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August 27, 2014 Updates

The San Antonio Spurs have signed Josh Davis, last of San Diego State, to a multi-year contract. The amount of guaranteed money is not yet known. Davis graduated from San Diego State last season after transferring in from Tulane, where he had spent the previous two seasons after spending his freshman campaign at North Carolina State. The 6’8 athletic forward saw his offensive game regress significantly last season, down to 7.7 points per game from 17.6, shooting only 45.5% from the field down from 49.2%, and struggling badly at the free throw line, hitting only 47.2% from where he had previously shot 71.6%. Hoop365

August 25, 2014 Updates

Q: Pretty much the entire team is returning, with only Aron Baynes yet to be re-signed. Were you ever concerned the Spurs were going to move on without you? Matt Bonner: I had several teams calling me to check about my availability, and I kept telling everyone I wanted to wait and see what happens with the Spurs because that was my No. 1 option. It took a little while. I understand I’m not the No. 1 priority anymore. I shouldn’t say anymore; like I ever was. But I understand being a role player, somewhat towards the end of the bench. They have to let the market play out and see what other opportunities are available. They told me the whole way they wanted me back. They just had to do their due diligence. I understood that so I stayed patient and told everybody I was going to wait for the Spurs. San Antonio Express-News

With the likes of Boris Diaw, Patty Mills and Matt Bonner having earned new contracts, the lone member of the Spurs’ 2014 championship team yet to re-sign is restricted free agent center Aron Baynes. Well-known Turkish sportscaster Ismael Senol tweeted on Sunday that while Baynes hopes to return to San Antonio, he’s also begun to explore options overseas in the hopes of signing for at least $1.5 million Euros. Baynes, 27, has been a marginal contributor since joining the Spurs in Jan. 2013. He averaged 3.0 points and 2.7 rebounds with a 9.7 Player Efficiency Rating — 15.0 is average — in 53 appearances last season. San Antonio Express-News

August 24, 2014 Updates

Mourning said that if he played today, he’d probably be transformed into a stretch-4 or perimeter shooting power forward. The lack of centers is not surprising to Mourning, now an executive with the Miami Heat. “I wouldn’t say it’s leaving because if another great center comes along, he’ll be the first pick in the draft,” he said. “[Joel] Embiid would have been the first pick in the draft if not for his health. “Basketball is played from the inside out. San Antonio beat us [Miami in the NBA Finals] because they dominated us in the paint. So if you can get somebody in the draft that’s dominating in the paint, they’re going to go first.” Boston Globe

August 23, 2014 Updates

“As much as I dislike the Spurs, I’d rather see a Texas team win. I’d rather see a team from our division win. I have a ton of respect for Manu Giniboli, for Parker and for Duncan. It’s been 14 years and those guys have been here for most of that time. Even though you want to kick their ass, you’ve still got to respect them. I certainly wanted to see them win before I saw the Heat win.” Dallas Morning News

August 22, 2014 Updates

Warrick's workout for the Spurs includes no guarantee of making the team's roster, but it does offer a good opportunity. Warrick said the workout should include some current San Antonio players and a few other free agents. He said he accepted the Spurs' invitation because San Antonio does have some players with non-guaranteed deals. The Post-Standard

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

August 19, 2014 Updates
August 18, 2014 Updates

It sat in the living room of the San Diego condominium he rents during the offseason while the Spurs staffer who chaperones the trophy around the world lounged at a UTC hotel pool … while Leonard was at his three-a-day workouts. “I didn’t have any time to do anything with it,” Leonard explained. “My workout schedule is crazy.” UTSanDiego

August 14, 2014 Updates

Team France will finally have their captain Boris Diaw on the court now that his insurance issues with the San Antonio Spurs are cleared. “The matter is settled. It is being finalized, it is a matter of hours,” said Thursday the national technical director Patrick Beesley. ProjectSpurs.com

August 13, 2014 Updates
 

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