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Manu Ginobili: "There's a possibility of playing one more year"

In Manu's regular article for La Nacion, he wraps up the year, looks forward to the summer, and talks about making his decision about next season. What follows is a translation of a column written by Manu Ginobili for La Nación, which first appeared online on May 17 *   *   *   *   * I haven't talked or met with anyone yet. It just ended. What I'm concerned about right now...
Via Pounding the Rock
44 minutes ago

Kawhi Leonard Named to NBA All-Defensive First Team

Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs added yet another distinction to his young career by being named to the 2015-2016 NBA All-Defensive First Team. Leonard was the only player to be a unanimous selection to the First Team, earning all 130 First Team votes. Joining him on the First Team are Draymond Green, DeAndre […] Kawhi Leonard Named to NBA All-Defensive First Team - Air...
Via Air Alamo
1 hour ago

Kawhi Leonard the lone unanimous selection to NBA's All-Defensive Team

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was the lone unanimous selection to the NBA's All-Defensive First Team, the league announced on Wednesday via official release.Leonard, who also took home Defensive Player of the Year honors, is joined on the First Team by the Warriors' Draymond Green, DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers, Avery Bradley of the Celtics, and the Clippers' Chris Paul...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard An Influence To NBA Draft Prospect

NBA Draft workouts are going on in preparation for the June 23rd event. During the ordeal, prospects are often asked whom influences them through their process. For Gary Payton II, he tries to model his player after one San Antonio Spur, Kawhi Leonard. The name may sound familiar to you, and if you would have guessed, […] Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard An Influence To NBA Draft Prospect...
Via Air Alamo
3 hours ago

Spurs News: San Antonio could be looking to draft Thon Maker

We read all the Spurs news and articles out there and bring you the best of them in one place every day. Spurs Draft Prospect: Thon Maker The Silver and Black's glaring lack of size at the backup center position was exposed and exploited by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the West Semis, but the 7'1" Maker might just be able to remedy this weakness. Houston Rockets hold second...
Via Pounding the Rock
6 hours ago

Matt Bonner Discusses Some San Antonio Spurs Topics

Matt Bonner has been a staple of San Antonio Spurs basketball for years now, whether in the form of a starter or an extra body at the end of the bench to come in and hit some timely perimeter jumpers. As an unrestricted free agent, his future with the Spurs appears unsettled. Although he likely […] Matt Bonner Discusses Some San Antonio Spurs Topics - Air Alamo - Air Alamo - A...
Via Air Alamo
7 hours ago

Spurs News: Matt Bonner gives radio interview

We read all the Spurs news and articles out there and bring you the best of them in one place every day. Matt Bonner talks the loss to the Thunder, costumes and his future Matt is always a good, fun interview and he talked to Gio and Jones the other day. Scroll down to the bottom to listen to the entire 15 minute interview, it's worth your time. Cory Joseph big part of Raptors...
Via Pounding the Rock
1 day ago

Spurs Draft Prospect: Thon Maker

The San Antonio Spurs have the 29th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. There are surely several names they have atop their list, but for now this post will focus on one and that is Thon Maker. Maker is one of this year’s mystery men as he decided to enroll in an extra year of high […]
Via Project Spurs
1 day ago

San Antonio Spurs: Future of Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan unknown?

The San Antonio Spurs lost the series to Oklahoma City Thunder with grace in round two of the NBA playoffs on May 12, 2016. They lost in game six 113- 99 in a best of seven series in Oklahoma. San Antonio Spurs fans are left wondering if Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili will be back in silver and black or if they’ll retire. A look at the comments made by both Ginobili and Duncan offer...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Danny Green gets Lasik eye surgery after bad shooting year

San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green is typically a reliable shooter, especially from three-point range. This season — not so much. Green shot a career-worst 37.6 percent from the field and converted 33.2 percent from beyond the arc, which was his most inefficient production since his rookie season. Perhaps that inspired the 28-year-old to have surgery to correct his vision. Manrique...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs celebrate end of their season in fantastic way

While the San Antonio Spurs fell short in the playoffs to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the team achieved plenty this season, ending their regular season at 67-15 as well as a 40-1 home record. While the Spurs await Tim Duncan’s and Manu Ginobli’s plans for the next season, the Spurs decided to celebrate the end of their 2015-16 season in the most imaginative and best non-Spurs...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green doesn't bother talking trash to Tim Duncan

Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors fully expected to take on the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals. That potentially epic matchup never came to fruition after the Oklahoma City Thunder upset San Antonio in six games in the Western Conference Semifinals. This doesn’t mean that Green, who is coming off his first career All-Star appearance, only has the...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

