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Tony Parker Shoulders Blame For Spurs' Recent Struggles

Feb 26, 2015 2:00 AM

Tony Parker took his share of the blame for the San Antonio Spurs' recent struggles, which includes a four-game losing streak.

“It’s tough right now," Parker said. "It’s tough. Since I’ve been with the Spurs, I’ve never experienced that in a 3-game, 4-game stretch. We’re not making shots. It starts with me. I’m not making shots. Our 3-point shooters are not making shots, and everything is tough. We just have to stay positive."

Parker believes finding his midrange jumper again is at the core of his offensive struggles.

“That’s the whole key. I had great looks tonight, shots that I always make. That’s why it’s like … it looks good. It feels good when I shot it. But I miss my first 5 or 6 shots, and then you know the defense, waits until I make that shot. Once I make that shot, everything will open up. The last three games, I haven’t been hitting that shot.”

Jeff McDonald/San Antonio Express-News

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Reggie Williams, Spurs Agree Upon Contract For Remainder Of Season

Feb 19, 2015 4:28 PM

The San Antonio Spurs have agreed on a deal for the remainder of the season with Reggie Williams, sources tell RealGM.

Williams was coming off his second 10-day contract with the Spurs.

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Spurs Expected To Stand Pat At Deadline

Feb 18, 2015 9:53 PM

The San Antonio Spurs expect to stand pat at the trade deadline.

“The chances we get anything done are probably zero-point-four,” Gregg Popovich told the Express-News after the Spurs practiced Wednesday.

Their most recent significant deadline-day deal came in 2012, when they dealt starting small forward Richard Jefferson to Golden State for Stephen Jackson.

The Spurs don't have many tradeable assets and tend to value continuity.

 

Jeff McDonald/San Antonio Express-News

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Amar'e Stoudemire Leaning Toward Signing With Mavericks

Feb 16, 2015 12:35 PM

Amar'e Stoudemire is leaning toward signing with the Dallas Mavericks once he clears waivers to become a free agent.

Stoudemire and the New York Knicks agreed upon a buyout on Sunday.

The Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs also are interested in Stoudemire.

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Warriors, Hawks, Blazers In Top-10 On Both Offense, Defense

Feb 12, 2015 12:50 PM

The Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks and Portland Trail Blazers enter the All-Star break as the only three teams in the NBA ranked in the top-10 in both offense and defense.

Fourteen other teams are in the top-10 in either offensive or defensive efficiency.

The Chicago Bulls ranked second in defensive efficiency last season and 28th on offense, but they are currently 9th on offense and just 13th on defense.

Teams that contend for a championship in the NBA typically are in the top-10 in both categories, or are particularly dominant on one end of the floor.

The current top-10 in efficiency differential consists of the Warriors, Hawks, Clippers, Mavericks, Blazers, Grizzlies, Raptors, Spurs, Rockets and Cavaliers.

The old/young distinction is based on the average age of players who play 15 or more minutes per game.

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Jerry Tarkanian Passes Away At 84

Feb 11, 2015 12:43 PM

Jerry Tarkanian has passed away at the age of 84.

Tarkanian led UNLV to four Final Fours and the 1990 championship.

From the start of his Division I coaching career at Long Beach State in 1968 to his final season at his alma mater Fresno State in 2002, Tarkanian carried the reputation of a rogue who would take in student-athletes other schools passed on.

Tarkanian coached briefly in the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs.

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Tags: San Antonio Spurs, UNLV Runnin' Rebels, Fresno State Bulldogs, NCAA, NBA

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Spurs Very Briefly Considered Pollard Instead Of Duncan

Feb 10, 2015 12:04 PM

Gregg Popovich was asked pregame by Mark Montieth of Pacers.com if a rumor he had heard was true, that he had to be talked into drafting Tim Duncan ahead of Scot Pollard.

Pollard is currently doing television and radio work for the Pacers and was standing five feet away from the conversation.

“You know, you say that sarcastically but it’s a true story,” said Popovich. “It’s a true story. I loved the way Scot played. Timmy was really smooth and all that and so I wondered, ‘Is that going to translate? Is he going to be tough? Is he going to do what he did … he’s long and lengthy and he’s thin. Scot Pollard was out there kicking you-know-what and taking names.

“It was actually a conversation. Now, I have to also say that that notion didn’t last real long.”

Pollard was drafted 19th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 1997 NBA Draft.

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Tags: Tim Duncan, Scot Pollard, San Antonio Spurs, NBA

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Kyle Anderson Named D-League Player Of The Week

Feb 9, 2015 8:29 PM

Austin Spurs guard/forward Kyle Anderson, on assignment from the San Antonio Spurs, has been named Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 2 – Sunday, Feb. 8.  

Anderson (6-9, 230, UCLA) led Austin to a 2-0 record last week, averaging 19.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.5 blocks. He recorded back-to-back double-doubles in wins over the Grand Rapids Drive, scoring 12 and grabbing 12 boards on Feb. 7, and tallying 17 points and 10 rebounds the night before on Feb. 6. 

