Ian Smith

Sports enthusiast. Current editor at Rink Royalty. Former editor at Warriors World and SenShot. Former co-editor at Air Alamo. Former staff writer at Dodgers Nation. B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Humanities from San Jose State University. Currently attending Sacramento State University for M.A. in Government.

Apr 22, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) reacts after his basket against the Boston Celtics in game three of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency Eve: Huge Salary Changes on the Horizon

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May 28, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts to a call in action against the Golden State Warriors during the first quarter in game six of the Western conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Clippers Luring Kevin Durant With Idea of “Big 4”

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Feb 5, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and center Tim Duncan (21) talk with former Spurs player Michael Finley after the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. The Spurs defeat the Mavericks 116-90. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

An Updated Look at the San Antonio Spurs’ Payroll

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May 28, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) handles the ball in front of Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) during the fourth quarter in game six of the Western conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Hawks Are Trying to Get a Meeting With Kevin Durant

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Apr 29, 2016; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin (7) reacts after a hard hit during the first half in game six of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Should the San Antonio Spurs Pursue Jeremy Lin?

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May 30, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots the basketball against Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) during the fourth quarter in game seven of the Western conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Thunder 96-88. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Wizards Doubtful That They’ll Sign Kevin Durant

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Apr 10, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (right) blocks the basket from Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton (center) as Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (left) defends the play during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

San Antonio Spurs Falling Behind in Hassan Whiteside Pursuit

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May 30, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) dribbles the basketball against Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) during the fourth quarter in game seven of the Western conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Thunder 96-88. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant to Meet With San Antonio Spurs

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Jun 23, 2016; New York, NY, USA; Dejounte Murray (Washington) greets NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number twenty-nine overall pick to the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

San Antonio Spurs Draft Dejounte Murray

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Jan 26, 2016; Portland, OR, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Marco Belinelli (3) drives past Portland Trail Blazers guard Allen Crabbe (23) during the first quarter at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

Former Spurs Player Marco Belinelli in Draft Day Trade

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May 30, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) dribbles the basketball against Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) during the fourth quarter in game seven of the Western conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Thunder 96-88. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks Continue to Affect San Antonio Spurs’ Plans

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Apr 13, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) sits on the bench during the first quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

What Does the Rose Trade Mean For the San Antonio Spurs?

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Feb 21, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich reacts after a foul call during the second half against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Spurs won 118-111. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

San Antonio Spurs Draft Prospect: Georgios Papagiannis

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May 30, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan (left) instructs forward Kevin Durant (35) during the fourth quarter in game seven of the Western conference finals of the NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Thunder 96-88. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant Has New Comments About His Free Agency

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May 17, 2016; New York, NY, USA; General view during the NBA draft lottery at New York Hilton Midtown. The Philadelphia 76ers received the first overall pick in the 2016 draft. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

FanSided NBA Mock Draft First Round 2016

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Feb 5, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and center Tim Duncan (21) talk with former Spurs player Michael Finley after the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. The Spurs defeat the Mavericks 116-90. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

San Antonio Spurs Draft Prospect: Juan Hernangomez

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