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Spurs 2017-18 Player Reviews: Tony Parker

The Spurs’ GOAT point guard returned from a devastating injury but eventually ceded his job to Dejounte Murray. Welcome to the 2017-18 season player reviews, where we will be rehashing the performance of all 15 Spurs from this season (excluding two-way players Darrun Hilliard and Matt Costello) and looking towards the future. If you’ve missed any you can click here to catch up. Before we get started: yes, it is entirely a coincidence that Parker’s review is coming out on his birthday. It would have been up yesterday but time didn’t permit me to get it done until today. ...

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Spurs 2017-18 Player Reviews: Joffrey Lauvergne

After a promising preseason, a finger injury appeared to rob the third-string big man of most of his production. Welcome to the 2017-18 season player reviews, where we will be rehashing the performance of all 15 Spurs from this season (excluding two-way players Darrun Hilliard and Matt Costello) and looking towards the future. If you’ve missed any you can click here to catch up. Up next: Joffrey Lauvergne 2017-18 stats: 4.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 51.6 FG% 2017-2018 salary: $1.52 million Contract: 1 year, $1.66 million remaining (player option) With David Lee retiring and Dewayne Dedmon...

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Spurs 2017-18 Player Reviews: Kawhi Leonard

A mysterious quad injury robbed the Spurs of all but 9 games from their MVP. Welcome to the 2017-18 season player reviews, where we will be rehashing the performance of all 15 Spurs from this season (excluding two-way players Darrun Hilliard and Matt Costello) and looking towards the future. If you’ve missed any you can click here to catch up. Up next: Kawhi Leonard 2017-18 stats: 16.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals 2017-18 salary: $18.9 million Contract: 2 years, $41.4 million remaining (2019-20 player option) It’s odd times when you can barely remember your MVP...

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Tony Parker wants to play 20 seasons, even if it’s not with the Spurs

He’d prefer to stay San Antonio, but... Tony Parker has been saying for a while now that his ultimate goal is to play in the NBA for 20 seasons, all with the one team he has known: the San Antonio Spurs. Until about a year ago that certainly seemed possible for the team’s greatest point guard of all time. Despite some gradual slippage in numbers since his last All-Star appearance in 2015 (mostly due to being past his prime and deferring the leading role to Kawhi Leonard), he was still one of better starting point guards in the league up until his devastating quad injury during the...

ClutchPoints

Report: Spurs resisting trade interest in Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard’s future with the San Antonio Spurs now appears in jeopardy since his relationship with the franchise took a hit this season while he battled injuries, missing almost the entire year. But the Spurs aren’t looking to aggressively entertain trades from teams around the league just yet. Via Bleacher Report: Nonetheless, another Western Conference […] The post Report: Spurs resisting trade interest in Kawhi Leonard appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Open Thread: Pau Gasol doing what Spurs do in the offseason

The Spaniard visits the Methodist Children’s Hospital. There will be basketball camps. The various Spurs players host them as well as make appearances at many. There will be pick up games. We’ve seen footage of Kyle Anderson hooping it up back on the east coast. There will be hours spent in the weight room, on the court, and in the gym preparing for the next season. And there will be those moments that remind San Antonio just how special the Spurs are. Last week, Pau Gasol took a trip to Methodist Children’s Hospital and visited some of the patients. He brought gifts, but more...

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Rudy Gay is hungry for more

Here are today’s top Spurs news and articles. After three-and-half frustrating years in Sacramento, Rudy Gay was ready to return from a devastating Achilles injury and join a winning club. He accomplished that by joining the team with the top culture in the league: the San Antonio Spurs. He met his goals of successfully returning from injury and making the playoffs, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t hungry for more. Gay recently say down with Hoops Hype to discuss his year with the Spurs, including their culture, players, Gregg Popovich, and how much longer he feels he can play. While...

