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76ers Pursued Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard In Restricted Free Agency

Sep 23, 2015 4:24 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers broached the possibility of signing Jimmy Butler and Kawhi Leonard to an offer sheet during their restricted free agency. Their interest was described as "due diligence."

But there was little chance of either playing choosing to sign with the 76ers at this stage in their rebuild.

The 76ers almost entirely sat out free agency, not even pursuing younger players on cheap contracts.

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Tags: Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard, Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia Sixers, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jacque Vaughn Returns To Spurs In Player-Personnel Role

Sep 22, 2015 12:36 AM

Jacque Vaughn is returning to the San Antonio Spurs after two-plus seasons with the Orlando Magic.

Vaughn will return in a player-personnel role, replacing Trajan Langdon.

Vaughn has a longstanding relationship with the Spurs’ organization, where he served as an assistant coach (2010-12) and played the final three seasons (2006-09) of his 12-year NBA career.

There are no openings on the Spurs' staff currently.

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Tags: San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Spurs File Tender Deal To DeShaun Thomas

Sep 19, 2015 10:55 AM

The San Antonio Spurs have filed a tender deal to DeShaun Thomas.

Thomas is currently in San Antonio working out with the Spurs.

Thomas was the 58th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft out of Ohio State. Thomas spent last season with Barcelona.

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Tags: Deshaun Thomas, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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LaMarcus Aldridge, Spurs Both Expect To Adjust Style

Sep 15, 2015 11:32 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge isn't a perfect fit for the San Antonio Spurs' existing offense predicated on quick ball movement, but they figure to make adjustments on both sides.

“LaMarcus will be different,” said R.C. Buford. “And we’ll be different than we were before LaMarcus. We have to figure out how LaMarcus will play within our group, and produce at levels that he’s capable of — and that are important to him, and to our success.”

Aldridge can counter small lineups on both ends of the floor.

“Shots taken off ball movement are more efficient than shots taken off ball stoppage,” Buford says. “That’s irrefutable. And it’s by enough of a margin that I don’t think it’ll be hard for Pop to say, ‘Move the ball.’”

Aldridge shot 51 percent when he held the ball for less than two seconds before jacking, and 42 percent when he kept the ball any longer, per

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Tags: LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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LaMarcus Aldridge Was 'Mentally Drained' During Free Agency

Aug 16, 2015 5:17 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge feels like a rookie again adjusting to life in San Antonio. 

Aldridge spent nine seasons in Portland with the Blazers.

"I don't know where to go, I don't know where anything is," Aldridge said during an appearance Saturday at the George Gervin Academy. "It's like being a rookie all over again."

Aldridge remains at peace with his choice to sign with the Spurs.

"I don't like change," Aldridge said. "That's been a little bit difficult for me, trying to get used to a new city. I got lost like twice yesterday. That's not fun.

"In the end, it should be great for me. Right now, it's been tough because everything is so new."

Aldridge felt "mentally drained" during the free agency process.

Jeff McDonald/San Antonio Express-News

Tags: LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs, NBA

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Patty Mills Added To Australia's Roster For Oceania Championship

Aug 11, 2015 5:06 AM

Patty Mills has been added to Australia's national team roster for the Oceania Championship.

Australia needed Mills following the ACL tear suffered by Dante Exum.

Mills had initially been left off the roster after the San Antonio Spurs asked him to sit out a series of warmup games.

“I’m looking forward to joining my Boomers teammates for this very important qualification series against New Zealand,” Mills said via statement. “Playing for my country has always been an honor for me. Obviously my shoulder injury last year meant that I had to continue intensive rehab and quality training over the past few months. I’ve done that and will be ready for the Oceania Championships.”

Dan McCarney/San Antonio Express-News

Tags: Patty Mills, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, National

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Thunder To Open Season Schedule Against Spurs

Aug 10, 2015 2:18 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder will open the 2015-16 season against LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs.

It will mark the second time in four seasons that OKC has opened its season against the Spurs.

The Thunder lost to the Spurs by two in San Antonio to start the 2012-13 season.

Darnell Mayberry/The Oklahoman

Tags: San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Boban Marjanovic Wanted To Play In Eurobasket, Spurs Held Decision Power

Aug 9, 2015 4:12 AM

Boban Marjanovic was ruled out of Eurobasket for Serbia when an MRI by the San Antonio Spurs revealed significant bony edema in his left ankle.

The Serbian team and Marjanovic's agent asked the Spurs to reconsider the decision, but his new NBA team had the authority to keep him out.

