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Spurs Waive Bryce Cotton, Josh Davis

The San Antonio Spurs have waived guard Bryce Cotton and forward Josh Davis.

Cotton, who was signed by San Antonio on July 7, appeared in five preseason contests for the Spurs, averaging 4.8 points and 1.4 assists in 11.3 minutes.

Davis was signed on Aug. 27. In three preseason games, he averaged 1.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 6.0 minutes.

San Antonio’s roster now stands at 16.

Via RealGM Staff Report

GMs Predict Spurs' Title, LeBron For MVP, Jabari For ROY

The NBA has released its annual survery of general managers with the San Antonio Spurs receiving 46.2 percent of the votes for which team will win the 2015 Finals.

The Cleveland Cavaliers came in second with 15.4 percent, followed by the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City tied for third at 11.5 percent. The Golden State Warriors received 3.8 percent of the vote.

LeBron James is the expected winner of MVP with 67.9 percent, followed by Kevin Durant at 21.4 percent. 

James is also the player most GMs would choose to build a franchise around with 50 percent of the vote, though that is down from 89.7 percent last season. Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant each received 25 percent of the vote.

Jabari Parker is a heavy favorite to win Rookie of the Year with 75 percent of the vote, followed by Andrew Wiggins at 17.9 percent.

Gregg Popovich is considered the best head coach in the NBA with 92.9 percent of the vote.

Via John Schuhmann/NBA.com

Kawhi Leonard To Miss Rest Of Preseason With Eye Infection

Kawhi Leonard’s right eye infection has spread to his left eye and he will miss the remainder of the pre-season schedule.

The regular season opener against the Dallas Mavericks would appear to be up in the air for Leonard, according to a timetable for his recovery by Gregg Popovich.

“Kawhi Leonard is still out, for 10 more days,” Popovich said. “(The infection) is going back and forth between the two (eyes). It’s crazy.”

Via Mike Monroe/San Antonio Express-News

Popovich Fires Back At Sarver Apologizing To Phoenix Crowd For Spurs' Absent Players

Gregg Popovich responded Saturday to Robert Sarver, who grabbed a mic late in Thursday’s exhibition game to apologize to the Phoenix Suns' home crowd after five San Antonio Spurs players missed the game.

“As I said, the silliness begins," Popovich said. "Most wise individuals would check facts before they made statements. Unless you’re interested in putting on a show. In that case, the facts get in your way, as in this case.

“We had five guys we didn’t send: Patty Mills had a shoulder operation. Tiago Splitter has been out the whole preseason. Kawhi Leonard was out and is still out for 10 more days. The other two, Duncan and Ginobili, are two of the oldest guys in the league who just came back from a 13-day European trip.

“The only thing that surprises me is that he didn’t say it in a chicken suit. I’ll just leave it at that.”

Via Dan McCarney/San Antonio Express-News

RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders

In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks.com (@ArturoGalletti) go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season. 

Timestamps for the discussion on each team:

Part One

Atlanta Hawks (40.5 wins)- 

2:10

Boston Celtics (26.5 wins)- 

6:13

Brooklyn Nets (41.5 wins)- 

8:58

Charlotte Hornets (45.5 wins)- 

14:35

Chicago Bulls (55.5 wins)- 

16:58

Cleveland Cavaliers (58.5 wins)- 

25:23

Dallas Mavericks (49.5 wins)- 

33:15

Denver Nuggets (40.5 wins)- 

38:36

Detroit Pistons (36.5 wins)- 

43:05

Golden State Warriors (50.5 wins)- 

48:09

Houston Rockets (49.5 wins)- 

54:25

Indiana Pacers (32.5 wins)- 

1:00:46

Los Angeles Clippers (55.5 wins)- 

1:06:32

Los Angeles Lakers (31.5 wins)- 

1:12:07

Memphis Grizzlies (48.5 wins)- 

1:17:25

Miami Heat (43.5 wins)- 

1:21:13

Lightning Round

1:25:43

Click here to listen or download Part 1 

Part Two

Milwaukee Bucks (24.5 wins)- 

1:20

Minnesota Timberwolves (25.5 wins)- 

4:30

New Orleans Pelicans (41.5 wins)- 

9:25

New York Knicks (40.5 wins)- 

14:15

Oklahoma City Thunder (57.5 wins)- 

22:12

Orlando Magic (28.5 wins)- 

28:50

Philadelphia 76ers (15.5 wins)- 

34:52

Phoenix Suns (42.5 wins)- 

40:11

Portland Trail Blazers (48.5 wins)- 

44:01

Sacramento Kings (30.5 wins)- 

46:46

San Antonio Spurs (56.5 wins)- 

49:31

Toronto Raptors (49.5 wins)- 

54:49

Utah Jazz (25.5 wins)- 

58:26

Washington Wizards (49.5 wins)- 

1:01:20

Other bets on the board-

Click here to listen or download Part 2

You can also click here to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Boris Diaw Has $500,000 In Bonuses For Keeping Weight Off

Boris Diaw has a weight clause in his contract with the San Antonio Spurs in which he will earn bonuses of as much as $500,000.

Diaw will receive $150,000 for weighing less than or equal to 254 pounds on Oct. 25 and again on the first Tuesday after the All-Star Game and again on April 1.

Those three dates give Diaw an incentive to be in shape for the start of the regular season, the post-All-Star stretch and for the final push before the playoffs.

Via Ami Elhassan/ESPN

Cuban Hopes To Honor Duncan, Nash, Terry If They Plan To Retire After Season

Mark Cuban said he hopes to honor Tim Duncan on March 24, the San Antonio Spurs' last scheduled trip to Dallas in the regular season, if Duncan states he is retiring.

