SPURS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Leonard joins injured Spurs with sore left hand

NEW YORK (AP) Kawhi Leonard won't play in the Spurs' game in Brooklyn because of a sore left hand, joining three key players already sidelined. Tony Parker, Pau Gasol and Manu Ginobili are also missing the game Monday night because of various injuries. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich says Leonard, the reigning Western Conference player of the week, was whacked on the hand in...
Via Associated Press
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard is the Western Conference player of the week

For the first time this season, the Spurs have the WCPOTY. After leading the Spurs to a 3-0 week, including a win over the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, Kawhi Leonard has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week. Per the official press release: The NBA today announced that San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was named the Western Conference Player of the Week...
Via Pounding the Rock
5 hours ago

Power Rankings, Week 14: Taking the Spurs seriously

San Antonio may like being the forgotten contender, but they still keep earning their dues. During halftime of the Spurs-Cavs game, Magic Johnson’s mouth went tragic again when he said that Cleveland was just toying with the Spurs. Well, that ended up being incorrect as the Spurs Klawed their way to their biggest win since opening night. They are now 4-0 on the road against the...
Via Pounding the Rock
7 hours ago

Spurs sign Joel Anthony after waiving him in preseason

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The Spurs have signed forward Joel Anthony to a 10-day contract after he was waived by San Antonio during the preseason. The nine-year NBA veteran last played with Detroit during the 2015-16 season. Anthony won two NBA titles as a reserve with Miami in 2012 and 2013. Anthony averaged 4.2 points and 3.3 rebounds in six preseason games with the Spurs this season...
Via Associated Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lee’s Passing Skill Set

In over 40 games this season, only two players in the NBA are scoring more than five points per game, grabbing over five rebounds, collecting over one assist and playing less than 18 minutes per game – 26-year old Kyle O’Quinn of the New York Knicks and 33-year old David Lee of the San Antonio Spurs. For the Spurs and Knicks, both players are on bargain contracts in today’s...
Via Project Spurs
14 hours ago

Spurs Playbook: Defense Edition — The impact of relentless effort

The Spurs are getting great minutes from David Lee and others not know for their defensive capabilities. Down one, just over a minute into the fourth quarter Saturday night, the Spurs had a 27-second defensive sequence you’d expect to see in the final seconds of a playoff game. The stop set the tone for the rest of the quarter, where San Antonio held Cleveland to just 15 points...
Via Pounding the Rock
1 day ago

Spurs down Cavs behind a career night in Saturday night thriller

Highlights: The San Antonio Spurs were without two of their starters against the defending NBA champions. When you have a superstar in Kawhi Leonard, you find ways to win. Leonard scored a career-high 41 points as he led the Spurs to a 118-115 overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers inside Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday night. LaMarcus Aldridge added 16 points and 14 rebounds...
Via Project Spurs
1 day ago

Gregg Popovich has great line responding to LeBron’s praise

LeBron James has said a lot of nice things about Gregg Popovich lately, and now we know why.Ahead of Saturday night’s battle between the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs, Pop offered a humorous take on why James has been so effusive in his praise of late. James said Popovich is “the greatest coach of all time” earlier this week. Then Saturday morning told reporters...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs reportedly looking to add another big man while Pau Gasol out

Pau Gasol underwent surgery to repair a fracture in the fourth metacarpal on his left hand Friday, and the veteran center will miss roughly four to six weeks, leaving a big hole in the middle for the San Antonio Spurs.Gasol, a six-time All-Star, is averaging 11.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game in his first season with the Spurs.According to the San Antonio Express-News‘...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich calls for harsher punishment of Wizards coach

You might think the NBA coaching fraternity would stick together, but Gregg Popovich isn’t happy with some recent behavior.Popovich went out of his way to call out Washington Wizards assistant Sidney Lowe for his distraction tactics late in the team’s win over the New York Knicks on Thursday. Both the Wizards and Lowe were fined, but Popovich thinks they should have been hit...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pau Gasol out up to six weeks after hand surgery

The San Antonio Spurs will be without Pau Gasol an indeterminate amount of time after the center underwent surgery to repair his hand.This news comes by way of Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, who reports the surgery was to repair a fracture in the fourth metacarpal on Gasol’s left hand.“The procedure has a potentially broad recovery period, league sources said. There are...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets' Mudiay apologizes for mocking Gregg Popovich ejection

Denver Nuggets point guard Emmanuel Mudiay had a funny moment during Thursday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, but he ended up apologizing for it later.Popovich was ejected from the game late in the second quarter, and Mudiay was right there working alongside the referee to give Pop the heave-ho: Mudiay was told after the game about his actions getting a lot of attention and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan stars in fantastic ad for new cereal ‘Slam Duncan O’s’

One doesn’t generally think of Tim Duncan when it comes to charismatic pitchmen. But when the time came for a local Texas grocery chain to promote a new cereal celebrating the recently retired San Antonio Spurs star, it made perfect sense to capitalize on Duncan’s unassuming and low-key personality by having him star in a absolutely fantastic commercial. H-E-B Grocery Stores...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs lose to the Phoenix Suns

The San Antonio Spurs lose to the Phoenix Suns, Saturday, January 14, 2017 in a 105- 108 loss. Spurs lose despite a dominating performance by Kawhi Leonard. The Phoenix Suns trade shot for shot with the San Antonio Spurs The San Antonio Spurs loss comes after an incredible performance against the Los Angeles Lakers. With less than a minute to go, Manu Ginobili lost the handle on...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs utterly defeat the Los Angeles Lakers

The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in a 134- 91 win, Thursday, January 12, 2017. The Spurs improve their record to 31- 8 win. The San Antonio Spurs annihilate the Los Angeles Lakers Every true San Antonio Spurs fan remembers the rivalry of the Spurs vs. the Los Angeles Lakers. It seemed like whichever team won went on to win the championship. Everyone knew that...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bats disrupt Lakers practice, D’Angelo Russell has funny reaction

The Lakers had an unlikely visitor late Wednesday night when they were trying to get some extra practice in at the AT&T Center. A swarm of bats somehow made their way into the building and began flying around above the court, so it was a bit difficult to shoot. Guard D’Angelo Russell seemed amused by it and posted the whole thing on Snapchat. “We got bats on the floor....
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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