Player News - Spurs

Date: Team: Pos:

According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Michael C. Wright, the Spurs are still shopping LaMarcus Aldridge.

Suns radio host John Gambadoro said on Wednesday that the Spurs were looking for a top-5 pick in return, but this report says they would move Aldridge for a top-10 pick. The Spurs have spoken to at least three teams so far, but no deal is imminent yet. Aldridge was a letdown in the postseason and is slated to make $21.4 million next season with a player option for 2018-19, so getting his contract off the books would give the Spurs a ton of flexibility to make some noise in free agency.
Source: ESPN
Jun 22 - 10:38 AM

The Spurs have extended a $1.6 million qualifying offer to make Jonathon Simmons a restricted free agent.

Simmons was quietly effective last season, especially while filling in for injured Kawhi Leonard in the playoffs -- in four games vs. the Warriors, he averaged 15.3 points, 1.3 triples, 2.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 27.8 minutes. Danny Green and LaMarcus Aldridge have been mentioned in recent trade rumors, and Pau Gasol is expected to re-negotiate a deal with the Spurs, so the team's willingness to match an offer-sheet for Simmons hinges on a variety of factors.

The Spurs have reportedly dangled LaMarcus Aldridge in exchange for a top-five draft pick, according to Suns radio host John Gambadoro.

It's important to note that this is coming from the Suns side without any sources cited, so it's firmly a rumor. Nothing suggests that Phoenix would be receptive to such an offer, if indeed it were made. That said, San Antonio is reportedly trying to clear cap space to pursue an elite free agent this summer, so this won't be the last time they come up in trade whispers.
Jun 21 - 7:55 PM

The Spurs are "open to trading" Danny Green, according to Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News.

Cap space is the name of the game here. The Spurs could be trying to open up some money to go after guys like Chris Paul or Kyle Lowry, so that explains this news -- the Rockets are in the same boat. This report does add nothing is close yet, though. Despite some inconsistency, Green should be considered as an asset by almost any team.
Jun 21 - 5:56 PM
David Lee - F/C - Spurs

David Lee is expected to decline his player option, worth $2.3 million, for the 2017-18 season.

This was an expected move by Lee. He played relatively well last season in San Antonio, averaging 7.3 points and 5.6 rebounds. He was also remarkably efficient in his 18.7 minutes per contest, shooting 59.0 percent from the floor. Lee will have plenty of teams willing to offer him a one-year deal. There is also a distinct possibility he returns to the Spurs for a contract near the veteran's minimum.
Jun 20 - 11:52 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Adrian Wojnarowski‏ of The Vertical is reporting that Pau Gasol will decline his $16.2 million option for 2017-18, but intends to work with the Spurs on a longer term deal to remain in San Antonio.

Gasol declining his player option gives the Spurs finical flexibility to pursue attractive free agents this summer. Woj adds that the plan is for Gasol to return to San Antonio on a multi-year deal, but at a smaller annual salary. Exactly how much money Pau is willing to sacrifice is unknown at this point. Gasol averaged just 25.4 minutes per game last season (he had previously never averaged fewer than 31 minutes a night). As a result, he posted career-lows in points (12.4) and assists (2.3).
Jun 20 - 10:20 AM

Kawhi Leonard is making solid progress in his recovery from the sprained left ankle he sustained during the Western Conference Finals.

"He’s done some training, but I don’t think anybody’s pushing him to get back on the floor this time of year," Spurs general manager R.C. Buford said Monday. "It’s a good time, emotionally and physically, to take a break." Leonard is taking things slowly, which is perfectly understandable at this point in the calendar year, but there's no reason to believe that a sprained ankle suffered in May will impact his status for the 2017-18 season. He'll be an easy top-5 selection on draft day.
Jun 19 - 3:45 PM

Manu Ginobili is still pondering his future according to his brother, Sepo Ginobili.

"Manu will decide over the coming month(s)," Sepo said. "If he can help and be useful to the team, he will continue." Ginobili was expected to take 3-4 weeks after the season ended to make a decision, but it sounds like he needs more time to think about it. He will be 40 years old on July 28, so expect him to have an even smaller role in 2017-18 if he decides to come back for one last dance.
Jun 18 - 10:08 AM

Dejounte Murray will work out with Kawhi Leonard in San Diego this summer.

It is shaping up to be the summer of Dejounte. After his rookie season, Murray is fully expected to participate in Las Vegas Summer League and will likely be in show-off mode. He shined in Las Vegas last year, so expect him to light it up next month after he shined in the postseason. If the Spurs are unable to add a big-name point guard, Murray has the inside track for the starting job and could be a late-round flier in fantasy.
Jun 14 - 3:14 PM

Dewayne Dedmon will decline his player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent.

It was an easy decision for Dedmon, who would have made only $3 million during 2017-18 season if he chose to opt into the final year of his deal. He'll sign for far more than that this summer. There aren't many attractive free-agent centers on the market, so Dedmon will draw plenty of interest. He averaged a career-high 5.1 points (on 62.2 percent shooting) and 6.5 boards in 17.5 minutes last season. He was also solid defensively for San Antonio.
Source: Yahoo.com
May 30 - 1:04 PM

Tony Parker (quad) told L’Equipe that he plans to make his return in January.

"I will play my best basketball when I return in January," he said. This confirms that Parker is expecting an eight month recovery after undergoing surgery to repair his ruptured left quadriceps, meaning he could miss the first couple months of the 2017-18 season. He will likely have heavy restrictions upon his return with plenty of maintenance days mixed in, so the 35-year-old veteran won't be a recommended fantasy asset next season. With Patty Mills hitting free agency, Dejounte Murray could open the season as the starting PG.
Source: EuroHoops
May 29 - 11:51 AM

Davis Bertans is expected to be "part of the future foundation" for the Spurs, according to beat writer Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express News.

The rookie made a splash in the playoffs for the Spurs and looks like he'll be getting more minutes in 2017-18. While he didn't have a huge impact all year, Bertans ranked first in true shooting percentage among rookies with at least 30 games played in the regular season. If the Spurs lose some depth, Bertans could wind up getting more minutes at both forward spots.
May 27 - 7:54 PM
David Lee - F/C - Spurs

David Lee (knee) is expected to resume basketball activities in 6-8 weeks.

In case you missed it on Friday, he doesn't need surgery for his partially torn patellar tendon. Lee has a $1.6 million player option coming up, so he should be close to ready for basketball activities on July 1. He's said he likes playing in San Antonio after he wasn't in great physical shape while with the Celtics, so Lee may choose to pick up the option.
May 27 - 12:29 PM
David Lee - F/C - Spurs

David Lee (left knee) doesn't need surgery on his partially torn patellar tendon.

This is great news for Lee and he's expected to miss six weeks to recover from the injury. Lee has a player option coming his way and this news could make him more likely to enter free agency. Assuming he doesn't have a setback, Lee should be close to 100 percent for training camp.
Source: ESPN.com
May 26 - 6:02 PM

The Spurs may consider bringing over European standout Adam Hanga next season if Manu Ginobili retires this summer.

Hanga, who was originally drafted by the Spurs with the 59th overall pick in the 2011 draft, won the 2016-17 Defensive Player of the Year award in the Euroleague. He turned 28 last month.
May 23 - 1:43 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings

    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings
  •  
    Boyer: Hot Hitters

    Boyer: Hot Hitters
  •  
    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings

    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings
  •  
    Boyer: Hot Hitters

    Boyer: Hot Hitters
  •  
    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings

    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings
  •  
    Boyer: Hot Hitters

    Boyer: Hot Hitters
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wire

    Short: Waiver Wire
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals