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The Detroit Pistons sign Boban Marjanovic to an offer sheet

Blogged under Big Spurs News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Thursday 7 July 2016 at 12:13 pm

The Detroit Pistons have signed 27-year old center Boban Marjanovic to a 3-year, $21 million dollar offer sheet.  The Spurs will have three days to match it or let Marjanovic leave for Detroit.  Marjanovic played in 54 games (4 starts) as a rookie for the Spurs last year and he averaged 9.4 minutes, 5.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game.  He also played in 7 games (0 starts) in the playoffs for the Spurs last year and he averaged 6.0 minutes, 3.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game.  I don’t think the Spurs will match the offer sheet the Pistons gave Marjanovic.  I think they signed Dewayne Dedmon to replace him.

UPDATE:  (7/10/2016) – The Spurs have declined to match the Pistons’ offer sheet for Boban Marjanovic.

The San Antonio Spurs sign Dewayne Dedmon

Blogged under Big Spurs News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Thursday 7 July 2016 at 11:58 am

The San Antonio Spurs have signed 26-year old center Dewayne Dedmon to a 2-year, $6 million dollar deal.  Dedmon played in 58 games (20 starts) for the Magic last year and he averaged 12.2 minutes, 4.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game.  Dedmon has now played in 148 games (41 starts) in his first three years in the NBA and he is averaging 13.1 minutes, 3.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game.  Dedmon has been buried on the depth chart in Orlando, but he has played pretty well whenever given a chance.

The San Antonio Spurs sign Davis Bertans

Blogged under Big Spurs News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 6 July 2016 at 7:03 pm

The San Antonio Spurs have signed 23-year old small forward Davis Bertans to a 2-year deal.  Bertans played in 39 games (26 starts) last year for three teams overseas and he averaged 22.6 minutes, 7.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game.  He played in 218 games (114 starts) in his five years overseas and he averaged 20.3 minutes, 8.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game.  Bertans was a second round pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.  He could have a hard time making the Spurs’ roster.

The San Antonio Spurs deal Boris Diaw to the Utah Jazz

Blogged under Big Spurs News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Tuesday 5 July 2016 at 9:26 pm

The San Antonio Spurs have sent 34-year old forward Boris Diaw to the Utah Jazz for the draft rights to 2015 second round pick, 23-year old shooting guard Olivier Hanlan.  Diaw played in 76 games (4 starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 18.2 minutes, 6.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.  He also played in 9 games (0 starts) in the playoffs for the Spurs last year and he averaged 17.7 minutes, 5.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.  Diaw played in 331 games (70 starts) in his five years with the Spurs and he averaged 22.5 minutes, 7.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.  He also played in 69 games (18 starts) in the playoffs for the Spurs and he averaged 22.9 minutes, 7.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.  Diaw helped the Spurs win the NBA Title in 2013-14.  This deal was made to move Diaw’s $7 million dollar salary so that the Spurs can sign Pau Gasol.

UPDATE:  The Spurs have also sent cash considerations and a 2nd round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft to the Utah Jazz as part of this deal.

The San Antonio Spurs sign Pau Gasol

Blogged under Big Spurs News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Tuesday 5 July 2016 at 10:18 am

The San Antonio Spurs have signed 35-year old center Pau Gasol to a 2-year, $30 million dollar deal.  The second year of the deal is a player option.  Gasol played in 72 games (all starts) for the Chicago Bulls last year and he averaged 31.8 minutes, 16.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.0 blocked shots per game.  Gasol has now played in 1,055 games (1,042 starts) in his first 15 years in the NBA and he is averaging 35.3 minutes, 18.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.7 blocked shots per game.  He also played in 115 games (all starts) in the playoffs so far in his NBA career and he is averaging 38.0 minutes, 16.9 points, 9.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.9 blocked shots per game.

Gasol is a six time NBA All-Star and he helped the Los Angeles Lakers win back to back NBA Titles in 2008-09 and 2009-10.  Gasol is moving up the charts in the NBA record books.  He is #49 in points scored (19,209) in NBA history.  He is also #88 in games played (1,055), #32 in offensive rebounds (2,827), #22 in defensive rebounds (7,221), #38 in total rebounds (10,048) and #23 in blocked shots (1,777) in NBA history!

I love this pickup for the Spurs, as they will have one of the best starting front lines in all of basketball with Gasol, LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard.  This signing likely means that Tim Duncan is leaning towards retirement.

Tim Duncan picks up his player option for the 2016-17 season for the San Antonio Spurs

Blogged under Big Spurs News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 29 June 2016 at 9:36 am

40-year old PF/C Tim Duncan has picked up his player option for the 2016-17 season.  He will play for $5,643,750 dollars if he doesn’t decide to retire instead of playing.  Duncan played in 61 games (60 starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 25.2 minutes, 8.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.3 blocked shots per game.  He also played in 10 games (all starts) in the post-season for the Spurs last year in which he averaged 21.8 minutes, 5.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.3 blocked shots per game.

