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Andrew Bogut Agrees To Sign With Cavaliers

Feb 28, 2017 7:49 PM

Andrew Bogut has committed to signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Bogut and the Philadelphia 76ers agreed upon a buyout following his trade.

Bogut also considered the Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics.

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Andrew Bogut Agrees To Buyout, Set To Decide Between Cavs, Rockets, Spurs, Celtics

Feb 27, 2017 6:03 PM

Andrew Bogut has agreed upon a buyout with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Bogut has narrowed his next team down to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics. Bogut will have conversations over the next 24 hours with those teams before making his decision.

In 26 games for Dallas, Bogut averaged three points and 8.3 rebounds. 

Bogut spent five seasons with the Warriors before joining the Mavericks.

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Gregg Popovich: Big Teams In Big Cities Important For NBA

Feb 27, 2017 3:53 PM

The San Antonio Spurs have been one of the NBA's most consistent franchises over the past two decades.

“Better than chaos and conflict,” Popovich said of his relationship with R.C. Buford.

Popovich talked about the Los Angeles Lakers' new direction with Magic Johnson as president of basketball operations.

“Magic’s always been somewhat an idol in the sense of what he accomplished and what he’s done not just on the court but what he’s done after the court business-wise,” Popovich said. “Hopefully that will transfer. Hopefully he’ll be very successful. I’m one of those people that believe that having big teams in big cities is important for the league. Sure, we all want to win. But the bigger picture is big cities in big teams is good for everybody.”

Popovich also said how the Spurs' ownership has helped tremendously with their success.

 

“Ownership has allowed us to run the program and keep them informed as they should,” Popovich said. “If that piece of the puzzle is in the place, it becomes synergy between management, coaches and players. At that point, it becomes people. Hopefully people have gotten over themselves and are comfortable in their own skins. They know how maturely and objectively agree and disagree. That’s totally dependent on people.”

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Cavs, Spurs, Rockets, Celtics, Jazz Interested In Andrew Bogut

Feb 26, 2017 1:56 AM

Andrew Bogut is engaged in buyout talks with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Bogut wants to pursue a championship and play a significant role for a veteran team.

Cleveland, San Antonio, Houston, Boston and Utah have had discussions with Bogut’s representatives over the last 24 hours.

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Spurs Tried To Trade For Stanley Johnson With Low Offer

Feb 15, 2017 1:34 PM

The San Antonio Spurs were one of several teams who tried to trade for Stanley Johnson with a bargain offer in November after he was suspended by the Detroit Pistons.

Detroit were split in their draft room between Johnson and Devin Booker in 2015.

Johnson has played better over the last six weeks, losing 20 pounds and has worked on his passing.

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Joel Anthony Signs 2nd 10-Day Contract With Spurs

Feb 2, 2017 2:40 PM

The San Antonio Spurs have signed Joel Anthony to a second 10-day contract.

Anthony was previously signed to a 10-day contract with San Antonio on Jan. 23.

Anthony has appeared in three games with the Spurs, averaging 1.3 points and 1.7 rebounds in 5.3 minutes.

Additionally, Anthony was in training camp this season with the Spurs where he saw action in all six preseason games, averaging 4.2 points and 3.3 rebounds in 13.9 minutes before being waived on Oct. 22.

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Kawhi Leonard, Joel Embiid Named Players Of The Week

Jan 23, 2017 3:32 PM

Joel Embiid and Kawhi Leonard have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

Embiid appeared in three games during the span and Philadelphia won each game he played in. For the week, he averaged 22 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks per game. His 29 free throws made were tied with All-Star starter Jimmy Butler of Chicago for the most by an Eastern Conference player this past week, while his 11 blocks matched Golden State’s Draymond Green for the league lead.

Leonard averaged 36.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.33 steals in 40.2 minutes while shooting .565 (39-69) from the field, .438 (7-16) from beyond the arc and .960 (24-25) from the foul line as the Spurs went 3-0 for the week. He started the week off by registering 34 points (12-17 FG, 2-3 3FG, 8-9 FT), 7 rebounds and 5 assists in 39 minutes in a 122-114 victory over Minnesota on Jan. 17.  Two nights later Leonard posted a team-high 34 points (12-22 FG, 2-5 3FG, 8-8 FT), 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and a block in 36 minutes in a 118-104 victory vs. Denver.  The reigning back-to-back NBA Defensive Player of the Year closed out the week with a career-best 41 points (15-30 FG, 3-8 3FG, 8-8 FT), 6 rebounds and 5 assists in 46 minutes while helping the Spurs outlast the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 118-115 overtime road win on Jan. 21. 

