SPURS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Spurs chances of landing Kyrie Irving

If San Antonio keeps being mentioned when All-Stars want to leave their teams — eventually, something’s going to happen. Just as it seemed like the NBA was going into chill mode for the rest of the offseason, Kyrie Irving dropped a bombshell. The Cavaliers’ point guard has reportedly asked for a trade, listing the Spurs as his preferred destination. That doesn’t...
Via Pounding the Rock
7 hours ago

Report: Spurs among teams on Kyrie Irving’s preferred trade destination list

Several reports broke out Friday afternoon that Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has asked that the club to explore trading him so that he could be a featured option on another team. Among the four teams that are on Irving’s preferred destination list, are the San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves. While many fans are already rushing to...
Via Project Spurs
10 hours ago

Report: Pau Gasol signs three-year deal with the Spurs

It was a matter of time before the big man came back to San Antonio Welcome back to San Antonio, Pau Gasol! The big man is returning to the San Antonio Spurs on a three-year deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. We still don’t know the exact money figures involved in Gasol’s three-year deal, but as we learned when he declined his player option last month, Pau was wiling...
Via Pounding the Rock
11 hours ago

Spurs, Pau Gasol agree to new 3-year deal

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com, the San Antonio Spurs and free agent center Pau Gasol have reached an agreement on a new 3-year deal for Gasol to re-sign with San Antonio. Financial details of Gasol and Manu Ginobili’s new deals haven’t been provided yet, but since both players are being re-signed over the cap, San Antonio has some room to provide each player with...
Via Project Spurs
11 hours ago

Report: Pau Gasol returns to Spurs on three-year deal

The San Antonio Spurs are intent on keeping all of their veterans this offseason, and that includes Pau Gasol.Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that Gasol has agreed to a three-year deal to remain with the Spurs. Gasol opted out of the final year of his contract after the season, but the belief all along was that he would return to San Antonio. His three-year deal will likely have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

The spurs changed the NBA draft forever when they picked Manu Ginobili

The Spurs’ 2nd round selection of Manu in 1999 was as innovative as the Argentine’s Euro-step. There’s no contest: The Spurs’ selection of Manu Ginóbili, with the second-to-last-pick of the 1999 NBA Draft, is the most efficient and pound-for-pound valuable draft pick ever. There’s a thousand ways to measure this. There’s also a thousand ways you can’t measure...
Via Pounding the Rock
19 hours ago

Box Score 7/19: The shadow of the trade deadline begins to fall over baseball

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while trying not to get our hopes up over Pirate wins ahead of the trade deadline.Happy birthday today to LaMarcus Aldridge, Adam Morrison, Fedor Tyutin, Rick Ankiel, Scott Walker and Vitali Klitschko. On this date in 1991...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ginobili finalizing deal to return to Spurs

Manu Ginobili still feels he has another good year of basketball left in him at age 40.Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that Ginobili is finalizing a deal with the San Antonio Spurs to return for a 16th NBA season.Many believed Ginobili would play just one more year after he signed a one-year deal last offseason following Tim Duncan’s retirement. The three-time NBA All-Star has...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the San Antonio Spurs made the right moves?

For the most part, the San Antonio Spurs have remained under the radar during free agency. However, this has not stopped them from making some small splashes in the free agency pool. Their first move was resigning backup point guard Patty Mills. Mills was resigned to a 4-year, $50 million deal. A reliable backup for the Spurs, he consistently brings his positive attitude and charisma...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jonathon Simmons did not get along with Gregg Popovich

Did a rift with head coach Gregg Popovich help precipitate Jonathon Simmons’ sudden departure from the San Antonio Spurs?In an appearance on ESPN’s “The Jump” on Thursday, Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated said Simmons and Popovich did not get along particularly well.“Toward the end of last season, I was hearing some rumblings that him and Pop weren’t the best of friends...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs renounce rights to Jonathon Simmons

The San Antonio Spurs are still looking for upgrades after signing veteran Rudy Gay earlier in the month. But the team likely won’t be bringing up-and-coming guard Jonathon Simmons back.San Antonio reportedly renounced its rights to Simmons on Thursday, making the 27-year-old former D-League standout an unrestricted free agent. This is likely the Spurs’ way of acknowledging Simmons...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the NBA Summer League is vital for the San Antonio Spurs

The NBA Summer League has undergone a metamorphosis overnight and I still can’t get over the shock from it. I turn on ESPN (not even ESPN 2) and I see young up-and-comers getting up and down the court in their practice jerseys, set to the golden tones of Mike Breen. I go on Twitter and without even trying I see all the stat lines from top picks who are participating. Admittedly...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What will the San Antonio Spurs look like next season?

After the conclusion of the NBA 2017 draft, one has to wonder, how will the San Antonio Spurs stay on top of a crowded Western conference? Most of the teams in the Western conference are trying to keep up with the high-powered Golden State offense and the Spurs are no different. The Spurs used their 1st round draft pick on Derrick White, a shooting guard from Colorado. The Spurs...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs still interested in bringing back Pau Gasol

The San Antonio Spurs made their first big move in free agency Thursday evening, adding forward Rudy Gay on a two-year contract. Gay, who is coming off an Achilles injury, is expected to play a stretch-four role next to Kawhi Leonard in San Antonio’s frontcourt.This leaves the statuses of both LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol clearly up in the air, especially with the Spurs still...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Pelicans re-sign Jrue Holiday on five-year, $126M contract

The New Orleans Pelicans couldn't afford to let Jrue Holiday leave in free agency so they quickly and aggressively sign him to a five-year, $126 million deal that could increase to $150 million if incentives are reached.With his size and 6'7 wingspan at the point guard position and ability to play on or off the ball, Holiday is an ideal player conceptually for today's game. Holiday...
Via RealGM - NBA
20 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Offseason Preview: San Antonio Spurs

For a small market franchise that is in the middle of nowhere in terms of NBA cities, this run would seem unsustainable. Many attributed it to the holy trinity of Gregg Popovich as coach, R.C. Buford as general manager and Tim Duncan as franchise player. With Duncan retiring, some speculated if that was the first brick to dislodge and begin the crumbling. Instead, after a 61-win...
Via RealGM - NBA
22 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Disappearing Act Award for player who came up small

Monday night, the first televised NBA Awards show takes place. Finally, some two months after the end of the 2016-17 NBA regular season, we'll find out who takes home MVP, Rookie of the Year, Executive of the Year, Sixth Man, Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and more. However, the annual honors bestowed on players, coaches and executives alike leave something to be...
Via Yardbarker
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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