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LaMarcus Aldridge Agrees To $80M Max Contract With Spurs

Jul 4, 2015 12:25 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge has agreed to sign with the San Antonio Spurs on a four-year $80 million max contract. 

Aldridge chose the Spurs over the Phoenix Suns as he narrowed down his list from multiple teams. The Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets also had meetings with Aldridge.

Aldridge will have a player option for Year 4 of the deal. 

Aldridge is originally from Texas and that appears to be a motivating factor in his decision to leave the Portland Trail Blazers.

"I'm happy to say I'm going home to Texas and will be a Spur!!" wrote Aldridge on Twitter. "I'm excited to join the team and be close to my family and friends."

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo Sports

Tags: LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Spurs, Suns Considered Frontrunners For LaMarcus Aldridge

Jul 3, 2015 7:31 PM

The San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns have emerged as the frontrunners to sign LaMarcus Aldridge.

Aldridge has also considered the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers.

The Suns' position has improved following the signing of Tyson Chandler and their meetings.

The Spurs and Lakers were considered the favorites heading into the process.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: LaMarcus Aldridge, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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David West Most Likely To Sign With Spurs Or Wizards

Jul 2, 2015 10:29 PM

David West is most likely to sign with the San Antonio Spurs or Washington Wizards.

West opted out of his contract with the Indiana Pacers in search of a title contender.

West also reportedly was interested in the Golden State Warriors.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: David West, San Antonio Spurs, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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LaMarcus Aldridge Grants Lakers 2nd Meeting; Considering Visits

Jul 2, 2015 4:03 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge is considering taking a free agent visit or two as he continues to weigh his decision.

Aldridge is believed to be most strongly considering the Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs.

But the Los Angeles Lakers have been granted a second meeting by Aldridge. The second meeting will only involve Mitch Kupchak and Byron Scott and be strictly about basketball.

One source briefed on the Lakers second meeting with Aldridge told Yahoo Sports: "They want to see if they can get it right."

David Aldridge of reports Aldridge cancelled this meeting with the New York Knicks. Aldridge canceled the meeting when it became clear the Knicks view Aldridge as a center, which he is adamant about not wanting to do.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: LaMarcus Aldridge, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Tim Duncan Confirms He'll Play In 15-16

Jul 2, 2015 1:50 PM

Tim Duncan has confirmed he will not retire this season and will continue with his playing career.

Duncan is an unrestricted free agent and has been involved in the Spurs' free agent pitches. Duncan and Gregg Popovich had a chance to speak about next season's plans.

"Finally had a chance to talk with Pop; I'll be on the court next year," said Duncan.

Mike Monroe/San Antonio Express-News

Tags: Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Aron Baynes, Pistons Agree Upon Three-Year Deal

Jul 2, 2015 1:26 PM

Aron Baynes and the Detroit Pistons have agreed upon a multi-year contract worth as much as $20 million over three years.

Baynes has been with the San Antonio Spurs since 2013.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Aron Baynes, Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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David West Interested In Spurs, Warriors

Jul 2, 2015 10:55 AM

David West has serious interest in playing for the San Antonio Spurs or Golden State Warriors.

West declined his player option for the 15-16 season with the Indiana Pacers at $12.2 million.

West would have to take a veteran's minimum deal to play with the Warriors ($1.49 million annually) and would likely take a significant pay cut to play for the Spurs. 

West wants to compete for a championship after the Pacers took a step back in 14-15.

"At this point in my career, it's all about winning," West said. "And again, I don't want to be in a position where we're just fighting to make the playoffs, I want to be in a spot where we can legitimately taste the finals."

Sam Amick/USA Today

Tags: David West, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Move Alongside Spurs As Top Contenders For LaMarcus Aldridge

Jul 1, 2015 6:23 PM

The Phoenix Suns were impressive in their meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge.

The Suns gained momentum going into the meeting with their free agent signing of Tyson Chandler. Aldridge is known to prefer playing power forward and the Suns were able to take Chandler in with them into the meeting.

Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe were also in on the meeting.

The Suns have moved alongside the San Antonio Spurs as the leading contenders for Aldridge.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Spurs Trade Tiago Splitter To Hawks

Jul 1, 2015 11:56 AM

The San Antonio Spurs have agreed to trade Tiago Splitter to the Atlanta Hawks.

The Spurs needed to clear cap space to operate in free agency to agree upon a new deal with Danny Green and pursue LaMarcus Aldridge.

