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In my opinion, Spurs need the number 1 seed. Right now, if the Spurs were to drop to #2 seed, we could face a potential Golden State 1st round matchup (Curry is injured and Warriors should fall a spot) followed by Houston and then OKC in the WCF.
Running that gauntlet will surely take it's toll on the Spurs. We would face a tough matchup in GS followed by Spurs-killer, James Harden and then our nemesis, OKC. This is not even to mention losing home-court in the Finals to Miami which, as we saw last year, was a crucial part of our demise. We are healthy now and we have a favorable schedule heading into the playoffs. While we shouldn't over-extend guys, we also shouldn't give 0 value to the #1 seed. Avoiding the worst case scenario GS->HOU->OKC->MIA should definitely be in the back of our minds as the playoffs fast approach. Letting OKC and HOU slug it out in the semis sounds much better to me anyway.
6 months, 1 week ago on The Spurs are the No. 1 seed, but does it matter?
TImmy will easily be considered the best PF of all-time and will be talked about as a top 10 player when all is said and done. I would personally put Timmy in my top 5 players of all-time but that's assuredly my bias talking. While Timmy's stats may not compare with other top 5 or top 10 greats; I believe Tim will be best remembered for sacrificing everything (stats, money, fame) for the betterment of the team. He is undoubtable one of the the most, if not the most unselfish players to grace the NBA.
No matter his place in history, we Spurs fans will be some of the select few to truly understand his greatness. Here's to #5 boys, let's get it done this year for Timmy!!!!!
9 months ago on Video: Duncan's place among the NBA greats
Stern's plot to finally kill off the "boring" Spurs and the racially insensitive Timberwolves with their all-white starting five was foiled. Thank god we only have a few more months of this murderous dictator, some call "NBA commissioner," left!
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Spurs and Wolves Game in Mexico delayed due to fire in arena
The issue was never, "can Blair put up numbers given adequate playing time?" It was always an issue of floor spacing, defensive liabilities, and maturity. Sure Blair could get his, but you have to pair him with a big man with some range in order to have proper floor spacing and also hope that Blair's man couldn't post him up otherwise you were toast. That's not even to mention Blair's overall maturity or lack thereof. Whataburger exists in Dallas too you know...
10 months, 1 week ago on DeJuan Blair's Value To The Mavericks
@DifferentVSTheSame @CraigThomas Past behavior is the best indicator of future behavior. Many Spurs fans like myself gave Jackson a pass b/c Timmy D vouched for him. Unfortunately, the Spurs organization didn't rub off on Jackson who continued his selfish ways in SA which forced him out the door. We should have seen it coming, but again, we were too focused on SJax's past performances circa 2003 to realize the guy's game had degraded immensely since then and his attitude hadn't changed.
And why bring up Jason Collins? Was he even on our radar? You know the egregious rumors going around about Timmy which I will not mention here. But, if they prove to be true, will that tarnish your image of the man who built the Spurs?
Josh Howard is the definition of a thug who has no loyalty to this his game, his body, or his country. The previous statements/conduct Howard has done should disqualify him from wearing the Silver and Black just like SJax's should have. Hindsight is 20/20, but it's not too hard to see how this will end up.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on 10 years later, Spurs finally get Josh Howard
Josh Howard sucks not just at a basketball level, but at a human being level. His actions both on and off the court have been the anti-thesis of Spur-like behavior. His off-season regime of marijuana undoubtably contributed to his rapid decline from all-star play. He can shoot a jumpshot to save his life, is too slow to defend most SF's in the league, and too small to defend the post. As he said himself in reference to the national anthem: "I don't celebrate that s**t." Why doesn't he take his tremendous basketball talents somewhere else then? It would be a disgrace to see him wear the silver and black.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on 10 years later, Spurs finally get Josh Howard
We lost to the Thunder because of James Harden. Every time we tried to focus the defense around stopping Durant or cutting off Westbrook from driving to the basket, there would be James Harden ready to take a 3, break down the defense, or dish a great assist. Losing Harden was a huge blow to the Thunder. One which I don't think they will ever fully recover from until they get another 3rd guy who can help get offensive load off of Durant and Westbrook. The Thunder are simply not the same team without Harden and I think they are quite beatable. I think we should look more towards the Warriors as our greatest threat in the West this year. The Iggy pickup was huge.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Russell Westbrook's return still unknown
I think the moral of the story is don't talk trash on a motorcycle...
