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Stretch 4.  Seems like every team in the league looks for one on their roster these days.


He did flash some potential last year, but to the casual observer nothing special?  

In the Spurs Coaching Staff we trust, though!

1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/jim-boylan-on-why-the-spurs-like-daye.html

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Woo-hoo docs!  "Stress-fracture" seems as good as anything to make up :)


I know how much Ginobili loves to compete for his home country, but he absolutely does not need to play this summer.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/report-ginobili-has-stress-fracture-in-right-leg.html

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3yrs/$20 mil should about do it for Diaw.  That seems pretty fair all the way around.  


Mills is a tough one - Spurs are probably going to have to let the market set his value.  Much more than $3mil/year is getting dicey.  Mills reminds me of the Speedy Claxton scenario - best back-up PG we'd had for years, but money & a starting opportunity were too enticing. 

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/

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So, why can "Old Man Game" Harden be a star in the NBA, but this kid's doomed?  Sounds like he's a smart player w/ instincts (great rebounding #'s).  Solid pick by Spurs late in 1st round, again.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/spurs-select-kyle-anderson-with-first-round-pick.html

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Yup, frankly I thought the switch was one of the keys.  Kawhi is a much better on-ball defender than Green, and Green is especially good at tracking guys off-ball.  And guess what - Westbrook handles the ball more, while Durant creates his sohts mostly through off-ball screens and movement.


It was a great move - knowing your personnel's strengths & playing to them.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/green-leonard-help-keep-westbrook-durant-away-from-paint-free-throw-line.html

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Well, between the injury &. Green defense, curry will not decide the series.comes down to spurs making shots.

1 year, 2 months ago on Green talks about guarding Curry

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Parker's being exploited on the defensive end, and is forced to expend too much energy there.  I have confidence that Pop can re-shuffle the deck to improve the player matchups, but whether that means starting Ginobili at PG, I am not sure.  It really may be the only card Pop's got to play, frankly.    

Boy, oh boy, wouldn't it be nice to have a tough, gritty wing player right about now (somewhere, S Jackson is having a good laugh).

1 year, 2 months ago on With the Warriors starting a pair of aces, it's time for Spurs to play their wild card

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He'd be a nice upgrade from Gary Neal, but the price tag will be too high.  Gar Neal made $970K this year, Jack will be looking for $6-$7M.  Is he really 6-7 times better than Neal?  No.  Spend that money on some quality wings or bigs.

1 year, 2 months ago on Spurs keeping Warriors' Jack on their radar

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desparate times calls for desperate measures...

1 year, 3 months ago on McGrady signing fills void for Spurs... for now

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Obviously, Jack's referring to Kawhi, who was taking all his minutes.  

 

If Jack was interfering with Kawhi's development in any way, then yes, he had to go.  Kawhi is a vital piece to the future of the franchise.  

 

Jack's toughness will be missed in the playoffs, but offensively, he'd been horrible all season.  Less than 30% from 3, I believe?

 

1 year, 3 months ago on Stephen Jackson thanks fans, leaves parting shot for a player

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 @MarkCubanisaDouche  @BlazingDeath Yup, but when Manu does it, it's just smart basketball, right?

1 year, 3 months ago on Harden's late jumper pushes Rockets past Spurs

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It's silly to wonder if "OKC made the right decision" to deal Harden.  They had no choice; they were actually very smart about it, saw the writing on the wall that they couldn't afford all 3 guys.  Kudos to them, it's like they learned their stuff within a smart org like the Spurs.  Hmmm, Sam Presti, name sounds kinda familiar...

1 year, 3 months ago on Harden's late jumper pushes Rockets past Spurs

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D Blair is making $1 million this season playing a game.  I think his agent needs to shut his trap.  

 

I feel bad for Dejuan in the sense he could be getting a lot more playing time somewhere else.  

 

Not that bad, though.  did I mention he's making $1 million playing a game?

1 year, 4 months ago on Blair's agent Walters won't comment on reduced playing time for client

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If they do acquire Smith, the only way he stays after this year would be if Manu walks or retires.

