As Spurs prepare for Wembanyama, a new training home is taking shape

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – RC Buford has spent nearly a decade plotting this. He has been all over the world, visiting 200 locations and seeing what works for other teams. Ideas kept coming, not just from the basketball landscape, but from skiing and soccer and eSports and cycling and even Formula 1. Hour after hour, … Read more

Assessing the San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard Trade 5 Years Later

DeMar DeRozan #10 of the San Antonio Spurs greets Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors at the end of the game at the AT&T Center on January 3, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. Ronald Cortes/Getty Images A controversial trade that sent then-face of the San Antonio Spurs franchise, Kawhi Leonard, to the Toronto Raptors … Read more

Wembanyama more aggressive in Summer League match with Spurs

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Victor Wembanyama yelled in celebration, punched the air, even got a plaster on his right cheek because of something physical. For his second act in Las Vegas, Wembanyama showed some fire. The No. 1 pick in this year’s draft looked a lot more like himself in his second game of Summer … Read more

Analysis: The Wemby show is on and the opening night was a circus

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The final numbers for Victor Wembanyama in his summer league debut: nine points on 2-for-13 shooting, eight rebounds, five blocked shots, three assists. Not on the stat sheet: countless photos and videos taken on phones, the few dozen times he clapped for teammates, and all the autographs a very friendly San … Read more

Hollinger: In NBA free agency, cap space is not cool anymore

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Follow our live free-agency news and analysis from our entire NBA staffand sign up for The Bounce to get basketball content delivered straight to your inbox. I’m old enough to remember when cap space mattered, when the words “max room” were enough to get your team’s fans giddy over the possibility of All-NBA superstars stepping … Read more

Twins Amen and Ausar Thompson should be taken in the top-10 of the NBA draft

For all things The Thompson twins part — middle name, appetite for burgers, dynamic basketball skill sets — matching suits on draft night won’t be one of them. Amen and Ausar Thompson dress for success in their own unique style as they prepare to go their separate ways for the first time. The 6-foot-7 guards … Read more

Live Updates | The NBA draft has Villanova’s Cam Whitmore falling to Houston at No. 20

Live Updates |  The NBA draft has Villanova's Cam Whitmore falling to Houston at No. 20

NEW YORK (AP) — Follow the developments from Thursday’s NBA draft at the Barclays Center: ___ Cam Whitmore waited and waited and waited. And more than two hours after the NBA draft started, his name was finally called. Whitmore went to Houston with the number 20 on Thursday night. He was projected as a lottery … Read more