1 year, 3 months ago on Heat fan in hospital after being forced off road after Game 1
@JeffProjectSpurs trade options? The bigger question is what was Nando thinking saying these comments on a team that is poised to go to the NBA Finals? He is easily replaceable and Cory Joseph has frankly out-worked him for his position.
1 year, 3 months ago on De Colo very frustrated with lack of playing time in the postseason
I think this was Danny Green's best overall game as a Spur in the playoffs. He played tremendously offensively and even made some driving layups to combine with his 3's! The fact that Tony Allen was so surprised about Danny's play definitely should help us because if Allen stays at home on Danny, it provides a larger driving lane for TP. All of the DG haters have to eat some serious crow. Great game for Danny Green and Los Spurs.
1 year, 4 months ago on Tony Allen 'surprised' by the play of Spurs' Green in Game 1
@JeffProjectSpurs We can stop them, the problem is Tony unfortunately on both ends of the floor. When everyone says "Spurs have matchup problems," it's code for TP can't guard anyone in this series. He is too small to bother Thompson and gets abused by Barnes in the post. Kawhi has proven he can defend Curry extremely well, and Danny Green would defend Thompson better A) if we got back in transition as a team B) didn't have to help in the post against scrubs like Landry, Ezeli, or Bogut (he has a terrible lost post game).
Offensively as well it's been same song, different verse for Tony. He cannot get it done versus longer and quicker defenders. Thompson is shutting him down completely and his absence was the only reason we won game 1. This is the main problem to me because we have such a TP-centric offense now that when Tony cannot penetrate, it destroys our rhythm. We end up looking like the 2005 Spurs where we force feed Tim because that has become our option.
Bottom-line is, the Spurs need to fix their offense rather than their defense if they want to win this series. We held the Warriors to 38 points in the 2nd half. If we can hold the Warriors to 100 or under as we did in game 2, we should win that game. It seems like the 3rd year now that I've said this, but TP has to prove he can lead the Spurs back to the Finals.
1 year, 4 months ago on Spurs fans are split on series vs. Warriors after Game 2 loss
When is this guy coming over? He definitely looks like he has the physical skills to play in the NBA. Why not bring him over and develop him like Cory Joseph? That seemed to work out pretty well...
1 year, 4 months ago on Hanga wins Spanish ACB League MVP of the Week
Unfortunately for the rest of the NBA, I think Kerr is 100% correct. Spurs have the best chance to beat the Heat with or without a healthy Westbrook. The Heat matchup extremely well against the Thunder and are able to physically frustrate Durant (see 4th quarter Rockets vs. Thunder game from last night).
However, the Heat don't matchup well with us because of our big men and superior 3pt shooting. Beating the Heat will be no small challenge, but if there's any team that can do it, the Spurs are it. Let's not count our chickens before they hatch, but a Spurs vs. Heat final would could make my dreams come true.
1 year, 4 months ago on Steve Kerr: Spurs best in the West before Westbrook injury, can beat Miami in Finals
@El_chingon I mean it's AT&T, what do you expect?
1 year, 4 months ago on AT&T Center named best NBA arena
I was at the game, and to me, it seemed like the Lakers fans were in withdrawal because of the realization that their team is cooked. Not just year, but for years to come. People were chanting the typical "Beat LA!" and I yelling that these Lakers didn't deserve that chant. I got some sour looks from a couple Lakers fans, but I think they were too despondent to care. Apparently this Laker fan wasn't...
1 year, 4 months ago on Video: Spurs-Lakers fans brawl after Game 2
No one should ever doubt Manu's ability to step it up in the playoffs.
1 year, 4 months ago on San Antonio Spurs 102, Los Angeles Lakers 91: Where the real Spurs showed up
@rtesoro440 Not so sure about the Nuggets making out of Oakland with a win over the next two games. That series is going to 7 games for sure and hopefully Golden State wins. Diaw is still out at least another 2-3 weeks and he's going to be out of shape even when he gets back.
I was at the game last night and definitely noticed Green struggling out there. Surprisingly though, it was his defense that was most woeful, running into Nash/Blake from behind? Just poor defense. At this point, I think Pop is set on not playing players who aren't used to the offense. He gave Blairball wayyy too much time last night. Baynes should have been taking those minutes b/c of his size. I doubt T-Mac plays any minutes this series at all.
The fact that Metta World Peace is the voice of reason amongst the madness befalling LA shows how far the Lakers have fallen. Even level-headed Steve Nash is already piling on the excuses as to why LA will be unceremoniously be swept out of the playoffs in the first round.