1 year, 5 months ago on Smith To Spurs Rumors won't die

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If the Spurs want to win this year, its a very good trade.  Dollars work, too.  However, unless the Spurs want to bring Smith back (he's a FA after this year), they leave themselves a very big hole at the center position long term.

 

Don't suppose Danny  would do us a solid by taking Bonner & Blair instead of Splitter? :)

1 year, 5 months ago on Spurs interested in Josh Smith?

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It really mystifies me how this guy remains relevant in any way shape or form.  He never has anything insightful to say, and seems to just enjoy flapping his gums and being a grade-A idiot.

 

I have farts I enjoy more than this guy.  Ignore him folks, that's the only way he'll just go away!

1 year, 5 months ago on Video: Stephen A. Smith Changing His Tune on Splitter

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 @JeffProjectSpurs  @nikd Exactly what we used on him,  a mid 2nd round pick.  

1 year, 5 months ago on Does Golden State have interest in Blair?

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Sounds like Baynes is our contingency plan, then.  Give the FO credit, they;re always looking ahead!

 

Sure hope Splitter's back, though.  He's really playing well.

1 year, 5 months ago on Splitter not worried about free agency this summer

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Ha, I'd like an official measurement on those $5 beers - 'cause they certainly don't look like a full pint to me!  Per oz, your best "deal" (I use that term loosely) is unfortunately the $10.25 32-oz "bombers"....

 

It's a joke.  A major reason why I'd never even consider full season tix is the exorbitant cost of parking & beverages you have to factor in to the overall cost.  

 

So, until they offer you a break if you go in for a season package, I'm content most nights kicking my feet up & watching my favorite team at home with my $1.25 Shiner!

1 year, 6 months ago on Spurs still one of the best in the NBA... in beer prices

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 @be_Spurs Exactly what I was thinking; article totally ignores what the Rockets may have to give up.  Perhaps the Grizz want a 1st round pick.  They still need a big guy in return , so Asik + 1st round pick perhaps? I don't think that's enough for the Grizz to part with Randolph.  I agree, a shooter likely has to be involved.

1 year, 6 months ago on How Randolph To Houston May Effects Spurs

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Pop seems to insist on trying to turn guys into backup point guards, that do not have the tools for the position.  Ever since Speedy Claxton, it's been a turnstile position for us.  For example, I really wish he would stop using Manu in that role, particularly in the 2nd half of games.  Manu is soooo much better playing off the ball.  Let Nando or Patty handle the ball with the 2nd team...That being said, Gary is probably the most likely guard choice if the team does pull the trigger on a trade.  I LOVE Gary the sharpshooting 2-guard...not a big fan of Gary the backup PG.  And, Danny does seem to be a more rounded player & long-term choice at the 2...he needs to show more consistency before I'm a true believer in him, though.  Can't we just clone Kawhi ?!?

1 year, 6 months ago on Is Gary Neal the most expendable Spur?

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I really dislike it when Pop rests healthy stars.  It is a disservice to the fans in the seats who paid good $ to see those stars play.  Let's face it folks, the NBA is as much about entertainment as it is sport these days.

 

That being said, Stern's a big fat douche, and it likely pisses him off more than anything, that there is nothing he can do about it; as a head coach, Pop's got complete control over who plays and who doesn't, unless the NBA is going to write it into the rulebook that players scoring such-and-such points a night must be played X minutes if healthy.  I don't see that flying with any of the organizations in the league.  That being said - eat it Stern!

1 year, 7 months ago on Shorthanded Spurs almost pull-off upset against Heat

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Yes, your translation is quite horrible.  

1 year, 9 months ago on Tony Parker talks about the upcoming season

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I really like Mills.  I think he could be a solid backup PG for us.  The only bad thing is, it stunts Cory Joseph's development to a degree - or, at least delays it while Mills is here.  Hard to see if a guy's "gonna have it" when he's 3rd deep on the bench.  

