SPURS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Notes: Ginobili continuing to prepare for Olympics, Spurs interested in Bourousis?

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili revealed his new blog Thursday morning, which you can read at ManuGinobili.com. The blog is written in Spanish, but when put through a translating application, it turns out Ginobili began writing the blog back on June 15, with his most recent update being June 24. Ginobili finally published the […]
Via Project Spurs
4 hours ago

An Updated Look at the San Antonio Spurs’ Payroll

It’s amazing how quickly circumstances can change during the NBA offseason. The San Antonio Spurs are suddenly looking less flexible in the free agent market. With the news of Manu Ginobili’s likely return next season and Tim Duncan’s opting in to his player option for 2016-2017, the Spurs are going to have less cap space […] An Updated Look at the San Antonio Spurs’ Payroll...
Via Air Alamo
16 hours ago

Spurs interest in Mike Conley overblown

The Spurs already have a veteran point guard on the roster. It was always a little tough to believe that the Spurs were targeting Mike Conley this offseason with Tony Parker's contract on the books for $30 million over the next two seasons and according to Marc Stein that story was blown out of proportion. Maybe the biggest Spurs development tonight: One well-placed source insists...
Via Pounding the Rock
23 hours ago

Spurs extend qualifying offer to center Boban Marjanovic

On Tuesday, the San Antonio Spurs extended a qualifying off to center Boban Marjanovic making me a restricted free agent. According to reports, the Spurs have extended a qualifying offer ($1.5 million) to Marjanovic. Take note, should he decline, he will become a restricted free agent allowing the Spurs to match any offer extended to […] Spurs extend qualifying offer to center...
Via Air Alamo
1 day ago

Summer Sixteen: Can Austin’s assets become San Antonio’s future?

If you couldn’t tell from the title, this isn’t another (insert name of basketball player in his prime) to the San Antonio Spurs free agency post. This is a worst case scenario, “Holy crap the Spurs couldn’t even sign Charlie Villanueva” post. In reality, San Antonio’s off-season will be somewhere in between. The Spurs are […]
Via Project Spurs
1 day ago

The Spurs still need Manu Ginobili

Ginobili is not the player he once was but the Spurs won't land anyone close to his level for the money he will likely command. It seems like Manu Ginobili is leaning towards playing another year. That was the rumor after he turned down his player option and it was confirmed by Adrian Wojnarowski in the latest The Vertical Podcast. That's amazing news for all Spurs fans! It should...
Via Pounding the Rock
1 day ago

Parker, Diaw named to final roster for France at Olympic Qualifiers

The French National team released their final 12-man roster Wednesday for their upcoming Olympic Qualifying Tournament games in the Philippines, according to EuroHoops.net, and to no surprise, San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker and forward Boris Diaw will try to help the team earn an Olympic bid, by trying to win the tournament. Here are the […]
Via Project Spurs
1 day ago

Report: Tim Duncan exercises option, still mulling future

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan has exercised his contract option for next season but is still mulling his playing future.Yahoo Sports first reported Duncan's decision on Tuesday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the Spurs have not publicly disclosed Duncan's decision.Duncan exercised...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tim Duncan picks up player option

Tim Duncan hasn’t necessarily decided that he will come back for the 2016-17 season. But if he does, he will be playing for the San Antonio Spurs. “San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan has elected to exercise the $5.6 million player option on his 2016-17 contract – but that is not an indication that he’s planning to return for his 20th NBA season,” per Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Spurs reportedly interested in Pau Gasol

Usually relatively inactive on the free-agent market, the San Antonio Spurs are coming off an offseason that saw them add All-Star big man LaMarcus Aldridge to the mix. Attempting to potentially change their MO midstream after a disappointing playoff exit in the conference semifinals, it now appears that the Spurs are looking to be active once again this summer. We already know...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Spurs have never drafted a player like Dejounte Murray

It's only been five years since the draft of 2011, and the breakthrough of Kawhi Leonard onto the consciousness of the San Antonio fan. We didn't know what to make of him at first, and that summer's lockout didn't help us at all. But eventually we were able to get a good hard look at him, and realize who we would be cheering for: a small forward with the wingspan of a center, the...
Via Pounding the Rock
2 days ago

San Antonio Spurs add a pair of point guards

Though the San Antonio Spurs only had a single first round pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, they managed to add two new point guards Dejounte Murray and Ryan Arcidiacono. The two point guards came to the Spurs in different ways, one through the draft, the other as a undrafted free agent, and have two completely different playing styles. With the 29th pick of the the first round the Spurs...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant to meet with Spurs, Warriors

