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Spurs' Aron Baynes doing work on defense at Summer League

LAS VEGAS -- Normally, Summer League is a little man's game.  Point guards often times are MVP when the 10 day circuit is over and these days the teams aren't even using two traditional big men at the same time.  The Spurs-Raptors game featured Jonas Valanciunas, the fifth pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.  Valanciunas is probably the biggest guy at Summer League one of the few able to...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Spurs Roundtable: Looking at the Spurs' offseason moves (Video)

On this episode of the News 4 San Antonio Spurs Roundtable powered by Project Spurs, Jeff Garcia and Quixem Ramirez take a look at the Spurs offseason moves and put them under the microscope. From resigning Manu Ginobili and Tiago Splitter  to the new additions of Marco Belinelli and Jeff Pendergraph, Jeff and "Q" ask if these were the right roster moves or not. Needless to say...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Livio Jean-Charles injures knee against Czech Republic

According to French site Sports 24.com and several other outlets, forward Livio Jean-Charles, drafted with the 28th pick in this year's NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs, injured his knee in a victory against the Czech Republic. He was averaging 17.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game prior to the injury with France's under-20 national team. The severity of the injury is still unknown...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

On Deshaun Thomas And The Spurs Final Roster Spot

Deshaun Thomas had one of the most intriguing Summer League games for San Antonio Spurs players in recent memory.     He finished with 18 points on 7-13 shooting from the field in his first game. His ability to score the basketball is what jumped out across to many people who were watching Thomas for the first time. For those who were familiar with Thomas, this was no surprise...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Belinelli ready to help Spurs get back to Finals

Marco Belinelli hasn't played a single minute in a San Antonio Spurs uniform, but he's already been signing praises of the organization since agreeing to a two-year, $6 million contract -- a generous amount, given the demand for his services.   "I'm really happy to have signed with San Antonio," Belinelli told Yahoo! Sports Italia. "They're an important team, with a great...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Tony Parker's best moments from the 2012-13 season

It was perhaps one of San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker's best seasons since joining the team. The 12-year pro averaged 20 points, 7.6 assists, 3 rebounds, and shot 52% from the field last season. It was enough for him to garner NBA MVP mentions before going down with an ankle injury during the regular season. And though Parker and the Spurs came up short in the NBA Finals against...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Spurs have high expecations for themselves, even in Summer League

LAS VEGAS -- The San Antonio Spurs fell to the Toronto Raptors Sunday night, 82-76.  It may not sound like a big deal, because it's one loss after all, it's only Summer League.  And while "it's only Summer League" is a well used phrase when grading the merits of a certain player, that phrase doesn't apply to the attitude players and coaches have when it comes to winning and losing...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs interested in Ron Adams as assistant coach

According to the Chicago Tribune, the San Antonio Spurs are one of six teams interested in Chicago Bulls assistant coach Ron Adams who will not be returning to the Bulls for the 2013-2014 season. Coach's corner: Since general manager Gar Forman didn't renew Ron Adams' contact, league sources said the veteran assistant coach has drawn interest from the Thunder, Spurs, Celtics...
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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Spurs experimenting with Nando De Colo at shooting guard

LAS VEGAS -- Summer League is for three things: Improving your game, competing for a roster spot or experimenting wit someone's game. For example, Cory Joseph is working on improving his game, particularly the floor leading aspect.  Everyone not named Joseph, Aron Baynes and Nando De Colo are competing for a roster spot, be it with the Spurs or another team as there are coaches,...
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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Cory Joseph's game-winning shot vs. Bobcats

With the San Antonio Spurs' Summer League team down 68-67 after a Charlotte three-pointer to take the lead, the Spurs had 12.3 seconds left to make something happen. Enter guard Cory Joseph. With plenty of time on the game-clock in the fourth quarter, Joseph took the ball down the court and with veteran-type poise, hit the game-winning shot for San Antonio. The Spurs won...
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July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Cory Joseph plays the role of veteran for Spurs Summer League team

LAS VEGAS -- Cory Joseph's career has been anything but consistent.  He spent much of his first year and about half of his second year in the D-League playing for the Austin Toros.  Midway through last season, he seemed to be in San Antonio for good and by the end of the season had wrestled back up point guard duties away from Nando De Colo.  He even consistent minutes in the...
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July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards interested in Blair, looking for sign-and-trade deal with Spurs

According to Yahoo! Sports, the Washington Wizards are interested in acquiring DeJuan Blair through a sign-and-trade with the San Antonio Spurs. Washington has interest in free agent DeJuan Blair, sources tell Y! Sign-and-trade a consideration, but Spurs may be unmoved by choices. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 13, 2013 Blair has been on the trading block...
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July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Joseph, De Colo, Thomas Summer League Observation vs. Bobcats