1 year, 12 months ago on Spurs' Mills says Australia has surpises for Brazil | July

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If he got some real PT early in the season, he could fill a nice roll for us later in the year, especially if Blair is shipped out.

2 years ago on For Eric Dawson, third time may be the charm | July

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You know, people will jump on me for saying this, I can't believe I'm saying it because I loathed this guy when he played for the Nets, but signing Kenyon Martin to a one-year Vet's minimum could just shore up that pick and roll defense enough for a serious run this year.  

 

Anyone care to comment (like I even have to ask!)??

 

2 years ago on Spurs bringing the band back together | July

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 @koshwayne  @Chui21 I still bet the Spurs take a run at him - they have in the past.

2 years ago on Report: Spurs aim to bring back Diaw and Mills | July

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@aespurs Absolutely!

2 years ago on De Colo in San Antonio for physical evaluation | July

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Sure it was! Never said it wasn't.

2 years ago on De Colo in San Antonio for physical evaluation | July

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@AirAlamo1 Sure, but it's his defense thats the big question mark.

2 years ago on De Colo in San Antonio for physical evaluation | July

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I like your thinking on this, particularly if millsap is not in the jazz long term plans. Heck, they could have Blair as a cheap one year rental to replace him. Don't like the first round pick though. Green/Blair (or bonner)/2nd round pick for Millsap is pretty appealing for both teams, no?

2 years ago on Should the Jazz and Spurs starting talking trade? | July

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Here's a question.  If the Spurs sent Matt Bonner to timbucktwo for a bag of chips, or amnestied him if nobody wants him, could we not use that money on top of the MLE to sign a guy like this for 7-$8mil?  I am asking 'cause I really don't know the cap rules in this situation.

2 years ago on Ersan Ilyasova drawing interest from Spurs, Bucks, Cavs, Raptors

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If Joseph can evolve into a reliable backup PG, the Spurs FO will have done their job.

 

Currently, though, it certainly appears they whiffed on this pick.

2 years ago on Cory Joseph shows why first-round picks aren't created equal

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 @Sab83 Okay, folks.  Time to stop all this nonsense about trading role players for high 1st round picks.  It's simply not done.  As stupid as some GM's are out there, not a one will trade a top tier, potential franchise player for a bunch of bench guys.  STOP IT.

2 years ago on Report: Spurs among group of non-lottery teams interested in Beal | June

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If he'd sign for the veteran minimum, absolutely! otherwise, hit the road, wife beater. It was fun torching you and your sidekick brocolli ears in the finals...

2 years ago on Could Jason Kidd fit with veteran-laden Spurs? | June

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 @ironm8  @jojo707 In light of the Lorbek news, agreed about Tiago being trade bait for the draft.  Tiago's an attractive big man for some of the other teams at a ~4million price tag.

 

As an aside, if the Spurs could jettison Bonner's $3M contract, it really opens up the door to some interesting moves by the FO, this year & particularly next year.

2 years, 1 month ago on Update: Lorbek set to wear black and silver next season | June

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Hmmm, a rickitty old Steve Smith helped us win a championship with his great shooting, but the league has changed.  Given the perimeter oriented nature of the NBA and its players, Roy may be too much a defensive liability.  

But, hey, if he can guard the perimeter at a level even close to say, a Sefalosha, I say go for it.  Otherwise, I don't see a lot of value. 

2 years, 1 month ago on Roy wants back in, Spurs a good fit? | June

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 @rtesoro440 You should really be banned from any future posts.  In fact, I recommend velcro shoes for you, my friend.

2 years, 1 month ago on Celtics targeting Danny Green? | June

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Sorry, #21, #22...

2 years, 1 month ago on Celtics targeting Danny Green? | June

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In regards to the sign & trade, I think Green could be a ticket for the Spurs to get back into the 1st round.  

 

How about offering Green& 2nd round pick to some team that is in the 15-25 range?  Oh, wait, I see the Celtics have two 1st round picks @ #22, #23...hmmmmm....

