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    LaMarcus Aldridge remains out tonight per Pop.

  • Manu Ginobili returns, Spurs defeat Grizzlies

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs were without their starting power forward, as LaMarcus Aldridge missed Saturday’s game with a sprained left ankle, but Manu Ginobili would return to help fuel the second unit. Ginobili scored 15 points off the bench, helping the Spurs defeat the Memphis Grizzlies, 92-82, at AT&T..." November 22

  • New Orleans Pelicans enjoy big win against Spurs with Ish Smith emerging at point guard

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans point guard Ish Smith doesn't have a name plate in front of his locker at the Smoothie King Center like his teammates. But maybe after Friday's performance, the Pelicans may consider extending him one. Beyond Anthony Davis' sensational 20-point, 18-rebound performance..." November 21

  • LaMarcus Aldridge sprains ankle, is unsure he'll play Sat. vs. Memphis

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge suffered a sprained left ankle Friday during a 104-90 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, casting doubt about his availability for the team's matchup Saturday against the Memphis Grizzlies. "[It's] pretty tight right now, but we'll re-evaluate it..." November 21

  • Tim Duncan finishes without a rebound for first time in 19-year career

    ESPN "Eyes widened and dumbfounded looks contorted faces in the wake of the San Antonio Spurs' 104-90 loss on Friday to the New Orleans Pelicans. “Timmy didn’t get a board?” point guard Tony Parker asked. No, he didn’t. That’s right, for the first time in 1,343 career regular-season games, Tim..." November 21

  • Parker's big night leads Spurs to sixth straight victory

    San Antonio Express-News "Matched up with a rookie who was born five years before he made his NBA debut, San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker taught the teenager that age is just a number in a 109-98 win over the Denver Nuggets. Parker finished with a season-high 25 points and nine assists, feasting on 19-year-old..." November 19

  • Gregg Popovich Does NOT Want a Local HIgh School Named After Him

    Complex "Gregg Popovich is undoubtedly one of the most influential and revered people in San Antonio. As the coach of the city's only professional sports franchise, he's guided the Spurs to five NBA titles and 16 consecutive 50-win seasons since taking over in 1996. So, naturally, a citizen of the..." November 19

  • Denver coach Michael Malone: What I learned from Pop

    My San Antonio "Denver coach Michael Malone believes he owes a debt of gratitude to Gregg Popovich for helping jump-start his coaching career. It was Popovich’s recommendation, Malone said, that helped him land a job on Mike Brown’s staff in Cleveland in 2005. He also credits Popovich for helping him earn his..." November 19

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    Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds

    Spurs say Manu Ginobili (bilateral hip tightness) will miss the next two games. He will be re-evaluated prior to Saturday vs. Memphis.

  • Champions League set to debut in 2016 with former NBA players, 16 teams

    USA Today "When it comes to jobs that are hard to land, it doesn’t get much tougher than the NBA. At most, there are 450 roster spots to be had by the world’s best players. Consider there were approximately 5,600 Division I men’s college players in 2014 in America alone, and you start to understand it’s..." November 18

  • Spurs hold off Blazers thanks to fourth quarter heroics from Manu Ginobili

    Pounding The Rock "Another double-digit win in front of the home crowd at the AT&T Center and that makes five on the trot, yet not all was hunky dory in Spurs-land. One would assume that if anyone would be happy with the performance it would be Manu Ginobili, who scored 14 of his season-high 17 points in the fourth..." November 17

  • Billy Hunter files amended wrongful-termination complaint against NBPA

    The Score "Former NBPA boss Billy Hunter continues to seek damages from the union for the circumstances surrounding his termination in 2013. Hunter's attorneys filed an amended complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, seeking a jury trial on four breach-of-contract claims, reports Ken..." November 17

  • Spurs' Leonard, Ginobili expected to play vs. Trail Blazers

    The Score "Kawhi Leonard and Manu Ginobili are expected to play against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday. The duo missed the team's previous game versus the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday as Leonard battled a respiratory infection and Ginobili dealt with thigh abductor tightness. Leonard, the 2014..." November 16

  • Tim Duncan passes former Spur David Robinson on all-time block list

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Sixers seemed to be setting it up, testing the old man — and Tim Duncan responded with five blocked shots. That was enough to move him into fifth on the all-time NBA block list, passing his former teammate David Robinson to get there." November 15

  • No Kawhi, Manu, no problem for Spurs vs. 76ers

    San Antonio Express-News "With their leading scorer sidelined, the Spurs still took care of business, defeating the Philadelphia 76ers, 92-83, on Saturday night at AT&T Center. Kawhi Leonard (upper respiratory infection) and Manu Ginobili (adductor strain) were out, but LaMarcus Aldridge led the way with 17 points and..." November 15

  • Gregg Popovich says he'd last about a month coaching the Sixers

    CBS Sports "San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has long said that much of his success is due to good fortune. It's not a coincidence that the Spurs have essentially been contenders every year since drafting Tim Duncan in 1997. Aside from the season before that -- Popovich's first as a head coach --..." November 15

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    San Antonio Spurs @spurs

    INJURY REPORT: Manu Ginobili (adductor strain) and Kawhi Leonard (upper respiratory infection) are both out for tonight’s Spurs-Sixers game.

