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  1. Report: Spurs to use amnesty clause on Richard Jefferson

    Dec 7, 2011, 2:06 PM EDT

    Richard Jefferson

    Richard Jefferson apparently is out in San Antonio… which with the Spurs always makes you think something else is coming. Like maybe Caron Butler. Jefferson will be one of the first players waived under the new amnesty provision, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. The Spurs have decided to use the amnesty clause on contract of…

  2. NBA Free Agency: The final chance for Vince Carter’s redemption

    Dec 4, 2011, 10:56 PM EDT

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    At the 2000 NBA All-Star Game, Vince Carter put in one of the most prolific, maybe the single best performances in NBA history. In the 2000 summer Olympics, Vince Carter dunked over Frederic Weis in arguably the most famous posterization of all time. And in the early to mid-2000’s, Carter put together one of the…

  3. Spurs are aggressively shopping for a small forward, Jefferson on the way out?

    Dec 3, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

    Richard Jefferson

    The Spurs will likely look a bit different this year than they did last season. Tim Duncan‘s a year older. Manu Ginobili is a year older. DeJuan Blair‘s knees are a year older. They traded George Hill for Kawhi Leonard. Tiago Splitter will get more minutes. And from the looks of it, they’ll have another…

  4. What the Spurs should do when the lockout ends…

    Sep 12, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs NBA Championship Parade

    This is the next installment of PBT’s series of “What your team should do when the lockout ends.” Today it’s the San Antonio Spurs. You can also read up on the Lakers, Timberwolves and Mavericks as we start to work our way through all 30 NBA teams. Last Season: Best team in the NBA until the last night of the season.…

  5. Report: Tony Parker to the Trail Blazers was discussed

    Jun 23, 2011, 2:14 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Atlanta Hawks

    While the Spurs deny it, comments from other teams make it look like Tony Parker is being shopped around like he is on QVC. How serious those talks are is the question. In the case of a Hoopsworld report, things got very close with the Portland Trail Blazers. The San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail…

  6. Or maybe Manu Ginobili is a go for Game 2, so good for the Spurs

    Apr 19, 2011, 3:48 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Phoenix Suns

    UPDATE 3:48 pm: Apparently somebody brought some water from Lourdes to San Antonio, because there has been a miraculous healing. Reports as of this morning said Ginobili was still doubtful, but now the very good beat writer Jeff McDonald of the Express-News says on twitter that Ginobili is 99.9 percent likely to play. They need him,…

  7. Gregg Popovich no fan of that new-fangled three point line

    Apr 11, 2011, 4:11 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors

    We all knew Gregg Popovich was old school. We just didn’t know how old school Like 1970s old school. Like Steve Martin doing King Tut on Saturday Night Live old school. Like The Who when they still had Keith Moon as their drummer old school. (Actually, that last one is not a bad school to…

  8. The Spurs and the new balance of attack

    Jan 22, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Clippers

    San Antonio has lost six times out of 43 games.  That to me, puts it in the best perspective. They’ve had success 86% of the time. They’ve failed less than 15% of the time. That’s insane. This from a team with a trio of aging stars and late first round and early second round picks…

  9. For the right price, Jefferson could have been a Net

    Jan 7, 2011, 10:43 AM EDT

    Richard Jefferson

    Richard Jefferson didn’t have to play for the Spurs this season. He didn’t have to accept an offer that would pay him $8.4 million this year to play for the team with the league’s best record. He didn’t have to work personally with one of the best coaches in the NBA over the summer, or…

  10. San Antonio is back — and interesting this time

    Nov 24, 2010, 12:52 PM EDT

    Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan

    The San Antonio Spurs, even at their peak, felt like your father’s favorite team — quiet and efficient. Good defense, methodical pace, the backboard is your friend. Fundamental. Controlled. That’s not bad, I love my father — I wish I were more like him in a lot of ways — but that doesn’t mean I…

  11. Game of the night: The Spurs would like your attention, please

    Nov 18, 2010, 12:51 AM EDT

    Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili

    After 24 minutes of decent offensive execution with poor finishing, the Spurs’ third quarter was an explosion of contrasts. San Antonio’s inexplicable misses were made right again, and so were some of their lower quality looks, for that matter. The Spurs just went to that happy place, where every three-pointer is accompanied by candy raining…

  12. Don’t look now, but the Spurs are good

    Nov 15, 2010, 6:36 PM EDT

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    With all the talk about the Celtics, the Lakers, the Hornets, and the Heat going on right now, it’s pretty easy not to notice that the 8-1 San Antonio Spurs have the league’s second-best record. The Spurs haven’t had a very tough schedule, of course, and didn’t have a signature win on their record until…

  13. Checking in with the new Richard Jefferson

    Nov 1, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

    Richard Jefferson

    Though Tiago Splitter was San Antonio’s big off-season addition, it’s an improved Richard Jefferson that could really give the ’10-’11 Spurs some teeth. San Antonio was a fine team last season, but with Splitter bolstering the Spurs’ depth and Jefferson revamping his approach, Duncan and company could conceivably improve enough to sniff the West’s top…