Clipperholics

Reasons against trading for San Antonio Spurs Super-Star Kawhi Leonard

The San Antonio Super-Star, Kawhi Leonard, is reportedly on his way out of the Alamo City. The Los Angeles Clippers have some things to consider before going after The Klaw. Kawhi Leonard, when healthy is easily a top five player in the NBA. After a controversial injury in the Western Conference Finals in the 2017 […] Reasons against trading for San Antonio Spurs Super-Star Kawhi Leonard - Clipperholics - Clipperholics - LA Clippers News, Rumors, Scores and More

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Rudy Gay thinks Kawhi Leonard situation was overblown

Rudy Gay’s first season with the San Antonio Spurs was perhaps the most tumultuous in the organization’s history in the last two decades. A plethora of injuries, a star’s indecision, and an end of family tragedy with a quick postseason exit in the first round. The Kawhi Leonard saga dominated headlines throughout the season, ranging […] The post Rudy Gay thinks Kawhi Leonard situation was overblown appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Gregg Popovich, Kawhi Leonard, the Spurs system, and the final say

What started as a routine quad injury has developed into something that could shake the very foundations of San Antonio’s lone professional franchise. This week on ESPN’s First Take, in a conversation about the minor tension and rift between Coach Bill Belichick and Tom Brady after the star quarterback indicated he might not feel as “appreciated” as he should be, Max Kellerman said the following: Bill Belichick’s judgment is imperfect. It’s not perfect, he has made mistakes, however, it is better than everyone else’s in the world about football. That’s why he’s the best...

Lakers Nation

NBA Trade Rumors: Spurs Hope Gregg Popovich Can Mend Relationship With Kawhi Leonard

One of the stranger stories in the NBA this season has been Kawhi Leonard's injury and what it has done to his relationship...

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Kawhi Leonard planned to join Spurs if Gregg Popovich chose to coach after wife’s death

Kawhi Leonard has been more than his usual quiet self this season, seemingly more distant from the San Antonio Spurs during his recovery process from a dumbfounding quad injury. Yet despite the reported fissure between the star and the organization, Leonard was planning to return from New York City; where he was continuing his rehabilitation, […] The post Kawhi Leonard planned to join Spurs if Gregg Popovich chose to coach after wife’s death appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Sixer Sense

Kawhi Leonard’s camp could be pushing for a move to Philly

According to ESPN’s latest report, the representation for the Spurs’ star might want him playing in a bigger market — like the Philadelphia 76ers. The Kawhi Leonard situation rivals Markelle Fultz‘s shoulder troubles when it comes to the oddest NBA storylines this season. He missed all but nine games with a quad injury we don’t […] Kawhi Leonard’s camp could be pushing for a move to Philly - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Durant, Green lead Warriors past Spurs into second round

OAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson has rediscovered his shooting touch at the perfect time for the playoffs, Draymond Green is crashing the boards and doing it all on both ends as usual, while Kevin Durant is piling up the points even when not shooting at his most efficient.Now, this All-Star cast might welcome back two-time MVP Stephen Curry soon from a knee injury as the Warriors charge ahead toward the goal of a repeat championship.Durant scored 25 points, Green led a smothering Golden State defense, and the Warriors held off the late-charging San Antonio Spurs 99-91 on Tuesday night to...

Golden State Of Mind

Around the League: lots of drama!

Though the Warriors’ first round series has been fairly tame, the rest of the playoffs has been totally absurd The Warriors-Spurs series was a little boring without Stephen Curry and Kawhi Leonard. But around the league, there’s been no shortage of drama and surprises. It’s truly been a great playoffs. Are the Sixers the best team in the East? The Raptors and Celtics were the best two teams in the Eastern Conference during the regular season, but they have struggled so far in the playoffs. The Celtics have dealt with a ridiculous number of injuries, while the Raptors have maybe...

