4:24 PM EDT, Thu June 22, 2017
2 hours ago
Report: LaMarcus Aldridge wants out of San Antonio

Report: LaMarcus Aldridge wants out of San Antonio

LaMarcus Aldridge may be ready to leave San Antonio, and multiple reports have the Spurs shopping him. The LaMarcus Aldridge rumors continue to pick up steam amid reports that he is ready to leave San Antonio and that he’s on the trade block ahead of tonight’s NBA draft. Reports have the Spurs in talks with teams around the league about moving Aldridge in exchange for a draft pick. One of them is his former squad, the Portland Trail Blazers, who own the 15th, 20th and 26 picks . There’s also word of the Spurs engaging the Phoenix Suns, the same Suns that pitched Aldridge before the...
2 hours ago
What the Spurs can get if they pick 29th in the NBA Draft

What the Spurs can get if they pick 29th in the NBA Draft

How likely is it that the Spurs hit a home run? Through a combination of scouting, development, culture and luck, the Spurs drafted two franchise cornerstones that nearly everyone else passed on - Manu Ginobili with the 57th pick in 1999 and Tony Parker at 28th in 2001. Those two picks were so good, they stand as a reason the Spurs are still picking this late in the draft. Obviously, finding future Hall of Famers isn’t the norm, but it may be worth it to see how often a team late in the draft can “hit a home run.” The next chart indicates the number of players in each draft who...
5 hours ago
Report: Spurs showing “strong interest” in Derrick Rose

Report: Spurs showing “strong interest” in Derrick Rose

The Spurs are supposedly interested in New York’s free agent point guard. The Spurs have had their names connected with Derrick Rose multiple times now. San Antonio is reportedly taking an interest in both Chris Paul and Derrick Rose. Question is, who would Spurs target in FA if they can clear space? CP3? Or Derrick Rose? They have strong interest in both.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) June 22, 2017 Rose has claimed he would like to stay in New York next season. He also has claimed he wants to win. New York and winning don’t exactly go together nowadays. But is this real...
6 hours ago
Report: Spurs extend qualifying offer to Jonathon Simmons

Report: Spurs extend qualifying offer to Jonathon Simmons

The Spurs will now be able to match any offer sheet for the 27-year-old Simmons The San Antonio Spurs have reportedly extended a qualifying offer to shooting guard Jonathon Simmons, making him a restricted free agent. The news was reported very early on Thursday morning by Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News, who says that the offer for Simmons is for roughly $1.6 million. By extending the qualifying offer to Simmons, the Spurs can now match any offer sheet he signs with a potential suitor. There will be no shortage of teams interested in a player like Simmons, who has developed...
15 hours ago
The Spurs may be prepping for a big play in free agency

The Spurs may be prepping for a big play in free agency

If the Spurs are targeting Chris Paul, they'll have to make more sacrifices than just trading Green. Well, this crazy off-season is showing no signs of slowing down, and now the Spurs are getting in on the fun. First they convinced Pau Gasol to opt out and now they are listening to offers on Danny Green, according to the San Antonio Express News' Jabari Young. Now, apart from the fact that no deal is imminent, there haven't been any other details reported. We don't know what the front office would be after in a potential trade. But since there's been talk for weeks about the Spurs’...
19 hours ago
Rumor: The Spurs may be shopping LaMarcus Aldridge

Rumor: The Spurs may be shopping LaMarcus Aldridge

The longest day of the year is chock full of San Antonio-related rumblings. The San Antonio Spurs are usually so stealthy that the only time you hear about them during the off-season is after they’ve made a move, but that’s not the case today. After a report that the Spurs have Danny Green on the trading block, there are at least two shots from the Twitterverse about LaMarcus Aldridge being available — for the right offer. Spurs already looking to move LaMarcus Aldridge - offered him to move into the top 5 of the draft.— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) June 21, 2017 As well as...
21 hours ago
Evaluating the Spurss frontcourt options in the NBA Draft

Evaluating the Spurss frontcourt options in the NBA Draft

With Pau Gasol and David Lee opting out, odds have improved that the Spurs will select a forward at pick number 29 on Thursday The San Antonio Spurs enter Thursday night’s NBA Draft in an enviable position, thanks to the recent opt-outs of Pau Gasol and David Lee, who both reportedly declined their player options on Tuesday afternoon. With Gasol declining his $16.2 million player option, and Lee declining his $1.6 million option as well, the Spurs now have more flexibility than expected under the salary cap. The Spurs can now chase free agents that otherwise would have been too expensive,...
22 hours ago
Report: The Spurs are open to trading Danny Green