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant may soon be one of the hottest free agents to hit the market after midnight on July 1, and it looks like one-third of the teams in the NBA will be vying for his services. But given his history, after coming up short in the NBA Finals and title games, it seems unlikely that he’d leave Oklahoma City for a team that isn’t already a contender...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs To Sign 2013 First Round Pick Livio Jean-Charles

The San Antonio Spurs will offer Livio Jean-Charles a contract this offseason. Jean-Charles was a first round pick by the Spurs in 2013. Jean-Charles averaged 5.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and one block per game in the regular season in the French league.
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James Offered a Motivational Message to DeJounte Murray After He Slipped to the Late First Round in the NBA Draft

DeJounte Murray, a guard out of the University of Washington, had high hopes for the 2016 NBA Draft. After signing with Klutch Sports and Rich Paul, the same agency that represents LeBron James, Tristan Thompson and now the No. 1 overall pick in the Draft, Ben Simmons, Murray was confident he'd be selected somewhere in the top 10 of Thursday night's festivities. The 19-year...
Via Stack
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs take Washington guard Dejounte Murray at No. 29

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The San Antonio Spurs have selected guard Dejounte Murray of Washington with the 29th pick in the NBA Draft as they enter another uncertain offseason. The 6-foot-5 Murray averaged 16.1 points and 4.5 assists in his lone season with the Huskies. He can play either point guard or shooting guard, but is projected as a point guard in the NBA. San Antonio traded its...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs star Kawhi Leonard won't play for US Olympic team

Kawhi Leonard passed on the opportunity to play, with the San Antonio Spurs announcing his withdrawal in a news release. "This was a very difficult decision. It's an honor to have been considered for the team and I hope that in the future I will have the chance to represent my country by playing for USA Basketball," Leonard said. Anthony won gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top San Antonio Spurs Draft Prospects

The San Antonio Spurs have never been a team that holds a very high pick in the NBA Draft, but year after year they continue to make the best of what they’ve been given, churning out gems where there seemed too be a slim chance for success. R.C. Buford and Coach Popovich will make the 29th pick this year, but here are the best players at each position that seem to fit the Spurs...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Manu Ginobili Opts Out Of Contract With Spurs

Manu Ginobili will opt out of his $2.9 million deal for the 16-17 season with the San Antonio Spurs. Ginobili had a Wednesday deadline to make a decision on his player option. Ginobili is leaning towards playing next season with the Spurs under a new contract. In 58 games last season, Ginobili averaged 9.6 points, 3.1 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 19.6 minutes.
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs: What to make of the odds

LeBron James, in true championship fashion, lead the Cleveland Cavilers to their first NBA Championship in franchise history. When the odds were stacked against him after trailing 3-1 in the NBA Finals to arguably the best offensive team in NBA history, he played like men among boys and beat the odds. If you give any value to the odds, or if you just like to gamble, it is evident...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Parker says Zika virus won’t stop him from participating in Olympics

Spurs guard Tony Parker is intent on playing in the Olympics this summer come hell, highwater, or Zika. Parker said Thursday that he won’t let concerns over the mosquito-borne virus prevent him from representing his native France in Rio for what will be his final Olympic games, per Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio-Express News. The 34-year-old Parker is entering the twilight of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: David West to decline player option for next year, evaluate future

All-Star forward David West left a boatload of cash on the table last summer for a chance to win a championship with the San Antonio Spurs. But with the Spurs suffering an untimely second-round exit this season, West may now be having second thoughts about his decision. According to a report by Shams Charania of The Vertical on Monday, West will decline his $1.55 million player...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs' nearly historic regular season ended in disappointment with their six-game loss to the Thunder in the second round of the playoffs. With the team's long-term core nearing the end of their storied run, the Spurs could be looking at replacing players who have had a hand in multiple championships. Fortunately for San Antonio, unlike most teams who see their franchise...
Via RealGM - NBA
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steve Kerr goes Gregg Popovich during in-game interview

Needless to say, Steve Kerr was pretty upset over his Golden State Warriors’ performance during the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland on Wednesday. The Cavs got out to a fast start and led 33-16 after the first 12 minutes of play. Consequently, Kerr ended up pulling a Gregg Popovich during his interview between quarters with ABC’s Doris Burke. Take a look...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: LaMarcus Aldridge will not compete in Olympics

One of the best frontcourt players in the NBA will not be participating in Rio at the 2016 Summer Olympics. San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge has pulled his name from consideration. ESPN sources say Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, due to a recent finger/hand injury, has also removed himself from Olympic consideration. — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 6, 2016 Monday...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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