Tag:San Antonio Spurs
Posted on: July 23, 2009 12:37 pm
Edited on: July 23, 2009 12:37 pm
NBA.com reports that former Spurs forward Fabricio Oberto is at home in Argentina, mulling over which NBA team he will play for this season. Oberto has fielded an offer from the Washington Wizards, who offered him their bi-annual exception of $1.99 million for next season on top of the $1.9 million Oberto is already guaranteed on his deal.
The Spurs traded Oberto to Milwaukee in June as part of the Richard Jefferson deal. Milwaukee then dealt Oberto to Detroit for Amir Johnson , and the Pistons released Oberto shortly thereafter.
Oberto is reportedly considering returning to the Spurs also, but NBA.com cited a league source as saying the Spurs are "looking in another direction."
Posted on: February 17, 2009 11:10 am
Edited on: February 17, 2009 11:10 am
The Bergen Record reports that the New Jersey Nets have exchanged trade proposals with the Houston Rockets, with a specific scenario sending Vince Carter and Josh Boone to the Rockets in exchange for Ron Artest , Luther Head and Carl Landry .
However, the San Antonio Spurs are also in the mix for a potential Carter trade. Sources tell the Bergen Record that the Spurs are willing to send Roger Mason, Jr. , George Hill and Bruce Bowen to the Nets in order to get Carter, although such a deal would require the Nets to make some additional moves to clear space on the roster.
No deal is said to be imminent, but with the deadline on Thursday, talks are expected to Heat up quickly.
Posted on: February 10, 2009 12:22 pm
The Newark Star-Ledger reports that the San Antonio Spurs called the New Jersey Nets to inquire about the possibility of trading for Vince Carter . However, it appears the Nets are not close to making any deal.
The Spurs are said to be interested in Carter as a way to boost their chances for the postseason, while the Nets are hesitant for that very reason. The Nets have a shot at the playoffs, and without Carter, that situation would be in doubt.
The Nets are reportedly only interested in Roger Mason and George Hill , but no deal is said to be imminent for any of the above.
Posted on: December 16, 2008 12:51 pm
Veteran NBA center Dikembe Mutombo is currently without a team, but the free agent says he's received interest from several squads, and he hopes to sign and be back on the court within two weeks.
The 42-year-old Mutombo told the Boston Globe on Sunday that the Celtics, Heat, Spurs and other teams have expressed interest in adding him to their rosters. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel said on Monday that Heat officials would neither confirm nor deny their interest in Mutombo. The Heat are also waiting on the possible return of Alonzo Mourning from last year's knee injury. Mourning was in the Heat locker room before Monday's game.
The News-Herald in Ohio reported that while the Cavaliers don't appear to have major interest in Mutombo, they have also not ruled him out. The story noted that if Zydrunas Ilgauskas were going to miss a considerable amount of time, then it may be more attractive to the Cavs to pick up Mutombo.
Posted on: November 13, 2008 11:46 am
The New York Daily News reported that Knicks center Eddy Curry met with agent Leon Rose before New York's game at San Antonio on Tuesday. It is believed the Spurs and the Miami Heat are both interested in the big man, who was removed from the Knicks rotation before the season opener by coach Mike D'Antoni and is currently sidelined for another two weeks with a bruised knee.
The Daily News reported that Miami may be willing to deal Shawn Marion -- a favorite of Mike D'Antoni -- for Curry, but the deal wouldn't be easy to put together due to the salaries not matching up.
Posted on: September 24, 2008 4:28 pm
Edited on: September 24, 2008 4:31 pm
The Arizona Daily Star reports that Salim Stoudamire has escaped pro basketball's burial grounds -- the Atlanta Hawks -- and now will play for a winner.
The ex-Wildcat shooting star has signed with the San Antonio Spurs and is expected to replace the three-point shooting threat of Brent Barry and perhaps Robert Horry.