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Author: John Diaz

Official: Spurs acquire DeRozan, Poeltl and first round pick in trade

Project Spurs illustration SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs announced on Wednesday morning that they have acquired DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first round pick from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the 2019 first round pick is top-20 protected and will turn into two second round selections in 2020 if not conveyed next summer. The end of the Kawhi Leonard saga brings in the 28-year-old DeRozan who is a 4-time NBA All-Star and a 2-time gold medalist with Team USA in the 2014 World...

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Summer League: Spurs fall in overtime after Walker exits with injury

Project Spurs illustration/Spurs Injuries continue to plague the San Antonio Spurs as Thursday night’s marquee matchup ended in an unspectacular 83-75 overtime loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. With Derrick White (hamstring) and Chimezie Metu (wrist) already out for the contest, it was up to Lonnie Walker IV to run the show against fellow rookie Donte DiVincenzo. Unfortunately for fans, DiVincenzo’s return was limited to just 10 minutes as the Bucks managed his return from a groin injury he suffered prior to the draft. Meanwhile, Walker IV re-aggravated an ankle injury he suffered during Utah Summer League and will miss...

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Offseason 2018: Spurs official signings

Project Spurs illustration/Associated Press SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs announced on Wednesday that they have officially re-signed forward Rudy Gay. As always with team policy, the terms of his contract were not disclosed, but Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reported the deal was worth one year at $10 million. Since Gay will be signed using Non-Bird Rights, Gay will become an unrestricted free agent next season. In his first season with San Antonio, Gay averaged 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 21.6 minutes primarily off the bench. Gay became a starter in the playoffs where...

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