There’s no compelling reason for Tim Duncan to retire

It is easy — very easy — to think or say that any argument advocating Tim Duncan’s return for another NBA season is selfish and emotional. That’s undeniable and inescapable. When a giant of a sport comes closer to the end of a decorated career — a two-decade-long journey which established a remarkably elevated standard of excellence — any columns opposing retirement...
Via Crossover Chronicles
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Spurs lost because they’re old? Don’t let them off so easily

The Spurs lost because they’re old. The Spurs are done. The Spurs couldn’t match the athleticism of the Oklahoma City Thunder. All of those statements have been uttered before. The first two have already been refuted multiple times. The third is reasonable and fundamentally accurate, but it still doesn’t tell the whole story of another playoff exit suffered by San Antonio at...
Via Crossover Chronicles
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili haven’t made decisions on retirement yet

After the Spurs’ once promising season came to a crashing halt last night in Oklahoma City, speculation naturally turned to the future of some of their old stars, namely Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. After less than stellar performances against the Thunder, many are wondering if time is up for two of the men that became the backbone of the Spurs dominance. Duncan was terse. ...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Donovan outcoached Pop, but not in the way one might think

Billy Donovan didn’t coach his team all that well in his first-ever NBA playoff series in late April. The Dallas Mavericks might have lost a 4-1 series to the Oklahoma City Thunder, but Rick Carlisle coaxed so much more out of the resources available to him. The talent disparity between the two teams was too pronounced for coaching to ultimately matter in that series, but the point...
Via Crossover Chronicles
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Could entire Spurs’ Big Three retire?

Did the NBA witness the end of an era Thursday night when Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs received an unexpected boot from the postseason? After winning 67 games in the regular season, the Spurs couldn’t even make it to the Western Conference finals, losing in the semifinals to the Oklahoma City Thunder and throwing the futures of San Antonio’s big three—Duncan, Tony Parker...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Duncan Not Dunkin' Like He Used To

It looks like time has finally caught up to Tim Duncan.Despite having his best performance of the series, Duncan’s 19-point outing was not enough to prevent the Oklahoma City Thunder from moving on to face the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Game 6 was the standout in what was otherwise a lackluster series of performances for Duncan, who was held to a total...
Via The Sports Quotient
12 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every San Antonio Spurs player to win a title with Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan is arguably the greatest power forward in NBA history, amassing five NBA championships, two MVP awards, three Finals MVPs, and Rookie of the Year. Over Duncan's career, the San Antonio Spurs won five NBA titles (in 2014, 2007, 2005, 2003, and 1999). Can you name every one of his Spurs teammates to win a title with him? Note: The teammate must have played on a Finals...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gregg Popovich gets snippy with reporter who questions him

Gregg Popovich is no friend of reporters, and he continued to make that clear on Thursday night after Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals. After watching his San Antonio Spurs get beat badly by the Thunder in Oklahoma City to end their season, Pop faced the media. He was asked whether he regretted not going with a smaller lineup earlier in the game, which was a route for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

How Oklahoma City has pushed the Spurs to the brink

The Oklahoma City Thunder defense seemed lost after Game 1 - a unit that struggled to make life even a little difficult for a San Antonio Spurs' offense that freely bombed away in the series opener. A little more than a week later, the Spurs can't so much as signal for a play without the Thunder jumping all over them. The Thunder allowed San Antonio to score 134.0 points per 100...
Via RealGM - NBA
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the San Antonio Spurs come back from the brink?

Game 5 of round two between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder was decided last night in San Antonio. The contest went down to the wire, and in the end the Spurs were unable to find the inspiration from more than Kawhi Leonard to spark them to victory. Tony Parker was unable to hit his shots to tie the game or give the Spurs a lead in the last minutes of the game, and...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Russell Westbrook seals OKC’s win over Spurs with layup and-one

Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinal series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs went down to the wire on Tuesday night, in what has been the most competitive and exciting series of the playoffs this year. With the Thunder up one, Dion Waiters inbounded the ball to Russell Westbrook, who drove past Kawhi Leonard and Manu Ginobili, who were trying to...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert Arenas: Kawhi Leonard is not a top-five player

Former NBA guard Gilbert Arenas has put out some relatively hot takes in recent years, some of them simply archaic as one could imagine. Now, four years removed from actually suiting up in the NBA, Arenas decided that he’d extend these hot takes to the basketball world. In a recent post on Instagram, Arenas concluded that San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard is not a top...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs GM R.C. Buford wins NBA Executive of the Year

The San Antonio Spurs organization continues to shine at every single level. General manager R.C. Buford was named NBA Executive of the Year for the 2015-16 season on Monday, per Marc J. Spears of ESPN. This marks the second time in the last three years that Buford has taken home the honor. Here are the full voting results for the award: 2015-16 NBA Executive of the Year voting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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