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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23:  Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot celebrates on stage after being drafted 24th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 23, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Report: 76ers trade Jerami Grant to Thunder for Ersan Ilyasova and draft pick

The Philadelphia 76ers have traded Jerami Grant to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Ersan Ilyasova and a conditional draft pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Per Wojnarowski, the Thunder had been trying to find an athletic forward to complement their roster and pursued Grant for several months. He averaged 9.7 points, 4.7 rebounds […]

MEMPHIS, TN - APRIL 22:  Head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs speaks to the media prior to game three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs between the San Antonio Spurs and the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum on April 22, 2016 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Pop Talks Kaepernick, Race, Politics on Day of Debate

Gregg Popovich got his 2016 press conference season off to a roaring start at Spurs media day on Monday. He verbally jousted with reporters who asked unclear or repeated questions, stated that he will be fining Tim Duncan $2,500 daily until he shows up, and declared Duncan “Coach of Whatever He Feels Like.” Then, the […]

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10:  Patty Mills #5 of Australia handles the ball against DeAndre Jordan #6 of United States during the Men's Preliminary Round Group A between Australia and the United States on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Film Session: How Patty Mills Dropped 30 on Team USA

On Wednesday night Team USA faced their toughest Olympic opponent yet in a scrappy Australian team. Some may be surprised by how well the Aussies competed, but the Boomers weren’t. Andrew Bogut said in an interview with ESPN that the objective was to play hard and win. “If we go out there and we’re intimidated […]

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Tim Duncan Day: Our favorite Duncan coverage

Project Spurs has been online for nearly 12 years now, covering a little over half of Tim Duncan’s career. In that time, we’ve obviously covered #21 quite a bit. Here is a collection of some of our favorites among the Duncan archives over the years. [View the story “A Look Back at Tim Duncan career […]

SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 15:  The San Antonio Spurs celebrate with the Larry O'Brien trophy after defeating the Miami Heat to win the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 15, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Project Spurs staff reflects on Duncan’s career, favorite moments

On Monday, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor declared tomorrow, July 21, as “Tim Duncan Day.” We’ll share some of our favorite coverage on Duncan tomorrow, but to kick things off before that, we asked some of our staff to reflect on Duncan’s career and to share some of their favorite stories or moments. Tim Duncan has […]

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The Tim Duncan Era

Tim Duncan has been the face of the San Antonio Spurs for nearly two decades, and in that time he has been a perfect franchise player. The model of consistency and production, he was the common denominator for each of San Antonio’s five championships. His stoic, team first attitude became the identity of the Spurs. […]

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Tim Duncan announces retirement

It’s officially the end of an era in San Antonio and the day Spurs fans have been dreading for years. Tim Duncan has called it a career, but what a career it was. After 19 seasons in the NBA and five NBA Championships, Duncan announced his retirement with very little pomp or circumstance, as a press […]

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Happy 40th, Tim Duncan

On Sunday night in Memphis, Tim Duncan tied former teammate Robert Horry for second most playoff victories of all time (155). The next day Old Man Riverwalk celebrated his 40th birthday, probably by practicing his bank shot and eating pre-chewed carrot cake. Seriously though, Duncan has been the face of the Spurs since the Clinton administration. […]

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Kawhi Leonard named 2015-16 Defensive Player of the Year

The NBA has announced that San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has been named the 2015-16 NBA Defensive Player of the Year.  He received the most first place votes, 88, and 547 total points to make him the repeat winner, edging out the likes of Golden State’s Draymond Green and Miami’s Hassan Whiteside. Leonard is […]

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Spurs vs. Grizzlies series predictions

With Game 1 of the playoff series between the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies kicking off tomorrow in San Antonio, I polled our staff and a few media members to get their predictions. As for my prediction, while a first round series with the Memphis Grizzlies brings up bad memories for Spurs fans, the […]

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Keeping An Eye On Contenders: Clippers Need More Than Griffin’s Return

This NBA season was a hopeful one for the Los Angeles Clippers. The offseason drama that was DeAndre Jordan’s free agency played out in the team’s favor and this was supposed to be the breakout year for the Clippers in some onlooker’s estimation. Well, drama found the team once again in the form of Blake […]

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Finding Trends: Last Week of School

The final days of an NBA season are usually some of the strangest in American professional sports. This season is certainly no different. I liken the experience to the final week of high school. Whenever that may have been for you, try to remember back to those final few days before your passage into the “real” […]

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1,000 Wins for Duncan

With six seconds left in the game and three seconds on the shot clock, the Spurs needed to act quickly if they wanted to break the 86-86 tie against the Utah Jazz last night. Off an inbounds pass under the basket, Kyle Anderson passed to Kawhi Leonard, who was heavily guarded by Gordon Hayward. Without […]

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Popovic, Sager connection deeper than two questions

It’s well known that San Antonio Spurs head coach, Gregg Popovich, dislikes being interviewed by sideline reporters during games. He has been known to be short and uncooperative with his responses, preferring to focus on the game and his team rather than on questions from the media. If there is one exception for in-game interviews […]

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Keeping An Eye On Contenders: Change Has Pistons Eyeing the Playoffs

The playoffs are less than one month away and the NBA playoff picture is anything but clear for some teams. One of those teams unclearly depicted is the Eastern Conference’s Detroit Pistons. After years of disappointment, the 39-35 Pistons have experienced some changes that have them right in the thick of a fight for the […]

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