Player News - Spurs

Date: Team: Pos:

Aron Baynes has received interest from the Shanghai Sharks.

He's still a restricted free agent, but the Spurs haven't made any noticeable effort to bring him back. The Sharks are Yao Ming's team and Baynes would likely get significant minutes compared to his marginal role with the Spurs.
Sep 19 - 11:27 AM

The Spurs agreed to a non-guaranteed contract with PF Josh Davis, who went undrafted out of San Diego State.

Davis is a solid rebounder but he lacks the size to be much more than a role-player in the NBA. The Spurs' frontcourt is set for 2014-15, so Davis will have to seek a guaranteed contract elsewhere.
Sep 17 - 10:36 AM

The Spurs are open to a sign-and-trade deal for restricted free agent Aron Baynes.

He's not getting quite as many headlines as fellow restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe, but Baynes does have some upside. He averaged 16.8 points per game with the Australian team at FIBA and would almost certainly have more value on another team.
Sep 15 - 12:35 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw posted his typical all-around line in France's loss to Serbia, putting up 13 points, 3 three-pointers, 10 rebounds, five assists, and three turnovers.

Diaw was a big part of the Spurs' championship run last season, but he also only averaged 9.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 0.6 threes through 25 minutes of action. Those numbers aren't really serviceable for owners in standard leagues.
Sep 12 - 6:14 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw leads France to an upset win over Spain in the FIBA World Cup.

Diaw's all-around game was on display against Spain as he posted 15 points, five rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal in the win. Despite his extensive skills on the court, there aren't enough minutes to go around in San Antonio to make Diaw fantasy relevant.
Sep 10 - 5:43 PM

Free agent Aron Baynes finished Australia's loss to Turkey with 15 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova added 13 points and five assists for Australia, but they fell by one point in an elimination game at the FIBA World Cup. Baynes is considering signing overseas for more money than he'd make on a minimum-salary NBA contract. The Spurs are interested in retaining him, but they're considering free agent Gustavo Ayon as a backup option if Baynes does head overseas.
Sep 7 - 8:32 PM

Tracy McGrady has been working out with Kobe Bryant and is testing his body for a possible comeback to the NBA.

"Yes, I was working out with K.B. to get in shape and see how my body feels," McGrady said. He's 35 and even played minor league baseball last season, so it would be a major shock to see T-Mac back on an NBA court in November.
Sep 3 - 12:43 AM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

France's national team lost their first FIBA World Cup to Brazil, 63-65, despite Boris Diaw's 15 points, six rebounds and five assists.

France is without Tony Parker, leaving Diaw, Nicolas Batum and Jazz center Rudy Gobert to represent the NBA. They'll take on Serbia on Sunday as they try to move on from the Group Phase of the competition -- Group A includes Brazil, Egypt, France, Iran, Serbia and Spain.
Source: FIBA.com
Aug 30 - 2:03 PM

The Spurs remain "determined" to re-sign C Aron Baynes this summer, but they're also interested in FA big man Gustavo Ayon.

Baynes is considering signing overseas for around $1.5 million annually, and Ayon has been pursued by at least one team in China. If either guy does end up in San Antonio, they will be fantasy afterthoughts in a frontcourt that includes Tim Duncan, Tiago Splitter, Boris Diaw, Matt Bonner and Jeff Ayres.
Aug 30 - 9:31 AM

A statue was erected in Buenos Aires, Argentina in honor of Manu Ginobili.

While Ginobili will not be able to participate in this year's FIBA World Cup, this should serve as a nice consolation prize. Ginobili, a four-time champion with the San Antonio Spurs, was the main reason Argentina took home the gold medal during the 2004 Olympic games, and clearly he is beloved in his home country. Ginobili is at the tail end of his career, and concern of his health mixed with random DNP-CD’s severely limits his fantasy appeal.
Aug 29 - 5:02 PM

FC Barelona signed DeShaun Thomas to a contract.

He was in Paris last season after being selected by the Spurs with the 58th pick in the 2013 draft. Thomas is a solid rebounding small forward, but he's nowhere near close to being on an NBA team any time soon.
Source: Sportando
Aug 29 - 12:35 PM

Matt Bonner said he would like to keep playing until he is 40 years old.

The 34-year-old re-signed with the Spurs for one season, but has a much longer-term view about his NBA career. "I plan to play as long as possible," Bonner said. "Up to 40 years old, that would be great! I will take year by year and see if the team needs me and if I’m still healthy enough to play." Despite his desire to keep playing for another six years, Bonner only averaged 3.2 points per game in 2013-14 and shouldn't be rostered in even the deepest of fantasy leagues.
Aug 28 - 1:09 PM

Matt Bonner stated in a recent interview that going into free agency, the Spurs were always his No. 1 option.

"I had several teams calling me to check about my availability," said Bonner. "And I kept telling everyone I wanted to wait and see what happens with the Spurs because that was my No. 1 option." The Spurs have reassembled the entire cast from their 2013-14 title run (sans Aaron Baynes) and will again look for another championship as Manu Ginobili, and Tim Duncan head into the final year of their contracts.
Aug 25 - 4:07 PM

Restricted free agent Aron Baynes is entertaining the idea of playing overseas for at least $1.5 million next season.

He's more of just emergency depth with the Spurs and only played 9.3 minutes per game last season. Baynes is a large paint presence and opponents couldn't handle him at lower-level competition like summer league, so he would likely be an above-average player out of the NBA.
Aug 25 - 9:13 AM

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


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