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Lakers, Cavs, Rockets, Celtics, Spurs Pursued Paul George Heading To Draft

Jun 25, 2017 8:12 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs were among the teams that pursued a trade for Paul George aggressively leading up to the draft.

The Rockets and Lakers remain determined to keep pushing for a George trade, while the Cavaliers also are attempting to construct three-way scenarios involving Kevin Love.

The Celtics are expected to revisit discussions for Paul if they're able to sign Gordon Hayward in free agency. 

The Cavaliers believe trading for George could convince him to abandon his plan to join the Lakers in 2018.

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Tags: Paul George, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Spurs Extend Qualifying Offer To Jonathon Simmons

Jun 23, 2017 1:07 PM

The San Antonio Spurs have extended the qualifying offer of $1.6 million to Jonathon Simmons.

The Spurs will have match rights on any offer Simmons receives.

Simmons averaged 6.2 points and 2.1 rebounds in his second season with the Spurs, but had his biggest impact in the postseason.

At least 12 teams will be interested in Simmons in free agency.

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Cavs, Spurs Discuss Danny Green Trade

Jun 22, 2017 5:09 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs have held trade talks on Danny Green.

The Spurs have interest in moving him this offseason.

San Antonio's asking price, according to the report, has been high.

Green began his career with the Cavaliers.

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Tags: Danny Green, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Blazers Haven't Ruled Out Trading For LaMarcus Aldridge If Spurs Take Matching Salary

Jun 22, 2017 1:22 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers haven't ruled out the possibility of trading for LaMarcus Aldridge, according to a source.

Aldridge left the Blazers to sign with the San Antonio Spurs in 2015. 

The Blazers would only be willing to complete a trade for Aldridge with the Spurs if they sent out matching salary. Portland owns three first round picks and is also interested in sending out salary. Portland has limited cap flexibility after their 2016 offseason.

The Spurs presumably have wanted to clear Aldridge's salary to create cap space.

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Tags: LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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George Hill, Spurs Have Mutual Interest

Jun 22, 2017 12:50 PM

The San Antonio Spurs and George Hill have mutual interest in reuniting this offseason in free agency.

Hill was traded by the Spurs to the Indiana Pacers on draft night in 2011 for Kawhi Leonard.

Hill declined an extension offer from the Utah Jazz in February to become a free agent.

Hill has long been interest in returning to the Spurs and maintains a residence in San Antonio. Hill frequently works out at the Spurs' practice facility when in town.

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Tags: George Hill, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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LaMarcus Aldridge Wants Trade From Spurs

Jun 22, 2017 11:29 AM

According to Stephen A. Smith, LaMarcus Aldridge is "very, very unhappy in San Antonio right now. He feels the Spurs have compromised him, his productivity. They have hurt his game. As a result, he wants out and he wants out in the worst way. He wants to be gone."

The San Antonio Spurs are looking to trade Aldridge ahead of the draft and have reportedly had conversations with teams drafting in the top-10.

Aldridge signed a four-year, $80 million contract with the Spurs in 2015 and he has a player option for the 18-19 season.

The Spurs would also like to create cap space to pursue free agents this offseason.

“They feel it’s time to move on,” a source told the Express-News.

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

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Spurs Have 'Strong Interest' In Chris Paul, Derrick Rose

Jun 22, 2017 10:59 AM

The San Antonio Spurs have "strong interest" in both Chris Paul and Derrick Rose.

The Spurs have been maneuvering their cap situation in order to clear space to pursue free agents. San Antonio is even considering trading away LaMarcus Aldridge.

Rose will come at a significantly lower cost for the Spurs than Paul. The Los Angeles Clippers are expected to offer Paul a max contract at 35 percent of the cap, while Rose could only command up to 30 percent of the cap, which he's unlikely to even receive considering the point guard market.

Rose has said he would like to re-sign with the New York Knicks.

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Tags: Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Spurs Shopping LaMarcus Aldridge For Top-10 Pick

Jun 22, 2017 12:36 AM

The San Antonio Spurs are reportedly interested in trading away LaMarcus Aldridge.

Aldridge has been offered to teams drafting in the top-10.

The Spurs have interest in clearing cap space to engage in free agency.

Aldridge signed a four-year, $80 million contract with the Spurs in 2015 and he has a player option for the 18-19 season.

