Making sense of Pau Gasol’s new contract

The Spurs just dropped a load of money on their Spaniard; let’s work out why they did that. Pau Gasol has officially signed his new contract with the Spurs, the team announced. That part was expected. The terms of that deal, however, are a little surprising. Gasol will get $48 million over three years, with the last one being only partially guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Adrian...
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9 hours ago

What must go right for the Spurs to stay at the top of the league

There are a lot of question marks for the Spurs next season Conventional wisdom holds that the Golden State Warriors are the best team in the league and their reign of terror isn’t like to end right away. The San Antonio Spurs finished with the NBA’s second best record last season, but the Western Conference’s best teams have taken one or more big steps forward this summer...
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18 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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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San Antonio Spurs: 3 questions arise from Manu Ginobili’s return

Manu Ginobili will return for another season, so how will the San Antonio Spurs be affected? Manu Ginobili closed his 2016-17 season with an ovation from the San Antonio Spurs fans. He walked off the court for, potentially, the final time in the Black and Silver in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. The […] San Antonio Spurs: 3 questions arise from Manu Ginobili’s return...
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6 days ago

San Antonio Spurs: NBA fans react to Manu Ginobili’s reported return

Reactions flew in on reports of Manu Ginobili’s likely return to the San Antonio Spurs for his 16th NBA season. Manu Ginobili’s status was a focal point of the San Antonio Spurs’ offseason. Since Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, it wasn’t official if he was returning for the 2017-18 season or not, but […] San Antonio Spurs: NBA fans react to Manu Ginobili’s reported...
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6 days ago

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
6 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...
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9 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
10 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
11 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...
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12 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...
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14 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...
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17 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
24 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...
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25 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...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

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