Before the San Antonio Spurs’ Summer League team departed for Las Vegas, Summer League coach Ime Udoka had this to say on Wednesday. “I’ve got orders to see what certain guys can do at certain positions.” “Obviously we’ve got some guys we want to take a look at,” continued Udoka Wednesday, “see them in different roles, in different aspects.” Friday in Vegas, it seems...
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July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Belinelli eager to play Eurobasket but waiting ‘permission’ from Spurs

With San Antonio Spurs players Tony Parker, Boris Diaw, and Nando De Colo set to take part in Eurobasket 2013 in Slovenia this September, the newest Spur may be joining them, only he is waiting permission from his new team. Recently signed guard Marco Belinelli has announced he wants to play for his home country of Italy at the tournament but according to Il Corriere dello Sport...
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July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Summer League: Joseph lead Spurs over Bobcats

Two things stood out for the San Antonio Spurs Summer League team in their debut, a 69-68 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.  They guys with NBA experience look good. The guys who aren't have some room to improve, even though one rookie in particular looked extremely comfortable.  Neither of these things are surprising, and guys needing improvement isn't exactly a bad thing. ...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Partizan thanks Davis Bertans with epic highlight reel

Partizan forward Davis Bertans (traded to the San Antonio Spurs during the 2011 NBA Draft) is currently on the road to recovery after suffering a right knee ACL tear during the Serbian championship game, which required surgery. Fast forward to today and he is in good spirits and is looking to come back a "beast" as he put it once he is back on the court. Partizan would not have...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Jenkins leaving Toros, joining Budenholzer's staff in Atlanta

Usually D-League players are the ones that get called up to the NBA, but Toros coach Taylor Jenkins will be recieving his "call-up" of sorts as he leaves the Toros, where he's coached the last five years, to join former San Antonio Spurs top assistant Mike Budenholzer's staff in Atlanta. “Taylor is a talented, hard-working coach who has a great grasp of the system that we are...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Lakers' Bryant isn't willing to take a paycut next season

Kobe Bryant signed a three-year, $90 million contract extension three years ago, a massive deal that will expire following this season. The Los Angeles Lakers will wipe Bryant's $30.5 million salary, eight million more than the second-highest player (Dirk Nowitzki), off the books in addition to 12 other contracts (excluding potential extensions). Steve Nash is currently the only...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Tony Parker: I will play at 2016 Olympic Games

For international NBA players, representing their home country at international games is a big honor. The San Antonio Spurs have a roster full of foreign-born players such as Manu Ginobili (Argentina), Tiago Splitter (Brazil), Patty Mills (Australia), and Marco Belinelli (Italy) who have represented their home country during the NBA offseason at various Olympic qualifiers. With...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Who Has to Impress at Summer League? Active Spurs

As the Las Vegas leg of the 2013 NBA Summer League inches closer we look at a roster full of talented young men, some who have played in the NBA and some who have not, and we ask ourselves again, “Who needs to prove themselves the most?”   Of course every player participating in the Summer League is hoping for a chance to play in the NBA, and more so for the San Antonio Spurs...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Deshaun Thomas ready for Summer League

The San Antonio Spurs' brass took a hard look at Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas prior to the draft, knowing he could potentially be available in the latter stages of the second round. Thomas didn't disclose his phone number to San Antonio, effectively shutting the communication down, but the Spurs weren't deterred.   Thomas will make his Summer League debut tonight against the...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Buford discusses free agency, says door could be open for Neal return

The San Antonio Spurs officially announced the signings of free agents Manu Ginobili, Marco Belinelli, and Jeff Pendergraph Thursday. General Manager R.C. Buford spoke with the media Wednesday afternoon about the signings of the three players, the anticipation of re-signing Tiago Splitter and he said there’s still a chance restricted-free agent Gary Neal could return to San Antonio...
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July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Spurs still in Oden chase, but may have to wait another month for decision

After word came out on the first day of free agency that the San Antonio Spurs were one of five teams in the chase for free agent center Greg Oden, Thursday two reports revealed the Spurs are still in contention for Oden but they may have to wait until August to hear a decision from the young center. Hearing: Dallas Mavs will get "legit consideration" from Greg Oden along...
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July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Who Has to Impress at Summer League? Ryan Richards & Marcus Denmon Edition

As the Las Vegas leg of the 2013 NBA Summer League inches closer, we look at a roster full of talented young men, some who have played in the NBA and some who have not, and we ask ourselves "Who needs to prove themselves the most?"   Of course every player participating in the Summer League is hoping for a chance to play in the NBA, and more so for the San Antonio Spurs,...
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July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Vogel 'surprised' Boylen left for San Antonio

The Indiana Pacers won 49 games last season, nabbed the third seed in the Eastern Conference, and pushed the defending champion Miami Heat to a seventh game. They'll also have Roy Hibbert, George Hill, David West and presumably Paul George, assuming they agree to an extension, locked up for the foreseeable future. It's been a slow ascent to the top, but barring any debilitating injuries...
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July 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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