  14. NBA Season Preview: San Antonio Spurs

    Oct 12, 2010, 3:05 PM EDT

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    Last season: 50-32, tied with Oklahoma City and Portland for the six seed (or eight seed, depending on how you want to look at it). The Spurs bested the Mavericks in six games in what was a mild first round upset, but were swept aside by the Suns in the next round. That kind of…

  15. Richard Jefferson has the nerve to go back to the basics

    Sep 27, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

    I’m not sure where Richard Jefferson learned how to be a professional athlete, but I’m pretty sure he’s doing it wrong. First, he abandoned huge short-term financial gains in favor of a more practical long-term deal. Well-played certainly, but to give up a $15.2 million single-year salary along with a chance to play his way…

  16. Tim Duncan told Richard Jefferson not to think about elephants

    Aug 12, 2010, 8:20 AM EDT

    According to an account from Richard Jefferson in the most recent issue of ESPN the Magazine, Tim Duncan gave Jefferson a single, very simple instruction upon his arrival in San Antonio: “When I first got here, Tim Duncan told me, ‘Don’t suck. As long as you don’t suck, you’ll be helping the team.’ He basically…

  17. Source: Richard Jefferson likely re-signing with San Antonio

    Jul 15, 2010, 12:26 PM EDT

    Richard Jefferson has certainly had an odd go of it with the Spurs. When he was traded to San Antonio by Milwaukee last summer, it was thought to be one of the off-season’s greatest moves, and combined with the Spurs’ other acquisitions, was supposed to thrust San Antonio back into contention. It didn’t quite work…

  18. Spurs fans: Just when you thought you were rid of Richard Jefferson…

    Jul 1, 2010, 9:28 PM EDT

    Yesterday, everybody went, “what, really?” when Richard Jefferson opted out of his $15.2 million final year with the San Antonio Spurs. But he is already negotiating to come back to San Antonio next season, according to the San Antonio Express-News. And it really makes sense, if you think about it. Several NBA sources assume Jefferson…

  19. ProBasketballTalk's free agent roundup: Let the party begin

    Jul 1, 2010, 2:45 AM EDT

    Free agency is underway — although it has unofficially been underway for weeks through back channels. Everyone has been talking to everyone. So, consider midnight the end of the NBA’s “we’re looking the other way at all the tampering” season. And the start of the real free agent craziness. Below is a roundup of where…

  20. Report: Richard Jefferson opts out of deal; Spurs fans believe it is a miracle

    Jun 30, 2010, 7:55 PM EDT

    If you are Dirk Nowitzki, it makes a lot of sense to opt out of the last year of your deal. You’ll lose a little money in the short term to make it back in the long haul over the next few years. Richard Jefferson used that logic in opting out of his deal with…

  21. NBA Playoffs, Suns v. Spurs Game 3: Jefferson's big scoring night was all part of the plan

    May 7, 2010, 10:46 AM EDT

    In Game 2, Richard Jefferson scored 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting. For some guys in this league, that’s a walk in the park. For Jefferson this season, it my be closer to a modern miracle. After being touted as one of the keynote acquisitions by any team last off-season, RJ has disappointed time and time…

  22. NBA Playoffs, Suns v. Spurs Game 2: Ignore the shiny superstars, this one's about the reserves

    May 6, 2010, 12:34 AM EDT

    Tim Duncan had 29 points and 10 boards, the Spurs had an effective field goal percentage of 55.1%, and George Hill and Richard Jefferson combined for 32 points (including a 18-10 double-double). It just wasn’t enough. San Antonio made runs and they pressed Phoenix repeatedly, but every lineup the Suns put on the floor had…

  23. NBA Playoffs, Suns v. Spurs Game 1: Stars for Phoenix are hidden in plain view

    May 4, 2010, 12:09 PM EDT

    Steve Nash and Amar’e Stoudemire are All-NBA caliber players, and in this series they will perform and be praised. They’re just too talented not to, and their combined 56 points — as well as their respective double-doubles — speaks to their tremendous impact on the Suns’ huge Game 1 victory over the Spurs. On the…

  24. NBA Playoffs: Close wins are good enough for the Spurs, who are finding new and exciting ways to best the Mavs

    Apr 26, 2010, 12:00 AM EDT

    When they entered the playoffs, the San Antonio Spurs were not considered a championship contender. Their late season success was chalked up as something of an aberration, and though many picked them to ‘upset’ the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs, that’s not exactly the same as declaring the Spurs fit to…

  25. NBA Playoffs: Suddenly those Spurs are back, and the Mavericks don't know what to do about it

    Apr 22, 2010, 8:58 AM EDT

    Uh-oh. Those Spurs are back. The ones that have all those pretty little banners hanging up in the AT&T Center. The seemingly mistake free ones. For one night at least, those guys were back. Tim Duncan was his cyborg-efficient self. Manu Ginobili continues to play like a man on fire. They defend but do not…

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