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November 11, 2014 Updates

"I was never upset about (the extension)," Leonard said. "I mean they explained to me what their deal is and why they didn't do it yet. That'll play out. I'm just here to play basketball and have fun and try to win another championship. If I think about that, then I'm not going to be the same player that I am and will be just out of it. "I can't be impatient. It would show on the floor, and I won't compete if I'm thinking about getting the ball. I'm just going out there to do my role, the same role — defense first and then see how the ball turns out on the offensive end." USA Today Sports

The Spurs have big plans for this summer, among them the idea of replacing Duncan with a free agent such as Marc Gasol if "The Big Fundamental" retires as expected. And with Leonard's salary cap hold proving so prohibitive had he received the extension he so desired, he's confident their vision will be realized. USA Today Sports

November 10, 2014 Updates

In an obvious attempt to make sure folks with the Oklahoma City Thunder have to answer questions about the subject, Cuban wondered aloud if the perennial contender would consider junking this season after injuries to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook put them on the sidelines for another month. "The question I don't think anybody's asked is why they don't try to pull a David Robinson and try to get Tim Duncan?" Cuban said. He insisted he wasn't suggesting anything inappropriate. He was just curious why the question hasn't been asked. And no, he wouldn't say whether he would consider tanking the season if he were in the Thunder's position. Dallas Morning News

November 9, 2014 Updates

It turns out Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has a pretty good explanation for the slow start to his season. He still can’t see straight. Leonard said after Saturday’s loss to New Orleans that his right eye remains blurry after a preseason bout with conjunctivitis. San Antonio Express-News

“My right eye, the vision’s not all the way back yet,” Leonard said. “Hopefully I can heal up soon. I’ve just got to keep competing so I can get used to it and get my rhythm going.” Leonard shot 7 for 26 in his first three games, and started 2-for-8 against the Pelicans. He ended up 5 for 13 with 14 points and 11 rebounds for his first double-double of the season, but missed two shots on the Spurs’ final possession that could have given them the game. San Antonio Express-News

November 7, 2014 Updates

On whether the Spurs did contact him, Bazemore confirmed there were some discussions between he and San Antonio over the summer. “Yeah,” said Bazemore, “they reached out to my agent, showed some interest, but I came here (Atlanta), so the second best thing obviously – same system.” I asked Bazemore why he chose Atlanta in the end, despite being pursued by a few teams when he was a free agent. “It was a good mix, an up-and-coming team, myself, I’m an up-and-coming player,” said Bazemore. “The system is good, how the ball moves, a lot of pick-and-rolls stuff, those play to my strengths; how they play defensively, how active they are defensively and I was in talks with them a lot.” ProjectSpurs.com

 

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