Player News - Spurs

Date: Team: Pos:

The Los Angeles Lakers are considering Robert Horry as an assistant coach to Byron Scott.

With Scott officially being introduced as the Lakers' next head coach on Tuesday, he'll now start the task of filling out the rest of his coaching staff. The seven-time NBA champion played with the Lakers for seven seasons during the late-90's and early-2000's and would likely receive a unanimous approval from Laker Nation if Scott decides to bring him back into the fold.
Jul 29 - 1:43 PM

The Spurs sent Manu Ginobili a letter informing him that he will not be granted permission to play in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

The Spurs cited his recent stress fracture, and the necessary recovery time as their reasons for denying him permission to play. It's not exactly shocking that the Spurs organization is not too keen on letting their 37-year-old star risk further injury from unnecessary international play, as they're set to again chase a title for the 2014-15 season. Argentina will now be without Manu, and Carlos Delfino, and with this news Argentina’s gold medal aspirations are looking pretty grim.
Jul 28 - 7:06 PM

Argentina's national basketball team doctor Diego Grippo told media on Friday that the Spurs will have the final say as to whether or not Manu Ginobili plays in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Grippo stated that Ginobili's stress fracture has improved, but is not completely healed. "The results were good, we see the optimistic side," Grippo said of Ginobili’s ultrasound and MRI testing, as reported and translated through Ole.com. "The most important opinion is the one that’s missing, which is San Antonio’s medical staff. The final decision is there." While Ginobili has stated his desire to play for the Argentinian national team, it wouldn't be shocking to see the Spurs organization withhold their 37-year-old veteran from unnecessary international play. Stay tuned.
Jul 25 - 3:49 PM

Manu Ginobili (leg) said that he is no longer feeling pain in the area of his stress fracture on his right leg.

Ginobili is still hopeful that he'll be able to play in this summer's FIBA World Cup of Basketball, but has yet to make a final decision. "It does not hurt, Ginobili said. "I’m Optimistic, but I have doubts, I have fears." While the 36-year-old said he will make his decision within the next two weeks, he also added that he and Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich have an agreement that he will not play in the World Cup if he is still feeling pain.
Jul 22 - 9:33 AM

Spurs sign F/C Matt Bonner.

It's reportedly at the minimum and it would be hard to imagine him in any other uniform. Bonner has been with the Spurs since 2006, but his minutes dropped to a career-low 11.3 minutes per game last season.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 21 - 1:15 PM

The Spurs have hired Ettore Messina as an assistant coach.

Messina is internationally respected and he makes an impressive addition to the Spurs' already-stellar staff -- the Spurs have been proficient in finding overseas players, and now they're doing the same with coaches. In a related move, Spurs assistant Sean Marks will leave the bench to work in the team's front office.
Jul 15 - 5:24 PM

Kawhi Leonard has chosen to rest this offseason, and he will not participate in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Leonard has certainly earned the opportunity to rest after winning a championship, and Finals MVP trophy with the Spurs last season. Team USA will be without one of their premier defenders, but with guys like Paul George and Kevin Durant looking to fill the void, Team USA will still remain the overwhelming favorites to win the tournament.
Jul 14 - 10:33 AM

Spurs rookie Kyle Anderson had a rough game vs. the Cavaliers on Sunday, scoring two points on 1-of-7 shooting with six rebounds and three steals in 25 minutes.

Anderson's nickname, Slo-Mo, was once again obvious as he struggled to defend the superior athleticism of Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins. The Spurs can afford to develop Anderson slowly, using him strategically in favorable matchups, and he's unlikely to have a big role as a rookie.
Jul 13 - 6:04 PM

Matt Bonner has reportedly agreed to re-sign with the Spurs on a one-year deal at the veteran's minimum.

Spurs beat writer Mike Monroe has confirmed an initial report by Ben Hunt, and fan-favorite Bonner will remain with San Antonio for at least the 2014-15 season. His deadly 3-point shooting gives Gregg Popovich a unique weapon off the bench, but Bonner doesn't have a big enough role to warrant owning in fantasy leagues.
Jul 13 - 5:24 PM

The Spurs officially signed No. 30 pick Kyle Anderson on Saturday.

Anderson is 6'9" and 230 pounds but he's an abnormally good passer who averaged 14.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 6.5 assists last season. He also made 48.3 percent of his shots beyond the arc as a sophomore with UCLA, and looks like a perfect fit in Gregg Popovich's system. Unfortunately, with Boris Diaw re-signed and the Spurs intent on repeating as champions, the rookie isn't likely to play enough to have fantasy value.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 12 - 1:26 PM

Kyle Anderson had a typical night vs. the Kings on Friday with six points, four boards, six assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

He lived up to his nickname Slo Mo today. Anderson acted as point forward on several possessions and played mistake-free ball. The Spurs didn't lose any depth this offseason, which means we won't see much of Anderson on the nights Coach Pop doesn't rest his players.
Jul 12 - 12:12 AM

Tony Parker is hopeful that Pau Gasol will sign with the Spurs.

The Spurs are reportedly on the outskirts of the teams who are likely to land Gasol, but that hasn't stopped Parker from hoping his friend will join the NBA champs. "I'd love to play with Pau Gasol. If he doesn't choose us, we will go dinner and take a good wine as we always do," Parker said. Gasol would make an interesting addition to the defending champions and would have a good chance to maintain his fantasy value playing alongside Tim Duncan.
Jul 10 - 1:43 PM

Spurs announced on Wednesday that head coach Gregg Popovich has agreed to a multi-year contract extension.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but he'll certainly be one of the highest-paid coaches in the league. We'll get a few more years masterfully designed offense and classic sound bites from one of the best coaches in the history of the NBA. The Spurs were ridiculously efficient last season and his system has boosted the fantasy values of countless players.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 9 - 4:42 PM

Josh Howard is playing with the Pelicans' Summer League team in the hopes of continuing his NBA career.

Howard's career was derailed by multiple ACL surgeries and he spent last season in the D-League. If he can stay healthy the 34-year-old has a chance to earn a minimum contract, and the Pelicans do need depth at SF, but even if he doesn't latch on with an NBA team he'll continue to play somewhere. "I plan on making a comeback. That's my motivation," Howard said. "Pelicans, D-League, overseas. Whatever happens, just to have the opportunity to play the game that I love. You can't beat that."
Jul 9 - 10:10 AM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

The Spurs and Boris Diaw have agreed on a three-year, $22.5 million contract, with the third season partially guaranteed.

The 32-year-old forward just won his first NBA championship with San Antonio and there was never much doubt that he'd re-sign. He averaged 9.2 points, 0.8 threes, 4.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 26 minutes per game during the playoffs, all slightly above his regular-season averages. His production doesn't do fantasy owners much good in standard leagues, unfortunately, but he's tailor-made for the Spurs' selfless offense.
Jul 6 - 6:32 PM


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