Notably, the deadline for the Spurs to pick up James Anderson's third-year option passed yesterday with no announcement from the team. Previously, when the Spurs picked up team options on their existing players, there would always be a press release from the team stating as much. With apologies to CapHill, this is a strong indicator that &derson will not be in a Spurs uniform next season.
This link is to a nice writeup by the owner of SpursTalk regarding the Spurs' summer plans, and an explanation of why the Spurs may have decided not to keep James.
TONIGHT - January 27, 2011 @ 7:30pm CST
Watch the NBA D-League Western Conference Austin Toros with James Anderson and Marcus Cousin play the Western Conference New Mexico Thunderbirds. This will be a great chance for Spurs fans to see James Anderson in action during his second game of a recovery stint on the Spurs Austin D-League affiliate Toros.
Follow the link to the 'Schedules' page, find the date and teams (near the top) and then click on the "Futurecast" link in the Broadcast column.
The link is here.
"If anything, we’ll go longer than what probably would be indicated, just to make sure," Popovich said. "Right now we’re looking at into the beginning of February, probably, before we see him out there."