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By going west, LeBron James has reset the entire NBA

When the NBA season begins Tuesday, it will be the first time in more than a decade that LeBron James, the biggest star in the sport, won’t be playing on opening night. For the first time in 15 years he also won’t be part of the league’s Eastern Conference. Those firsts show just how much James’ offseason decision to join the Los Angeles Lakers shook up the entire league.

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Butler expected to play Timberwolves’ opener against Spurs

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau expects disgruntled star Jimmy Butler to play their NBA opener against the San Antonio Spurs.

All-Star shooting guard Butler demanded a trade earlier this offseason and missed Minnesota’s final preseason

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GAME RECAP: Rockets 108, Spurs 93

PJ Tucker scores 19 points, James Harden adds 18 as the Houston Rockets defeat the San Antonio Spurs, 108-93.

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Colorado’s Derrick White named to USA Basketball’s World Cup qualifying team

San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White has been named to USA Basketball’s World Cup qualifying team.

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Veteran forward Diaw announces retirement

Diaw made his announcement on Twitter, which included a link to a French-speaking video also featuring former San Antonio Spurs teammate Tony Parker and former NBA player Ronny Turiaf. Diaw averaged 8.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 1,064 NBA…

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Spurs officially sign Pondexter

The San Antonio Spurs announced Wednesday that they have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent swingman Quincy Pondexter. The agreement between Pondexter and the Spurs was initially reported by ESPN on Monday. Pondexter, 30, is trying to revive his…

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Manu Ginobili retires: All-star guard won four championships with San Antonio Spurs

Manu Ginobili retired at age 41 Monday after a “fabulous journey” in which he helped the San Antonio Spurs win four NBA championships in 16 seasons with the club.

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Winners and losers from the Western Conference’s offseason (And the L.A. Lakers …)

We are a little more than halfway through the NBA offseason. That makes right now — the in-between place, when those whose lives revolve around basketball take a deep breath before diving back in for another 10 months or so of constant insanity — the perfect opportunity to assess all that has happened since the Golden State Warriors closed out the Cleveland Cavaliers to claim a second straight championship.

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NBA notebook: Leonard reportedly to attend Team USA camp

A week after being traded from the San Antonio Spurs to the Toronto Raptors, Kawhi Leonard is expected to attend the U.S. national basketball team’s camp in Las Vegas this week, according to a TSN report. The camp, which takes place Wednesday through Friday, will be run by Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and is expected to also include guards DeMar DeRozan — who was traded to San Antonio in the package for Leonard — and Kyle Lowry, Leonard’s new teammate on the Raptors. Per the TSN report, it is “up in the air” whether Leonard — who missed all but nine games last season while battling a nagging quad injury — will participate in practices, if at all.

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NBA notebook: Leonard reportedly to attend Team USA camp

A week after being traded from the San Antonio Spurs to the Toronto Raptors, Kawhi Leonard is expected to attend the U.S. national basketball team’s camp in Las Vegas this week, according to a TSN report. The camp, which takes place Wednesday through Friday, will be run by Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and is expected to also include guards DeMar DeRozan — who was traded to San Antonio in the package for Leonard — and Kyle Lowry, Leonard’s new teammate on the Raptors. Per the TSN report, it is “up in the air” whether Leonard — who missed all but nine games last season while battling a nagging quad injury — will participate in practices, if at all.

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Spurs announce signing of F Cunningham

The San Antonio Spurs announced on Friday the team has signed free agent forward Dante Cunningham. The 6-foot-8 Cunningham reportedly considered the Spurs and the Brooklyn Nets after averaging 5.7 points and 4.1 rebounds in 73 games for Brooklyn and th…

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Brewer: The Kawhi Leonard-San Antonio Spurs standoff finally ends, but without a winner

You know what’s crazy? I don’t remember what Kawhi Leonard’s voice sounds like. I’m not sure anymore if I ever knew what it sounded like. He is the quietest superstar in a loud NBA, and for years, that was refreshing. Then he embarked on the longest, most bizarre and riskiest power play of the year, one that sent shock waves through a league accustomed to soap operas. And he played his starring role in silence and out of sight. Disruption has never been so undetectable. No other enigma would want to face him one-on-one.

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Kawhi Leonard going to Toronto Raptors, DeMar DeRozan going to San Antonio Spurs

The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is on the cusp of ending, with the Spurs reaching an agreement in principle on Wednesday to send the 2014 NBA Finals MVP to the Toronto Raptors for All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan.

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NBA free agency has altered the Western Conference but not enough to seriously threaten the Golden State Warriors

Much has been made of the Golden State Warriors agreeing to a deal with DeMarcus Cousins since the deal was struck Monday evening.

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Becky Hammon moves up, gets promoted by San Antonio Spurs

Becky Hammon is moving up San Antonio’s coaching ladder.

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AP source: Kawhi Leonard wants a trade from Spurs

Kawhi Leonard’s time with the San Antonio Spurs may soon be over.

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San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon will be the first woman to interview for NBA head coaching job

San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon will interview for the Milwaukee Bucks head coaching job, making her the first woman to interview for a top NBA bench job, The Washington Post has confirmed.

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It feels like the end of an era for the San Antonio Spurs

For so many years, the San Antonio Spurs have been the NBA’s constant. One great team after another has come and gone, and all the while the Spurs have been ever-present at the top of the NBA standings for more than two decades.

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A brief history of No. 8 seeds upsetting No. 1 seeds in the NBA playoffs

Each series had mitigating circumstances — injuries, bad matchups or short series — that helped the underdog win. Here’s a look at each of them.

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To replace Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs turn to Ettore Messina for Game 3

In the wake of his wife’s death Wednesday, Gregg Popovich will not coach the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of their Western Conference playoff series Thursday night against the Golden State Warriors. The team has announced that assistant Ettore Messina will coach the team.

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