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Tiago Splitter: I want to announce that I have completed my cycle in San Antonio Spurs. This way, I end a glorious stage with the Spurs Family, that I started 5 years ago, and in which I’ve accomplished something as unique and amazing as winning a Championship. From the first moment when I came to this city, I felt the love and warmth of its people, so I can only thank you all. Here I grew up as a player and person. During these years, we went through unforgettable moments, the hardest and the happiest ones. I’ll take them for my whole life. I would like to express all my Respect, Admiration and Gratitude to my coach and mentor Gregg Popovic for his confidence and tremendous professionalism.
As the Heat tonight pursues a long shot bid for free agent star forward LaMarcus Aldridge (which would very likely require a sign-and-trade), the Heat has reached out to a few skilled veteran three-point shooters, including Marco Bellinelli and Marcus Thornton, according to a Heat source. Other teams also are interested in Williams, who averaged 15.5 points last season, and I have no indication of any ongoing sign-and-trade discussions on this front.
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Tim Duncan will be back on the court for the Spurs next season. The 39-year-old Spurs captain on Thursday told the Express-News that a chance to sit down with Gregg Popovich on Wednesday led him to his decision to return for a 19th season in silver and black. Duncan, a two-time Most Valuable Player and three-time NBA Finals MVP, was part of a Spurs contingent that met in Los Angeles on Wednesday with free agent big man LaMarcus Aldridge in an attempt to induce him to sign on with the team. It was during the trip to L.A that he had a chance to sit down with the only NBA head coach for whom he has played.

David West targeting Spurs and Warriors

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David West is willing to put his money where his mouth is – even if he loses quite a bit of it in the process. According to a person with knowledge of his situation, the free agent forward who declined a $12.2 million player option to stay with the Indiana Pacers next season, has serious interest in playing for the San Antonio Spurs or the Golden State Warriors. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the free agency process.
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