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Spurscast 363: Enter the Void

After a gut-wrenching loss in game seven of the first round, the San Antonio Spurs now face a litany of questions concerning the team’s immediate and long-term future. Are Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili ready to hang up their hall-of-fame kicks? What happens with key players who will soon hit the unrestricted free agency market? Is Tiago Splitter fated for a change of scenery in order to make room for a marquee name? The reign of Gregg Popovich is also showing small signs of adjournment. Just how long will it be before Spurs fans are tossed into the cold abyss of the post-Popovich era?

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Video: Tim Duncan vs. Blake Griffin WWE style

What do you get when you combine the WWE with San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan and L.A. Clippers’ Blake Griffin?

This!

Check out Duncan’s head on WWE’s “The Under Taker” coming out of the coffin to take on Griffin with Doc Rivers looking on and seemingly nervous about the match. (more…)

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Age primary concern for Gasol’s choice of Bulls over Spurs last summer

It has been less than one week since the San Antonio Spurs’ offseason began and they find themselves in a similar position, looking for a big man. As they prepare to pursue the Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol and the Portland Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge, the fact that the Spurs weren’t able to lasso the Chicago Bulls’ […]

CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 28:  Pat Connaughton #24 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish dunks in the second half against the Kentucky Wildcats during the Midwest Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 28, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Former Fighting Irish to get a workout with the Spurs

With the San Antonio Spurs’ season ending so early, the team is already looking to take advantage of the offseason. They are bringing in sharpshooter and two-sport athlete Pat Connaughton from Notre Dame for a workout on Friday according to Connaughton’s trainer. Connaughton could have gone pro in baseball already, but loves basketball so much that […]

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 20:  Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs takes a technical free throw against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on January 20, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Spurs defeated the Nuggets 109-99. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Ginobili, Duncan undecided regarding future

Even before the heartbreaking, gut wrenching Game 7 loss, many noted the significance that game had. While winning was certainly important, most around San Antonio had already concluded that if the game resulted in a loss and a first round exit, it could be the last we see of Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili in […]

at Pepsi Center on January 20, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Spurs defeated the Nuggets 109-99. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

Editorial: A Season Unfulfilled

There are two core responses to an unfulfilled season: abandonment, or substitution. A team may abandon the model that pointed the season towards failure, or keep the model and substitute the participants. For the San Antonio Spurs the 2014-2015 NBA season is a study of un-fulfillment. There was no 21st division title, there was no […]

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 12:  Danny Green #4 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts against the Miami Heat during Game Four of the 2014 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2014 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Danny Green Unsure Of Future With The Spurs

When the defending champion San Antonio Spurs got bounced out of the NBA playoffs the way they did, it can be a hard pill to swallow. These types of losses can trigger doubt, causing players like Danny Green to question their future. Green conveyed some of his uncertainty when he spoke with the San Antonio Express-News. “Hopefully, I’ll […]

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Spurs’ Messina says he’s interested in NBA head coaching spot

San Antonio Spurs’ assistant coach, and rumored head coach in waiting, Ettore Messina wants to become an NBA head coach soon. Can we really blame him? Via Sportando.com: “I am seriously thinking about that but I’d ask first Pop and Buford for advice. At the same time I am very happy with the Spurs. I […]

at Pepsi Center on January 20, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Spurs defeated the Nuggets 109-99. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

Tiago Splitter could be on his way out of town

Tiago Splitter has been an important part of the San Antonio Spurs frontcourt for years now, but that doesn’t make him indispensable, not like Tim Duncan anyway. With two years and a little less than $17 million left on his contract, Splitter might be traded away from the Spurs to make room for a big […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs celebrates after the Spurs took the lead against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on November 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  The Spurs won 89-85.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Final Season Grades for Every San Antonio Spurs Player

The San Antonio Spurs are eliminated from the playoffs after a heartbreaking seven-game series loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Both squads are championship-caliber teams and played well, but unfortunately only one could advance. San Antonio only has five players under contract for next season, so there are certainly a lot of looming questions about […]

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After heartbreaking Game 7, Spurs now focus on offseason

After a grueling seven game series with the Los Angeles Clippers that ended in heartbreak, the San Antonio Spurs will now look towards the future as they get ready to enter an offseason of wonder. As of now, only five players are under contract for next season. That means 10 players will be free agents […]

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Parker, Diaw named to Team France’s preliminary squad

When French head coach Vincent Collet finalizes his roster for Team France in this year’s EuroBasket Tournament, he will be calling Boris Diaw and Tony Parker’s name. Collet, the French national coach, led the French to a bronze medal in the FIBA World Cup last year. Parker and Diaw aren’t the only NBA player pre-selected […]

Spurs Roundtable: What went wrong? (Video)

On this episode of the San Antonio Spurs Roundtable, the panel of Jeff Garcia, Chelsea Torres and Ryan McCallum take a look back at what went wrong for the Spurs in the postseason versus the Clippers.

Was it the culmination of the regular season heading into the postseason? Was it more about the x’s and o’s that were played? The panel breaks it all down.

Also on the show, the trio talk about the future of the team and the future of Manu Ginobili. (more…)

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 02:  Head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs gestures against the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Seven of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 2, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Popovich expects the Spurs to have their core back next season

The San Antonio Spurs just had their season ended at the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers, but that didn’t stop reporters from asking about the Big 3 and if they would be back next year. Popovich in typical Pop fashion answered their question. “People ask me about Tim [Duncan] and Manu [Ginobili] and myself […]

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