The Hawks now have a replacement for Paul Millsap should he sign with the Orlando Magic. DeMarre Carroll signed with the Toronto Raptors.

Splitter is 30 years old and won't become a free agent until 2017.

Atlanta had the cap space to absorb the contract of Splitter.

Brian Windhorst reports Atlanta may have to make a second maneuver or cut Austin Daye and Mike Muscala, who have non-guaranteed contracts, but it is still in position to have as much as $18 million in cap space even with the Splitter acquisition.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Danny Green Agrees Upon Four-Year, $45M Deal With Spurs

Jul 1, 2015 11:31 AM

Danny Green has agreed upon a four-year, $45 million deal with the San Antonio Spurs.

Green also met with the Detroit Pistons.

Green emerged as one of the NBA's best two-way guards once he reached the Spurs' system.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Tags: Danny Green, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Danny Green Plans Meeting With Pistons
Danny Green has planned a meeting with the Pistons, sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Kawhi Leonard, Spurs Agree Upon Framework Of Five-Year $90M Extension
Kawhi Leonard has agreed upon the framework of a new maximum contract with the Spurs that could be worth more than $90 million.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Carlos Boozer To Receive Interest From Nets, Mavs, Rockets, Lakers, Heat, Spurs
Carlos Boozer spent the 14-15 season with the Lakers after being amnestied by the Bulls.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Marco Belinelli To Receive Interest From Warriors, Hornets
Marco Belinelli was drafted by the Warriors in 2007.

Marc J. Spears, Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Spurs In Talks With Cavs On Brendan Haywood's Non-Guaranteed Contract
Brendan Haywood's contract has a trade value of $10.5 million.

Mike Monroe/San Antonio Express-News

LaMarcus Aldridge Sets Order Of Free Agency Meetings
LaMarcus Aldridge will meet with seven teams in free agency.

David Aldridge/

Popovich, Duncan, Parker To Attend Spurs' Meeting With Aldridge
LaMarcus Aldridge will meet with the Spurs on July 1 in Los Angeles.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Spurs Make Tiago Splitter Available In Trade Talks
Tiago Splitter is due $8.5 million next season.

Jeff McDonald/San Antonio Express-News

Caron Butler Expected To Field Interest From Bulls, Clippers, Spurs, Lakers, Knicks
Caron Butler has emerged as a candidate for the Bulls, Clippers and Spurs, a league source told RealGM.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Dunc'd On Podcast: Offseason Previews For Spurs, Blazers, Nets, Pacers
Nate Duncan and Daniel Leroux preview the upcoming offseason for the Spurs, Trail Blazers, Nets and Pacers.

RealGM Staff Report

Spurs Rejected Trade Interest In Tiago Splitter
If the Spurs are able to sign LaMarcus Aldridge, they will have to find a trade involving Tiago Splitter to open up cap room.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Spurs Expect Tim Duncan To Play In 15-16
Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili have yet to make formal declarations.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Nets, Spurs Interested In Acquiring Sasha Kaun's Draft Rights From Cavs
Sasha Kaun was drafted by the Cavaliers in 2008 out of Kansas, but he's since been playing in Russia for CSKA Moscow.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Lakers Moving Up On Free Agency List Of LaMarcus Aldridge
The Lakers appear to be passing the Mavericks on LaMarcus Aldridge's list with the Spurs remaining No. 1.

Marc Stein, Chris Broussard/ESPN

Mavericks Targeting Danny Green As Monta Ellis Pursues Deal On East Coast
The Maveicks are targeting Spurs free agent Danny Green, league sources told RealGM

Shams Charania/RealGM

Tim Duncan Lost More Than $20M Due To Alleged Fraud By Financial Advisor
Tim Duncan will be a free agent this offseason, but the financial loss won't be a factor in whether or not he decides to continue his career.

Scott Soshnick/Bloomberg

James Borrego Reaches Coaching Deal With Spurs, Leaving Magic
James Borrego was an assistant coach under Gregg Popovich from 2003 to 2010.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Bulls Pursuing Jim Boylen To Become Hoiberg's Top Assistant
Fred Hoiberg is pursuing Jim Boylen to join him with the Bulls as his top assistant coach.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Mavs Believed To Be Bigger Threat For LaMarcus Aldridge Than Spurs
The general idea of returning to Texas rather than a specific city or team appeals to LaMarcus Aldridge the most at this point.

Ric Bucher/Bleacher Report

Marc Gasol: Spurs Are An Example Franchise
Marc Gasol admitted his free agency decision will be complicated.

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