Gregg Popovich voiced displeasure with Aldridge's performance after Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.

"He can opt out in a year," Spurs general manager R.C. Buford told ESPN last month. "There's a point in time that we'll have to address what's next. At that time, we'll deal with it. As you build a team, you make decisions along the way."

According to Stephen A. Smith, Aldridge is "very, very unhappy in San Antonio right now. He feels the Spurs have compromised him, his productivity. They have hurt his game. As a result, he wants out and he wants out in the worst way. He wants to be gone."

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

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Spurs Open To Trading Away Danny Green

Jun 21, 2017 5:28 PM

The San Antonio Spurs are open to trading away Danny Green this offseason.

The Spurs are interested in pursuing their option in free agency and moving Green would create additional cap space.

No deal involving Green is imminent at this time.

James Young/San Antonio Express-News

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David Lee To Decline $1.6M Option With Spurs

Jun 20, 2017 10:52 AM

David Lee is expected to decline his $1.6 million player option for the 17-18 season with the San Antonio Spurs.

Lee signed a two-year, $3.2 million deal with the Spurs last offseason.

Lee averaged 7.3 points and 5.6 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per game for the Spurs.

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Pau Gasol Declines $16.2M Option With Spurs, Intends To Re-Sign On Longer Deal
Pau Gasol's decision will presumably give the Spurs more cap space to operate in free agency.

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Ettore Messina Signs Two-Year Extension With Spurs
Ettore Messina joined the Spurs in July of 2014.

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Chris Paul Expected To Meet With Clippers, Spurs, Nuggets, Rockets
The Clippers have recently become "nervous" about the possibility of Chris Paul leaving.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Bucks Request Interview With Becky Hammon For GM Job
Becky Hammon has no prior front office experience but she's worked as a behind-the-bench assistant coach for the Spurs for three seasons.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Chris Paul To Seriously Consider Signing With Spurs
Chris Paul is intrigued by joining forces with Kawhi Leonard and Gregg Popovich.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Nick Kerr To Join Spurs As Video Coordinator
Nick Kerr played collegiately at UC San Diego before transferring to Cal as a graduate student.

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Dewayne Dedmon Declines $3M Player Option With Spurs
Dewayne Dedmon signed a two-year, $6 million deal with the Spurs last offseason.

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David Lee Won't Need Surgery On Knee
David Lee's injury should heal in approximately six weeks.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Clippers Concerned By Spurs' Possible Pursuit Of Chris Paul
The Spurs don't currently have enough cap space to sign Chris Paul to a max contract, but they could conceivably clear room.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Chris Paul, Spurs Believed To Have Mutual Interest
Chris Paul is widely expected to re-sign with the Clippers this offseason in free agency, but the Spurs are lurking as a potential destination.

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Manu Ginobili Undecided About Retirement
Manu Ginobili is unsure if he will continue his career in 17-18 or retire as he turns 40 this summer.

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Kawhi Leonard Ruled Out For Game 4
Kawhi Leonard has been out since the second half of Game 1 with an ankle injury.

RealGM Staff Report

David Lee Diagnosed With Partially Torn Patellar Tendon In Left Knee
David Lee winced in pain immediately upon landing.

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Kawhi Leonard Won't Play In Game 3
Kawhi Leonard aggravated his ankle injury in the second half of Game 1.

RealGM Staff Report

Kawhi Leonard Doesn't Practice, Remains Questionable For Game 3
Kawhi Leonard was at the Spurs' practice facility on Thursday but did not participate in the workout.

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Kawhi Leonard Out For Game 2, Questionable For Game 3
The Spurs held out Kawhi Leonard from Game 2 due to an aggravated ankle injury.

RealGM Staff Report

Gregg Popovich Critical Of Zaza Pachulia Undercutting Leonard
Gregg Popovich likened Zaza Pachulia's play to manslaughter where intent doesn't matter.

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Kawhi Leonard MRI On Ankle Shows No Structural Damage
Kawhi Leonard is unlikely to play in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.

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Kawhi Leonard Unsure If He'll Play Game 2
Kawhi Leonard appeared to aggravate his ankle injury twice in the third quarter.

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Kawhi Leonard To Play In Game 1 Of WCF
Gregg Popovich said Kawhi Leonard "absolutely" fully participated in Saturday's practice in San Antonio.

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