2 years, 1 month ago on Celtics targeting Danny Green? | June

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I would offer Green as much as $3-3.5 million on a one or two year deal - to see if the Thunder series really was a blip, or a sign of his "ceiling."  If he's looking for a long term deal, a 3yr/$10 million deal is palatable - but no more than 3 years.

 

Or, if someone really, really wants him (I'm looking at you, Boston), pretend you'll match any offer, and then offer a sign & trade to the team that's ga-ga over him.  If that fails, you just have to let him walk for more money.  Ultimately, you can't OVER PAY for him.  His skill set was very useful last year, but not irreplaceable.

2 years, 1 month ago on Celtics targeting Danny Green? | June

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 @gospurs50 Your nuts.  Bass & Blair are NOT similar.  For starters, Bass has a reliable 18-foot jumper that Blair doesn't have even in his wet dreams.  And, for his size, Bass is really more of a finesse guy; Blaair is a banger through & through.

2 years, 1 month ago on Celtics targeting Danny Green? | June

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Correction, Neal's a $1 million bargain (he made ~$800K this year).  

 

Bonner, on the other hand is a $3.5 million playoff anchor.

2 years, 1 month ago on A very early look at the summer ahead | June

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 I agree on your Neal point.  He is a 2 guard, and when used as such is a $3 million bargain.  Pop, for some reason, likes to turn SG's into PG's (remember Antonio Daniels).  Perhaps Patty is our backup PG answer, but what about Joseph?  Did the Spurs whiff on him that bad?  It certainly appears that way so far.     

2 years, 1 month ago on A very early look at the summer ahead | June

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Is Ibaka's contract up?  Not to keep fresh wounds open, but could you imagine him in a Spurs uniform?

2 years, 1 month ago on A very early look at the summer ahead | June

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 @Thunderbuzzy  @CMDinSA  @f5alcon Before you get all high and mighty there, Thunderbuzzy, I suggest you look up the meaning of the word "redundant."  A Spurs fan commenting on an OKC blog is sad, pathetic, possibly even ironic, but is in no way, shape, or form - redundant.  I suggest your time may be better spent reading a book, or thumbing through a dictionary, yes?

2 years, 1 month ago on Practice Report: One at a time

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 @alvarex That's why you guys are so lucky to have Presti as a GM.  He'd be a fool to make that trade, and the Thunder would NEVER win a title in the Durant era.  Seriously, I think if you upgrade Perkins, you're almost a lock next year.  Oh, and Westbrook needs a little more maturity & basketball acumen.

2 years, 1 month ago on Practice Report: One at a time

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Oooohh man.  This will be a fascinating matchup.  That video just got me stoked for the upcoming series.  Shoudl be a classic.

2 years, 2 months ago on (Video) A look at Ginobili, Harden | May

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KG is the poster boy for having a college requirement before entering the NBA (he was one of the first to jump into the NBA straight from high school) - he is absolutely one of the most immature players in the league.  I appreciate the team-oriented nature of the Celtics, that starts with Doc Rivers, but KG really is disgraceful at times. 

2 years, 2 months ago on Tim Duncan really doesn't like Kevin Garnett | May

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 @rtesoro440 Crumbs, really??

 

 

Stephen Jackson $9,260,000

Tiago Splitter $3,672,000

Matt Bonner $3,315,000

Antonio McDyess $2,620,000

James Anderson $1,463,52

Kawhi Leonard $1,731,960

Cory Joseph $1,028,400

DeJuan Blair $986,000

Danny Green $884,293

Gary Neal $788,872

 

Wish I was making those crumbs!    

2 years, 2 months ago on Spurs spend big bucks | May

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Apparently nobody's safe from this moron's barbs; did he not just dis his coach in saying, "say what you want about him not bringing those guys back, but he believes it."

 

What an maroon. 

2 years, 2 months ago on Shocking! Mavs' Terry voices his respect for Spurs | April

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Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum over there on the left hand side of the table have no clue about the game of basketball, why are they even on the show???  I don't even recognize them as former players or anything.  What are their qualifications???  Sheesh.  I mean, at least I know why the moderator is on the show, her assets are obvious, even though she doesn't have an intelligent thing to say.

