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This is no big deal. What's he supposed to say? "We would've lost bay way more if I had played..." No, he's just speaking his mind. This is the media trying to make a big deal out of nothing. Move along.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on DeJuan Blair takes swipe at Spurs during press conference
Hope he makes the smart decision and comes her for the vet minimum. Doubt it, though. Miami or New Orleans will likely sign him. NO can offer the most money and it seems like Miami's always been the favorites to land him. I know he certainly would like to play there. Guess we'll see.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Oden has Spurs high on his list?
Anything over $7 million for Splitter is not worth it. Trade for Marcin Gortat if he gets or demands more than that.
5 months, 1 week ago on Why the Spurs should retain Tiago Splitter
@OneTheHardWay He would definitely come off the bench. The whole purpose of signing him would be to give us a bench scorer to lead our 2nd unit when Parker needs a rest. Taking Green out of the starting lineup would screw u our roatations. Green hits open 3's, which spreads the floor for our offense. Monta is a very poor 3-point shooter (shot 29% from 3 last season). He would kill the spacing. He needs to ball in his hands to score, which is why t'd make perfect sense for him to come off the bench and be the primary scorer.
With all that said, Monta Ellis isn't coming here. This is all just hearsay. Andrei Kirilenko now appears to be the Spurs top target.
5 months, 1 week ago on Could Spurs make a run at Monta Ellis?
@Bearall That's what I like to hear. Hope he makes the most of his opportunity this summer on the summer league team.
5 months, 1 week ago on Ryan Richards reportedly headed for Spurs Summer League team
Monta Ellis is a scorer and a shot creator, both things that the Spurs need right now. But, he's also as chucker and ball hog. He needs the ball in his hands to succeed. He takes a ton of shots. Doesn't really fit our offense scheme of bal movement very well.
Also, he's a POOR 3-point shooter. He shot 29% from 3 this season, on 94-328 shooting.. That's terrible. He's a career 31% 3-point shooter. A lot of this has to do with the fact that he shoots a lot of bad, contested shots, and a lot of it has to with the fact that he's just not a good shooter from beyond the arch.
He's likely going to command $9+ million per, which is more than we can afford once we re-sign Splitter and Manu. And we will re-sign both of them. We just can't afford Monta. I really don't think we sign him.
@zerospurs Tyreke would be a huge pickup but it looks like he's either going to be a Pelican (they're willing to offer him $9-10 million p/year according to reports), or he'll stay in Sacramento. He said his first choice is to stay there. He just bought a new house there last month. And we couldn't afford him anyways cause we're going to bring back Manu and Splitter. We'll only be able to afford a cheap FA once we re-sign both of them.
Welcome to the Spurs young fella. Hope he proves the critics wrong and becomes a good role player for us. He's not the most athletic guy, but he can score the ball (led the Big Ten in scoring last season) and he's got a sweet lefty stroke. Knock down those open looks kid and you'll be alright.
5 months, 1 week ago on Video: Deshaun Thomas looking to be a 'great fit' with Spurs
@ajd21 I do now. My b.
5 months, 1 week ago on NBA Draft: Spurs take Deshaun Thomas, guy who wouldn't give them his number
Solid pick at 58. Can't ask for much at that point in the draft. Hopefully this kid finds a spot on the roster eventually and can come in and knock down some shots for us.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on NBA Draft: Spurs take Deshaun Thomas, guy who wouldn't give them his number
@ajd21 that's just dumb. You do know there's a lottery, right? You don't just suck and al of a sudden get the first pick. That's not how it works.
@MOlsen He was the 58th pick... 3rd to last in the entire draft. You can't expect much. He is a good shooter who will play for the Austin Toro's for most of this year anyways. Maybe he finds a role for this team as an end of the bench guy who can come in and hits open shots. It's a low risk pick. Anything positive he does is just gravy.
I was really hoping Tony Snell would fall to us, but the Bulls took him at 20.
I don't really mind this pick because he's going to stay overseas for at least this year, meaning he won't take up any salary cap space this year.
It's time to put all of our focus on FA. We need at least one big FA acquisition, two would be awesome. Either Paul Millsap or Andre Iguodala would be my top targets, although they're going to command top dollar. But you have to pay for talent. Josh Smith and Al Jefferson will never be Spurs. A guy like Jarrett Jack would be a great pick up as as backup PG, but he'll likely command too much money. Even a guy like J.J. Hickson could bring some size and athleticism to our front court. We really do need to make some moves to go all in for #5 last year cause it finally will be our last shot.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on NBA Draft: Spurs select Livio Jean-Charles
@Eddie123 a Mavs and Spurs fan? That's a rarity. I'd love Iggy too, but not at the $12-$14 million he's likely going to command. Too expensive for us, especially if/when we re-sign Splitter.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on A look at the Spurs salary situation heading into next season
I heard through the grapevine that he's grown even more since we drafted him in 2010 when he measured in at 6'11. He's probably 7'0 or maybe even 7'1 now. And he has pretty good athleticism and he's very coordinated for a guy his size. When I watch his mixtapes, I just don't understand how he's not competing in the NBA already. He's got all tools: Athletic, runs well, is skilled, and has an excellent jump shot for a big man. Has range out to NBA 3. This guy is an anomaly. I hope he figures it out in Austin and put it all together cause he could be a really good player if he does.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Ryan Richards reportedly headed for Spurs Summer League team
Wouldn't mind taking a chance on this kid if he falls to 28.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Friars guard Ledo worked out with Spurs
@ChrisCano @SpursDynasty I like Dieng too. He can also shoot the mid range jumper well for a Center, which Splitter can't. But he'll most likely be drafted too high for us unless we trade up. He's projected to go between picks 18-25 right now.
If someone offers Splitter more than $6 million a year, let him walk. He's not worth that much money. You need guys you can rely on in the playoffs, not ones that disappear in the big games. T-Mac and Blair are gone. Mills and Diaw will likely pick up their player options. We need to spend our money on one or two top-tier FA's instead of bringing in a bunch of role players who disappear in the playoffs. Millsap or Iguodala would both be great (one or the other, can't afford both). Al Jefferson is't a good fit in our PnR offense. He's a ball stopper and he's slow footed. He needs the ball in the post to succeed. Millsap would be my first choice. And then find a good player in the draft.
Unfortunate for the kid. But, I'm sure the Spurs will find some random Euro player in this years draft to replace him. Livio Jean-Charles perhaps?
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Report: After injuring his ACL, Davis Bertans heading to San Antonio
Let his 50 year old lookin' ass go and try to coat tail his way to a ring in Miami. He'll be lucky to play 10 games next season. I don't want him in SA. I'd much rather spend money on someone who is reliable and isn't a sell out.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Report: Spurs ‘in the mix’ for Greg Oden in free agency