The NBA Draft plays a vital role in the continued success of the San Antonio Spurs, even though it seems like the same boring story every year. Because the team is so successful there’s never a high pick, and the player that they take late in the first round is either some obscure European or a great […]
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Could Dejounte Murray be a yet another gem that the Spurs spotted when no one else paid attention? Murray was one of the few players that the Spurs had an eye on during the draft, and felt lucky that he fell right into their plans. GM R.C. Buford called Murray a pretty supreme talent and […] Spurs’ Dejounte Murray is a Steal in the Draft - Air Alamo - Air Alamo - A San Antonio Spurs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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The Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes are set to begin in less than a week, and Durant has reportedly narrowed his decision down to six teams. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Durant’s representatives at Roc Nation are working to finalize meetings with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics. Wojnarowski reports that the Thunder are still the favorites but that the Warriors “have Durant’s attention.” The two surprises on the list are the Clippers and Celtics. The Clippers don’t have enough salary cap space to sign Durant, so they would likely need to move one of their core pieces. Interestingly enough, a previous report indicated that L.A. would not hesitate to swap Blake Griffin for Durant. Perhaps the biggest advantage the Celtics have is that they have enough cap space to sign two max free agents. There have been rumblings that Durant wants to play with fellow free agent Al Horford, and Boston c
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With the NBA draft complete, free agency is just around the corner which means that phrases like "sources say" and rumors about possible acquisitions will be flying around. And the first one to hit the radar is the one that will be dominating the conversation until there's ink on a contract: Kevin Durant. According to ESPN's Marc Stein and his sources, Coach Pop and Tim Duncan are "planning to ... fly to an undisclosed location ... to try to lure Durant away from the only franchise he has ever played for." Of course, it's not just the Spurs who are interested in going after KD, but if San Antonio is involved then there's at least a decent chance of success. But before we start thinking about what a team of Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Durant would look like, we need to recognize that there are some major salary cap hurdles that would need to be jumped before a deal could be reached. I talked with Jesus Gomez about this, and after some back-of-the-envelope figuring, he sa...
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The jostling for pole position in the Kevin Durant Sweepstakes has begun. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Friday, the Warriors, the Spurs, and the incumbent Thunder have officially landed the first three recruiting meetings with Kevin Durant. Story online soon: Sources say Warriors, Spurs & incumbent Thunder are first three known teams to land recruiting meetings with Kevin Durant — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 25, 2016 We’ve heard rumblings that Durant would prefer the Warriors, who may have a new sense of urgency after losing to the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, if he does wind up leaving Oklahoma City. The Spurs, meanwhile, have appeared serious about a pursuit of Durant for quite some time now, even if they might not have the financial maneuverability to field the most competitive contract offer for the former MVP. A return to the Thunder still seems like the most likely scenario for Durant. But it’s uncertain where he might see himself fitting into the future of the team a
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The jostling for pole position in the Kevin Durant Sweepstakes has begun. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Friday, the Warriors, the Spurs, and the incumbent Thunder have officially landed the first three recruiting meetings with Kevin Durant. Story online soon: Sources say Warriors, Spurs & incumbent Thunder are first three known teams to land recruiting meetings with Kevin Durant — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 25, 2016 We’ve heard rumblings that Durant would prefer the Warriors, who may have a new sense of urgency after losing to the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, if he does wind up leaving Oklahoma City. The Spurs, meanwhile, have appeared serious about a pursuit of Durant for quite some time now, even if they might not have the financial maneuverability to field the most competitive contract offer for the former MVP. A return to the Thunder still seems like the most likely scenario for Durant. But it’s uncertain where he might see himself fitting into the future of the te
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Now that the NBA Draft is over and the Spurs have gotten their guy, it’s time to move forward and begin to go after free agents and fine-tune the team. The Spurs have a glaring need for a true center who can protect the rim, and more prolific outside shooters on the wings would be […] A Post-Draft Look At What The Spurs Could Do In Free Agency - Air Alamo - Air Alamo - A San Antonio Spurs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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The San Antonio Spurs will take part in the Utah and Las Vegas Summer Leagues from July 4-18. Though the first game doesn’t begin until July 4, the Spurs’ Summer League team(s) is already beginning to take shape, according to multiple outlets. Nikola Milutinov, 7’0″ center – Milutinov’s name was reported to be part of […]
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The San Antonio Spurs will offer Livio Jean-Charles a contract this offseason. Jean-Charles was a first round pick by the Spurs in 2013. Jean-Charles averaged 5.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and one block per game in the regular season in the French league.
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Friday, 24 June 2016 17:27

Soft Power of the San Antonio Spurs

Well the market for free agent centers is starting to develop, and the Washington Wizards have made a powerful statement. The Wizards are reportedly going to offer Joakim Noah a max contract starting at $26.6 million for next season. Noah has been a great player player in the league for a long time, but it […] Soft Power of the San Antonio Spurs - Air Alamo - Air Alamo - A San Antonio Spurs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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The 28th pick of the 2013 draft is leaving France and heading to the River City. Davis Bertans isn't the only draft-and-stash player that will get his chance to earn a meaningful roster spot for the Spurs next season. Livio Jean-Charles -- who last played for the Tony Parker-owned French team  ASVEL -- is set to join the Spurs on unknown contract terms. With Jean-Charles, Davis Bertans and 29th pick of the 2016 NBA draft, Dejounte Murray, there will likely be three NBA rookies on the San Antonio roster next season. That's half as many rookies as the Spurs have played over the past four seasons combined. By injecting plenty of youth into the roster the Spurs are looking to the future and they have the luxury of developing their players without much pressure. Last season for ASVEL Jean-Charles averaged 5.9 points, 4.6 rebounds in 21 minutes per game. Check out some highlights from the 2015 Summer League.
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