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Spurs Sign Joel Anthony To 10-Day Contract

Jan 23, 2017 11:17 AM

The San Antonio Spurs have signed Joel Anthony to a 10-day contract.

Anthony (6-9, 245) spent time in training camp with the Spurs appearing in six preseason games, averaging 4.2 points and 3.3 rebounds in 13.9 minutes before being waived Oct. 22.

The Spurs need depth at center with Pau Gasol out with a broken hand.

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Pau Gasol Out Indefinitely With Broken Left Hand

Jan 20, 2017 12:47 AM

Pau Gasol is out indefinitely with a broken left hand.

Gasol fractured the fourth metacarpal on his left hand during the San Antonio Spurs' pregame warmups on Thursday. Gasol collided with Kyle Anderson and walked off the court grimacing and flexing his left hand.

The Spurs immediately took X-rays at the arena before determining he suffered the fracture.

The Spurs haven't yet determined a timeline for Gasol's return.

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Bryn Forbes Assigned By Spurs To D-League

Dec 27, 2016 8:14 PM

The San Antonio Spurs have assigned guard Bryn Forbes to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League.

In five appearances with Austin, Forbes is averaging 20.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 34.5 minutes, shooting .531 (34-64) from the field and .593 (16-27) from beyond the arc.

The first-year guard has appeared in 13 games for San Antonio this season.

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Spurs Waive Nico Laprovittola
Nico Laprovittola saw action in 18 games for the Spurs, averaging 3.3 points and 1.6 assists in 9.7 minutes.

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Kawhi Leonard Still Figuring Out Nuances Of Being Go-To Scorer
Kawhi Leonard has scored 30 or more points on six different occasions so far this season compared to just four 30-point games over the first five seasons of his career.

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Tony Parker Could Miss Extended Time With Knee Injury
Tony Parker is averaging 9.7 points and 4.3 assists in his 16th season.

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Spurs, Warriors Tried To Trade Up In 2011 For Jonas Valanciunas
The Warriors and Spurs walked away from the 2011 NBA Draft with Klay Thompson and Kawhi Leonard.

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Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard 'Getting Paid To Do Both' Offense, Defense
Despite the increase in his role on offense, Kawhi Leonard remains one of the NBA's best defensive players.

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Spurs To Retire Tim Duncan's Jersey On Dec. 18th
Tim Duncan will become the eighth Spurs player in franchise history to have his number raised to the rafters.

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Spurs Assign Davis Bertans, Bryn Forbes, Dejounte Murray
Davis Bertans has appeared in seven games with San Antonio, averaging 2.0 points and 1.6 rebounds in 10.9 minutes.

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Tony Parker Out One Week With Sore Right Knee
Tony Parker is averaging a sub-par 5.5 points and 4.0 assists per game after posting averages of 11.9 points and 5.3 assists over 72 games last season.

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Spurs Assign Dejounte Murray To D-League
Dejounte Murray was the Spurs' first round pick out of Washington.

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Gregg Popovich: Kawhi/Hill Trade 'Good For Both Teams'
The Pacers traded George Hill to the Jazz this offseason after he helped them reach two Eastern Conference Finals.

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LaMarcus Aldridge Insists He's Happy With Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge chose to sign with the Spurs just one summer ago.

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Kawhi Leonard Still Preferring Championship Over MVP
Kawhi Leonard was asked whether he is shooting for an MVP this season as he continues to take on a bigger role with the Spurs.

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Ryan Arcidiacono To Join Austin Spurs
In addition to Ryan Arcidiacono, the Spurs are hopeful Patricio Garino and Livio Jean-Charles will also join the team.

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Popovich: Kawhi Leonard Now 'More Confident, More Aggressive, More Hungry To Score'
Kawhi Leonard has become a much better player on offense over the past few seasons.

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Danny Green Out Three Weeks With Quad Strain
Danny Green is coming off a season in which his three-point shooting dropped from 41.8 percent to 33.2 percent.

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LaMarcus Aldridge Dismisses Rumors, Insists He's Happy With Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge responded to reports he is unhappy with the Spurs.

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Spurs Unlikely To Trade Core Player This Season, Could Reconsider If Out Of Title Contention
The Spurs denied a report that they could trade LaMarcus Aldridge this season.

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LaMarcus Aldridge Could Be Traded By Spurs This Season
Jackie MacMullan hinted at possible issues going on with LaMarcus Aldridge that could lead the Spurs to trade him.

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Spurs Hire Chris Grant As Team Scout
Chris Grant has not held a position in the NBA since he was fired as general manager of the Cavaliers in February of 2014.

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Tony Parker Accepting Evolving Role With Spurs
The Spurs want Tony Parker to evolve into more of a facilitator this season.

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