HoopsHype Matt Bonner rumors

August 20, 2014 Updates

Off the court, you’ve made some forays into the world of comedy, which got me thinking: From Coach Popovich on down, it seems a lot of guys on the Spurs are legitimately funny. Is that just a coincidence or does comedy play a role on the San Antonio Spurs? Matt Bonner: I think when you talk about our team and our players, you ask the question, “Is he a Spur?” When you go ahead and define what a ‘Spur’ is, most people would say hard-working, puts the team first, high character—everything you associate with the Spurs brand. But really, another characteristic of being a Spur is having a sense of humour. It’s a long season with a lot of ups and downs. Having a sense of humour is a good way to deal with stress and relieve tension and keep our team on an even keel. And just because you have a sense of humour off the court doesn’t mean you don’t have a killer instinct on it. SportsNet

Which player would make the best stand-up comedian? Matt Bonner: I think it would be really funny to see Kawhi Leonard do stand-up comedy. Just because he’s probably the last person anybody would expect to get up on the mic. It’d be really funny a) to see what he’d come up with, and b) to see how uncomfortable he might be up there. I’d pay to see that. SportsNet

July 25, 2014 Updates

As you’ve probably seen here and elsewhere, the Spurs’ fifth Larry O’Brien championship trophy is in the midst of a summer tour around the world to the various hometowns of players. After heading to more exotic environs in Argentina and Australia, it was Matt Bonner’s turn to take the trophy back to his native town — idyllic little Concord, home to roughly 43,000 and capital of New Hampshire. (Dig his t-shirt: We came, we saw, we Concord.) San Antonio Express-News

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The Spurs on Sunday took one more step towards returning the entire roster that won the 2014 NBA championship, reaching agreement with veteran free agent forward Matt Bonner on a new contract. Terms of the deal were not immediatley known, but it is believed to be for two more seasons. Bonner confirmed the deal via a text message that read: “I’m coming back.” San Antonio Express-News

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He is a role player and they are a dime a dozen when it comes to talent. It’s the other things, the professionalism, the willingness to accept and thrive in a clearly-defined role that has allowed the Spurs to keep him around. “I consider myself extremely lucky to be a role player in this league and be about to complete my 10th season and this is only my second team,” he said. “Most guys move around to many teams and I’ve been lucky to have been with the Raptors and to have a great experience there for two years and now be able to stick on here for eight years somehow. “I’ve just been very fortunate to have kind of been a direct witness to the greatness that is Tim (Duncan), Tony (Parker) and Manu (Ginobili) and obviously everything else with coach Pop (Popovich) and RC (Buford) and the rest of the organization. “Just to be a part of it has been awesome.” Toronto Star

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