Golden State Of Mind

Preview: Warriors look to close the series in Game 5

Warriors want to bounce back from Game 4 at home. Game Details WHO: Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs WHAT: Round 1, Game 5 — Warriors up 3-1 in series WHEN: Tuesday, April 24; 7:30 p.m PST WHERE: Oracle Arena , Oakland, CA WATCH: TNT, NBCBA LISTEN: 95.7 The Game Blog Buddy: Pounding The Rock Injury Report Injury update for tomorrow night's Game 5 vs. San Antonio: Stephen Curry (left MCL sprain) & Patrick McCaw (lumbar spine contusion) are out.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) April 23, 2018 Curry is once again out for Game 5 and will be re-evaluated. Patrick McCaw is still...

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Game 4 Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors

The Good Guys must leave it all on the floor this afternoon One more day. One more opportunity. One more stand to say “not on our floor.” The Spurs have been accused of being outmanned on every level throughout this series, and the Warriors aren’t even at full throttle. But this game is different, this game is about pride. April 21, 2018 | 2:30 PM CT Watch: ABC | Listen: WOAI Warriors lead series 3-0 Spurs Injuries: Gregg Popovich (personal), Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management), Joffrey Lauvergne (personal) Warriors Injuries: Stephen Curry (MCL sprain), Patrick McCaw...

Golden State Of Mind

Preview: Warriors airlifting brooms to San Antonio for Game 4 contest

The defending champions are on the precipice of a fourth straight sweep of a Western Conference opponent. With the Pelicans waiting in Round 2, the Warriors look to finish off Spurs quickly. This preview is presented to you as a joint venture between the Golden State of Mind blog and the good folks at the NBA: National Brooms Association. Game Details WHO: Warriors vs. Spurs WHAT: Round 1, Game 4 — Warriors up 3-0 in series WHEN: Sunday, April 22; 12:30 p.m PST WHERE: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas WATCH: ABC LISTEN: 95.7 The Game Blog Buddy: Pounding the Rock Injury Report Injury...

Golden State Of Mind

The Warriors turned on the switch. What changed?

The Warriors looked dreadful at the end of the regular season. How did they turn things around so fast? The Warriors dealt with a bunch of injuries near the end of the regular season, and never had the depth or effort one would expect from a playoff contender. I wondered whether the Warriors would be able to “turn on the switch” in the playoffs despite missing MVP Stephen Curry and not trying their best on the defensive end in months. Well, they turned on the switch. Even though the San Antonio Spurs are lacking star talent, the Warriors have won the first three games of the series by...

SFGate

Warriors’ Kevin Durant cleared to play Game 4 vs. Spurs

SAN ANTONIO — Warriors forward Kevin Durant has been cleared to play Game 4 of the first round Sunday afternoon against the Spurs. With 4:36 left in Golden State’s Game 3 win, Durant rolled his left ankle after San Antonio guard Patty Mills forced a turnover. Durant got up and walked to the bench, but eventually headed to the locker room with 2:05 remaining. After participating in a light practice Saturday with no issues, he wasn’t included on the Warriors’ injury report for Game 4. Shaun Livingston, who rolled his left ankle moments after Durant and...

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Kevin Durant downplays severity of ankle injury

The Golden State Warriors have taken a commanding 3-0 series lead over the San Antonio Spurs following their 110-97 victory on Thursday night. However, it almost seemingly ended with yet another injury to one of their star players. Small forward Kevin Durant had tweaked his ankle near the end of the game. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, he is […] The post Kevin Durant downplays severity of ankle injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Warriors video: Kevin Durant, Shaun Livingston suffer ankle sprains on back-to-back possessions

The Golden State Warriors pulled off a Game 3 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night, 105-90. While most of the fourth quarter was a blowout with Golden State on top, the defending NBA Champions did receive a pair of injury scares. Already without Stephen Curry for the last couple of weeks, the […] The post Warriors video: Kevin Durant, Shaun Livingston suffer ankle sprains on back-to-back possessions appeared first on ClutchPoints.