What exactly did the Lakers think was going to happen playing their bigs 40+ min all season or Kobe playing entire games down the stretch? There is reasoning behind Popovich's fastidious attention to player's minutes. Multiple studies support the seemingly obvious fact that competitors are much more likely to get injured when they play beyond their bodies' limits or have not gotten enough time to recover. The Lakers have no bench to keep games competitive while their aging team rests and therefore their starters have to play extended time.
This season for the Lakers was pretty much written in stone as soon as they fell behind early. Trying to make up ground caused over-extension of minutes which resulted in injuries. The funny thing is that it wasn't really a personnel issue in terms of what prevented the Lakers from gelling early on. It was the inflated egos of Kobe, Dwight, and Pau, each competing for the spotlight, which led to a disgruntled locker room and a disjointed offense coached by the hapless Pringles man. The Lakers problems this season have been entirely a product of their own devices. Kobe's incredible ME first attitude scuttled their season before it began.
1 year, 4 months ago on World Peace makes no excuses for losses to Spurs
The DPOY award is probably the most overrated in the entire NBA. It usually goes to the league leader in blocks which has little bearing on a player's defensive abilities, but rather their jumping abilities. The fact that Bruce Bowen never won a DPOY also taints the award for me. Bowen was widely regarded as the NBA's best perimeter defender from 2004-2007. Yet, he never won DPOY. Just doesn't make any sense to me.
Gasol isn't undeserving of this award because at least it went to the best defensive team in the NBA and not Ibaka for his blocked shots. However, Duncan's defensive re-emergence this year is truly remarkable and should have been recognized by the league.
1 year, 4 months ago on Did Duncan get cheated out of DPOY award?
@Spekkio Can't find the video unfortunately, but this link definitely highlights Cory's defensive abilities and speed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssu3HlBijPY
1 year, 4 months ago on Joseph's intangibles have earned him backup spot
Right around that corner to the right were some nice, hot Whataburgers.
1 year, 4 months ago on Blair's Pre-Game ritual is a sight to behold
@JeffProjectSpurs If Manu wants to, I would be disappointed, but ok with his decision (I highly doubt he will not re-sign with us). If the Spurs decline to resign him, I'm sure a mob would march on RC Buford's home of which I would be a willing participant. If Tim Duncan is our brains, Manu is our heart. As UsernameAlvin said, "live and die with Manu."
1 year, 4 months ago on Ginobili happy he is back form, so are his teammates
@Emicris I can't believe people wanted to trade him if they could before the playoffs. I didn't know Spurs fans could have such short term memories, Manu was an MVP candidate in 2010-2011!!! How in the world could you possibly think of getting rid of him?
So ironic to see Cory taking a backup role in the playoffs when just two summers ago, people were crying favoritism and nepotism because of RC Buford's personal connections to UT and Joseph. Shows those people how much they know.
Cory has a defense knack about him that Patty and Nando just don't. While I love Patty's energy at the defensive end and Nando's size, Cory just seems to be in the right place at the right time more often than not. That's also not to mention Cory blazing quickness. I forgot which game it was that Cory went coast-to-coast in under 3-4 seconds for a buzzer-beater layup. He is FAST.
The good news is that at least our FO will find out real quickly whether or not we should keep Tiago depending on his play this series. The bad news is that the Lakers don't matchup well with us especially considering our guard injuries. Should be a great series nonetheless.
1 year, 5 months ago on Spurs to meet Lakers in first round
@JeffProjectSpurs Zero chance in hell that happens. This is just a patchwork fix so that Kawhi isn't playing 40+ minutes a night from here on out. The only upside to this move is that T-Mac cannot be any worse than Jackson these next few months at least statistically.
1 year, 5 months ago on McGrady to Spurs
Honestly, as much of a Splitter fan I became earlier this season, Tony and Manu's absence have really illustrated how overvalued Tiago is. As the article says, Splitter's stats have taken a nosedive since TP has been out. And Tiago's finishing still has A LOT to be desired as evidence by the gratuitous lay-ups he missed against LA a few days ago. At this point, I don't really think the Spurs should resign Tiago if the asking price breaks $11 million. That is of course unless Tiago decides to show up in the playoffs. Hopefully, Tiago will understand that April-June is moneymaking time, and he needs to up his game to get that cash.
