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RealGM Radio: Mega NBA Playoffs Preview

In this episode of RealGM Radio, host Daniel Leroux previews the NBA Playoffs with four different guests. 

Beckley Mason (@BeckleyMason) of the New York Times and ESPN joins the show to work through the bracket and provide his take from the first round to the finals.

After that, Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) of Basketball Insiders comes on to provide his insight on the various matchups he is looking forward to in the next few weeks.

Following him, Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) of RealGM projects how the various first round series will shake out and what he is looking forward to the most.

Finally, Arturo Galletti (@ArturoGalletti) of BoxScoreGeeks.com shares his playoff predictions and discusses the playoff prediction contest his site is running with Wages of Wins.

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Via RealGM Staff Report

Spurs, Clippers, Thunder, Heat, Warriors Finish In Top-5 In Efficiency Differential

The San Antonio Spurs finished the 13-14 regular season with the best efficiency differential in the NBA with a mark of +8.1. The Spurs scored 110.5 points per 100 possession while allowing 102.4 points per 100 possessions.

The Los Angeles Clippers ranked second, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors. 

The Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns round out the top-10.

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Via RealGM Staff Report

Spurs Sign Damion James For Remainder Of Season

The San Antonio Spurs have signed forward Damion James for the remainder of the season.

James was originally signed by the Spurs to a 10-day contract on April 3.

James has appeared in three games for the Spurs, averaging 1.0 rebounds in 3.3 minutes.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Thunder Join Spurs In Securing Homecourt In Finals

The Oklahoma City Thunder have joined the San Antonio Spurs in securing homecourt advantage in The Finals should they make it.

The Thunder are guaranteed to have a better record than both the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat with their win on Friday.

Via Anthony Slate/Oklahoman

Tony Parker Listed Day-To-Day After MRI Revealing Sprained Facet Joint

Tony Parker underwent an MRI exam on Monday that revealed a sprained facet joint on his left side, the San Antonio Spurs announced.

Parker, who suffered the injury in Sunday's game, will not travel with the Spurs on their upcoming road trip.

Parker is listed day-to-day.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Tony Parker To Undergo MRI On Back

Tony Parker is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday after he left Sunday's game in the first quarter with back spasms.

Parker has had a string of nagging injuries this season, missing 11 games with a mild ankle sprain, a shin contusion, tightness in his low back, a sore Achilles and the "variety of maladies" that earned him extended time off in late February.

Parker will turn 32 in May and is averaging just 30 minutes per game.

Via Dan McCarney/San Antonio Express-News

Spurs To Sign Damion James To 10-Day Contract

The San Antonio Spurs will sign Damion James to a 10-day contract.

James has played in the D-League this season with the Bakersfield Jam and Texas Legends.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Jason Kidd, Gregg Popovich Named Coaches Of Month

Jason Kidd and Gregg Popovich on Tuesday were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in March.

Kidd guided the Brooklyn Nets to a 12-4 record in March, and the highest winning percentage (.750) in the Eastern Conference.

Popovich led the San Antonio Spurs to an NBA-best 16-0 record in March, propelling them to a 58-16 record, tops in the NBA.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Tim Duncan, Nikola Vucevic Named NBA Players Of The Week

Tim Duncan and Nikola Vucevic have been named the NBA Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week.

Duncan averaged 20 points and 8.5 rebounds over the course of the week.

Vucevic averaged 22.7 points and 14.3 rebounds during the week.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Matt Bonner Out Two Weeks With Calf Strain

Matt Bonner underwent an MRI on Tuesday that confirmed a right calf strain, the San Antonio Spurs announced.

Bonner is expected to be out approximately two weeks.

Bonner sat out the San Antonio Spurs' last two games with the injury.

Via RealGM Staff Report

San Antonio Spurs Archives

Ginobili Expects To Return In 14-15

Manu Ginobili is averaging 12.5 points (on 46.8% shooting), 4.4 assists and 23.0 minutes per game this season.

Tony Parker To Become Majority Owner, President Of ASVEL

Tony Parker had served as the team's Vice President of Basketball Operations.

Austin Daye Recalled To Spurs

The Spurs have recalled Austin Daye from the Austin Toros of the NBA D-League.

Spurs Assign Austin Daye To D-League

Austin Daye has appeared in two games this season for the Spurs since being acquired on Feb. 20.

Buford: Duncan Hasn't Discussed Retirement With Spurs

There has been speculation in the media that Tim Duncan may have already decided he will retire following the end of the 13-14 season.

Danny Granger Agrees To Sign With Clippers

Danny Granger has decided to sign with the Clippers.

Granger Having Thursday Calls With Spurs, Clippers, Heat, Rockets, Bulls

Danny Granger is expected to sign with the Clippers or Spurs.

Caron Butler, Bucks Reach Agreement On Buyout; Heat, Thunder Deemed Favorites

The Thunder, Heat, Spurs and Bulls will pursue Caron Butler.

Granger Buyout Expected Wednesday, Clippers, Bulls, Heat, Rockets, Spurs Interested

The 76ers and Danny Granger are expected to finish their buyout agreement on Wednesday.

Popovich Believes Strategic Rest Extends Careers

Gregg Popovich has frequently given some of his players strategic rest over the course of the season to preserve their bodies for the playoffs and also to extend their playing careers.

Sources: Danny Granger To Decide Between Heat, Clippers, Bulls, Mavs If Bought Out

Danny Granger and the 76ers have been in discussions on a contract buyout and sources tells RealGM that management has given their complete cooperation.

Granger 'Pissed' When Told Of Trade, Could Sign With Heat Or Spurs

Danny Granger had spent his entire career with the Pacers' organization.

Spurs Trade Nando De Colo To Raptors For Austin Daye

The Spurs have traded Nando De Colo to the Raptors for Austin Daye.

Spurs Shut Down Tony Parker Indefinitely

The Spurs want to ensure Tony Parker is playing at 100 percent health.

Rumor: Tim Duncan Could Retire At End Of Current Season

Tim Duncan has a player option for the 14-15 season with the San Antonio Spurs.

Spurs, Wizards Interested In Beno Udrih

Beno Udrih hasn't been played by Mike Woodson for nine straight games.

Spurs Sign Shannon Brown To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Shannon Brown averaged 2.2 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.3 minutes per game during his first six games with the Spurs.

Tony Parker Plans To Play 6-7 More Seasons In NBA

Tony Parker would like to spend the final season of his basketball career in France.

Manu Ginobili To Return To Spurs After All-Star Break

Barring a setback, Manu Ginobili could return immediately after the break.

Tony Parker Named FIBA Europe Player Of The Year

Tony Parker led France to a championship at EuroBasket last summer.
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