Player News - Spurs

Date: Team: Pos:

Restricted free agent Aron Baynes would like to stay with the Spurs, but is also exploring options in Europe.

The Spurs extended a qualifying offer to Baynes that would allow them to match any offer he receives during free agency, but the 27-year-old has yet to receive an offer. While Baynes only played 9.3 minutes per game during the 2013-14 season, he provides the Spurs with a big body off the bench and could wind up back in San Antonio if he doesn't receive any strong offers from a European team.
Aug 19 - 9:55 AM

Kawhi Leonard said he just left the Larry O'Brien trophy in his living room in San Diego for a couple days.

"I didn’t have any time to do anything with it," Leonard said. "My workout schedule is crazy." Danny Green brought it to a parade, Manu Ginobili brought it to a family BBQ, and Matt Bonner brought it to a music festivtal, but Kawhi didn't want to mess up his three-a-day workout schedule. He was phenomenal in the playoffs as the Finals MVP and big things are coming from him in his upcoming contract year.
Aug 18 - 9:38 AM

Marcus Denmon will play with Enel Brindisi of the Italian League next season.

He was in Turkey last season and played well at Las Vegas Summer League with the Spurs, averaging 5.0 points, 1.3 boards and 0.7 steals in 16.5 minutes. Denmon's chances to play in the NBA don't look great right now.
Source: Sportando
Aug 16 - 1:32 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw has been cleared to play for Team France in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

Diaw had missed Team France's recent exhibition games due to insurance problems with the Spurs, but those issues have reportedly been settled. "The matter is settled. It is being finalized, it is a matter of hours," said Team France's technical director, Patrick Beesley. Team France's captain will suit up for three upcoming exhibition games against the Philippines, Ukraine, and Australia as Les Bleus prepare for the upcoming World Cup in Barcelona.
Aug 14 - 11:10 AM

Derrick Byars has signed a two-year deal with ACB Baloncesto Sevilla of Spain.

The 30-year-old has only played two NBA games in his career, so his signing with ACB Baloncesto Sevilla won't exactly send tidal waves across the NBA landscape.
Aug 14 - 10:32 AM

Josh Howard is hoping that he'll get a chance to continue his basketball career in the NBA.

After a season in the D-League and a summer with the New Orleans Pelican's Summer League squad, the 34-year-old is hoping he can catch on somewhere. "I want to show these guys I still have my legs, I still have my work ethic, and I’m 34," Howard said. "I’m still out here running around with these 24-year-olds." Howard has said he'd explore other options if he is unable to play in the NBA during the 2014-15 season, but he'll be a fantasy non-factor even if he is able to land with a team.
Source: Grantland
Aug 14 - 9:26 AM

Manu Ginobili hinted that he may play another season after his contract expires following the 2014-15 season.

"I don’t like to speculate as to when it’s going to end," Ginobili said. "I know I’ll play the upcoming season. If I feel like I did this past season, I’ll keep going for sure. If I feel like I did the season before, I don’t know. More than age, what matters the most is my health and the mental aspect. Basketball-wise, I’m in a perfect situation." Manu also stated that his relationship with San Antonio was not strained when they withheld him from playing for Argentina in the upcoming 2014 FIBA World Cup. Ginobili had a bit of a bounce-back year last season, but still only made it through 68 games, limited his fantasy appeal.
Aug 11 - 3:22 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw didn't play in Team France's recent exhibition game vs. Greece due to problems insuring his contract with the Spurs.

San Antonio re-signed Diaw for $22.5 million over three years and they'd surely prefer to see him sit out the FIBA World Cup, but the issue is expected to be resolved before the official competition begins. Diaw is coming off a long year of basketball, helping France win EuroBasket before marching to a championship with the Spurs, but unlike teammate Tony Parker (who is skipping the World Cup) he has shown no desire to rest.
Aug 10 - 2:16 PM

Manu Ginobili stated in an interview on Saturday that he is "98 percent" certain that he won't play again for the Argentinian national team.

"If I'd played this tournament it would have been the last, that's sure. It's hard and it always will be [hard] to retire from this [Argentina] team," said Ginobili. Manu also added that he only feels pain in his right leg (stress fracture) when jumping, pushing, or coming to a hard stop on the floor, otherwise he is pain free. Manu should be healthy by the start of the 2014-15 season, but with the amount of random DNP-CD's he will receive, he's not a very enticing fantasy asset in standard leagues.
Source: slam.ca
Aug 10 - 11:30 AM

The Spurs added JaMychal Green to their training camp roster.

He played in France last season, averaging 11.8 points and 6.6 boards in 25 games. Green was in the D-League back in 2012-13 and he'll likely wind up there again in a few months.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 6 - 6:25 PM

The Spurs have hired WNBA star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach.

The Spurs will once again serve as innovators in hiring Hammon as the first female assistant in NBA history. Hammon is set to retire from the WNBA after the 2014 season ends and will join Gregg Popovich's bench for the 2014-15 NBA season. "I very much look forward to the addition of Becky Hammon to our staff," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "Having observed her working with our team this past season, I'm confident her basketball IQ, work ethic and interpersonal skills will be a great benefit to the Spurs."
Source: ESPN
Aug 5 - 1:20 PM

Manu Ginobili is "sad and disappointed" about missing the FIBA World Cup with Argentina.

He added he spent 42 days without being able to go through his usual training routine and didn't run or jump. Ginobili has been focusing on working in a pool and doing some stretching, so he probably would have been healthy for the event later this month. He'll be ready for training camp.
Aug 4 - 11:43 AM

Kawhi Leonard said his knees are 100 percent.

He missed some time two seasons ago with quadriceps tendinitis, also known as jumper's knee. Leonard didn't miss any games due to knee pain last season and he could take yet another leap in his age-23 season.
Aug 3 - 8:18 PM

Updating a previous report, Tony Parker's extension with the Spurs is for three-years, at $43.3 million, according to Yahoo! sources.

Another star, another discount for San Antonio. The Spurs never seem to have any issues with re-signing their key guys, and Tony Parker is giving the organization yet another discount in exchange for continued success of the franchise. Parker still makes for a solid fantasy play, but the constant fear of random DNP-CD's knocks him out of the first-tier point guard pool.
Aug 1 - 3:23 PM

The Spurs announced on Friday that Tony Parker signed a multi-year extension.

The deal is reportedly in the ballpark of three-years, and $45 million. It feels like he's been in the NBA forever, but the 32-year-old guard still has a couple years left in his prime. Last season, he averaged 16.7 points, 5.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds. He'll be a PG2 in fantasy leagues due to the fear of coach Gregg Popovich possibly resting his star point guard.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 1 - 1:53 PM


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