Duncan has now played in 1,392 games (1,389 starts) in his first 19 years with the San Antonio Spurs and he is averaging 34.0 minutes, 19.0 points, 10.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.2 blocked shots per game.  Duncan has also played in 251 games (all starts) in the playoffs for the Spurs in which he is averaging 37.3 minutes, 20.6 points, 11.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.7 blocked shots per game.  Duncan is the Spurs’ all-time leader in games played (1,392), offensive rebounds (3,859), defensive rebounds (11,232), total rebounds (15,091), blocked shots (3,020) and points scored (26,496) in Spurs’ history!  He is also #3 in assists (4,225) and #5 in steals (1,025) in Spurs’ history!

Tim Duncan is a shell of his former self, but he has helped the Spurs will 5 Championships.  I hope he plays one more year for the Spurs and tries to win a 6th ring instead of retiring.

UPDATE:  (7/11/2016) – Tim Duncan has decided to retire from the NBA.  He is the best player in San Antonio Spurs’ history and he played his whole career with them…..which isn’t going to happen very much in the future in the NBA.

The San Antonio Spurs picked Dejounte Murray in the 1st round of the 2016 NBA Draft

Blogged under Big Spurs News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General,The Draft Report by joelapinski on Sunday 26 June 2016 at 9:55 am

The San Antonio Spurs selected point guard Dejounte Murray out of Washington with the #29 overall pick (1st round) of the 2016 NBA Draft.  Murray is 6’5″, 170 pounds.  Murray played in 34 games as a freshman for Washington and he averaged 35.5 minutes, 16.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.8 steals per game.  He shot 41.6% from the floor, 28.8% from the three point line and 66.3% from the three point line last year.  Murray should have been long gone by the time the Spurs picked in the first round, so I love this pick for them!  He has a huge upside!

The San Antonio Spurs could have 7 free agents heading into this summer

Blogged under Big Spurs News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Thursday 23 June 2016 at 7:49 am

The San Antonio Spurs could have up to 7 free agents this summer.  They will only have 6 if Tim Duncan either picks up his player option or retires.  If Duncan opts out and wants to keep playing, I think the Spurs will give him a raise on a 1-year deal.  That is the same thing I think will happen with shooting guard Manu Ginobili, who recently opted out of his contract.  It would be nice to see the Spurs give both Duncan and Ginobili a raise due to the salary cap going up, providing that they still want to play.  Bringing back center Boban Marjanovic will probably be the top priority for the Spurs in free agency, but he’s a restricted free agent, so some team could offer him something that the Spurs aren’t comfortable matching.  PG Andre Miller, SG Kevin Martin, PF David West and PF Matt Bonner could all be looking for raises, and I don’t see the Spurs giving any of these guys one.

Manu Ginobili opts out of his contract with the San Antonio Spurs

Blogged under Big Spurs News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 22 June 2016 at 11:26 am

38-year old shooting guard Manu Ginobili has opted out of his contract with the San Antonio Spurs, so he has become an unrestricted free agent.  That was smart of Ginobili, because if he comes back to the Spurs, he deserves a raise.  He was set to make only $2.94 million bucks in 2016-17.  Ginobili played in 58 games (0 starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 19.6 minutes, 9.6 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game.  Ginobili also played in 10 games (0 starts) for the Spurs last year in the playoffs and he averaged 19.2 minutes, 6.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.

Ginobili has now played in 923 games (349 starts) in his 14 years with the Spurs and he has averaged 26.3 minutes, 14.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.4 steals per game.  He also has played in 197 games (52 starts) in the playoffs for the Spurs in which has has averaged 28.9 minutes, 14.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game.  Ginobili has only been an NBA All-Star twice with the Spurs, but he has helped them win 4 NBA Championships!  Ginobili is currently the Spurs’ all-time leader in three pointers made with 1,342 of them.  He is also #4 in games played (923), #5 in defensive rebounds (2,760), #7 in total rebounds (3,398), #5 in assists (3,655), #2 in steals (1,267) and #5 in points scored (12,950) in Spurs’ history!

I have a feeling that Ginobili will either retire or return to the Spurs for the 2016-17 season.  I have a hard time seeing him playing for any team other than the Spurs!

UPDATE:  (7/14/2016) – The Spurs have re-signed Manu Ginobili to a 1-year, $14 million dollar deal.

David West opts out of his contract with the San Antonio Spurs

Blogged under Big Spurs News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Monday 13 June 2016 at 2:02 pm

35-year old power forward David West has opted out of his contract for the 2016-17 season with the San Antonio Spurs.  He is now an unrestricted free agent.  Last summer, West turned down a $12.6 million dollar option to return to the Pacers to sign with the Spurs for $1.5 million bucks to try to win a ring!  West played in 78 games (19 starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 18.0 minutes, 7.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.  He also played in 10 games (0 starts) in the playoffs for the Spurs last year and he averaged 17.6 minutes, 5.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.  West has now played in 893 games (742 starts) in his first 13 years in the NBA and he is averaging 30.6 minutes, 14.8 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.

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