SPURS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tony Parker vows to return better than ever after injury

Following surgery to repair a ruptured quadriceps tendon, Tony Parker vows to return to the San Antonio Spurs in January better than ever.“I will play my best basketball when I return in January”, Parker told L’Equipe (h/t Eurohoops.net).Parker was injured during San Antonio’s playoff series against the Houston Rockets. His injury, and the one to Kawhi Leonard, made it impossible...
Via Sportsnaut
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs keeping their role players is a must

The San Antonio Spurs are out for the season and the question remains if they can keep their role players. Here’s a look at what may or may not happen. Role players for the San Antonio Spurs may leave A main concern for the San Antonio Spurs this season is to keep their role players. David Lee, Jonathon Simmons, Patty Mills, and Dewayne Dedmon are up for free agency. Patty Mills...
Via isportsweb.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The San Antonio Spurs are out of the NBA Playoffs

The San Antonio Spurs lost to the Golden State Warriors in the Western conference finals 129- 115. Golden State sweeps Spurs 4- 0. Rumors of what the Spurs are going to do now flourish. The series that never was When fans of basketball heard the San Antonio Spurs were going to face the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals, true fans salivated at the epic series...
Via isportsweb.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days 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
2 days 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries are depriving us from watching the Spurs thrive in the clutch

“The Warriors will be going for another sweep, but this time we are talking about the second-seeded San Antonio Spurs. The spread for Game 7 favors Golden State by 11 points, but while this is the first time in the postseason the Warriors are double-digit road favorites, they have won 10 of their last 12 games by double figures, so that doesn’t really come as a surprise.” —...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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
8 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Zaza Pachulia defends himself against Gregg Popovich’s ‘dirty player’ accusations

There are two ways Warriors center Zaza Pachulia gets headlines: coming comically close to starting in All-Star games and making dirty plays.In Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday, Pachulia did not give Spurs star Kawhi Leonard enough room to land on a jumper, and Leonard wound up aggravating an ankle injury and leaving the game. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich had...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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