Breaking: Tony Parker announces retirement

Spurs legend Tony Parker announced early Monday morning that he has retired from the NBA after 18 years.

The 6x All-Star won four championships with the Spurs before leaving in Free Agency and playing his final year with the Charlotte Hornets. The 2007 NBA Finals MVP averaged 15.5 points and 5.6 assists throughout his long and impressive career. The Belgium-born Parker also played a number of years overseas in Europe where he captured a Euro-league Championship and the MVP award.

 

 

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Watch: DeRozan and company defeat Nuggets, force Game 7

Behind DeRozan’s 25 and Aldridge’s 26 and 10, the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Denver Nuggets in a crucial Game 6. With this win over the second-seeded Denver Nuggets, the Spurs have officially forced a Game 7. The win-or-go-home matchup will be played on Saturday at 10 p.m. ET.

Check out all the highlights from the crucial Game 6 matchup below!

Courtesy of House of Highlights on Youtube!

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Spurs’ superstar DeMar DeRozan fined $25,000

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Spurs’ superstar DeMar DeRozan has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for throwing a ball in the direction of a referee during the Spurs’ 117-103 loss versus the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night.

The incident, for which DeRozan was fined, occurred with 5:01 remaining on the clock in the fourth quarter. DeRozan was upset after official Scott Foster called an offensive foul on him, prompting the Spurs’ superstar to recklessly throw the ball across the court and in the direction of the official. DeRozan was originally assessed a technical foul, but was ultimately thrown out. Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Kiki VanDeWeghe also announced that the league was not only concerned about the ball hitting official Scott Foster, but the ball also flying recklessly out into the spectator stands.

Below is a look at the incident in question. 

 

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NBA Playoffs: Harris, Jokic not enough as Spurs down Nuggets in Game 1

Going into this series, many analysts had raised questions about whether or not the Denver Nuggets were ready to become playoff contenders. Last night’s game did not go as planned for the Denver Nuggets. The game was a thriller, with stars from both teams battling it out on the court. The Spurs’ DeRozan and White led the way for the legendary franchise, with the pair scoring 18 and 16 respectively. Other Spurs’ players, such as Rudy Gay, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Bryn Forbes, provided a much needed boost from the bench and, ultimately, helped the Spurs capture Game 1 in Denver. As for the Nuggets, guards Gary Harris and Jamaal Murray led the way in scoring as superstar center Nikola Jokic owned the paint, finishing with a triple-double. In the end, the past playoff experience of the Spurs helped them steal Game 1 from the two-seeded Denver Nuggets on the road.

Final: Spurs 101, Nuggets 96

 

Courtesy of House Of Highlights on YouTube!

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Breaking News: Pau Gasol set to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks

According to league sources, ex-Spur Paul Gasol is set to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks. There is no information yet on what the contract will look like, but the six-time all-star will be eligible to play in the playoffs for the Bucks after having his contract bought out by the San Antonio Spurs on Friday.

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Kawhi Leonard traded to Raptors

Kawhi Leonard has been traded to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl, and a 2019 first round pick which is protected 1-20. In the deal, the Raptors also received a solid role player in Danny Green.

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The two stars involved in the trade were notified before the news went public. 

This page will be updated when more information becomes available.

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