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August 1, 2014 Updates

Marc Stein: For those asking why Tony Parker did NOT get a no-trade clause in his new deal, it's because no-trade clauses can't be added to extensions. This is Tony Parker's third successive extension w/Spurs. Third successive time, in other words, San Antonio has kept him off open market. All six NBA players who have full no-trade clauses had to opt out and get to the open market to get them: Kobe, Duncan, Dirk, KG, Wade, Melo. Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

San Antonio Spurs All-Star guard Tony Parker has signed a three-year contract extension worth $43.3 million, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Parker will earn $12.5 million in the 2014-15 season, and his extension will start in the 2015-16 season. He will make $13.4 million, $14.4 million and $15.4 million during the extension, a league source said. Parker, 32, played a pivotal role in the Spurs' fifth championship this season. He averaged 16.7 points a game for the Spurs, with whom he's played his 13-year NBA career. Parker has been an All-Star six times. Yahoo! Sports

July 31, 2014 Updates

Spurs guard Manu Ginobili, suffering from a stress fracture in his right leg incurred during the recent NBA championship run, has been officially ruled out for the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup, the Argentine Basketball Federation (CABB) confirmed via statement on Thursday. The CABB cited a clause in the agreement between the NBA and FIBA that prohibits players from participating with their national team when there is “reasonable medical concern” for the player’s health. Such is the case for Ginobili, who has yet to recover from the injury in his lower right fibula with the tournament set to begin on Aug. 30. San Antonio Express-News

July 30, 2014 Updates

It was a reception and Italian dinner, and probably well worth every penny given that Popovich stood, acknowledging his discomfort from his postseason hip replacement surgery, and said a few words to the crowd about wines. Also, Popovich pledged that he'd match everyone's donations from the evening. Popovich told the group he likes a great pinot noir. He's also enthusiastic about some of the offerings from Spain. Also, a day earlier during that "sighting" at the winery he spent his Saturday privately tasting some of the components that could potentially go into the next offering of Rock & Hammer. Oregonian

July 28, 2014 Updates

The Spurs have sent Manu Ginobili a letter denying permission to participate in the FIBA Basketball World Cup later this summer, Express-News columnist Buck Harvey reported on Monday. Spurs general manager R.C. Buford cited an eight-week recovery span for the injury, which was discovered during exit physicals after the team crushed Miami in the Finals to clinch their fifth championship. With the Spurs playing their last game on June 15, that would have come perilously close to the start of the World Cup, which runs from Aug. 30 through Sept 14 in Spain. San Antonio Express-News

Diaw recently signed his multi-million dollar contract extension with the San Antonio Spurs and apprised fans of the occasion on his Instagram profile. “Could i find a better place to sign my extension with the spurs? #gospursgo” That’s not what’s important here. What’s important is that he inked this new deal ON A BOAT. For The Win

July 27, 2014 Updates

Rumor has it that the NBA’s season-opening game on TNT will be San Antonio at Cleveland, the first home game for LeBron James in his return to Cleveland and the first game for the defending NBA champion Spurs. The NBA schedule is expected to be released next month Boston Globe

July 26, 2014 Updates
July 25, 2014 Updates

The ongoing saga of Manu Ginobili’s status for the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup took yet another turn after long-time national teammate/friend Luis Scola gave a scathing interview in the Argentine media threatening to boycott the event in light of rampant corruption within the country’s hoops federation. Ginobili is scheduled to receive an update on the stress fracture in his lower right leg on Friday. But even if healthy and cleared to participate, there now seems to be a chance that Ginobili and others could follow Scola’s lead if he does indeed follow through on his threat. San Antonio Express-News

As Scola told Hernan Sartori of Clarin, “Once you know and you stay involved, you become an accomplice. All we accomplished has been squandered. We have to keep fighting for transparency. But if this becomes a circus, I won’t be able to play anymore. I won’t be an accomplice.” Ginobili and Nocioni, among others, heartily endorsed his comments on Twitter. “The captain got angry and I’m great with that. Well said,” said Ginobili. Said Nocioni, “Embarrassment! I apologize because Argentine basketball does not deserve this!” San Antonio Express-News

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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