1 year, 5 months ago on Parker, Ginobili's absence affecting Splitter's offense
@isaacd35 @ChrisCano Timmy turns back the clock and gets in shape while Tony nearly gets blinded in a club and Manu wastes his talents playing with Argentina. Very sad to see a guy work so hard for his team and have the two others fail to follow Timmy's lead. Our only hope is that Kawhi is the second coming of Timmy.
1 year, 5 months ago on Popovich on waving Jackson: âWe thought this was best for our groupâ
@rtesoro440 @spursfan80 Of course Manu isn't the same player as he was. However, that doesn't mean he is ready to retire. I think the problem is his role as orchestrator of the 2nd unit is misplaced. Manu simply doesn't have the athletic ability to beat players off the dribble and create. What the Spurs should do is allow De Colo to be the PG and Manu play a traditional SG role where he doesn't have to force passes. Even with this horrendous season Manu has had, he is still averaging double digits. You can't tell me he isn't better than 1/2 of the other NBA players out there at least?
As far as Tiago is concerned, exhibit 1. for overpaying big men is Omer Asik being paid and avg of $8.34 mil per year! You can't tell me that Tiago is worth more than $1.66 mil more than Omer Asik???? Teams will pay through the teeth for good big men, and Tiago happens to be top 15 in the league. He will bring top dollar this summer, trust me.
@ChrisCano @rtesoro440 @spursfan80 Well I can assured you that Tiago is going to get a minimum of $10 mil because of his PER stats and lack of overall bigs in the NBA right now. I agree with you that he is too inconsistent to overpay, but what are we going to do? Centers who score 20 ppg are non-existent nowadays.
We have to go with what we know, and that's Tiago at this point unless you want to bet the farm on Al Jefferson. If we re-sign Tiago for around $10-12 million, that will leave us with about $10-15 to offer free agents. I think that can get us some good pieces and hopefully we can bring Adam Hanga out of Europe and put him in silver and black. I don't want to give him super-high expectations already, but he reminds me of Manu in a lot of ways. I'm hoping that our FO knows what their doing this off-season because it looks somewhat promising.
My worry with this is who is going to back up Kawhi? Boris is out for 3-4 weeks, SJax is gone, and Manu is a walking injury machine. There must be someone in the D-League we are bringing up or have already targeted? We can't really think we're going anywhere in the playoffs with no backup SF?
@rtesoro440 @spursfan80 I hope you're right, but I think Manu is definitely resigning. The good news from all of his recent injuries is that the FO have good reason to coax him into resigning for at least $10 mil less than his current contract. I think you may be forgetting the big elephant in the room, Tiago, whom I believe is going to demand A LOT of money to resign, cutting into our cap space. I don't know if we're going to have the funds to go after a near max player like Big Al.
Blair is definitely a goner, and I think if Mills' playing time is any indication, he's gone as well. I really, really hope they get rid of Bonner. Pop's infatuation with him is so infuriating because he's detrimental to our defense. And I hope we actually keep Neal. He has proven himself a good scoring spark off the bench especially when Manu isn't able to initiate the offense.
@ChrisCano @JohnAbney When has Tony EVER been a closer? At least Manu has the potential to do something incredible at the end of the game unlike TP. Ugly, ugly games.
1 year, 5 months ago on Shorthanded Spurs fall to Grizzlies in crunch time
@blanchard48moh I guess so. I get nightmares of our 2010 series against the Suns whenever we start switching on all screens. With the level of individual talent NBA guards have, it seems counterproductive to allow one on one isolation plays with posts covering guards.
1 year, 5 months ago on Miami Heat 88, San Antonio Spurs 86: Chris Bosh three sinks Spurs
@blanchard48moh @CraigThomas I really hope this is the case. It wasn't just Tony's sluggishness that worried me, it was the fact that he refused to turn the corner on those super-aggressive traps the Heat would throw at him on the pick and roll. I know TP can fly right past Haslem or Bosh especially if they are trying to trap him at halfcourt. Instead, it was like Tony became afraid to deviate from the play and HAD to pass out of the trap even if it meant dribbling 15-ft away from the 3 point line.
Also, I think Pop should have switched Tiago/Boris on to Bosh on defense when the Heat played with a traditional PF/C lineup. This would have allowed Duncan to roam the paint like he's been doing this entire year, protecting our basket. That could have helped our slow defense last night.
Finally, switching on all screens last night (even post to guard!), what's your opinion on why Pop did this Jesse?
