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Spurs Used Tech Industry Of Austin In Pitch To Andre Iguodala

Sep 20, 2017 12:14 PM

The San Antonio Spurs only had their non-taxpayer midlevel exception available to offer Andre Iguodala in free agency.

With Iguodala known to have a history investing in tech companies, the Spurs attempted to pitch him on opportunities that could be available to him nearby in Austin.

Iguodala sought to remain heavily involved in tech even if he left the Warriors.

The Spurs hoped their culture and the ability to remain close to the tech world would convince Iguodala to leave the Warriors.

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RealGM Radio: Southwest Division With Jonathan Tjarks, Rob Mahoney

Sep 13, 2017 4:30 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Jonathan Tjarks of The Ringer (@JonathanTjarks) and Rob Mahoney of Sports Illustrated (@RobMahoney) go in-depth on the NBA’s Southwest Division.

They discuss how the Spurs, Rockets, Mavericks, Pelicans and Grizzlies fared in the off-season, including which teams improved and what moves stood out. The three also predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, RealGM Radio

Spurs Sign Darrun Hilliard To Two-Way Contract

Sep 11, 2017 5:26 PM

The San Antonio Spurs have signed guard Darrun Hilliard to a two-way contract. 

Hilliard has played the last two seasons with the Detroit Pistons, averaging 3.6 points and 1.0 rebounds in 9.9 minutes in 77 career appearances. Hilliard also appeared in seven games with Detroit’s G League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive, averaging 24.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 33.6 minutes.

Originally selected by Detroit in the second round of the 2015 NBA Draft (38th overall), the third-year guard was traded to the Houston Rockets on June 28, 2017. He was then sent to the Los Angeles Clippers the same day before being waived on June 29. Hilliard spent four seasons at Villanova, averaging 11.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 26.8 minutes in 132 games, earning First Team All-BIG EAST honors in his senior season.

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Tags: Darrun Hilliard, San Antonio Spurs, Austin Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

Manu Ginobili Agrees Upon Two-Year, $5M Deal With Spurs

Aug 24, 2017 5:51 PM

Manu Ginobili has agreed upon a two-year, $5 million deal with the San Antonio Spurs.

Ginobili re-signed with the Spurs in 2016 on a one-year, $14 million deal.

Ginobili is now 40 but has remained a useful rotation player for the Spurs.

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Spurs Sign London Perrantes

Aug 23, 2017 4:49 PM

The San Antonio Spurs have signed guard London Perrantes.

Perrantes, 6-2/190, most recently played with the Miami Heat in the 2017 Summer League, averaging 10.0 points, 5.0 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.50 steals in 27.9 minutes. He also appeared in the 2017 Orlando Pro Summer League with the Heat, averaging 11.3 points, 4.8 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.33 steals in 28.4 minutes.

Perrantes played four years at the University of Virginia and is the school’s all-time leader in games played (138) and minutes played (4,425). During his senior season, Perrantes averaged 12.7 points, 3.8 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 32.1 minutes, earning All-ACC Second Team honors. For his career with Cavaliers, he averaged 8.9 points, 4.1 assists, 2.7 rebounds in 32.1 minutes while shooting .409 (211-516) from beyond the arc, second all-time in UVA history.

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Kyrie Irving, Spurs Have Mutual Interest

Aug 15, 2017 10:04 AM

The San Antonio Spurs would be a viable trade partner for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Kyrie Irving if LeBron James was committed to the franchise long-term.

The Spurs have interest in Irving while he would be willing to commit to signing with the franchise long-term.

San Antonio could put together a package for Irving with some combination of LaMarcus Aldridge, Tony Parker and Danny Green that gives the Cavaliers a win-now roster.

The Cavaliers, however, are focused on acquiring a young star as part of their trade package for Irving.

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Tags: Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Tony Parker Could Return From Quad Injury Around Jan. 1

Aug 10, 2017 8:02 PM

Tony Parker expects to return from his left quadriceps injury around the first of the year.

Parker suffered the injury in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals.

"It's OK. It's OK," said Parker. "It's getting better and better. I'm starting to run like a little bit. I'm walking pretty well. I think it's still going to be a long process. It's still going to take like another four or five months but I am very happy in with the progress. I am in advancing in my rehab."

The San Antonio Spurs re-signed Patty Mills in the offseason, who will begin the season as their starting point guard.

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Austin Spurs Hire Blake Ahearn As Head Coach

Aug 1, 2017 10:30 AM

The Austin Spurs have hired Blake Ahearn as head coach.

“It's unbelievable. It's the best organization in the world in my mind,” Ahearn said. “I'm humbled and honored.”

Ahearn spent the past few seasons coaching high school after retiring as a player eight years ago.

Ahearn played in Spain, Italy, Ukraine and Puerto Rico. He bounced between several D-League and NBA organizations. 

