The Spurs‘ offseason maneuvers could put them over the luxury tax for the first time since 2011/12, according to Mike Monroe of The San Antonio Express-News. San Antonio, which added free agent LaMarcus Aldridge and re-signed Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green, has 16 players under contract at a total of $87.073MM. That figure is more than $17MM over the $70MM salary cap and more than $2.33MM over the luxury tax threshold. That would saddle the Spurs with a tax payment of about $4.1MM, although that likely will change because the tax is imposed based on the end-of-season roster. Thirteen of the Spurs’ contacts are guaranteed in full. Matt Bonner has a $947,276 veteran’s minimum deal with just under $750K guaranteed. Jimmer Fredette also has a veteran’s minimum deal with only $507K guaranteed. Reggie Williams is still on the roster with a non-guaranteed $1.185MM contract.
There’s more from San Antonio:
- Boban Marjanovic told Blic Sports (translation via Projectspurs) that he had hoped to play for the Serbian National Team at Eurobasket, but the Spurs nixed the idea. “From the first days of preparation there was a great atmosphere in the team,” Marjanovic said. “It’s a fantastic group of guys that I am convinced that it will be able to achieve the desired goal and placed on the Olympics.” Marjanovic signed a one-year deal with San Antonio last month.
- Becky Hammon, who made history as the NBA’s first female assistant coach, told Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News that she is encouraged to see so many women receive coaching opportunites. Since Hammon’s hiring, the Kings added Nancy Lieberman as an assistant and the Arizona Cardinals made Jen Welter the first female assistant coach in the NFL. “I’m just happy other women are getting opportunities,” Hammon said. “There are just so many capable women out there, and I’m glad to be in the same sentence. It was just a tremendous month for the ladies.”