“I’m so sorry for everything that happened, I had a great desire and motivation to play for the national team,” Marjanovic told Blic Sport. “With impatience I waited start preparing the national team and work with the screen Djordjevic, but nothing is in my hands. From the first days of preparation there was a great atmosphere in the team, it’s a fantastic group of guys that I am convinced that it will be able to achieve the desired goal and placed on the Olympics.”

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Tags: Boban Marjanovic, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, National

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Keifer Sykes Agrees To Camp Deal With Spurs

Aug 7, 2015 9:45 PM

Undrafted guard Keifer Sykes had agreed to a training camp contract with the San Antonio Spurs, a league source told RealGM.

Sykes went undrafted out in June out of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he had a standout four-year career.

Sykes played for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA summer league in July.

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Marcus Denmon Signs With Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi

Aug 1, 2015 1:53 PM

Marcus Denmon will play in Turkey next season, with the professional team Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi.

Denmon was a 2012 second round pick by the San Antonio Spurs.

Last season, Denmon played with the Italian club Enel Brindisi, where he averaged 14.4 points, 2.0 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 34 games in the Italian League. Denmon recently played with the Spurs’ Summer League team during their Utah Summer League sequence, where he played in two of the three games and shot 0-of-4 from the floor.

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Popovich Expects 'Same Boring Game' From Duncan
Tim Duncan is entering his 19th NBA season.

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Spurs Agree Upon Camp Deal With Youssou Ndoye
Youssou Ndoye is expected to spend the 2015-16 season with Austin in the D-League.

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Jimmer Fredette, Spurs Agree Upon Camp Deal
The Spurs want to give Jimmer Fredette, a talented perimeter shooter, an opportunity in their system.

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Manu Ginobili's New Deal Worth $5.75M Over Two Seasons
Manu Ginobili signed a two-year, $5.75 million deal with a player option included for Year 2.

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Patty Mills Won't Play For Australia This Summer
Patty Mills averaged 21.2 points per game in the Olympics, including 26 against the United States in the quarterfinals.

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Matt Bonner Agrees To Re-Sign With Spurs
Matt Bonner also received interest from the Kings.

Jeff McDonald/San Antonio Express-News

Boban Marjanovich, Spurs Agree Upon One-Year, $2M Deal
Boban Marjanovic was selected to the All-Euroleague First Team and he led his team to the Serbian League championship as well as the ABA championship.

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Joel Freeland Signing Two-Year Deal With CSKA Moscow After Declining Mavs' Offer
Joel Freeland had several other offers, including veteran-minimum proposals from the Cavaliers and Spurs, sources said.

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Spurs Sign Jonathon Simmons To Two-Year Deal
The Spurs have signed Jonathon Simmons to a two-year contract worth the veteran's minimum, league sources told RealGM.

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Tim Duncan Agrees To One-Year, $5M Deal With Spurs
Tim Duncan accepted a reduction in pay of almost $5 million to help the Spurs re-sign Danny Green and sign LaMarcus Aldridge.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Spurs Acquire Ray McCallum From Kings
Ray McCallum will give the Spurs depth at point guard to replace Cory Joseph.

Marc Stein/ESPN

David West Took $4M Less Wizards' Offer, $2M Less Than Warriors
David West sacrificed $11 million in declining his option with the Pacers to sign with the Spurs.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Manu Ginobili Re-Signing With Spurs On Two-Year, $5.7M Deal
Manu Ginobili has reached agreement on a two-year, $5.7 million contract to return to the franchise, league sources told RealGM.

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David West Agrees Upon One-Year, $1.4M Deal With Spurs
David West opted out of his $12 million deal with the Pacers to pursue a championship with a contending team.

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Manu Ginobili Returns For Next Season With Spurs
Manu Ginobili announced Monday that he will return to play in the NBA next season.

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Carlos Boozer In Talks With Clippers, Spurs, Mavs, Raptors
Carlos Boozer spent last season with the Lakers.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Cory Joseph, Raptors Agree Upon Four-Year, $30M Deal
The Spurs rescinded their qualifying offer to Cory Joseph to create cap space for LaMarcus Aldridge.

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Spurs Turn Attention To Bringing Back Manu Ginobili
Manu Ginobili has been considering retirement since the end of the Spurs' season.

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LaMarcus Aldridge Agrees To $80M Max Contract With Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge's final choice was the Spurs over the Suns.

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Spurs, Suns Considered Frontrunners For LaMarcus Aldridge
The Spurs and Lakers were considered the favorites for LaMarcus Aldridge heading into the process.

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