Spurs Rumors & News

  • Ginobili powers Spurs past Pacers in Messina's coaching debut

    Pounding The Rock "While technically the Spurs 106-100 win over a frisky Pacers squad at the AT&T Center came on Thanksgiving Eve, it had more of a "Freaky Friday" feel to it. The underdog Pacers were missing all of their projected starters yet never felt sorry for themselves for an instant and controlled the..." November 27

  • Messina to coach Spurs after minor medical procedure for Pop

    San Antonio Express-News "Lead assistant Ettore Messina will take over for Gregg Popovich tonight against Indiana as the Spurs head coach after the future Hall of Famer underwent what is being described as a minor medical procedure. Popovich could miss several more games, giving Messina — one of the most accomplished..." November 27

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Cavs, Bulls, Wizards, Spurs among the 7 teams interested in Ray Allen. Allen's in Miami, keeping himself in shape

  • Leonard’s vision remains foggy

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard says he is still hampered somewhat by the vision problems that have plagued him since coming down with an eye infection in the preseason. Leonard’s right eye remains blurry and sensitive to light, and says his eyesight has shown little improvement a month and a half..." November 23

  • Spurs handle Brooklyn for seventh victory in eight games

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs raced out to a big first-half lead and held off several Brooklyn charges in the second half to earn their seventh win in eight games Saturday at the AT&T Center. The Spurs (9-4) have won 22 of the past 24 meetings with the Nets, and 40 of 45 at home all-time. The Spurs led by 18..." November 23

  • Spurs grind out tough victory against LeBron, Cavs

    San Antonio Express-News "If you overlooked the gray hairs flecking Tim Duncan’s beard, and the ever-expanding circumference of Manu Ginobili’s bald spot, it would be easy to confuse these Spurs for those of yore, suffocating their opponents on defense while grinding out whatever point they can muster. OK, so those..." November 20

  • LeBron admits Spurs prompted exit from Miami — sort of

    San Antonio Express-News "LeBron James admitted the loss to the Spurs in last season’s NBA Finals played a role in chasing him from Miami back to Cleveland. Sort of. Had the Heat defeated the Spurs last June and won their third consecutive title, James said Wednesday he likely would have returned to South Beach for..." November 20

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    Aaron Preine PS @DukeOfBexar

    Matt Bonner out of tonight's game with a stomach virus. Probably settled on Subway last night.

  • Spurs rest up for Cleveland while crushing Sixers

    San Antonio Express-News "Yup, the hapless Philadelphia Sixers — they of the 26-game losing streak, franchise-record 53-point defeat and a new standard for intentionally throwing entire seasons — were in town on Monday. The result was about what you’d expect: The Spurs, despite some ragged moments, cruised to a 100-75..." November 18

  • Maybe Cavaliers fans should thank Spurs for LeBron James

    USA Today "When the San Antonio Spurs take the floor at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Wednesday night, the pre-tip-off focus should — just this once — be on the visiting team rather than LeBron James' infamous chalk-toss routine. The Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans all over Ohio should take a..." November 18

  • With Spurs interested in Marc Gasol as Tim Duncan's replacement, Knicks should be very afraid

    New York Daily News "Phil Jackson has made a career out of taking pot shots at the San Antonio Spurs so even if the Knicks president doesn’t respect Greg Popovich’s club he should fear them. The Knicks’ main free-agent target, Marc Gasol, is also being targeted as a possible replacement to Tim Duncan assuming Ol’..." November 18

  • Kings hold on to lead, beat Spurs 94-91

    CSN Bay Area "After two devastating road losses and a 1-4 road trip, the Kings hung tough versus the reigning champion Spurs and pulled out a 94-91 win at Sleep Train Arena on Saturday night. Tony Parker’s layup gave San Antonio the lead at 88-87, but a pair of Rudy Gay free throws put Sacramento back up..." November 16

  • Kobe: I want another crack at Spurs

    ESPN Los Angeles "In the throes of a rebuilding season and surrounded by new teammates, Kobe Bryant wishes he had stability and continuity. He wishes his situation were like that of Tim Duncan and the rest of the San Antonio Spurs, who beat Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers 93-80 Friday night at Staples Center,..." November 16

  • Tim Duncan surpasses 25,000 career points milestone

    Pro Basketball Talk "Late in the second quarter of Friday night’s win over the Lakers, Tim Duncan became the 19th player in NBA history to surpass the 25,000 career point milestone. But when you factor in rebounds and blocked shots, he joined a far more exclusive club. From Dan McCarney of MySanAntonio.com:..." November 16

  • Kyle Anderson Feels Fortunate to be a Spur

    Basketball Insiders "Kyle Anderson grew up in New Jersey, where he learned the game of basketball from an early age. The son of a high school basketball coach, Anderson was groomed to be a point guard. It didn’t matter that he would grow to be 6’9; his father didn’t want him to be “pigeonholed” as a post..." November 15

