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David Lee Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Spurs

Jul 28, 2016 5:54 PM

David Lee has agreed to sign a two-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs.

The second year of the deal is a player option for Lee.

Lee played for the Celtics and Mavericks this past season following his trade from the Warriors.

Lee averaged 8.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in 17.3 minutes per game with the Mavs.

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Manu Ginobili Found 76ers' Pitch Appealing Due To Brett Brown, Size Of Offer

Jul 22, 2016 10:07 AM

Manu Ginobili said his contract talks with the Philadelphia 76ers were genuine and not a negotiating ploy to receive a richer offer from the San Antonio Spurs.

“It was not my main option. I never wanted to leave San Antonio,” Ginobili told The Vertical. “But I had to listen to all the options that are there.”

Philadelphia was offering a two-year contract offer that guaranteed in the first season (between $16 million and $17 million) more than five times what the Spurs initially offered for one year ($3 million).

“The fact that Philadelphia had a great coach and a person I appreciate so much as Brett Brown, made it more appealing in the case the Spurs didn’t happen,” Ginobili told The Vertical. “But the Spurs happened and they always had the priority.”

The Spurs improved their one-year offer to $14 million.

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Spurs Hire Brian Wright From Pistons As Assistant GM

Jul 19, 2016 11:25 PM

The San Antonio Spurs have agreed to hire Brian Wright as assistant general manager.

Wright was most recently with the Detroit Pistons after spending eight seasons with the Orlando Magic. Wright attended graduate school at the University of Central Florida, earning an MBA and Master’s in sports business management from the DeVos Sports Business Management Program.

The Spurs have lost Sean Marks to the Brooklyn Nets and Scott Layden to the Minnesota Timberwolves so far in 2016.

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Manu Ginobili Agrees To One-Year, $14M Deal With Spurs

Jul 14, 2016 6:09 PM

Manu Ginobili has agreed to re-sign with the San Antonio Spurs on a one-year, $14 million deal.

The Spurs can go over the cap to re-sign Ginobili as they own his full Bird Rights.

The Philadelphia 76ers offered Ginobili a two-year, $30 million deal with a partial guarantee in Year 2 that forced the Spurs to increase their offer

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Manu Ginobili Discussing One-Year, $10M Deal With Spurs

Jul 14, 2016 2:03 PM

Manu Ginobili is discussing a one-year, $10 million deal with the San Antonio Spurs.

The Spurs must use up all of their cap space before exceeding the cap to re-sign Ginobili as they own his full Bird Rights.

Ginobili averaged 9.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 19.6 minutes per game last season with the Spurs. Ginobili's PER has remained comfortably above league average.

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Tim Duncan Waived By Spurs

Jul 12, 2016 12:56 PM

The San Antonio Spurs waived Tim Duncan upon the announcement of his retirement.

Before the start of free agency, Duncan exercised his player option with the Spurs for $5.6 million. Duncan had not yet decided at that point whether he was going to retire.

The Spurs needed to clear a portion of Duncan's salary to create cap space for their free agent moves. 

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Jason Kidd Regrets Not Signing With Spurs In 2003

Jul 12, 2016 11:46 AM

Jason Kidd continues to wonder what may have happened if he signed with the San Antonio Spurs in 2003 instead of agreeing upon a six-year, $103 million deal with the Nets. Kidd reflected on the decision after Tim Duncan's retirement announcement.

Kidd and the Nets were coming off two straight appearances in the Finals and only met with the Spurs in free agency. Kidd was ready to join the Spurs but his family wanted to stay in New Jersey. 

"I thought I was going to be a Spur," Kidd said. "I committed when I was down there on my visit [to San Antonio].

"On my flight home, I think I got cold feet," Kidd continued. "And sometimes I have nightmares about that. Maybe I could have won a championship or two there. But I got really lucky with Dallas and won a championship."

Kidd eventually won a title in 2011 with the Dallas Mavericks.


"It is something that I sometimes regret," Kidd said. "I wanted to see if I could win a championship in San Antonio."

"When you talk about Duncan, you can't say that I got cheated [out of MVP in 2001-02]," Kidd added. "Just coming to second to him was an honor in itself. The biggest disappointment is maybe not joining him, joining San Antonio and trying to win a championship when I had the opportunity as a free agent."

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Tim Duncan Announces Retirement After 19 Years With Spurs

Jul 11, 2016 10:04 AM

Tim Duncan has formally announced his retirement from the NBA after 19 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs.

