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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

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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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Tags: Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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

Jul 24, 2017 5:55 PM

Pau Gasol has agreed upon a three-year, $48 million deal with the San Antonio Spurs.

Gasol will have a partial guarantee in Year 3 of the deal.

Gasol agreed upon a two-year, $30 million deal with the Spurs last offseason. Gasol declined his $16.2 million player option for the 17-18 season.

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Pau Gasol Agrees Upon Three-Year Deal With Spurs

Jul 21, 2017 4:15 PM

Pau Gasol has agreed upon a three-year deal to re-sign with the San Antonio Spurs.

Gasol opted out of his $16.2 million deal with the Spurs this offseason. Gasol signed a two-year, $30 million deal with the Spurs in 2016.

San Antonio was seeking additional cap flexibility this offseason.

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Matt Costello Signs Two-Way Contract With Spurs

Jul 20, 2017 9:50 AM

The San Antonio Spurs have agreed to sign Matt Costello to a two-way contract.

Costello averaged 8.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 23.2 minutes per game in Summer League. Costello also had a PER of 24.9.

Costello went undrafted in 2016 out of Michigan State.

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Manu Ginobili, Spurs Finalizing Agreement On 17-18 Contract

Jul 18, 2017 11:48 AM

Manu Ginobili and the San Antonio Spurs are finalizing an agreement on a contract for the 17-18 season.

Ginobili signed a one-year, $14 million deal with the Spurs last offseason.

Ginobili averaged 7.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 18.7 minutes per game last season. Ginobili had a career low PER of 13.9 in 69 games.

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Jonathon Simmons Agrees To Three-Year, $18M Deal With Magic

Jul 16, 2017 12:08 AM

Jonathon Simmons agreed upon a three-year, $18 million contract with the Orlando Magic.

Simmons will be paid $6.3 million in Year 1, $6 million in Year 2 and $5.7 million in Year 3 with a partial guarantee of $1 million in the final season.

Simmons' deal has $13.3 million in guaranteed money.

The San Antonio Spurs rescinded their qualifying offer to Simmons on Thursday.

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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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Lakers, Cavs, Rockets, Celtics, Spurs Pursued Paul George Heading To Draft
The Rockets and Lakers remain determined to keep pushing for a Paul George trade, while the Cavaliers also are attempting to construct three-way scenarios involving Kevin Love.

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Spurs Extend Qualifying Offer To Jonathon Simmons
At least 12 teams will be interested in Jonathon Simmons in free agency.

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Cavs, Spurs Discuss Danny Green Trade
Danny Green began his career with the Cavaliers.

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Blazers Haven't Ruled Out Trading For LaMarcus Aldridge If Spurs Take Matching Salary
LaMarcus Aldridge left the Blazers to sign with the Spurs in 2015.

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George Hill, Spurs Have Mutual Interest
George Hill has long been interest in returning to the Spurs and maintains a residence in San Antonio.

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