“I wasn't looking for anything like this,” Ahearn said. “Now, I'm going to the Spurs. It's crazy.”

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Spurs, Clippers, Suns, Wolves, Knicks, Heat Make Offers For Kyrie Irving

Jul 28, 2017 8:53 AM

There were approximately 20 teams who made inquiries to the Cleveland Cavaliers upon learning of Kyrie Irving's trade requests but far fewer have delivered legitimate proposals.

The San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks and Miami Heat have made offers to the Cavaliers for Irving.

The Cavaliers are seeking a package similar to what the Denver Nuggets received for Carmelo Anthony in 2011. Denver acquired a combination of young players, win-now veterans and draft picks. Rival teams are instead looking at what the Wolves gave up for Jimmy Butler.

Koby Altman is taking a measured approach to negotiations.

"I'll say this about [Altman]," one rival GM interested in Irving told ESPN. "He isn't overwhelmed. He's showing real poise."

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Spurs Only Guarantee $6.7M Of Pau Gasol's 19-20 Salary

Jul 27, 2017 9:37 AM

Pau Gasol signed a three-year, $48 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs this offseason, but Year 3 of the deal is partially guaranteed for only $6.7 million.

Gasol signed a two-year, $30 million deal with the Spurs in 2016 and he declined his $16.2 million player option for 17-18 to become a free agent.

Gasol's decision to become a free agent and subsequently sign for more seasons gave the Spurs cap flexibility in 2017 that went unused.

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Pau Gasol Agrees To Three-Year, $48M Deal With Spurs
Pau Gasol will have a partial guarantee in Year 3 of the deal.

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Pau Gasol Agrees Upon Three-Year Deal With Spurs
Pau Gasol has agreed upon a three-year deal to re-sign with the Spurs.

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Matt Costello Signs Two-Way Contract With Spurs
Matt Costello averaged 8.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 23.2 minutes per game in Summer League.

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Manu Ginobili, Spurs Finalizing Agreement On 17-18 Contract
Manu Ginobili and the Spurs are finalizing an agreement on a contract for the 17-18 season.

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Jonathon Simmons Agrees To Three-Year, $18M Deal With Magic
Jonathon Simmons' deal has $13.3 million in guaranteed money.

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Jonathon Simmons Agrees To Three-Year Deal With Magic
Jonathon Simmons joined the Magic one day after the Spurs rescinded their qualifying offer.

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Brandon Paul Agrees To Guaranteed Deal With Spurs
Brandon Paul averaged 9.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 18.2 minutes per game last season in Turkey.

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Spurs Pull Qualifying Offer To Jonathon Simmons
Jonathon Simmons averaged 10.5 points in 20.4 minutes during 15 playoff games.

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Steve Kerr: Kevin Durant Taking Less Money Reminiscent Of Tim Duncan
Kevin Durant's decision to take less money on his contract this season reminded Steve Kerr of Tim Duncan, who was his teammate for several seasons with the Spurs.

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Joffrey Lauvergne Agrees To Deal With Spurs
The Bulls rescinded their qualifying offer to Joffrey Lauvergne last week.

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Rudy Gay Agrees Upon Two-Year, $17M Deal With Spurs
Rudy Gay will have a player option in the second year.

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Jonathon Simmons Receiving Interest From Kings, Clippers, Wolves
Jonathon Simmons is limited due to the Gilbert Arenas provision on what he can sign for in restricted free agency.

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Patty Mills Agrees To Four-Year, $50M Deal With Spurs
Patty Mills has agreed upon a four-year, $50 million deal to re-sign with the Spurs.

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Andre Iguodala To Meet With Spurs, Kings To Open Free Agency
Andre Iguodala's future with the Warriors is uncertain and he'll entertain offers from other teams.

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Warriors Could Have Interest In Dewayne Dedmon
The Warriors will have interest in Dewayne Dedmon if they are unable to re-sign Andre Iguodala.

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Fourth Mystery Team Could Schedule Last Minute Meeting With Gordon Hayward
The Jazz, Celtics and Heat are the three teams with meetings scheduled with Gordon Hayward in free agency.

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Chris Paul Had Serious Interest In Spurs But Had Concerns On Aldridge, Parker Situations
Chris Paul was open to remaining with the Clippers but had concerns over how they would get better.

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Tim Duncan Addresses Financial Planner Who Defrauded Him During Sentencing
Testimony indicates Tim Duncan lost most of the $24.1 million he invested with Charles Banks.

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Paul George Willing To Commit Long-Term To Cavs If LeBron Stays
Paul George appears willing to commit to remaining with the Cavs, Spurs or Celtics if they remain title contenders.

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Wolves, Spurs, Clippers, 76ers, Magic, Nets, Jazz To Pursue Andre Iguodala
The Warriors still hope to re-sign Andre Iguodala.

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