Cuban would similarly honor Steve Nash and Jason Terry if they make it clear they plan to retire at the end of the season.

“If we get word that it’s his last year here, we’ll do something special,” Cuban said. “We did the same thing for David Robinson. I’m hoping Tim will bless us with those words."

Via Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Popovich 'Very Possible' To Continue Coaching Even After Duncan Retires

Gregg Popovich discussed his partnership with Tim Duncan and admitted he tries not to think about the possibility of the ending.

“When he’s not at practice, I’m going to be little depressed, I think,” Popovich said. “It makes me sad. I’m going to miss it an awful lot…I’ll think about it when it happens and it’ll be tough, but until then I’m not going to start being unhappy now.”

Popovich signed a contract extension with the San Antonio Spurs in the offseason, which is believed to be for five more seasons. Although he has joked he will follow Duncan out of the NBA upon retirement, the coach acknowledged he will probably stick around.

“That’s very possible. I always said that [he'd leave with Duncan], because it’s kind of a funny line. It seems pretty logical and smart to do that. I know where my bread is buttered,” Popovich said with a laugh. “But I basically made the same commitments to Manu [Ginobili] and to Tony [Parker] that when they signed contracts, they wanted to know if I’m going to be here and I tell them I am, so it’s pretty tough to go ahead and leave.”

Via Michael Lee/Washington Post

Tim Duncan Hesitated Before Accepting $10.3M Player Option

Tim Duncan admitted he had hesitation before opting into his $10.3 player option for the 2014-15 season.

“There was some hesitation there,” Duncan said.

Ultimately, Duncan did not want to leave a season on the table.

“It came down to, I'm not going to be able to do this again,” Duncan said. “So as long as I'm feeling I can (play), and I feel good about it, this is where I want to be.”

Via Jeff McDonald/San Antonio Express-News

Aron Baynes Re-Signs With Spurs On Guaranteed One-Year Deal

Free agent center Aron Baynes has re-signed with the San Antonio Spurs on a fully guaranteed, one-year contract, a league source told RealGM.

Baynes held an extensive negotiation with the Spurs throughout the NBA offseason while also fielding interest in China and Europe. There had been question within the Spurs about their ability to re-sign Baynes, and the team pursued Gustavo Ayon earlier in the month offering a partially guaranteed deal, sources said.

The Spurs signed Baynes to a deal for more than his league minimum, a source said.

In playing 53 games in his second season for San Antonio, Baynes averaged three points and 2.7 rebounds in 9.3 minutes a game. When given extended minutes, the 27-year-old intrigued the front office with his post talent.

The 6-foot-10 Baynes also played for the Australian national team this summer, averaging nearly 17 points and seven rebounds in the World Cup of basketball.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

San Antonio Spurs Archives

Sean Marks Named Spurs' Assistant GM

Sean Marks will return to the Spurs' front office as an assistant general manager

Gustavo Ayon Signs With Real Madrid

Gustavo Ayon also had offers from the Spurs and in China.

Shanghai Making Strong Push To Sign Aron Baynes

The Spurs would retain Aron Baynes' restricted free agent rights if he signs abroad.

Popovich Worried Spurs Will Get Satisfied From 13-14 Championship

Gregg Popovich made sure the Spurs used their 2013 NBA Finals defeat as motiviation, but he faces the opposite problem now.

Gustavo Ayon Receives Formal Offer From Spurs

Sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania that Gustavo Ayon is deciding over three formal offers.

Michael Beasley Working Out For Spurs

Michael Beasley had workouts for several teams this offseason.

Spurs More Active In Development Of Unsigned Draft Rights Players

Gregg Popovich and the Spurs have sent an assistant to work with Livio Jean-Charles.

Spurs Open To Sign-And-Trade Deal For Ayon Baynes

The Spurs are open to signing-and-trading Aron Baynes, according to source.

Spurs Sign New Trainer Xavi Schelling

Xavi Schelling will be the head of the department of applied science in sport.

Spurs' New Court Design To Feature NBA's Largest Halfcourt Logo

The new floor will feature a 25x20 foot spur logo at center court, which is easily the largest in the NBA.

Zoran Dragic In Talks With Heat, Spurs, Mavericks, Magic

Zoran Dragic informed teams of the Oct. 5 buyout deadline in the language of his contract with Unicaja Malaga of the European League, a source told RealGM.

Ryan Hollins Receiving Interest From Heat, Spurs, Bulls, Kings

Ryan Hollins met with the Heat on Friday, according to sources.

Clippers, Spurs Enter Picture For Ray Allen

The Spurs and Clippers have emerged as possible destinations for Ray Allen.

Spurs Express Interest In Gustavo Ayon

The Spurs have expressed interest in Gustavo Ayon.

RealGM Radio: On The Southwest Division With Maisonet, Tjarks

They review the events of the offseason including which teams improved and which teams got worse, with special attention for the overhauls in Dallas and Houston. After that, the group previews the upcoming season including ranking the teams 1-5.

Erazem Lorbek Agrees To Buyout With Barcelona

The Spurs own the draft rights to Erazem Lorbek.

Spurs Sign Josh Davis

Josh Davis went undrafted in June out of San Diego State.

Aron Baynes Exploring Deals In Europe, Still Hopes To Re-Sign With Spurs

Aron Baynes is searching for a contract worth $1.5 million Euros.

Hakim Warrick To Work Out For Spurs

Hakim Warrick will work out for the Spurs on Sept. 1.

Marcus Denmon Signs With Enel Brindisi

Marcus Denmon was a second round pick for the Spurs in 2012.
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