Player News - Spurs

Date: Team: Pos:

Cady Lalanne is expected to play on San Antonio's summer league team.

Lalanne, the No. 55 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft out of UMass, is likely to spend additional time in the D-League.
Jun 27 - 11:30 AM

Erazem Lorbek will reportedly workout for the Spurs.

If all goes well during Lorbek's workout, he'll likely secure a deal to play for San Antonio's summer league squad. However, at 32 years old it's unlikely Lorbek will make the Spurs’ regular-season roster. Through 11 seasons in Europe, Lorbek owns career averages of 9.1 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.
Jun 26 - 5:28 PM

Dejounte Murray said that he is ready to be pushed by coach Gregg Popovich.

"He basically told me to be ready to work," Murray said of Gregg Popovich, "and that they look forward to turning me into a great player just like they turned Kawhi Leonard into a great player." Spurs GM R.C. Buford called Murray a "developmental piece" which means his role should be limited next season, but he is certainly a name to watch for the future.
Jun 26 - 10:10 AM

General manager R.C. Buford said Dejounte Murray isn't expected to "come in and catch our world on fire."

"We like the opportunity to grow him," Buford added. Murray has a huge upside, but turnovers and inefficiency were major problems for him at the University of Washington. The freshman was second in the PAC-12 for field goal attempts and led the conference in turnovers. It's going to take Murray some time to adapt to the Spurs' way.
Jun 25 - 6:50 PM
Tim Duncan - F/C - Spurs

The Spurs are planning to have coach Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan board a plane to pitch Kevin Durant to join the Spurs in July.

For the meetings with the Spurs and Warriors, Durant is expected to have his agent and family with him. Durant and Kawhi Leonard would make for quite the interesting pair, and perhaps the transformation of Kawhi is a great selling point. Of course, the Spurs have been a staple in the NBA playoffs for two decades.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 24 - 11:57 PM

Ryan Arcidiacono has signed a two-year deal with the Spurs.

To be clear, the deal likely isn't fully guaranteed. Arcidiacono led Villanova to an NCAA title during his senior season, averaging 12.5 points, 4.2 assists, 2.9 boards, 1.4 steals and 1.9 treys.
Jun 24 - 1:16 PM

Livio Jean-Charles will reportedly join the Spurs for the 2016-17 season.

He was the 28th pick in the 2013 Draft and it sounds like the Spurs are finally ready to give the 22-year-old forward a roster spot. Jean-Charles probably won't be a rotation player right away, as he averaged just 5.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.0 block in the regular season of the French Pro A championship.
Jun 24 - 12:30 PM

The Spurs selected Dejounte Murray with the 29th pick in the Draft.

Murray was rumored to be a potential lottery pick, so this is a great value for the Spurs. He played 33.5 minutes per game in his freshman season, averaging 16.1 points, 6.0 boards, 4.5 assists, 1.0 treys and 1.8 steals on 41.6 percent from the field. On top of the wild shooting, Murray turned the ball over 3.2 times per game and was all over the place. His potential is very high with his 6’10" wingspan on his 6’5" body, but it might take him some time to harness his ability in the NBA. Luckily for Murray, the Spurs know how to develop talent and he will have a chance to learn the game from Tony Parker and coach Gregg Popovich. Just don't expect a lot from him during his rookie season.
Jun 23 - 10:52 PM

Kawhi Leonard is not expected to play in the Summer Olympics, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.

Team USA will have to turn elsewhere without the Defensive Player of the Year on their roster, but it's unlikely Spurs fans are upset about this news. Leonard will now be able to focus on the 2016-17 season and will head into the fall as a first-round pick in fantasy drafts.
Jun 23 - 1:58 PM

David West officially declined to pick up his player option with the Spurs for the 2016-17 season, and his agent said that he hasn't decided if he'll suit up for another season.

While the 35-year-old is past his days of being a relevant name in fantasy hoops, he should still have enough in the tank to give a meaningful contribution off the bench on a contending team. West gave up roughly $12 million for a chance to win a title with the Spurs, but his team ended up getting bounced in the second round of the playoffs. The opportunity to win a championship will likely again be more important than the paycheck for West this offseason.
Jun 22 - 2:20 PM

Manu Ginobili has reportedly declined to pick up his player option worth $2.94 million for the 2016-17 season.

Ginobili will be an unrestricted free agent, but at 39 years old, there's a chance he decides to retire. Ginobili's decision regarding his future in San Antonio will likely depend on what Tim Duncan (who also has a player option) does this offseason. Even if Ginobili does decide to suit up for one more season, he won't be worth drafting in most leagues.
Jun 22 - 10:37 AM

Nikola Mutinov will reportedly play with the Spurs at summer league.

Mutinov is entering the second year of a three-year deal with Olympiakos, so there would likely be a buy-out involved if the 21-year-old comes to the NBA. We'll keep an eye on Mutinov over the summer, but he isn't on the fantasy radar just yet.
Jun 21 - 12:33 PM

Matt Bonner said he is hopeful to remain with the Spurs next year.

He says he's planning to play as long as he can. Bonner played a career-low 30 regular season games along with just 6.9 minutes per game last season. He is a free agent and likely won't get anything more than a minimum deal.
Jun 20 - 5:03 PM

The Spurs are "actively" trying to move up in the draft according to NBADraft.net.

The Spurs currently have the No. 29 pick in the first round, but it's not clear what player they are hoping to get if they do move up. The Celtics, Nuggets, Suns, 76ers and Raptors have multiple first-round picks, so the Spurs should be able to move up depending on what they're willing to give up.
Jun 19 - 9:40 AM

Manu Ginobili has until Wednesday to decide whether or not to pick up his $2.94 million option for next season.

To be clear, he can still sign a new deal with the Spurs if he decides to decline his option. Ginobili will be 39 years old in July, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he decided to retire. Keep in mind that his decision could also depend on what Tim Duncan decides to do with his option.
Jun 18 - 10:36 AM


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