Mano Ginobili decision on playing future could come within next week

San Antonio Spurs great Manu Ginobili could make an announcement on the status of his playing career within the next week. Manu’s older brother Sepo seem to bolster this thought. He was recently at a basketball clinic and said this when asked: “The 20th hasn’t even reported if he’s still playing. I imagine there will be news next week If Ginobili decides to return to San Antonio, it will be his 17th NBA, all of which have been with the Spurs.

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Making A Difference: Spurs Rook Lonnie Walker IV donates 300 pairs of shoes to hometown basketball league

With our ongoing series, Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers, we have the unfortunate tasks of bringing to you the depravity that sneakers can cause. This is a sneaker-related story that should bring a smile to your face. According to the Reading Eagle’s Mike Drago, San Antonio Spurs rookie Lonnie Walker, along with Adidas exec Eric Wise, helped deliver 300 pairs of shoes to the Blacktop Basketball League in Redding, Pennsylvania. “Lonnie has been nothing but genuine in being a role model and carrying himself the right way,” Blacktop board…

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Spurs not likely to match offer sheet on Kyle Anderson

Kyle Anderson signed an offer sheet with the Memphis Grizzlies earlier this week and according to Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News it is unlikely the Spurs will match the 4 year, $37 million deal for Anderson’s services. Told #Spurs unlikely to match Kyle Anderson’s 4-year, $37M offer sheet clearing the way for him to join #Grizzlies … tonight is the deadline — Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) July 8, 2018 Even though Anderson has showed signs and flashed of improvement, posting career highs in minutes,points, field goal percentage, assists, rebounds,and…

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Kyle Anderson signs $37.3 million offer sheet with Memphis Grizzlies

Kyle Anderson has spent the first four seasons of his NBA career with the San Antonio Spurs. After setting career highs in : minutes (26.7 per game) points (7.9) FG% (52.7%) assists (2.7) rebounds (5.4) blocks (0.8) steals (1.6) he seems to be on the ascent. If the Spurs want to enjoy the fruits of that ascension, they are going to have to pony up some cash. That is because the Memphis Grizzlies have signed the forward to an offer sheet. Reporting from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN indicated the offer…

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Spurs likely will take their time with Leonard decision

In true Spurs fashion, don’t expect a rash decision to conclude the Kawhi Leonard situation. Woj doesn't think a Kawhi Leonard trade will happen before the 2018 NBA draft. "I don't think the Spurs are in any rush to make a decision about Leonard's future, certainly on the trade front" pic.twitter.com/TTMllBJqCz — Rob Lopez (@r0bato) June 18, 2018 According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, it’s unlikely the Spurs would make move before draft day. Quite simply, it would be foolhardy for the Spurs to jump the gun and pull the trigger…

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NBA Rumours: Cavaliers called Spurs about Kawhi

When a team has an all-world player that may be available, it is to be expected the GM of said team’s phone would be quite the hotline. That is exactly the position the San Antonio Spurs find themselves in. Kawhi Leonard has reportedly asked for a trade, preferring to land in Lakerland. The calls have undoubtedly began to come in for R.C. Buford and the Spurs brass and according to Terry Pluto of Cleveland.com, the Cavaliers were one of several teams that have already reached out regrading Mr. Leonard. Cleveland…

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Spurs fans have already taken to burning Kawhi Leonard jerseys

Throughout the nearly two decade of the success the Spurs have enjoyed, by and large , their fans have conducted themselves respectfully. The fan base has not drawn the ire that Lakers, Heat, and now Warrior “fans” have for their obnoxiousness during those teams runs. The Kawhi Leonard situation puts both the organization and the fans in the unusual position of a player actually wanting to leave their ballclub. It is natural to not want to lose a player of his caliber and fans certainly have that right to voice…

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Spurs will not trade Kawhi Leonard to a Western Conference team

You may want to slow down the Kawhi to the Lakers talk. That is because apparently if the Spurs decide to move their star forward, it will not be to a Western Conference team. A report from NBA writer Chris Sheridan indicated that San Antonio has no intent of trading him within the West. News of Leonard’s desire to leave San Antonio surfaced on Friday via Yahoo Sports’ Charms Charania. Kawhi Leonard wants out from the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell Yahoo. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 15, 2018…

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Kawhi/Popovich meeting yet to happen

Kawhi Leonard and Spurs’ head coach Gregg Popovich were anticipated to meet before this year’s NBA draft to try to iron out the issues that have been simmering nearly all season long and have brought his future with the franchise into question. Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reported that Leonard and Popovich have recently communicated but , as of yet, a face-to-face encounter has not happened. This meeting between the two may still happen but considering Kawhi’s request, it could be an exercise in futility.

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Reports: Kawhi Leonard wants to be traded; Lakers his top choice

It appears the long strained relationship between the San Antonio Spurs and Kawhi Leonard may have finally reached the point of no return. That is because the 2-time DPOY and 2014 NBA Finals MVP has allegedly requested a trade from the Spurs. According to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania, Kawhi Leonard “wants out” of San Antonio. At the root of the rift is the apparent handling of the quadriceps tendinopathy that limited Leonard to only appearing in nine games this season. Team doctors medically cleared him to return, but Leonard opted…

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