Report: The Spurs are open to trading Danny Green

It’s looking increasingly likely that San Antonio is trying to line up a major acquisition. It really seems like the San Antonio Spurs are ready to make some important changes to the roster this summer. According to Jabari Young from the San Antonio Express-News, they're willing to trade Danny Green: League sources tell the @ExpressNews that #Spurs are open to trading guard Danny Green. No deal is close as of yet, though #NBA pic.twitter.com/lo4k57Tswd— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) June 21, 2017 Now this is big news. Green is earning $10 million a year, and trading him could open...
Jun 21, 2017
Kawhi Leonard’s cornrows weren’t cut — prank exposed

Kawhi Leonard’s cornrows weren’t cut — prank exposed

It appears that the San Antonio’ Samson wasn’t clipped by a Delilah after all. Apparently, the internet was taken for a ride yesterday by a Photoshop artist with an evil sense of humor, and rumors of the end of Kawhi Leonard’s braids was drastically exaggerated — read: faked. Just received a call from people close to Kawhi...told me this photo is fake. So there's that. His braids are still intact. #Spurs #NBA pic.twitter.com/m3ARHr5TVK— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) June 21, 2017 Jabari Young, who covers the Spurs for the Express-News, has put the lie to “Braid-gate”...
Jun 21, 2017
Pau Gasol opting out doesn’t mean the Spurs can make a splash in free agency

Pau Gasol opting out doesn’t mean the Spurs can make a splash in free agency

Pau Gasol surprised everyone by opting out of the last year of his contract with the Spurs, as reported by The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. He's not going anywhere, though. Pau will re-sign for more money over more years, essentially allowing San Antonio to restructure his deal to lessen the cap hit in this offseason. My immediate reaction to the news was probably similar to most Spurs' fans. I quickly started to think of the cap space it would generate and how it could help the front office land a big free agent. If not Chris Paul, then at least George Hill or Paul Millsap. But after...
Jun 21, 2017
The Spurs will find the next Dewayne Dedmon

The Spurs will find the next Dewayne Dedmon

And the rest of the league will wonder how they missed him. When the Spurs make one of their rare jaunts into free agency, and news of that transaction hits the wire, I wonder what the reaction is across the other 29 teams’ front offices. It could be -- maybe should be -- exasperation. There goes another player, worth just a spare million or two as of a few days ago, who will now cost several times as much after a year or two spent as a recurring character in Silver and Black on prime-time NBA broadcasts. One of the more obvious examples of this is when the Spurs signed Dewayne Dedmon...
Jun 20, 2017
Kawhi Leonard had his hair cut, and the cornrows are gone

Kawhi Leonard had his hair cut, and the cornrows are gone

No more braids for Kawhi ... is this real life? With the off-season in full swing, Kawhi Leonard is sporting a new hairdo, and it’s more than just a bit unsettling. But nevertheless, behold. The first social media pic of Kawhi —-WITHOUT HIS BRAIDS!! RIP Kawhi Leonard braids 1991-2017 pic.twitter.com/VQ1jrWOAuQ— Legends (@LegendsofCH) June 21, 2017 That’s right, Spurs fans; the second gentleman from the right is your franchise player. While we sit here in amazement that Kawhi cut his hair, it seems like a good point in time to break down his career stats, by hairdo. With Braids...
Jun 20, 2017
Scouting report on the Spurs’ draft pick, Nikola Milutinov

Scouting report on the Spurs’ draft pick, Nikola Milutinov

Here’s a rundown on the game of the big man San Antonio is rumored to be bringing over this summer. In my first article on Nikola Milutinov, I focused on the career of the San Antonio Spurs’ 2015 draft pick. Today, I will take a close look at his game and what he can do on the court. Let’s begin with his strengths and weaknesses. Strengths: EnergyOffensive reboundingSetting screensPnR finishing at the rimFighting for positionBlocking shots Milutinov plays with a lot of energy, which is one of the main reasons why he grabs so many offensive boards. He fights for position on every...
Jun 20, 2017
The reason Manu Ginobili means so much to San Antonio

The reason Manu Ginobili means so much to San Antonio

A native San Antonian recalls his first meeting with Manu, and what it still means to him. I pretended I wasn’t crying last month when Manu Ginobili walked off the AT&T Center court as the crowd chanted his name. I was sitting on a couch between two people who were not Spurs fans -- people who would have been absolutely uncomfortable with someone silently sobbing between them. But I couldn’t help it, and after a while the part of me that’s still 10 years old wound up quiet-crying in the kitchen. The chants made me miss San Antonio and at the same time realize my favorite player...
Jun 20, 2017
What are the San Antonio Spurs up to?

What are the San Antonio Spurs up to?

With Pau Gasol opting out, the Spurs may become a major player in free agency this summer. As reported earlier today, Spurs center Pau Gasol will opt out of the second year of his contract, presumably to re-sign for more years and to give the Spurs more flexibility this summer. Immediately, that means Gasol’s cap hold goes down from its original $16.2 million mark and (according to The Vertical) brings the Spurs’ current guaranteed money for next season to $76 million. Cap holds for players like Patty Mills, Manu Ginobili and Dewayne Dedmon push that number into an area that’s still...