To me, this loss fell almost entirely on Tony Parker. He looked sluggish and distracted on the court. Tony made Norris Cole look like the second coming of Devin Harris circa 2006 with how terribly he defended him tonight.
Our defensive rotations in the 3rd quarter were bullshit. We would let Cole blow by us and suck our defense in only to kick out the ball to one of the Heat's 15,678 three point shooters. It was unacceptable and way beneath our team's potential.
Our offense was just as out -of-whack. This again falls on TP's shoulders as director of our offensive sets. While the Heat's rotations were crisp and quick, we didn't exploit their main weakness which is also their main strength on defense: over-rotating. The reason the Heat have such a good defense is because they close out so hard and quickly. We had to use that against them to beat them. Ball fakes, solid passes, cuts should effectively turn the Heat's unbelievable defense into an exercise in futility as they scramble around, trying to get back into help position. Instead, we decided to play afraid; running all the way back to half-court just to avoid traps, throwing errant passes while trying to get rid of the ball, and rarely using triple threat position (i.e jab steps, ball fakes, rip throughs, etc.) to nullify the hard close outs. Kawhi seemed to be one of the few Spurs to get it.
Overall, just a really awful game to watch. One of the most disappointing Spur losses I've seen this season. Hopefully Pop gets our ass in gear because if we play that type of basketball come late April, we will be watching the Finals on our butts in June.
@MarkCubanisaDouche lol best name ever
1 year, 5 months ago on Jamison didn't feel crowd was behind Lakers in San Antonio
Very lucky to get out with a win. Interestingly, I didn't think our defensive rebounding was actually not that bad this game. Most of the Nuggets' putbacks came off of missed layups/inside shots from the Denver guards. We allowed wayyyy too much penetration which led to our bigs stepping up to defend the paint. That resulted in wide open offensive rebounds by the Nuggets. If we had stop their dribble penetration, we could have easily won this game.
1 year, 5 months ago on Spurs hold Nuggets on final possession for victory
I can't wait until the Lakers don't even make the playoffs this year and all of their bandwagon fans disown the team. It will be like shining light on a bunch of cockroaches. Everyone has tip-toed around what is actually causing the Fakers to fail this season when it's clear the problem is none other than Kobe Bryant refusing to take a backseat to his bigs.
@JeffProjectSpurs As am I. Asik's payday was unbelievable given his lack of any sort of offensive skills. Comparatively, Tiago would be massively overvalued if another team did the same thing.
1 year, 5 months ago on Splitter: I will look at all my options during free agency
Glad Stephen A. Smith is showing Duncan some respect. Timmy is definitely top-5 in my opinion. He is the greatest/most consistent player in the post-Jordan era, and should be considered the best player of the 2000's given his resume. He beats out Kobe because Duncan has done less with more.
You can try to argue that the Big 3 (or Twin Towers) are greater than Kobe+Shaq, but those 1999, 2003, and 2005 titles were defined by given the ball to Duncan and letting him work in the post. Also, let's not forget how crucial Duncan was in anchoring our defense. The 2007 title was the beginning of the collective effort seasons in which Manu and Tony began to alleviate Timmy's offensive workload more regularly. However, it shouldn't even be a contest when you consider who Kobe had to alleviate his offensive/defensive load during his first 3 championships.
Shaq was unstoppable in the early 2000's which definitely contributed to Kobe's early success. This is the key when trying to compare Duncan to Kobe. When you consider how the Lakers did in the post Shaq-era until Pau arrived, it's pretty clear who was the more effective and better player. The Lakers wallowed in mediocrity and were on the verge of trading Kobe in 2007 until Pau was stolen from the Memphis Grizzlies.
In the end, only the handful of basketball purists and Spurs fans, who can see through the highlight reels and "clutch" shots will know the truth: Tim Duncan was a more effective and better overall player than Kobe Bryant. I know when I watch Duncan's #21 get hoisted into the rafters of the AT&T Center, that myself and 18,000 others around me understand what a gift it was to watch Tim Duncan play the game of basketball.
1 year, 5 months ago on Video: ESPN's Smith talks Duncan's place on All Time list
Well I suppose this is just the opening salvo in the Splitter FA that I think will be more interesting/contentious than everyone else is predicting. Tiago's statements here are justifiably diplomatic: he wants to get paid but at the same time not cause a distraction on the team. I respect him doing this, but I can't help but believe that these sentiments point to Tiago testing his value in the FA market. It's gonna be a doozy.
