Found November 21, 2011 on Project Spurs:
With Da'Sean Butler being named the latest San Antonio Spurs player to head overseas during the ongoing NBA lockout, a former Spur hasn't made his decision on whether or not he'll return to the NBA or basketball in general.

According to Fabricio Oberto won't make his decision on returning to the NBA until January. The pivot Fabricio Oberto said he will wait until January to make a decision about his future in basketball. "I'm doing some training and waiting out the NBA lockout. Until January I will not take any decision. I do not know if I'll play somewhere or if I will leave." With the NBA still uncertain as to how long the ongoing lockout will last, players like Oberto who are hitting the tail-end of their career don't have the option of waiting out an entire NBA season. If they need to play basketball, it will most likely be overseas.  What do you have to say Spurs fans? If the price and contract is right, would you like to see Oberto back in silver and black should he try to make it back into the NBA?

DeJuan Blair: 'I'm not fat any more'

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Tiago Splitter looking for a home in Spain

To say San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter has had a lot on his plate would be an understatement.Since joining Spanish club Valencia Basket for the duration of the NBA lockout, Splitter has already made his debut, recorded a double-double, and been talking with the Spanish media since his arrival. But it seems Splitter needs some time for himself as he is still looking for a new...

Da'Sean Butler to play in Europe during lockout

Add San Antonio Spurs' Da'Sean Butler to the list of Spurs players who have made the jump overseas to play during the NBA lockout. According to his agent, Chet Ervin, Butler has agreed to play in Europe for the duration of the lockout but did not name the specific European team. However, according, Butler has signed with Latvian squad VEF Riga. Also, it seems he...

Duncan set to lose $887K due to lockout

As the holiday shopping season is set to kick off this Friday, all NBA players won't be receiving some of their paychecks due to the ongoing NBA lockout. One name on the list of players to lose their first paycheck is San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan according to CNBC's Darren Rovell. Duncan is due roughly $21,000,000 in this final year of his contract but with the lockout...

Tiago Splitter records double-double in Valencia debut

After a whirlwind week for San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter, the Brazilian big man made his debut for Valencia Basket against UCAM Murcia in grand fashion. Splitter, who joined Valencia for the duration of the NBA lockout, finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds, shot 4-9 from the field, 4-6 from the free-throw line in 28 minutes in a narrow 86-83 overtime win against Murcia....

Former Spur Barry on life without the NBA

Our friends from The Basketball Jones were in San Antonio over the weekend on the TBJ: No Season Required tour.Their guest was former San Antonio Spurs guard Brent Barry and was interviewed by the TBJ crew on everything from life without the NBA, his Pearl Jam experiences, embarrassing his sons and much more.Listen to the show below for the hilarious interview. {audio}http://podcastmedia...

Splitter scores 15 in Valencia win over Oostende

San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter and Valencia Basket won their first match at the 2011 Eurocup defeating Oostende 75-62.Splitter scored 15 points, grabbed 3 rebounds, 1 assist, shot 6-6 from the field, 3-4 from the free-throw line in 20 minutes.After a nip-and-tuck first quarter, Valencia went into halftime leading 40-31. However, in the third quarter Oostende narrowed the gap...

Tony Parker sits out of Asvel loss to Lukoil

San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker sat out of Asvel-Villeurbanne's second Eurocup game against Lukoil Academic and as expected, without Parker on the court, Asvel fell 66-62.However, despite not having Parker on the court, Asvel could have won against Lukoil. After trailing Lukoil 17-4 in the opening quarter, Phil Goss and Ronny Turiaf led Asvel on an 11-2 run to close out the...

Splitter not quite in game shape, would've liked more playing time with Spurs

The lockout has to be a trying time for NBA players to remain in shape. Some have made the move to play overseas for the duration of the lockout to remain in shape and some have participated in their fair share of exhibition games to get some type of in-game conditioning that hours of gym time can't recreate. San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter made the jump to Spain to play...

Highlights: Tony Parker, Asvel vs. Chalon

Recently, San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker and Asvel-Villeurbanne picked up their second win in a row as they defeated Chalon 86-63. Parker paced Asvel with with 20 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds, 6-12 from the field (50%), 3-5 from the three-point line (60%), 5-8 from the free-throw line (62.5%) in 32 minutes. And in case you missed any of the action, and just need some sort...

Pretend Spurs keep rolling, beat Timberwolves

Computer simulations seem to love the San Antonio Spurs. According to, the "Pretend Spurs" hammered the "Pretend Timberwolves" in "Pretend Minnesota" over the weekend, beating them 128-99. Tony Parker scored 31 points and Kawhi Leonard and DeJuan Blair combined for 29 points. Clearly Accuscore is taking in to account Blair has been taking...

Butler given two-week trial with VEF Riga

As we reported this week, San Antonio Spurs' Da'Sean Butler is off to Latvia to play with VEF Riga for the duration of the NBA lockout. However, it would appear Butler was offered a two-week trial period for VEF to see if indeed his knee has fully recovered and to see if Butler is comfortable playing with VEF before offering him a long-term deal. "I have no words for...

Elliott and Bowen Hit the Links For Spurs/Ricoh Business-to-Business Outing

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TP to stay with Asvel if season canceled, looking to add Diaw

As pretty much everyone is bracing for the possible news the 2011-2012 NBA season will be canceled, San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker is also contemplating what he will do should such news become a reality.Currently, Parker is lacing up his sneakers for French club Asvel-Villeurbanne during the lockout but did state (via that he would finish out the season with...

The tallest boy band ever, 'Pop's Posse'

The NBA lockout has been less than fun, but this is a fun moment. Or embarrassing. In the long line of great boy bands, New Kids on the Block, N'Sync, O-TOWN, I bring you Pop's Posse! That's right, from the looks of it, San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili and his former teammates Fabricio Oberto and Brent Barry have formed the closest thing the NBA will ever to a...
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