2 years, 2 months ago on Video: ESPN asks if Spurs will win the west | April

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With his wingspan & athleticism, Kawhi has the potential to be one of the top wings in the league.  He also strikes me as a very smart player, too.  If he could learn to smile for the camera occasionally, that would be even better... :)

2 years, 3 months ago on Kawhi the next Bowen or something more? | April

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The starting center is almost irrelevant.  I think Blair's ego is the most fragile, so let him have it, if it keeps his head in the game.  Oh, and someone needs to get him a BIG tub of stick-um.  I swear the man has the biggest case of butter fingers I've ever seen.

 

The guy that gets the most minutes at center, as the article says, will be dictated by matchups.  I think you're gonna see a lot of Diaw against high-profile big men; think Randolph, Nowitzki, Gasol.  He's their best post defender after Duncan.

2 years, 3 months ago on The best lineup for the Spurs heading into the playoffs | April

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Both make similar contributions, and are pretty even in ability within their respective positions.  Hill, however, has hit his talent ceiling, whereas the sky is the limit for Leonard, frankly.  Fantastic trade for the Spurs, especially if Lorbek or Bertans ever contribute down the road.  

 

With the Jackson/Jefferson trade, the Spurs FO has had their best year in quite some time.

2 years, 3 months ago on Hill or Leonard? Leonard or Hill? | April

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A healthy Splitter is very important to complete the big man rotation.  I don't see Blair playing a lot of 4th quarter minutes in a tight playoff game.

2 years, 3 months ago on Does Diaw help the Spurs? | March

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Hate to say it, but Fisher would really be the backup the Spurs need.  Didn't Stephen Jackson run the point at times though back in '03?

2 years, 4 months ago on Fisher still on Spurs' radar, Mills deal still not done | March

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 @spursfan80 You know, except that he makes too much money, and he never played well when we needed him, I really didn't have a problem with him!  Seriously, did you read that before you posted it?

2 years, 4 months ago on Remembering (or trying to forget) Richard Jefferson | March

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YEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS~!!!!!!!!!!!!  Please tell me its so...

2 years, 4 months ago on Bucher: Spurs, Warriors discussing Stephen Jackson, Richard Jefferson swap | March

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 @aespurs I'm willing to bet the Spurs were salivating to get Cole @ 29th, and were left scrambling when he went off the board.  Joseph is a project, nowhere near NBA ready.  So far, worst 1st round pick for the Spurs in years, and that includes JA, who's been disappointing to put it mildly.

2 years, 4 months ago on Rumor: Spurs interested in Jonny Flynn | March

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Yes we can, Bust!! Spurs f'd up royally picking Joseph in the 1st round.

2 years, 4 months ago on A midseason look at Cory Joseph | February

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I like that trade scenario. Spurs may have to sweeten it with a 2nd rd draft pick, on order to get hornets to take on RJ contract.

2 years, 4 months ago on Kaman still available, price has dropped apparently | March

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@rtesoro440 Y'all are insane. Teams don't give up top 5 draft picks in their rookie season for an unproven #20 pick and an overpaid wing man who's lost a step. Favors only getting 19 mins/game btw RG8907, so take those stats with a grain o salt.

2 years, 5 months ago on About that James Anderson problem... | February

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@rtesoro440 Favors is a 21 year old #3 draft pick. 'Nuff said.

2 years, 5 months ago on About that James Anderson problem... | February

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@rtesoro440 Wow, Favors for JA & RJ. The Jazz would be rolling on the floor laughing.

2 years, 5 months ago on About that James Anderson problem... | February

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@yowhatupT@spursfan80 Kind of agree with that. Overall, JA's ceiling is higher than Green's IMO. Green's showed those "intangibles" that coaches love, so he's gotten the burn.

2 years, 5 months ago on About that James Anderson problem... | February

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Ummm, can somebody let me know where these $5 beers are?? In my experience, they're $6/$7.

2 years, 5 months ago on Paying to see the Spurs | February

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@Emicris Sorry, I meant the 2nd rounder the Spurs got in the George Hill trade, Bertans, NOT Biedrins!

