What a Spurs fan did for summer vacation.

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When I travel, I often wear Spurs gear. A Spurs baseball cap when flying, a Spurs shirt when wandering around. Sometimes both. I have discovered that fellow Spurs fans, or NBA fans in general, often comment. As they say, a great conversation starter, especially because the organization is so respected almost everywhere one goes. (Note the use of the word …

San Antonio Spurs’ Pau Gasol on life without Tim Duncan.

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San Antonio Spurs basketball is finally here! Well, sort of. This year the Spurs will be without Tim Duncan and Pau Gasol reflects on the future Hall of Famer as training camp begins. Media day took place on Monday prior to the start of training camp which began Tuesday. The unofficial start of the NBA season is underway with teams from …

Aldridge, Gasol and Extra Spacing.

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If you try to rewind your mind back to the second round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder, you might recall that some of the Thunder bigs in Steven Adams, Serge Ibaka and Enes Kanter would back off of Tim Duncan when the Spurs were in the halfcourt offense, as the furthest …

As long as Ginobili is enjoying basketball, retirement will wait.

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Manu Ginobili has a blueprint that he uses to determine how long his playing career will extend. It’s pretty simple: If Ginobili continues to have fun coming to work everyday, retirement will be delayed. “As long as I’m happy and enjoying [basketball] on a daily basis,” said Ginobili after a team practice on Thursday. “That’s [been] my goal in the …

For Spurs’ Parker, pleasing Popovich tops to-do list.

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The list starts with LeBron James. It ends with Devin Booker at No. 100. Peruse the names in between on Sports Illustrated’s latest ranking of the NBA’s top 100 players, and you will find five Spurs players mentioned. You will find 16 different point guards. What you will not find is the name of a Spurs point guard.Tony Parker, now …

This is the year for Kawhi Leonard to become a leader.

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San Antonio Spurs basketball is officially back as training camps kicked off on Tuesday. The Spurs just had their first practice, and Kawhi Leonard said he already feels Tim Duncan’s absence. San Antonio is heading into a season where they will be without one of their main players for the past 19 years in Tim Duncan. Duncan’s retirement may or …

NBA season preview: San Antonio Spurs.

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STAYING: LaMarcus Aldridge, Kyle Anderson, Manu Ginobili, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Patrick Mills, Tony Parker and Jonathon Simmons. ADDED: Joel Anthony (Detroit), Ryan Arcidiacono (Villanova), Davis Bertans (Baskonia), Dewayne Dedmon (Orlando), Bryn Forbes (Michigan State), Patricio Garino (George Washington), Pau Gasol (Chicago), Livio Jean-Charles (ASVEL Villeurbanne), Nicolas Laprovittola (Estudiantes), David Lee (Dallas), Dejounte Murray (University of Washington) and Ryan Richards (Al-Ahli). GONE: Matt Bonner, Rasual Butler …

Spurs Expected to Depend More on Simmons in Second Season.

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Expect San Antonio Spurs guard Jonathon Simmons to bring the ‘juice’ even more this coming season. Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich was asked about the importance of the bench this coming season, which lost several key players in the offseason. Pop responded, “We’re depending more on people that we’ve been grooming, so to speak, like Jonathon Simmons and Kyle Anderson …

Spurs’ Buford tempered ‘lonely summer’ by re-signing Ginobili

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SAN ANTONIO – All of the turnover within the Spurs organization the past few months left general manager R.C. Buford wondering if he had done something wrong.“It was a lonely summer,” he said. “I thought I must have made somebody mad. But I’m excited about our new group. We’ve got some really terrific people who have joined our organization and …

The Spurs’ post-Duncan challenge of winning the West.

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The NBA offseason has brought many changes to rosters, coaching staffs, and the list of championship contenders. As we draw closer to opening night, it’s time to move our focus from the potential impact of each offseason event and onto the broader issues that figure to define this season. The BDL 25 takes stock of, uh, 25 key storylines to …