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ok, well either way, the Nuggets are still not 100% because they still won't have Gallinari. he was one of their key players for this team throughout the season, and it might hurt them at some point. and yes, i know they're still a good team w/out him, that's why i said they would still put up a challenge.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Long wait may help or rust Spurs
Nuggets not entirely banged up, Jose? Faried may be a little with his ankle, but also, you seem to have forgotten that they don't have Gallinari. i still think that might hurt them not having him on the floor. but having said that, i'm sure the Nuggets would still put up a challenge, should they survive against the Warriors, which is uncertain.
i don't think he even had a case, and i seriously don't think he would have won anyway. i think he's a complete idiot. plain and simple!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Lawsuit against Spurs is dropped
the Spurs local broadcasts has been rated as one of the top local broadcast ratings for the past few years, and in fact, they were at the top in Nielsen ratings back in 2011 (http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/print-edition/2011/04/22/san-antonio-spurs-outpace-the-rest-of.html?page=all). part of the reason for that is because of Bill & Sean. they might be a little homerism, but they know their stuff when it comes to basketball.
3 months ago on Elliott called out for being a 'homer' announcer
@DifferentVSTheSame you just said the reason why: he's a free agent. Blair will more than likely leave as a free agent, so it's better to get something for him (whether it's a draft pick or a player) rather than letting him walk in the off-season and get nothing in return.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Spurs shopping Blair for best offer?
@CraigThomas yea i did read that. they might get a deal for a package like that (not saying it would be with the Spurs). in the case of the Spurs, since a Casspi/Speights is a combined $6.47 million, it would have to take at least a player with a $3 million contract (like Bonner or Green, for example), plus one or two other players with similar or smaller contracts.
now as for a Blair-for-Casspi straight up, that can't happen as Casspi's contract is about $2.3 million compared to Blair's $1.054 million. another cheap contract (like Neal, De Colo, or Mills, again, for example) would have to be added. of course, that's assuming the Cavs can't package Casspi and Speights in a deal.
the latest rumor i've been hearing is the Spurs interested in Casspi: http://www.hoopsworld.com/is-there-a-market-for-omri-casspi/
tough break for Joseph. wish him a speedy recovery!
4 months ago on Joseph injured, replaced for D-League All-Star Game
@CraigThomas i understand that, and i know there have been solid backup big men that have stepped up as starters (Gortat, for example). judging from Splitter's personality, i'd say his intentions would be to wanting to negotiate with Pop and R.C., and stay here first. but like you said, just speculating. i guess we'll just have to wait and see.
4 months, 1 week ago on Spurs interested in Josh Smith?
@ChrisCano if you want real Spurs talk, go to Pounding The Rock. keep in mind, yes, there are fans with knowledge that will want to get a guy like Jefferson or Smith, but there are fans with knowledge that will give you reasons to keep a good player like Splitter. yes, Splitter is not a star, but he is a good player, not below average. again, if you want a good debate, i suggest going to Pounding The Rock.
@CraigThomas higher than $10 mil? nah i don't see it happening, unless some team is that stupid enough just like what Houston did giving Asik that ridiculous contract.
even if teams offered him more money, there's no guarantee that Splitter would say he'd leave for the big bucks, and i doubt we would say "$10 mil, take it or leave it." i would think Pop, R.C., and the front office would be willing to negotiate, and the same can be said for Splitter.
@ChrisCano no one's forgotten that, but is Splitter's contract going to be as big as Smith's or Jefferson's contracts? i don't think so.
@DifferentVSTheSame again, i suggest you go to Pounding The Rock, where i mostly comment at, and you can discuss with other Spurs fans there about this. i'm sure there would love to discuss with you, and i mean that.
4 months, 1 week ago on Rumor: Spurs frontrunners to land Al Jefferson
@DifferentVSTheSame ok, so what about the charges he takes or when he helps out on a double team? that's effort, too. it just doesn't show in stats. yes, maybe Splitter can do better at getting rebounds, but don't tell me he's not showing effort because he is doing other things. and yes, Kawhi got more rebounds because he has the arms and the hands to do it. with his wingspan and large hands, he should be able to do well. and please, don't tell me to stop it. that irritates me. i'm not trying to be rude here, and if we get Jefferson without having to put Splitter in the deal, then great. i think Jefferson is a class-act guy and have nothing against him. but if Splitter has to be in the deal, forget it. even then, like i said, i don't think we'd be able to afford to re-sign him in off-season due to the new CBA.
@DifferentVSTheSame we don't know how well Jefferson would fit in the system. i suggest you take this discussion at Pounding The Rock, and i'm sure they would love to have this discussion with you.
@DifferentVSTheSame and you wanna know how he gets more rebounds? by playing more minutes. that was my point. did you not see that i put the minutes in there with the average of points? you can do the same thing with rebounding. Jefferson averages 9.5 rebounds in 33 minutes while Splitter averages 5.8 rebounds in 23 minutes. Splitter puts in as much effort as Jefferson does, but only with a limited amount of time.
i agree with Emicris. sorry Jeff, but as one of the posters said on another Spurs site, Pounding The Rock, "Right now is no time to be thinking of the future."
and by the way, not to be rude, but you must be the one not watching basketball.
@ChrisCano as you will see in the last post i replied to you, Jefferson might be a better scorer (17.1 pts in 33 minutes compared to Splitter's 10.5 pts in 23 minutes, so if Splitter played another 10 minutes, he'd probably get another 7 points), but he's not any better at defense than Splitter would be (the Jazz allow 10 more points per 100 possessions when Jefferson's on the court) , and Splitter is a better pick and roll player.
the way Duncan is playing now, i think he can do fine defending the paint come playoff time, and the team together can help out. Splitter can help, and our wings like Leonard and Green can too. let's not forget Jackson wih his toughness. it might even be possible that Baynes can help too if given the playing time, considering that he is an athletic big man.
@ChrisCano sorry, but you're wrong. what i said is basketball knowledge. just because you don't like it doesn't mean it isn't knowledge. look, Jefferson is good, i know that, but at the expense of Splitter, Jackson, the chemistry, and the way the team is playing now, i'm not risking it. Splitter has very much improved this season, especially with his FTs. Jefferson might be a better scorer, but he's not any better at defense than Splitter is, and Splitter is a better pick and roll player. now if we can put someone else in the deal (Blair or Bonner perhaps) rather than Splitter, then i would go for it, so we can have at least a Duncan/Jefferson/Splitter/Diaw/Baynes rotation.
however, like i said, we might not be able to afford to re-sign him. he's making $15 million this year, and he could possibly be wanting more on his next contract.
and this ain't going to be Duncan's last championship run. he's got this year, and the next two years on his contract. again i say, this team as it is right now can compete for the title.