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Sources: Spurs lure West for veterans minimum

The Spurs continued their run of good fortune Monday, luring free agent David West for what sources confirmed to ESPN's Marc Stein's will be the veterans minimum of about $1.5 million.


Aldridge makes Spurs favorites in West

Kevin Pelton analyzes this weekend's free-agency activity, and says the Spurs are poised for a Warriors-like performance next season after adding standout forward LaMarcus Aldridge. "Buckle up" (Insider)

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West heads south to San Antonio

David West will sign with the Spurs for the veteran minimum of roughly $1.5M after opting out of $12M with Indiana, according to ESPN & media sources (first reported by NBA.com). Sources say Cleveland, Golden State and Washington all offered West more money

Ginobili announces return to Spurs (2:35)
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Does Ginobili have anything left?

The 37-year-old Manu Ginobili is coming off one of his worst seasons as a pro. His 10.5 PPG average was the 2nd-worst of his career, and he averaged a career-low 8.0 PPG in the Spurs' first-round playoff loss.

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5-on-5: Free-agency winners and losers

Who have been the biggest winners and losers in free agency? What have been the most surprising signings? Our 5-on-5 panel weighs in.

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Spurs win big in free agency

ESPN's 5-on-5 panel was unanimous. San Antonio was the big winner in free agency. Royce Young writes: "Normally dormant and enjoying the frenzied madness from afar over a glass of wine, the Spurs stepped into the middle of it this summer." More winners and losers

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Cory Joseph, Raptors agree to deal

The point guard and the Raptors have agreed to a 4-year deal worth $30M, according to Chris Broussard. Joseph is leaving the Spurs, where he backed up Tony Parker for the first four years of his career.

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Sources: Raptors, Joseph agree to 4-year deal

The Toronto Raptors have reached agreement on a four-year, $30 million deal with guard Cory Joseph, league sources told ESPN.

1dSpurs optimistic about Ginobili return

Waiting on announcement

The LaMarcus Aldridge signing has the Spurs even more determined to try to convince Manu Ginobili to play one more season, sources told ESPN Marc Stein.

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Spurs focused on Ginobili after Aldridge signing

After signing LaMarcus Aldridge, the San Antonio Spurs are even more determined to try to convince Manu Ginobili to play one more season, sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein.

How does Aldridge fit into Spurs' system? (2:53)

Ranking the Top 5 NBA organizations

Tom Penn and P.J. Carlesimo don't agree on everything here, but they're on the same page with No. 1 and 2.

Top 5 Western Conference teams (5:01)
Aldridge announces he will sign with Spurs (0:52)
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Arnovitz on Aldridge/Blazers split

Kevin Arnovitz writes of Portland's attempts to keep LaMarcus Aldridge in town: "The Blazers had effectively been engaged in a three-year recruiting effort, marriage counseling between team and star." Blazers kept door open

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Popovich intends to coach out contract

Gregg Popovich will look to complete the five-year contract he signed last summer, sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein. Adding LaMarcus Aldridge, sources say, all but clinches that he will indeed coach beyond Tim Duncan's playing career.

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Aldridge picks the Spurs

The free agent tweeted, "I'm happy to say I'm going home to Texas and will be a Spur!! I'm excited to join the team and be close to my family and friends." His deal will be a four-year max contract worth more than $80M, with an opt-out after the third year, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Story

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Aldridge could give Duncan more rest

Signing Aldridge would allow the Spurs to rest Tim Duncan more. On the second night of back-to-back games last season, Duncan averaged 12.5 PPG and 8.1 RPG while playing just under 27 minutes. Aldridge averaged 22 points and almost 10 rebounds in 35 minutes a game on no days rest.

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game103.27th
Rebounds Per Game43.615th
Assists Per Game24.45th
Points Allowed97.03rd

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