  • LaMarcus Aldridge disliked Portland lifestyle, attention Damian Lillard received

    Pro Basketball Talk "In April, Ramona Shelburne reported LaMarcus Aldridge was more likely to leave the Trail Blazers than most people realized. Blazers fans met the report with skepticism and resentment. Two words particularly irked them: “It’s Portland.” They dismissed the Los Angeles-based Shelburne as big-city..." November 13

  • Hedo Turkoglu retires from the NBA

    USA Today "Hedo Turkoglu announced his retirement Friday in a press release from the Orlando Magic. Turkoglu played 15 seasons in the NBA with the Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers. “I am very thankful and grateful for the..." November 13

  • Correction to report about Pat Riley & LaMarcus Aldridge

    Miami Herald "Yesterday, I posted a link to a Yahoo! story with a lengthy excerpt about Pat Riley's offseason pursuit of LaMarcus Aldridge. Included in that story: an account of Riley proposing that Aldridge take a one-year deal with Portland to wait for the Heat's 2016 cap space. That had been a rumor..." November 13

  • Aldridge returns to Portland, helps Spurs beat Blazers

    San Antonio Express-News "It was an emotional night for LaMarcus Aldridge, as he made his return to Portland, but when it was all said and done, the Spurs made it easier, beating Trail Blazers, 113-101 on Wednesday at Moda Center. Aldridge led the team with 23 points, while Kawhi Leonard chipped in with 20 points and..." November 12

  • Pat Riley Asked LaMarcus Aldridge To Re-Sign With Blazers, Sign With Heat In 2016

    Real GM Basketball "Pat Riley received a meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge last July during free agency, but the Miami Heat didn't have the necessary cap space to sign him. Riley's wish was for Aldridge to sign a one-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers and sign with the Heat in 2016. Riley's words actually..." November 12

  • Trail Blazers downplay LaMarcus Aldridge homecoming, but 'want to beat him'

    Oregonian "They had just lost a vexing and winnable set of back-to-back games, bringing their early-season momentum to a frustrating halt, so the Trail Blazers were in no mood Monday night to banter about reunions. But as they left the visiting locker room at the Pepsi Center, it was hard to ignore the..." November 11

  • Spurs pull away in 4th, beat Kings 106-88

    Pounding The Rock "The Sacramento Kings are much improved this year, with the addition of Rajon Rondo, Willie Cauley-Stein and former Spur Marco Belinelli. DeMarcus Cousins has a lot more talent around him than he has had in previous seasons, although the Kings have only won one game this season. With Cousins..." November 10

  • Duncan says he was duped into bad $1.1 million cosmetics investment

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs star Tim Duncan claims that his former financial adviser duped him into pumping $1.1 million into a “profitable” cosmetics company when it actually was in bad financial straits, according to a new lawsuit. Duncan alleges that the adviser, Charles Banks, did not disclose that Métier..." November 09

  • Spurs turn it up in the 3rd, beat Hornets

    San Antonio Express-News "Just when it appeared the Charlotte Hornets were threatening to send the Spurs to their second straight loss, Manu Ginobili and Patty Mills sparked a vicious run, helping the Spurs to a 114-94 victory. Ginobili and Mills combined for 14 points on 4 of 5 shooting from beyond the arc, as the..." November 08

  • Manu Ginobili: 'I am changing the way I play'

    ESPN "Unconventionality, wild passes, a relentless and fearless playing style serve as just a few of the ways to describe the game of the San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili. So while observers may see Ginobili display some of those attributes throughout this season, even he admits he’s scaling back..." November 07

  • Beal knocks down game-winner to sink Spurs 102-99

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Spurs guard Tony Parker had taken his only three-pointer of the season, and he made it over the challenge of Marcin Gortat's near 7-foot frame to tie the score at 99. That's when Bradley Beal went over to the distraught big man to give him a pep talk. "I told Gortat," Beal said, "we have seven..." November 05

  • Oddsmakers say George Karl, Lionel Hollins coaches on hottest seats

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s inevitable. Some team is going to get off to a slow start, ownership/top management will be looking for a scapegoat, and a coach will get fired in the middle of the season. Even though the guys swinging the axe are more likely at fault for the team’s problems than the guy on the receiving..." November 04

  • Why Ginobili had Popovich calling assistants ‘cowards’

    New York Post "Spurs coach Gregg Popovich puts baseball on a par with poems about medieval agriculture. So he didn’t watch Game 5 of the World Series — “Sports are boring,” he said. But he was asked in general terms if he ever could be talked out of removing a player who wanted to stay in a game, ala Matt Harvey..." November 03

  • Starters carry Spurs to 94-84 win against the Knicks

    Pounding The Rock "The Spurs beat the Knicks 94-84 to get their third straight victory and the second in the past two days. Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard finished with double-doubles to power the team to a good road win against a feisty New York squad that made it a game in the second half before falling short..." November 03

