The case against the Spurs offering DeMar DeRozan a contract extension

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Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports DeRozan has been good for the Spurs, but extending his contract would undo a lot what they have been building for the future. The Spurs haven’t ruled out offering DeMar DeRozan a contract extension, according to SAEN’s Mike Finger. While the report was carefully worded to suggest nothing is imminent, the mere fact that extending DeRozan …

Derrick White continues to exceed expectations with Team USA

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Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports White is having a great summer, which is tremendous news for the Spurs. Derrick White is officially part of Team USA. Following Friday’s scrimmage, the Spurs’ guard was promoted to the main squad, as previously rumored. He’ll make the trip to Los Angeles for the final stage of preparation and could be one of the …

Gregg Popovich’s first experience as Team USA’s coach is not off to a great start

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Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports With so many top players opting out, USA Basketball’s dominance could be challenged, and soon. As the FIBA World Cup approaches, the prohibitive favorite keeps seeing notable absences pile up. In just the past few days Damian Lillard, Kevin Love and the Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan have become the latest to announce that they won’t play …

Brighten up your day with some Manu Ginobili “one more” passes

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Nothing helps with the summer doldrums quite like some Manu passing. I was preparing to write something else today, but I made the mistake of checking Twitter. Once I saw this short video of Manu Ginobili‘s extra passes, I had to stop from watching it 26 times and share it with you. Manu Ginobili “One More” Passes pic.twitter.com/wohcVytP0S — Half …

The Marcus Morris saga presents the Spurs with a conundrum

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Hopefully the chance to make the playoffs will be more appealing to Morris than potentially maximizing future earnings. The Spurs free agency could unravel. Marcus Morris, who agreed to sign for the mid-level exception, is now reconsidering his decision after getting a better offer from the Knicks. The news came as a shock to fans, but Morris has been reportedly …

The Morris signing and Bertans trade prove the Spurs’ commitment to defense

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The Spurs will miss Bertans’ shooting, but Morris’ defense and more diverse offensive game could be useful if used correctly. With a flourish of clever cap management, the Spurs managed to add another big piece in free agency. Marcus Morris will sign a two-year, $20 million dollar contract to play in San Antonio while DeMarre Carroll, who had agreed to …

What Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to the Clippers means for the Spurs

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The Kawhi Leonard saga is mercifully over. We finally know where Kawhi Leonard will be playing next season. The former Spurs standout has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers after they landed Paul George on a trade to be his co-star. It’s really hard to overstate how momentous last night was for the league. Friday’s transactions have decimated …

Re-signing Rudy Gay was the right decision for the Spurs

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Keeping the veteran forward on a short deal will allow the Spurs to remain competitive in the West while maintaining some cap flexibility. The Spurs and Rudy Gay have reportedly agreed on a two-year, $32 million contract, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. As expected, the veteran forward will be back, which is clearly good news. Gay had a terrific …