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Source: Boozer has Bulls deal

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Carlos Boozer is the latest domino to fall, agreeing to a five-year, $80 million contract with the Chicago Bulls, a source close to the negotiations told ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher on Wednesday.

Dirk Staying in Dallas

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Sources say Dirk to get guaranteed $80 million over next four seasons. Took less than max to give Mavs financial cushion for more moves

(48 MoH) Spurs Free Agency: A Short Appraisal of Available Wings

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Now that the Richard Jefferson has opted out of his contract, it’s fair to say the Spurs will target a wing in free agency. Although Jefferson’s deal brings the Spurs close to the cap line, they’re still limited to exception money and veteran minimums. In addition to this, they hold Bird Rights on Matt Bonner and Richard Jefferson.

Bulls to send Kirk Hinrich, No 17 to Wizards

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The Chicago Bulls have a deal in place that would move Kirk Hinrich and the 17th pick to the Washington Wizards, freeing up enough cap space to pursue two maximum-salary players on this summer's free-agent market, sources with knowledge of the Bulls' plans said Thursday. It wasn't immediately clear what Washington would send to Chicago in the trade

David Robinson on the Spurs, Splitter and possible return?

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David Robinson on the Spurs, Splitter and possible return?

Ginobili, Spurs close on 3-year extension

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Manu Ginobili(notes) and the San Antonio Spurs are close to reaching agreement on a three-year extension that would keep the guard from entering this summer’s heralded free-agent market, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. FINALLY

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Real Madrid will make a run at Brazilian forward Tiago Splitter

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El sueño de la mejor Liga del mundo sigue muy presente en Splitter, pero su juventud -cumplió 25 años en enero- le otorga un salvoconducto de dos o tres temporadas para retrasar su salto y cruzar después el charco hacia una franquicia -los San Antonio Spurs- que ansían sin embargo contar con sus servicios de manera inminente. Pero el Madrid está dispuesto a iniciar una encarnizada lucha con billetes en lugar de espadas para que el mejor pívot de Europa luzca la elástica blanca junto a su amigo Pablo Prigioni. Bad news for the Spurs, because R.Madrid has lots of money Found it via SpursTalk

Sources: Spurs haven't offered McDyess to anyone

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Despite an Internet report indicating the Spurs have been shopping big man Antonio McDyess in order to facilitate a trade for Chicago forward Tyrus Thomas, league sources today told The Express-News the Spurs haven't offered the veteran forward to any team, even as talks heat up in advance of Thursday's NBA trade deadline. WTF is happening!!!

Spurs' Ginobili to Pop: No more starts

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It was in the Nov. 18 game in Dallas, his one and only start of the season, that Ginobili suffered a strained left groin. The injury cost him five games on the inactive list and limited minutes during the first few games after his return to action, on Nov. 29 against the 76ers. "I guess that was my only start of the last few years, and probably the last start of my career," Ginobili said after the Spurs' 112-92 victory over the Pistons on Wednesday night. "No doubt. No question."
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Should Manu Start?

In 10 games against currently .500 or better teams in which Bogans started he's averaging 3.0 ppg and the spurs in these games are 2-8. The only game of these games in which he scored more than 5...

BATMAN!!!!

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BATMAN!!!!

Get out of his way kids or you can lose your arms Via SpursTalk

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Get out of his way kids or you can lose your arms Via SpursTalk

NBA to alter traveling rules

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NBA players will be able to take two steps before they have to stop, pass or shoot this season. Lebron must be really happy

Spurs DeJuan Blair impressive in opener, but has made a huge rookie mistake

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Blair's lack of height means he doesn't always finish at the rim, but he can go get the ball. The problem with Blair is he doesn't have the same ferocity going for the donuts. That's a rookie mistake. Spurs guard George Hill is picking up the slack. Via Spurstalk

