Spurs to sign veteran big man Gorgui Dieng

From Rob Goldberg of B/R: The San Antonio Spurs will sign center Gorgui Dieng when he clears waivers, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times. Dieng was waived by the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday after the team was unable to find a trade before Thursday’s deadline. The 31-year-old was reportedly in high demand once he became available, with Stein reporting interest from the New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets. Despite the opportunity to play for several contenders, Dieng joined the Spurs, a team that had…

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Kyrie and DeMar have moment before Nets/Spurs game

The Brooklyn Nets and the San Antonio Spurs met Monday night and Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan has been playing with a heavy heart, as his stepfather passes on February 19. Before the game tipped off Nets star guard Kyrie Irving showed DeRozan love in a truly touching moment. Losing a parent is one of the most difficult things a person will deal with in life, forming a void that can never be filled, regardless of the passage of time. There will be some rough days ahead for DeRozan but if…

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Spurs and Hornets next few games postponed

From the NBA: The San Antonio Spurs’ next three games (Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Cleveland; Saturday, Feb. 20 at New York and Monday, Feb. 22 at Indiana) and the Charlotte Hornets’ next two games (Wednesday, Feb. 17 vs. Chicago and Friday, Feb. 19 vs. Denver) have been postponed in accordance with the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols. The games are being postponed due to four Spurs players testing positive and additional contact tracing for players on both San Antonio’s and Charlotte’s rosters, and in order to ensure the health and…

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DeMar DeRozan chased intruder out of his home

From ESPN: San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan said “everything is good” with him and his family after an intruder entered their house while they were home over two weeks ago. TMZ reported that on Nov. 19 that DeRozan heard a commotion in a part of the family’s Los Angeles-area house that included one of his children. When DeRozan checked it out, he found the trespasser and chased the man out of his home, according to TMZ. Justin Bergquist was arrested when he returned to the gated community, with TMZ reporting that the…

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Brooklyn Nets to pursue Gregg Popovich

Yes go back and re-read that title, you saw that right. The Brooklyn Nets, who had their season ended Sunday, are now reportedly going after Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Popovich has shown no indication that he intends to leave San Antonio, even if the Nets , on paper, have a better roster and he has coached both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving though their times with USA Basketball. At this point, POP leaving seems highly unlikely but stranger things have happened.

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NBA Trade Rumours: Orlando Magic have “expressed interest” in DeMar DeRozan

The NBA trade deadline is 32 days away and as teams become aware of who they are, and who they are not, trade talks will pick up as clubs look to make a run or build future assets. Apparently the Orlando Magic have “expressed interest” for San Antonio Spurs shooting guard DeMar DeRozan. According to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor that none of the front-office execs he spoke with would be shocked it the Spurs chose to move DeRozan. Somehow in this era, Orlando struggles to score and DeRozan could definitely…

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