SPURS RUMORS & GOSSIP

LaMarcus Aldridge 2016-17 Season review: he was better than you may think

The Spurs’ second banana didn’t turn in another All-Star campaign, but he still played a big part in the 61-win season. LaMarcus Aldridge entered his second Spurs season through a haze of muted trade rumors and finished it under a storm of spirited jeers. In between he dealt with a heart arrhythmia and knee issues, while being the second-best player on the league’s second...
Via Pounding the Rock
9 hours ago

Ty Lue hilariously explains why he still owes Mike Brown $100

Tyronn Lue enters the NBA Finals in debt to Mike Brown, and it’s for a funny reason.Lue, who is the Cleveland Cavaliers’ coach, shared the story with the media on Saturday. He says that back when he was playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, Brown, then a coach with the San Antonio Spurs, bet him $100 that he couldn’t make a certain amount of shots.Lue lost the bet, and Brown...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green is the most efficient defender in the NBA

"He’s that person that wants to be all things to all people," Mary Babers-Green says of her son, Warriors star Draymond Green. "His attitude is ‘I can handle it.’"And he can. Green--karate kicks, technical fouls, and all--is the epitome of position-less basketball, defending point guards through centers with equal guile. He's a one-man ligature, clogging up lanes and suturing...
Via The Sports Quotient
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Manu Ginobili gave life to the San Antonio Spurs

There was a time when no one wanted to watch the San Antonio Spurs play basketball. Ironically, this was also the same period of time when the other 29 teams in the Association were playing the ugliest basketball in the league’s history. Before we allowed the science behind efficiency to smugly insert itself into the conversation about what makes good basketball, we relied on antiquated...
Via Yardbarker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Clippers concerned about Chris Paul leaving to sign with Spurs

Some early NBA free agency rumors from what should be an insane summer of opt-outs and max contracts are already flying, and the Los Angeles Clippers are apparently taking one of them seriously.ESPN’s Mark Stein reports that the Clippers are legitimately concerned about the possibility of Chris Paul signing with the San Antonio Spurs. When Paul opts out of the final year of his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers could pursue Patty Mills in free agency

It’s no secret the Philadelphia 76ers plan to be major players in free agency this year.The 76ers have been linked to more than a few names so far, though perhaps most interesting is the latest: San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills.Michael Kaskey-Blomain of ESPN 97.3 had the nugget: According to a source with team knowledge, the Sixers will look into acquiring the San Antonio...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Do the San Antonio Spurs Go From Here?

The San Antonio Spurs were swept by the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night.  The Spurs fell 129-115 at home in a game that was over before it began. Gregg Poppovich knew it, and midway through the first quarter pulled Patty Mills for Bryon Forbes. “Inside the NBA” analyst Charles Barkley calls these games the “1,2,3…Cancun” games. Insinuating that the other team knows...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Paul, Spurs may have ‘mutual interest’ in deal

The San Antonio Spurs and soon-to-be free agent Chris Paul might be eyeballing one another as a potential match heading into the 2017-18 NBA season.ESPN’s Zach Lowe spoke to the “rumblings” that Paul and the Spurs could be a thing this summer.“There’s been a lot of rumblings about Chris Paul, and I think that’s real,” Lowe said in an interview with ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The future of the Spurs in the Golden State age

For nearly twenty years, the San Antonio Spurs have measured the rest of the league. When they won their first title in 1999, the NBA was finding a new balance after Michael Jordan's retirement and bleary-eyed from a lockout hangover. When they won again in 2003, it was a sign that Shaq and Kobe's Lakers were slipping after three seasons of sky-darkening dominance. They were the...
Via RealGM - NBA
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What's next for the Spurs?

When teams get swept in a best-of-seven playoff series in sports, there are different ways to react as a team and a franchise.Sometimes, there are teams that just aren’t on the same talent level as an opponent — like a young team facing a championship contender or a team that barely made it in that’s totally outclassed and overmatched — and that team tips its proverbial cap...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Manu Ginobili waves goodbye to Spurs fans for perhaps final time (VIDEO)

It’s unclear if Monday’s Game 4 loss was the last time fans will see Manu Ginobili on the court at AT&T Center — as a player, at least. Ginobili got his first start in a playoff game in over four years on Monday night, as head coach Gregg Popovich clearly wanted him to feel the magic moment for at least one final time. Ginobili, of course, received a great ovation from...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Manu Ginobili receives ovation, chants in potential last career game

Manu Ginobili was treated by the San Antonio Spurs as if Game 4 of the Western Conference finals might have been his final game ever. The game started with him in the starting lineup, and ended with him playing 35 minutes and receiving an ovation from the crowd.The start marked Ginobili's first in the playoffs since 2013. Earlier in the day, the soon-to-be 40-year-old talked about...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich on Steve Kerr’s health issues: ‘It’s just a crap situation’

While the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs have engaged in a testy Western Conference Finals, the coaching staffs of the two organizations share a closeness. Gregg Popovich spoke of that Monday before Game 4.Popovich briefly discussed his relationship with acting Golden State coach Mike Brown before giving a lot of attention to Steve Kerr, who remains sidelined....
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard ‘likely’ will not play in Game 4

As the San Antonio Spurs attempt to stave off a four-game sweep in the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors, it appears Kawhi Leonard will be unavailable to help them avoid that fate. Leonard was injured on what some have said was a dirty play by Zaza Pachulia in Game 1 of this series. Gregg Popovich himself went off on Pachulia for putting his foot under Leonard...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Western Conference Finals are so boring we’re hearing announcer dessert stories

Without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, the Spurs just don’t have enough to compete with the 67-win Warriors. Golden State raced to a 72-44 halftime lead and doubled up San Antonio midway through the second quarter of Game 2.There’s not a whole lot to talk about in a scenario like that, so ESPN color commentators Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy turned the conversation to dessert...
Via Awful Announcing
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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