San Antonio Spurs: A new era?

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With the Kawhi Leonard trade, the San Antonio Spurs are entering a new era. The San Antonio Spurs have had eras marked by great players since the franchise moved from Dallas to San Antonio in the 1970s. It began with James Silas and moved to “The Iceman” George Gervin era in the late 1970s to […] San Antonio Spurs: A …

What Spur Fans Can Expect From DeMar DeRozan

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The big news of course is the end of a very long ordeal, the strange drama is finally and mercifully, over. There were more rumors and un-Spurs-like storylines the past year than the previous twenty years combined. The man who would be heir to Tim Duncan’s throne, the quiet young man who seemed to be the quintessential Spur, the transcendent …

Open Thread: Happy birthday, LaMarcus Aldridge!

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The Spurs All-Star turns 33 today. Raise a glass to the man who carried the San Antonio Spurs into the playoffs last season on his broad shoulders. While many players spend their evening with festivities out on the town, my bet is LMA is having a nice, quiet celebration with his family. But if you do see LaMarcus Aldridge out …

Leonard moves on and Spurs fans lose their innocence

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Camelot was fun while it lasted, but San Antonio may be just another team now. So . . . how was your Wednesday? Haha, just kidding Spurs peeps. Just thought I’d begin this with a little trademark Stampler gallows humor, on this, one of like two or three Spurs-related events that could possibly compel me to write again after my …

In a lose-lose situation, the Spurs came out winners

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San Antonio got what they needed most out of a Kawhi Leonard trade: control of their present and a clearer vision of the future. Wednesday’s blockbuster trade with the Toronto Raptors confirmed two San Antonio Spurs realities: neither their relationship with Kawhi Leonard nor the organization’s constitutional drive to win were connected to a reset button. The Leonard saga had …

Gregg Popovich: No timeline for retirement

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The Spurs head coach provides a silver lining on the San Antonio’s cloudy day After what was a hectic and emotional morning with the trading of Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors, Spurs fans and media were treated to a press conference by none other than head coach Gregg Popovich. Making his first appearance in front of …

A Spurs fan’s farewell to Danny Green

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Saying goodbye to a perfect Spur. A strange feeling came about when I woke up in Houston this morning. I had been 200 mi down IH-10 for a business meeting and was completing my morning routine of checking on the Spurs headlines before heading back to San Antonio. That’s when I saw it: Kawhi Leonard has been traded to the …

Meet your new Spur, Jakob Poeltl

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“The other guy” on the Kawhi Leonard trade could be a valuable piece for the Spurs. The Kawhi Leonard saga is over. The star wing is now a Toronto Raptor. The Spurs pulled a trigger on a deal that brings back an All-Star in DeMar DeRozan, along with Jakob Poeltl and a first round pick. Most fans will be familiar …

Kawhi Leonard traded to the Raptors: What did the Spurs accomplish?

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With the Kawhi Leonard trade completed, what did the San Antonio Spurs accomplish? Early Wednesday morning, the San Antonio Spurs finally traded away disgruntled star Kawhi Leonard, sending him North to the Toronto Raptors. The Spurs also send Danny Green to the Raptors in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a heavily protected 2019 […] Kawhi Leonard traded to …

San Antonio Spurs: 4 questions after the Kawhi Leonard trade

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After the Kawhi Leonard trade, what questions remain for the San Antonio Spurs? The San Antonio Spurs put a spin on the offseason Wednesday, with the trade of Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors. In return, DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick will go to the Silver and […] San Antonio Spurs: 4 …

Kawhi Leonard was ‘begged’ to announce his season-ending injury status

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When Kawhi Leonard’s status seemed questionable during the regular season, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich reportedly ‘begged’ his star player to announce this status. On Wednesday, the San Antonio Spurs agreed to send Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick. It closed the […] Kawhi Leonard was ‘begged’ …

Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors: A breakdown of the Spurs return

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The San Antonio Spurs have traded Kawhi Leonard to the Toronto Raptors. What about the pieces that were in the return package? Early Wednesday morning, the San Antonio Spurs sent Kawhi Leonard to the Toronto Raptors in a multi-player trade, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. It concluded the saga between Leonard and the Spurs that started […] Kawhi Leonard to the …