Duncan helped lead the Spurs to five NBA championships with a .710 winning percentage in the regular season.

Duncan was the first overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft after a four-year career at Wake Forest.

Duncan led the NBA in Defensive RPM in his final season at the age of 40. Duncan joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players to retire with at least 26,000 points, 15,000 rebounds and 3,000 blocks.

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Manu Ginobili Agrees To One-Year Deal With Spurs

Jul 7, 2016 8:42 PM

Manu Ginobili has agreed to re-sign with the San Antonio Spurs on a one-year deal.

Ginobili's agent said he turned down a "very serious, big offer" from another team to remain with the Spurs.

“Happy to tell you guys that I’ll be coming back to the Spurs for another season,” Ginobili said via Twitter.

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Dewayne Dedmon, Spurs Agree Upon Two-Year, $6M Deal

Jul 7, 2016 10:58 AM

Dewayne Dedmon has agreed upon a two-year, $6 million deal with the San Antonio Spurs.

The Orlando Magic rescinded their qualifying offer to Dedmon to allow him to become an unrestricted free agent.

Dedmon also drew interest from the Golden State Warriors.

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Boban Marjanovic Agrees To Three-Year, $21M Offer Sheet With Pistons
Boban Marjanovic emerged this season as a rookie with the San Antonio Spurs, posting some of the NBA's most impressive per minute stats.

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Ray Allen Considering NBA Return, Reaches Out To Cavs, Warriors
Ray Allen would also consider playing for the Spurs and Clippers.

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Jazz Acquire Boris Diaw In Trade With Spurs
The Spurs needed to clear cap space in order to sign Pau Gasol.

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Spurs Working On Boris Diaw Trade
The Spurs will have to clear cap space to sign Pau Gasol and Boris Diaw is the most probable candidate.

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Pau Gasol Agrees Upon Two-Year, $30M Deal With Spurs
Pau Gasol has been weighing several competitive offers but he was waiting on the Spurs and their pursuit of Kevin Durant.

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Tim Duncan 'Leaning Strongly' Towards Retirement
Tim Duncan recently elected to exercise the $5.6 million player option on his 2016-17 contract.

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Kevin Durant Announces He'll Sign With Warriors
Kevin Durant took meetings with the Thunder, Warriors, Clippers, Spurs, Celtics and Heat.

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Kevin Durant Informing Teams He Met With, Will Announce On Players' Tribune
Kevin Durant is planning to inform all teams he met with about his decision on Monday morning.

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Pau Gasol Could Join Spurs If Durant Signs Elsewhere
The Spurs have been holding off on their normal free agency plans until Kevin Durant makes his decision.

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Kevin Durant To Make Decision On Monday
Kevin Durant's decision is believed to be down to the Thunder and Warriors.

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Pau Gasol Receiving Offers In $18M-$22M Per Year Range
Pau Gasol has received interest from the Raptors, Blazers, Bulls, Timberwolves and Spurs amongst others.

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Manu Ginobili Announces He'll Play In 16-17
Manu Ginobili has announced he will return to the Spurs for his 15th season.

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Kevin Durant Expects To Make Decision Sunday Evening Or Monday Morning
Kevin Durant is considering the Thunder, Warriors, Spurs, Celtics, Clippers and Heat.

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Raptors, Wolves, Blazers, Spurs Interested In Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol could elect to wait until after Kevin Durant makes his free agent decision before moving forward with his own choice.

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Wizards, Spurs, Wolves, Hornets, Blazers, Mavs, Magic In Mix For Ian Mahinmi
Ian Mahinmi had a breakout season for the Pacers in 15-16.

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Spurs, Nets, Bulls Interested In Jordan Hill
Jordan Hill spent last season with the Pacers.

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Longtime Friend: Kevin Durant's Decision '90 Percent Made'
Kevin Durant is widely expected to re-sign with the Thunder for at least one more season.

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Cavs, Rockets, Heat, Warriors, Spurs Interested In Timofey Mozgov
The Cavs primarily used Tristan Thompson, Kevin Love and Channing Frye at the center spot in the playoffs.

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Spurs Won't Waive Boris Diaw
Boris Diaw is 34 and his minutes per game dropped from 24.5 per game to 18.2 this season following the additions of LaMarcus Aldridge and David West.

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Tim Duncan Exercises Player Option With Spurs
Tim Duncan's future remains uncertain despite exercising his player option.

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