But now that I think about it, I think the spurs would be giving up too much...

2 years, 5 months ago on Spurs have competition for Kaman | February

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Any deal to land Kaman would have to involve Richard Jefferson to make the money work. In that scenario, NOH is doing us a favor, so they would expect a favor in return. Probably our 2012 first round draft pick & one, maybe even two, of the youngin's - Anderson? As future looking as NOH seems to be, they may even want a guy like Biedrins as a sweetener. Whaddaya say, Jefferson/Anderson/Biedrins/1st rd draft pick for Kaman? It's intriguing.

Sounds like a lot, but it's probably what it would take to jettison Jefferson's toxic contract.

2 years, 5 months ago on Spurs have competition for Kaman | February

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Biggest obstacle is convincing Hornets to take RJ - always has been.

2 years, 5 months ago on Kaman on the trade block, Spurs reportedly interested | January

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FOUR championships. 'Nuff said.

2 years, 5 months ago on Duncan cracks top-10 list of top-earning NBA players | January

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So, what I hear is that if the NBA were steak , normally it would be filet mignon, but this year it is more like chopped sirloin. Why, then, am I still being charged filet mignon prices?

2 years, 5 months ago on Coach Pop comments on shortened season | January

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Well, I think the fans need to launch their own media campaign, and make it VERY CLEAR to the players (yes, the players) that we will NOT tolerate this, and if it continues much longer, we WILL NOT be back to fund their cushy salaries. Oh, and WTF are Kobe, Pierce, Garnett doing there?!? Are these a-holes truly representative of the players as a whole? Sorry, but after hearing a 50-50 split that was floated by the league was rebuffed by the players - they are going to come out of this smelling like big piles of horse sh!t. They look like greedy bastards, and the fans will have the final say when the stands are half empty.

2 years, 9 months ago on All preseason games likely to be canceled, regular season in jeopardy | October

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Finally, Blair's found a level of competition he can dominate on a regular basis!

2 years, 9 months ago on Blair leads Redwings to second win | September

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@JeffProjectSpurs How about this: Parker/Jefferson for Andre Miller/Oden

The money probably works out about the same. Portland upgrades their PG position, while dumping a frustrating situation with Oden. We get a capable PG is return, and possibly the other big Duncan seriously needs at this stage of his career. Problem is Portland's got a lot of good win players, may not have much interest in Jefferson unless we take one off their hands.

3 years, 2 months ago on Jefferson's vanishing act | April

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@JeffProjectSpurs es, but I don't like replacing him with Hill. Target a young, underachieving PG (or even an underachieving, slightly overpaid vet), and offer TP & Jefferson as a package. Then, you're talking turkey.

3 years, 2 months ago on Jefferson's vanishing act | April

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@JeffProjectSpurs Re-building teams is who you target. Cavs, Kings, etc.

3 years, 2 months ago on Jefferson's vanishing act | April

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@JeffProjectSpurs @Chris32 You would have to dangle bait in the form of a low-cost young player like Neal, Blair, Anderson, or Hill. Sorry, but that's what it would take. Even then, Jefferson's three more years may be too much to swallow. If he had one or two years, it would be better. Spurs really shot themselves in the foot with this one.

3 years, 2 months ago on Jefferson's vanishing act | April

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Here, here. Couldn't have put it better myself. Grizzlies made Jefferson look like he was running in quick sand. For a slasher who's lost a step, what's left? Start of the season was so promising, which is why the disappearance was even more puzzling. Is he just deferring too much? Is he just not a competitor? Or, have his physical capabilities really left him? Who knows. I would unload his contract if we could. Problem is, Spurs could have endured him for just one more year, then taken the cap space this summer and signed someone bettwe at half the cost. But, noooo, they think they can "fix" him, and sign him up for a longer term deal.

Yikes. More than any other player, Jefferson will be remembered as the one signalling the end of the Spurs "elite" status in the league.

3 years, 2 months ago on Jefferson's vanishing act | April

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