A first-round pick (30th overall) in the 2014 NBA Draft, Anderson has appeared in eight games for Austin on assignment this season, averaging 21.3 points, 11.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 43.1 minutes. 

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Ray Allen To Make Decision Following All-Star Weekend

Feb 9, 2015 1:33 PM

Ray Allen is ready to decide his NBA future following All-Star Weekend.

Allen hasn't decided whether he wants to return for a 19th season, but he's been staying in shape and doing on-court work.

Allen has also remained in contract with several teams including the Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers and Atlanta Hawks.

The Cavs have left a roster spot open for the past month, ostensibly saving it for Allen. 

 

The Hawks recently joined the list of clubs interested in Allen and could offer him more playing time than the Cavaliers.

Allen's potential role with a team is expected to be a deciding factor.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

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Reggie Williams Signs 2nd 10-Day Contract With Spurs

Feb 8, 2015 1:34 PM

The San Antonio Spurs have signed forward Reggie Williams to a second 10-day contract, the team announced Sunday.

Williams has appeared in three games for the Spurs since being signed on Jan. 28.

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Gregg Popovich Expects To Retire In Under Five Seasons
Gregg Popovich signed a five-year contract extension with the Spurs last offseason, but he doesn't expect to see out the entire length of the deal.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Tim Duncan Sues Financial Advisor For Causing Substantial Loss
Tim Duncan accused his financial advisor of defrauding him through a $7.5 million loan.

Scott Soshnick/Bloomberg

Spurs Sign Reggie Williams To 10-Day Contract
Reggie Williams has appeared in 13 games this season for the Blue of the NBA D-League, averaging 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.08 steals in 31.9 minutes.

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JaMychal Green, Spurs Unable To Agree Upon New Deal
JaMychal Green was on a 10-day contract with the Spurs after they cut Austin Daye.

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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion
There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

Kurt Badenhausen/Forbes

Spurs To Sign JaMychal Green To 10-Day Contract, Cut Austin Daye
JaMychal Green was participating in the D-League Showcase with Austin.

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Quincy Miller Meeting With Pacers, Hawks, Thunder, Spurs
Quincy Miller is currently playing with the Reno Bighorns.

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Patty Mills Makes Season Debut Sunday After Offseason Shoulder Surgery
Patty Mills has missed the first 31 games of the season after having right shoulder surgery on July 2.

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Marc Gasol Not Particularly Looking Forward To Outside Courtship Of Spurs, Knicks, Lakers, Others
The Grizzlies badly want to keep Marc Gasol.

Ian Thomsen/NBA.com

Leonard Receives Treatment On Hand, Could Need Surgery In Offseason
Gregg Popovich described Kawhi Leonard's torn hand ligament as "very problematic."

Dan McCarney/San Antonio Express-News

Kawhi Leonard To Miss Some Time With Tear In Hand
Kawhi Leonard has suffered a tear in his hand and Gregg Popovich is unsure when he'll return.

Dan McCarney/San Antonio Express-News

Tiago Splitter Could Return As Soon As Tuesday From Calf Injury
Tiago Splitter has missed 17 consecutive games due to a calf injury and has played 10 minutes on the season.

Dan McCarney/San Antonio Express-News

Popovich: Spurs' Core Guys Care About Quality Of Life, Falls Into Way They Play
The Spurs have been able to keep Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili while building a high quality supporting cast around them due to their willingness to take less money.

Harvey Araton/New York Times

Kawhi Leonard's Offseason Homework Was Studying Jordan's Post-Game
Kawhi Leonard said that part of his homework in the offseason was studying tape of Michael Jordan's post-up game.

Jeff McDonald/San Antonio Express-News

Gregg Popovich Likely To Return To Spurs Sunday From Minor Procedure
Gregg Popovich is likely to return to the Spurs' sideline for Sunday's road game against the Celtics.

Dan McCarney/San Antonio Express-News

Spurs Assign Kyle Anderson To D-League
Kyle Anderson has appeared in six games this season for San Antonio, averaging 1.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per contest.

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Duncan Respects LeBron's Return To Cleveland, Didn't Think It Was A Possibility
The Spurs will play the Cavaliers on Wednesday for the first time since LeBron James returned to the franchise.

Dan McCarney/San Antonio Express-News

Spurs Expected To Pursue Marc Gasol As Possible Tim Duncan Replacement
Marc Gasol will be the Knicks' main free agent target next offseason.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Spurs Getting Fewer Open Catch-And-Shoot Jumpers
The Spurs are generating fewer open catch-and-shoot jumpers, as more of their shots are coming off the dribble and later in the shot clock.

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Kawhi Leonard Expects To Remain With Spurs For 'Whole Life'
Kawhi Leonard says he was never upset about not getting an extension with the Spurs.

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