  • Duncan surpasses 25,000 points in Spurs win over Lakers

    San Antonio Express-News "It was only fitting that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was on hand Friday at Staples Center to witness Tim Duncan’s latest milestone. Duncan, who compares so closely with the longevity and fundamental precision that made Abdul-Jabbar one of the game’s greatest players, scored his 25,000th career point in..." November 15

  • Kobe Bryant admits he’s “jealous” of Tim Duncan’s stability in San Antonio

    L.A. Daily News "They would soon spend over the next decade competing for NBA championships. They would become arguably this generation’s best players at their respective positions. They would demonstrate how two players can share the same competitive drive despite having glaringly different personalities. But..." November 14

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says

    ESPN.com "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • The Spurs have no idea when Tiago Splitter will return from injury

    SB Nation "San Antonio Spurs big man Tiago Splitter remains out indefinitely with an apparent back injury despite recent tests coming back clean, reports Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News. The 29-year-old has missed most of the season due to the injury, which is becoming something of a mystery..." November 12

  • Spurs ‘back in business’ with second straight road victory

    San Antonio Express-News "Gregg Popovich said recently that his team cannot hope to duplicate its play in the last three games of the 2014 Finals, a stretch in which the Spurs elevated team basketball to the level of performance art. They can still do a reasonably good impression, however, as evidenced by Tuesday’s..." November 12

  • Kawhi Leonard: 'Pretty sure I'll be in a Spurs jersey' for life

    USA Today "If the day eventually comes when this is a normal night for Kawhi Leonard, all will be well between him and the San Antonio Spurs. The ball coming his way on offense, this time to the tune of a career-high 28 points (on 10-for-18 shooting) in this 89-85 win Monday against the Los Angeles..." November 12

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Spurs just announced that Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are questionable for tonight's date with Golden State because both might be rested

  • Leonard powers fourth-quarter push in 89-85 victory over Clippers

    San Antonio Express-News "Kawhi Leonard fueled a major comeback as the Spurs scored 14 of the last 17 points to steal a big road victory away from the Clippers on Monday at Staples Center, 89-85. Leonard, suffering from an eye infection for most of the early season, was magnificent, setting a regular-season career high..." November 11

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Pop on Splitter: Docs cleared his back. Not the problem. Maybe out another week.

  • Report: Struggling Finals MVP worried eye condition could last months

    Fox Sports "It's one of those old sports adages that seem to be uttered more often because they exist than because they are true: The only ones who can beat us are ourselves. Only for the reigning NBA Finals MVP, when it comes to his bothersome fight eye, those words couldn't be truer. Kawhi Leonard..." November 11

  • Anthony Davis helps lift New Orleans Pelicans over San Antonio Spurs, 100-99

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Anthony Davis had another nice game on Saturday night, and the New Orleans Pelicans held on down the stretch to beat the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs 100-99 at the AT&T Center. Davis made a layup with 6.6 seconds left, then watched as San Antonio small forward Kawhi Leonard's..." November 09

  • Leonard says right eye still blurry

    San Antonio Express-News "It turns out Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has a pretty good explanation for the slow start to his season. He still can’t see straight. Leonard said after Saturday’s loss to New Orleans that his right eye remains blurry after a preseason bout with conjunctivitis. “My right eye, the vision’s not..." November 09

  • Houston rocks Spurs sans Duncan, Manu and more

    San Antonio Express-News "So that went about as well as you’d expect. The Spurs posed little challenge without five key rotation players, with Houston leading by as many as 31 points on its way to a 98-81 victory Thursday at the Toyota Center that wasn’t that close. Tiago Splitter (calf) and Marco Belinelli (groin)..." November 07

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Looking at a week-to-10 day timetable on Belinelli and his groin strain, per Pop.

  • Spurs ride Duncan, escape late against Hawks

    San Antonio Express-News "Eighteen seasons in, fresh ways to rave about Tim Duncan have long since been exhausted. Simply put, the man is great. Still. At 38. When virtually all of his historic peers were retired or washed up. Wednesday’s 94-92 victory over Atlanta at the AT&T Center was merely the latest example in his..." November 06

  • Duncan, Giniobili to sit for Spurs Thursday

    Covers.com "At this point nobody should be surprised, but Gregg Popovich has decided that he will rest several players, including Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, Thursday. 'Pop' has a history of sitting his players, especially veterans, in the second game of back-to-back nights. " November 06

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    Paul Garcia PS @PaulGarciaPS

    Per Pop, Tiago Splitter will start vs Hawks.

  • The Spurs’ calculated risk with Kawhi Leonard

    San Antonio Express-News "Given all they’ve seen so far from Kawhi Leonard, and how highly they think of their 23-year-old starting small forward, AKA The Future Face of the Franchise, it only made sense that the Spurs would seek to lock him up long-term as soon as they possibly could. Yet Friday’s deadline to give..." November 03

  • Phoenix Suns hang on to beat defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs

    Arizona Republic "Going from facing the Los Angeles Lakers to playing the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs can be as dicey as a freeway merge. The Suns entered at a sputter but their top speed proved too much for the Spurs, racing by San Antonio in the fourth quarter for a 94-89 victory at US Airways..." November 01

  • 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..." November 01

  • 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.

  • 34d
    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.