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Spurs Shopping LaMarcus Aldridge In Trade Talks

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-5.

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.

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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.

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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

Jun 20, 2017 10:14 AM

Pau Gasol will decline his $16.2 million player option with the San Antonio Spurs but will work with the team on a longer term deal.

Gasol's decision will presumably give the Spurs more cap space to operate in free agency.

Gasol signed a two-year, $31.6 million deal with the Spurs last offseason.

The Spurs have been mentioned as a potential free agent destination for Chris Paul and others such as George Hill, Jrue Holiday and Kyle Lowry. Gasol's salary was one of the main impediments towards clearing space.

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Ettore Messina Signs Two-Year Extension With Spurs

Jun 19, 2017 9:29 PM

Ettore Messina has agreed to sign a two-year extension with the San Antonio Spurs.

The Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera first reported the news.

"In San Antonio, I feel they want me," Messina told the newspaper, per the website Sportando.com. "They did not wait for a second. There is a new contract waiting. I have to sign it."

Messina joined the Spurs in July of 2014. Messina has since been a candidate for NBA head coaching jobs.

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Chris Paul Expected To Meet With Clippers, Spurs, Nuggets, Rockets

Jun 15, 2017 2:15 PM

Chris Paul plans to meet with the Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets in free agency.

Paul can earn $205 million over five years with the Clippers, or $152 million over four years with another team.

The Clippers have recently become “nervous” about the reports that San Antonio will make a big push to sign Paul.

The Spurs and Rockets finished with the second and third seeds in the Western Conference. Denver just missed out on the playoffs but they have a promising young core with a lot of depth.

In 2013, Paul informed the Clippers he was going to sign with the Rockets until they finalized their deal to hire Doc Rivers.

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Tags: Chris Paul, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Bucks Request Interview With Becky Hammon For GM Job

Jun 2, 2017 2:10 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have interest in interview Becky Hammon for their general manager vacancy.

Hammon has no prior front office experience but she's worked as a behind-the-bench assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs for three seasons.

Hammon interviewed for the Florida women's head coaching job this year.

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Chris Paul To Seriously Consider Signing With Spurs

Jun 2, 2017 12:26 PM

Chris Paul will give serious consideration to signing with the San Antonio Spurs this offseason. 

Paul is intrigued by the possibility of playing with Kawhi Leonard and for Gregg Popovich. 

The Clippers are already contemplating roster and organizational changes aimed at convincing Paul ‎to re-sign.

The a Spurs would need to sacrifice depth in order to sign Paul. 

One source said of the Spurs' interest in Paul: "They love him."

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Nick Kerr To Join Spurs As Video Coordinator

May 30, 2017 7:42 PM

Nick Kerr, son of Steve Kerr, will join the San Antonio Spurs this offseason in a video role.

Kerr played collegiately at UC San Diego before transferring to Cal as a graduate student.

With Steve Kerr not on the sidelines during the playoffs, he's been watching the games with Nick.

"He’s been at pretty much every practice the last two postseasons–once the Cal season ended the last two years he just came down and rebounded and watched film with our staff. So he’s getting a pretty good education here," said Steve Kerr.

Nick Kerr will work for Gregg Popovich, who coached Steve Kerr as a player.

"It’s good for him to go out and do his own thing; pretty good opportunity to go work for the best in the business," said Steve Kerr.

We’re going to miss him."

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Dewayne Dedmon Declines $3M Player Option With Spurs

May 30, 2017 1:01 PM

Dewayne Dedmon will decline his $3 million player option next season with the San Antonio Spurs to become a free agent.

Dedmon signed a two-year, $6 million deal with the Spurs last offseason.

Dedmon averaged 17.5 minutes, 5.1 points and 6.5 rebounds in 76 games this season.

Dedmon previously played sparingly, most recently with the Orlando Magic.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Kawhi Leonard Expected To Play In Game 1
Kawhi Leonard could have played in Game 6 if it was an elimination game for them but they wanted him healthy for Sunday.

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Kawhi Leonard Suffers Knee, Ankle Injuries In Spurs' OT Win
Kawhi Leonard sat out much of the fourth quarter and didn't play during OT in the team's win over the Rockets on Tuesday night.

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Tony Parker Undergoes Successful Surgery On Ruptured Quad Tendon
The Spurs have yet to set a timetable for Tony Parker's return.

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Tony Parker Out For Playoffs With Ruptured Quad Tendon
Tony Parker will miss the remainder of the playoffs with a ruptured quadriceps tendon.

RealGM Staff Report

Tony Parker Injures Left Knee, Will Undergo MRI
Tony Parker was unable to put any weight on the leg and was carried off the floor.

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Dennis Lindsey Turned Down Other GM Jobs Before Joining Jazz In 2012
Dennis Lindsey chose the Jazz because the ownership group reminded him of the Holt family, who own the Spurs.

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Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard Is Best Player In NBA Right Now
Kawhi Leonard has led the NBA in PER during the playoffs.

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