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Cory Joseph has not received word yet on the fourth-year team option of his contract and is approaching his third season with the San Antonio Spurs with a sense of urgency.
“They haven't told me if a fourth year is for sure yet, so obviously you've got to look at it as your last season right now,” Joseph said Monday. “I'm going to be playing hard and playing confident and hopefully make a jump in the right direction.”
If the Spurs opt to extend Joseph's rookie-scale deal, the former 29th pick will receive a raise of $280,502, to $1.36 million.
Last season, Joseph requested assignment to the Spurs' NBA Development League team, the Austin Toros, in order to hone his skills in game situations. He returned to the club late in the season and won the job as Parker's backup as the playoffs approached, appearing in 20 of 21 postseason games and averaging 3.0 points and 1.2 assists in fewer than 10 minutes per game.
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The NBA will begin in t-minus three weeks (!!!), so we'll indulge you with a comprehensive list, ranking the San Antonio Spurs roster from 14-1. Each day we will reveal a new player and that's when we ask you, the dear reader, to chime in. Connect with #SpursRank on Facebook or Twitter or dabble in the comment section below, and prepare to defend your argument. I may or may...
The Spurs are definitely one of the most exciting and
talked-about teams heading into the regular season. Why wouldn’t they be after the offseason they
just had? First, Tim Duncan demanded a trade.
Then Manu Ginobili showed up with hair plugs disguising his famous bald
spot. After that, Gregg Popovich
announced his intentions to walk away from the NBA after this season...
To say the newest member of the San Antonio Spurs - Marco Belinelli - is happy to be wearing silver and black would be an understatement. After a recent team practice, Belinelli made it very clear that playing for the Spurs is a dream come true.
Oh and it is also a dream come true to be playing with Manu Ginobili.
Check out Marco speaking about playing with San Antonio, teaming...
Manu Ginobili had 14 points, five rebounds and four steals and Patty Mills added 14 points as the San Antonio Spurs opened their preseason by escaping with a 95-93 overtime victory against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday night.
In their first game together since losses to the Miami Heat in Games 6 and 7 of the NBA Finals, San Antonio's starters played for 2 1-2 quarters against the...
San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker led Team France to their first EuroBasket gold medal this summer defeating Lithuania 80-66 in the Finals. Parker averaged 19 points and 3.3 assists for the tournament but his impact was also felt off the court and in the locker room.
Check out this video of Parker flexing his leadership skills in the locker room as he is getting on his teammates...
SAN ANTONIO - While the San Antonio Spurs have had several new faces in camp this week, some of them were on the sidelines as the Spurs closed out training camp at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs today.
With the loss of Mike Budenholzer and Brett Brown this summer, the Spurs brought in Jim Boylen. Also, while no stranger to the Spurs, Sean Marks will now be patrolling...
San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner may have a rep as someone who is ahem parsimonious with his NBA millions – notoriously both eating Subway and riding the subway while a member of the Toronto Raptors years ago – but some would argue that Bonner is being more sensible than anything.
Case in point – after Bonner’s 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix recently bit the dust and with...
The San Antonio Spurs (0-0) get their preseason going tonight as they host CSKA Moscow at the AT&T Center as part of CSKA's U.S. Tour 2013.
CSKA is coming off a 108-106 overtime win over Minnesota marking it the second time ever that a foreign team has beaten an NBA team on U.S. soil. Milos Teodosic finished with 26 points and nine assists.
CSKA is not to be taken...
It's been an up-and-down summer for San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker.
From seeing an NBA title slip through the Spurs' fingers to capturing a EuroBasket title for Team France (while being named EuroBasket Finals MVP), Parker has had a whirlwind of a summer and now a new NBA season is upon him and San Antonio and he is ready to go.
In an interview with News 4 San...
No this isn't going to get San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter in trouble with the NCAA like Johnny Manziel.
Splitter did some autographing of a whole lot of basketball trading cards and released the following picture.
Acabei de assinar meus cards da @PaniniAmerica ! #panini #cards #signed pic.twitter.com/aufxXKVyci
— Tiago Splitter (@tiagosplitter) October...
San Antonio Spurs' Nando De Colo may have had an up and down rookie season but when he did get on the court, he had his fair share of highlight worthy moments.
In the video below, Nando displayed Parker-type passes, Ginobili-type fearlessness, and showed with more time on the court, he could be a viable back up point guard for Parker.
De Colo asserting himself...
When San Antonio Spurs fans think of Robert Horry's biggest shot, the game winner against the Detroit Pistons in the 2005 NBA Finals may come to mind. You can say the same thing about Los Angeles Lakers fans and how they might think his biggest shot was against the Sacramento Kings in the 2001 playoffs.
However, in Horry's opinion, neither of those big shots are...
Previously on TNLP, we featured a story about Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert getting buff after working out with San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan.
For those of you wondering if Tim charged Roy any sort of price to work out with him, it appears that Duncan didn’t charge Roy anything to do so according to New York Daily News Frank Isola:
Roy Hibbert went to Texas this summer...
Have you ever wondered why ESPN Deportes’ version of SportsCenter isn’t named SportsCentro? Neither have I.
San Antonio Spurs star Manu Ginobili shows up and shows off his trademark left-handed shot in a new ESPN Deportes SportsCenter commercial.
Before viewing, prepare for something that’s goofy with no real point at all, but then watch it a second time to look again at Ginobili’s...
Mention Stephen A. Smith's name among San Antonio Spurs fans and they first thing they might say is that he is a Spurs hater.
It seems anytime the topic of the Spurs comes up, Smith is right there to not give the Spurs their due, criticize the team or mock them. Case in point, how he enjoys to make fun of Tiago Splitter.
Well now Spurs fans can point and laugh at Smith...