The Evolution of Marcus Haislip

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The San Antonio Spurs signed Marcus Haislip on July 5, 2009. His journey to San Antonio is not unlike other current and former Spurs. Much like Bruce Bowen, Ime Udoka and Roger Mason Jr., Marcus Haislip has earned his way to San Antonio by way of an extended tour of Europe. Hailed as an uberathletic forward coming out of college, Marcus Haislip was drafted 13th overall by the Bucks in 2002, and he spent the first two years of his career on their bench. He moved on to Indiana, but his career struggled to find a launching point to propel his potential to the heights of actual production. In 2005 Haislip took a contract in Turkey, and then another in 2006. By 2007 Haislip had become one of the best players in Europe, and began playing for Spanish ACB club and Euroleague powerhouse Unicaja Malaga. DraftExpress describes his transition in this way: …Haislip has established himself as not only one of Europe’s most exciting players, but his skill set is radically different than it was when he left Indianapolis for Istanbul. That last part–the radically different skill set–prompted my curiosity. I spoke with Marcus Haislip last week, and I asked him about the evolution of his game. Why did you decide to leave the NBA for Ulkerspor? MH: "Playing time. I wanted to develop my game, but I wasn’t getting the playing time I needed to get better. Leaving the NBA was hard, but playing overseas provided me with an opportunity to be on the court." So your growth as a player came as a result of more playing time? Is it that simple? MH: "No. Other things helped. I was able to spend more practice time with coaches, running drills, working on my shot. It’s not just the playing time. It’s a combination of all those things." It’s hard to place you at one position. How were you used in Turkey and Spain? MH: "At started out at center. When I first got their they had me playing a lot of 5. But I gradually become more of a face up 4. Over the last couple years I’ve learned to put the ball on the floor. That’s something Sergio Scariolo [Unicaja Malaga head coach] really helped me with. So now I can play some small forward too." What did Scariolo do to bring out those perimeter skills? MH: "He just worked with me a lot. Before and after practice. Early in the morning. He challenged me to really work on my ball handling. He wanted me to be able to shoot from the perimeter, but also put the ball on the floor and take it to the basket. He spent a lot of individual time with me, and it helped." Why come back to the NBA? You were a star in the second best league in the world. Why give that up? MH: "Ask any guy over there, and they’ll tell you they want to play in the NBA. It’s no different for me. I wanted to come back to prove something to myself and others. I want to prove that I belong in this league." What position will you play in San Antonio? MH: "On offense, I’m playing power forward mostly. Kind of a perimeter 4. But on defense, Pop has me guarding some small forward. On defense, I think they’ll use me against 3s and 4s. Maybe a little 3 on offense, but right now I’m learning the 4. I’ll play wherever coach thinks I can help the team. I leave that stuff to the coaches." The Spurs have had a defensive shortcoming since Robert Horry retired. They haven’t had a power forward with the length or athleticism to guard face up power forwards like Dirk Nowitzki. Can you see yourself helping on that front? MH: "Absolutely. Yes. I can guard those guys. I can keep up with them. One thing that helps, something you have to remember, is that in Europe every talented big man faces the hoop. They’re all face up bigs. They’re out on the perimeter every game. So defensively, I’m used to moving my feet with perimeter bigs." What is the most difficult part about camp so far? MH: "Oh, just learning the system. Trying to figure out what the team wants from me, how I can help us win. And the terminology. It’s just basketball wherever you go, but the terminology changes. It takes awhile to figure all that stuff out. It’s really important on defense. Pop wants us to be a great defensive team. To protect the paint. Talking to one another, knowing the terminology makes a big difference. That’s the most challenging part of camp." Why did you choose the Spurs? MH: "It’s just a good fit for my game and what they need. You know, everyone wants to play for the Spurs. First class. They treat everyone right. My reasons are the same as every other guy here. It’s a great franchise." Has Pop yelled at you yet? MH: "No, not yet. But I’m sure it’s coming. I’ll get mine."

spurs open practice highlights

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Some highlights of today's open practice Via Spurstalk

Jack McClinton in a familar situation

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When former UM guard Jack McClinton was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs, he called it a "great fit." That once comforting feeling turned into a pair of jeans three sizes too small. With the Spurs recently signing veteran guard Keith Bogans, rookie Curtis Jerrells and center Dwayne Jones, the 6-foot-1 McClinton saw his chances of making the team go from slim to none. The Spurs have 18 players on the rosters, but will have to cut three before the season begins. McClinton likely would have been among the departures. His father said the Spurs had interest in sending McClinton to Europe for a season.He instead requested the Spurs release him and will pursue free agency. "They (the Spurs) kept making it more and more obvious," Jack McClinton Sr. said. "Signing Keith Bogans was basically the last straw. He thought he could go in and unseat those guys, but they continued to sign other guys." McClinton expects to know something in a couple weeks, but finding a team won't be easy because it's so late in the process. Most teams have their rosters set for the veterans camp, which begin Monday. McClinton Sr., said he wishes the move would have been made sooner, but knows his son will battle back. He's been in these situations throughout his career. He was lightly recruited out of high school and landed at Siena before transferring to UM, where he became a two-time All-ACC player. The knock on McClinton now is he has no true position in the NBA. "He's been down about it and discouraged, but it's the story of Jack's life," McClinton Sr. said. "One day he's going to write a book about it." Via SpursTalk

I just found this video, and it is one of the coolest things I had found on youtube. Maybe you had...

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I just found this video, and it is one of the coolest things I had found on youtube. Maybe you had already watched, well watch it again, it is really good. "Press Hop" by Dj Steve Porter

Ron Artest phone number!!!

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The guy actually posted his phone number on twitter: 832-260-8192 Found it via SpursTalk

Gasol hurt

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Found it at spurstalk. He hurt his index finger in NT practice.

Ben Wallace returning to the Pistons

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DETROIT (AP)—A person with knowledge of the deal says Ben Wallace(notes) is coming back to the Detroit Pistons. Wallace will receive a $1.3 million, one-year deal, said the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the contract has not been signed. Wallace is expected to do that early next week.

Bruce Bowen will soon decide between joining the Celtics or the Cavaliers

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Free agent Bruce Bowen will soon decide between joining the Celtics or the Cavaliers, according to Hoopsworld.com : ( The Magic had been mentioned as a possible suitor, but have fallen out of the picture, while a return to San Antonio appears "unlikely." The Celtics are "said to be holding off on signing Marquis Daniels" while they ponder adding Bowen, though there's no doubt Daniels gives them greater versatility.

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