  • Spurs' Tim Duncan sets NBA record for most wins with one team

    CBS Sports "Tim Duncan stands alone in NBA history. After the San Antonio Spurs' 94-84 win over the New York Knicks on Monday, he has 954 career wins. That's the most for any player with one team. What an amazing record that is. This is Duncan's 19th season in San Antonio. Knicks forward Kristaps..." November 03

  • Aldridge leads Spurs to win over Celtics

    San Antonio Express-News "LaMarcus Aldridge recorded another double-double, this time a more Aldridge-like one, leading the Spurs to a 95-87 win over the Boston Celtics. Aldridge scored 18 of his team-high 24 points in the second half, while adding 14 rebounds in the win. Kawhi Leonard recorded 19 points and five..." November 02

  • Aldridge claims he's a different person with Spurs after leaving Portland

    The Score "Transitioning from the focal point of the offense as a member of the Portland Trail Blazers to a team which functions on a pass-heavy system with the San Antonio Spurs has presented some early obstacles for forward LaMarcus Aldridge. "It's not the same. I'm not the same person here that I was..." November 01

  • Parker helps power Spurs past Nets

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs started slow but ended strong, earning their first victory of the season, defeating the Brooklyn Nets, 102-75, on Friday at AT&T Center. Tony Parker scored eight quick points in the third quarter, helping spark the Spurs to a 60-point second half, while holding the Nets to only 28..." October 31

  • Spurs exercise Anderson option

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs have exercised the third year option in the rookie contract Kyle Anderson signed after the Spurs made him the final selection of the first round of the 2014 NBA draft. The deadline for picking up the third year options is Monday but the Spurs moved to secure Anderson’s third year..." October 30

  • NBA All-Star Game will reportedly feature Kia ads on jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has regularly talked up the supposed inevitability of official uniforms featuring advertisements, which would serve as another revenue stream for the league and continue the professional sports world's embrace of leveraging every available surface for financial gain...." October 30

  • Spurs’ Aldridge not sweating pedestrian opener

    San Antonio Express-News "LaMarcus Aldridge’s first regular-season game in a Spurs uniform could have gone better. In that, it went precisely as expected. Aldridge had 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting in Wednesday’s season-opening loss at Oklahoma City, at times playing bystander to Kawhi Leonard’s 32-point coming-out..." October 29

  • Dion Waiters, Enes Kanter have monster moments in Thunder’s season-opening win over Spurs

    The Oklahoman "Dion Waiters did that thing he does. That clearout long 2-pointer that makes analytic gurus cringe. That it doesn't matter time, clock or personnel — Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on the floor, tie game against the Spurs in a high-profile opener — he's confident he's gonna make it. So he's..." October 29

  • 2016 NBA free agency could dominate this season in an ugly way

    Sporting News "The 2015-16 NBA season is set to get underway. There will be 1,230 games played in the regular season, and another 80-90 games in the playoffs over the next eight months before we finally settle on another champion. And then the real fun begins. That’s because the next free agency period,..." October 27

  • Spurs Pick Up 2016/17 Option On Kyle Anderson

    Hoops Rumors "The Spurs have exercised their 2016/17 team option on small forward Kyle Anderson‘s rookie scale contract, the team announced via press release. That locks in a guaranteed salary of $1,192,080 for the 2014 No. 30 overall pick. The move appeared generally likely, though his option pickup wasn’t..." October 26

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    The Spurs have waived guard Reggie Williams, source tells Yahoo. For 3rd straight year, Rasual Butler makes contending team on nonguarantee.

  • Silver does not expect NBA breaks for FIBA, says preseason will likely be reduced

    The Score "It is highly unlikely the NBA will employ international soccer-like breaks in its regular season in order to accommodate FIBA's new World Cup qualifiers, which will overlap with the NBA season beginning in 2017, commissioner Adam Silver stated Friday. Silver touched on the topic at a news..." October 24

  • Julian Washburn signs with Spurs

    Pounding The Rock "One day after waiving four of the players on their roster, San Antonio signs four-year UTEP guard/forward. Just when we thought the Spurs were trimming their roster, they make another signing. Per the official press release: The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed..." October 23

  • Gregg Popovich to succeed Mike Krzyzewski as head coach of USA Basketball

    SB Nation "Gregg Popovich will succeed Mike Krzyzewski as the head coach of the Team USA basketball program when Krzyzewski retires from that role after 2016, Team USA announced Friday. Popovich has signed on to be the head coach from 2017 to 2020. With five NBA championships, mostly recently with the..." October 23

  • Aldridge hopes to make AT&T Center home

    My San Antonio "LaMarcus Aldridge says Tuesday probably won’t be the last time he stays late to get some shots up after a game. It is going to take the new Spurs forward time until his new home arena feels like home. “It’s going to take more than one night,” Aldridge said Thursday, addressing the media for the..." October 22

  • How Thunder are borrowing from Spurs to keep Kevin Durant

    New York Post "The NBA, more than any other league, is dominated by transcendant talents, the true superstars capable of elevating an also-ran to a contender. That’s why the potential free agency of LeBron James in 2010 was followed breathlessly for an entire season until he announced his decision to “take his..." October 22