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James Southerland received consideration from the San Antonio Spurs to be drafted with the No. 58 pick in last week’s NBA draft, but the Syracuse alum never had a guarantee out of the organization that simply asked whether he would spend next season overseas, a league source told RealGM.
While Southerland didn’t know if the Spurs would ultimately select him, he understood going undrafted provided an opportunity to showcase himself around the NBA. Late in the second round, Southerland never received an offer from the Spurs, much less one to formally reject, a source said.
Drafted or not, Southerland has the same circumstance: Nothing is guaranteed yet and he will play for a contract in summer league; now with the Philadelphia 76ers in Orlando and the Golden State Warriors in Las Vegas. For Southerland, a reunion with his Syracuse point guard, Michael Carter-Williams, is appealing on the 76ers.
Had the Spurs taken Southerland, a spot on the regular season roster was improbable and the...
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The San Antonio Spurs turn over every rock when it comes to discovering basketball talent abroad. From Manu Ginobili to Tony Parker, the Spurs have shown a knack at finding NBA-quality talent across the globe.
That being said, the Spurs recently took a look at Brazilian forward Vitor Faverani (h/t Spurs Brazil).
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The San Antonio Spurs front office will be busy this offseason. Manu Ginobili and Tiago Splitter are free agents and Tim Duncan will be entering his final guaranteed contract season (player option in 2014-15 season).
Bringing back Manu will be high atop the Spurs off season to-do list not only for the Spurs but also for Danny Green who says his goal is to bring back Ginobili...
With the NBA Las Vegas Summer League approaching on July 12th, reports have begun to surface on who will play for the San Antonio Spurs' team.
In an interview with Cascade Sports, San Antonio Spurs 2012 draftee Marcus Denmon said he will be playing on the Spurs' Summer League squad and also talked about where his status is with the Spurs.
"Right now I'm...
A rumor has Marcin Gortat going to the Spurs, possibly for Tiago Splitter or Boris Diaw and a first-round draft pick in the loaded 2014 draft.
The NBA free agency is in overdrive today and the San Antonio Spurs have been reportedly right in the thick of things.
Throughout the day, the Spurs have been linked with several free agents and now TNT's David Aldridge is reporting San Antonio is among several teams interested in center Zaza Pachilia.
Milwaukee, Portland, San Antonio join Hawks as suitors for Zaza...
Free agency gets going Sunday night at 11 p.m. San Antonio time and the Spurs are at a bit of a crossroads. Two important pieces to the Western Conference Champs' roster are free agents and there's still questions as to whether both are coming back. We're pretty sure Manu Ginobili is coming back, but Tiago Splitter's future is a little more unsettled. It'...
Splitter wasn’t as bad as the Finals made him out to be, but this is still a lot of cash for him.
San Antonio is finalizing a five year, $45 million contract extension for center Tiago Splitter, league sources tell Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2013
The San Antonio Spurs and Tiago Splitter are finalizing a $45 million contract over the next five seasons.
The Portland Trail Blazers had been preparing to sign Splitter to an offer sheet.
Splitter had a PER of 18.7 over 81 games this past season as his minutes increased to 24.7 per game.
Talk to San Antonio Spurs fans about their pet peeves and the one thing that will likely come up most often will be lack of media coverage or media bias towards large market teams.
As evidenced during the broadcast of the NBA Finals, in one game, with the Spurs heading into the half with a decent lead, the broadcast's focus was shifted to how the Miami Heat had a solid start...
If you visited Project Spurs Monday, you saw a variety of free agency related articles that kicked off right after 11:00 PM CST as the ‘Spurs are interested in Monta Ellis’ report started the day.
From there, news came out about the Spurs being interested in Minnesota forward Andrei Kirilenko, Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat, Atlanta center Zaza Pachuila, and their own...
Photo: NBA.com According to a tweet from WCSH 6 sports anchor Lee Goldberg, the Boston Celtics plan to meet with San Antonio Spurs assistant Brent Brown in Orlando, Fla. next week. Goldberg tweeted the following earlier this evening. Source tells NEWS CENTER: #celtics expected to meet with Maine's Brett Brown about coaching opening in Orlando next week, if not before. Brown began...
The free-agency ferris wheel continues spinning, as David West goes back to the Pacers for 3 years and $36 million, and Tiago Splitter to the Spurs for 4 years and $36m. Splitter would’ve signed for more of course, but LeBron took $5million of leverage from him in the playoffs when he shoved half of his swagger into the third row.
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Some teams (Bulls, current Celtics) have chosen the path of trading their aging superstars while they still have value to get younger assets, while others (1980s Lakers, Pistons and...
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