Let's do this again.
With six potential free agents headed by
"I'm pretty sure most of the team is going to come back," Ginobili said.
San Antonio met as a group for the first time since beating Miami 104-87 on Sunday night to close out the
"He did show us a couple of clips that we sucked at" in Game 5, guard Patty Mills said, laughing.
All the same, free agency, which begins July 1 could alter the team's close-knit roster.
"Manu spoke to us," Spurs guard
Duncan has a player option, but his teammates expect him back and the 38-year-old forward did not give any indications otherwise throughout another resurgent season.
"It will come to an end, but I don't think next year," guard
The future for Mills,
"I haven't sat down with R.C. [Buford, Spurs general manager] and talked about what we want to do, but one would think it's logical to not make major changes with the group," Popovich said. "Usually we don't make major changes anyway, so, I wouldn't anticipate any."
The Spurs made minor changes following their previous title in 2007.
Those under contract include Ginobili, Green,
Texans name Fitzpatrick starting quarterback
New Houston Texans Coach Bill O'Brien named Ryan Fitzpatrick the starter at quarterback, an announcement overshadowed somewhat by receiver Andre Johnson's absence Tuesday on the first day of a mandatory three-day mini-camp.
Johnson hasn't participated in any of the team's voluntary off-season workouts and said last month that he wouldn't attend these workouts either.
Fitzpatrick signed with the team in the off-season a day before
"He definitely earned it," O'Brien said. "He earned it with his preparation. He earned it with his accuracy. He earned it with his command at the line of scrimmage."
A former starter for the Buffalo Bills, the nine-year veteran started nine games last season for Tennessee after Jake Locker was injured. Fitzpatrick threw for 2,454 yards and 14 touchdowns last season.
The start of the
Two-time Pro Bowl tight end
Coach Jim Harbaugh also said cornerback Eric Wright was not with the team because he's contemplating retirement.
Pro Bowl pass rusher Justin Houston was a no-show on the first day of the
Houston, who is entering the final year of his contract, also skipped three weeks of voluntary workouts. He is due to make about $1.4 million this season.
Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback
Orton missed all the voluntary workouts amid reports that he is contemplating retirement. Dallas Coach Jason Garrett has said he expected Orton to show up Tuesday.
The 31-year-old Orton has one year remaining on his contract. He can be fined about $70,000 for missing the minicamp.
Brandon Weeden, a first-round pick by Cleveland in 2012, is the No. 2 quarterback in Orton's absence.
The Oakland Raiders and the Cowboys will participate in two joint training camp practices this summer.
The Raiders said they will practice with Dallas at the Cowboys training camp base in Oxnard on Aug. 12 and 13.