I think that Tiago's maximum value would probably fetch around a 4 year, $50 mil, given the right team that was willing to overpay. This would be devastating to us b/c I think our FO will only be willing to pay Tiago 4 years, $40 mil with a team option at most. So, if Tiago and his agent really want to turn the heat up, they could put us in a real bind.
It's clear that we want Tiago Splitter to be the future big man of SA. The question is, how much are we willing to pay/how much is Tiago going to want? I am praying that he will follow the examples set before him, and take some type of a pay reduction a la Timmy D, Tony Parker, and most likely, Manu this summer. I just don't know. If the past is any indicator, it doesn't bode well for us (remember Tiago choosing to remain in Spain instead of signing with us because of the money difference?). It will be interesting to see how much info comes out of Tiago's signing this summer given the Spurs' usual FO secrecy. However, I believe that behind closed doors there is going to be some intense discussions. I just hope we don't have our own James Harden situation unfold this summer...
The question is, if we are able to sign Manu for cheap ($6 mil) and Tiago for a relatively inexpensive rate ($10 mil), who would we go after in FA? I would hope that our front office has their normal tricks up their sleeves when it comes to this one. Or maybe a max contract player will be willing to take a discount to play under his idol for a run at a championship (Al Jefferson perhaps)? It is probably just fantasy, but this summer should be interesting.
1 year, 5 months ago on Are The Spurs Planning To Offer Ginobili An Extension?
Best Spurs win I've seen since Parker's 42 pt game against OKC last year. Utter destruction of the Clippers. I think it's clear to everyone now that TP is running the show, and if we fulfill our drive for 5, it will be because of his dominance. What a great game! Go Spurs Go!!!
1 year, 6 months ago on Parker, Spurs dominate Clippers in Los Angeles
@Jose_G I actually just saw this! Thanks for clarifying why we have such a low rebounding rate. However, while on paper we are 2nd in defensive rebounding, to the naked eye, the Spurs look overmatched at times on the boards. This is especially so when Tim sits down. Tiago, while 6'11", often cannot corral rebounds and let's not even talk about Bonner or Blair on the boards. Our one hope is Kawhi and his uncanny ability to rebound.
My concern is, against the height and athleticism of the Clippers or Thunder, we will get pushed around down low and be unable to rebound when Tim or Kawhi is on the bench.
In addition to rebounding, I meant to say we need rim protection. This is an area where another mobile big would be very useful unless Baynes suddenly develops leaps and bounds within the next 2 months. That's why this JJ Redick business makes no sense to me. Tonight against the Clippers should be a good test to see exactly how we are on the defensive glass. I really hope we can get the win and prove myself wrong, but I have my doubts since we've already lost to the Clippers twice the years.
1 year, 6 months ago on Spurs interested in Redick?
@RG8907 Saw that. But did you read the Speights throw-in the Cavs wanted to do? Who else would we have to trade to get those salaries matched up? I don't see us pulling the trigger unless it's a Blair for Casspi straight up deal.
1 year, 6 months ago on Spurs shopping Blair for best offer?
Comparing JJ Redick to Manu... I have no words.
Why would we need another shooter who is sub-par defensively and cannot create for others off of the dribble? He is a carbon copy of Neal with who knows how much familiarity with our system and guys. Also his cost ($10 million!!) that he is seeking is unbelievably high when compared to someone like Green who also offers elite defense with his 3pt shooting. On top of this is our offer of Nando, who is a more suitable comparison to Manu when considering his dribbling and passing skills, along with a 1st round pick.
This deal makes me nauseous to think about on all levels. Notice to Spurs PATFO: WE NEED REBOUNDING, NOT 3PT SHOOTING.
@Emicris Spurs would need personal assurances from Smith about taking a pay-cut to stay in SA in order to resign Tiago, Manu, and him. I don't see that happening unless he has some untold admiration for Pop/Duncan/the Spurs. Oh well, the defensive dream was fun while it lasted...
1 year, 6 months ago on Josh Smith in a Spurs Uniform Looking Unlikely
@usa22 The problem with that is I've heard similar things about Hickson lacking "Spurs DNA" or whatever that is back in Sacramento and Cleveland. While I personally think the DNA thing is a bunch of hogwash, Hickson has underwhelmed me with his lack of solid play despite his skills.
@JohanBeijer Not Los Spurs. I can't think of a player off the top of my head that would be less fit to be on our team. He can have fun destroying some other team.
1 year, 7 months ago on Pop curses, drops F-Bombs on Dwight Howard during All-Star Game