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It's a bit premature to be saying the Spurs are guaranteed to be playing game 7 of the series in San Antonio. Both teams have a tough remaining schedule so anything is possible. Playing the Suns, Mavericks, AND Grizzlies, who are all fighting for their playoff lives, isn't going to be easy.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/
Yea there are a lot of typographical errors in this article. Gotta tighten up the editing.
@ajd21 If you say the Clippers play zero defense that means you either haven't been paying attention, are thinking about last season, or just don't know what you're talking about.
6 months ago on Report: Spurs eyeing Caron Butler
By the way, am I the only person on this planet who thinks the player on the 76ers the Spurs should be looking to rent for the remainder of the season is Spencer Hawes? He's a top 10 center right now for probably the same asking price as Turner. 13.6 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.3 blocks a game; can stretch the floor (is shooting over 40 percent from beyond the arc this season), and is a great passer (3.4 assists this season). Our bench that is already tops in the league and would only get better. Quite a bit better I think.
I think Bonner is expendable, as is either Joseph or del Colo (we need one around with our injury problems). A backup SF would be great, but I would look towards someone like Dunleavy, who would be a lot cheaper (3 million a year) and would be around for two years, at least gives an effort on the defensive end, and only takes the shots that are given to him.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Report: Spurs could have interest in Turner through trade or in free agency
I don't think it's a great fit, but Pop may be seeing a diamond in the rough. Personally, I'd like to see the following trade: http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=lqhopn4
Spurs would probably need to give a 2nd rounder to the Wizards and their 2015 first rounder to the 76ers. Might not be worth it in the end, but I think Ariza would fit perfectly into the Spurs system.
@jojo707 Over-exaggerate much? Gibson doesn't have to be able to shoot 3s because pretty much the entire Spurs team can already shoot 3s. The Spurs need more of an athletic, inside presence who can rebound and block shots. I think Gibson fits that bill perfectly. I agree Boozer would be a terrible pickup, but that trade wouldn't happen in a million years. Dunleavy would be OK as long as the spurs could get him for cheap.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Spurs interested in trade with Bulls?
Getting Noah would be the dream, but I'm afraid all it will ever be is a dream. Not that trading Noah for Splitter, one of our young point guards, and a draft pick or two would be a bad trade for the Bulls (it would actually be a good trade in my opinion), but I just can't ever see it happening. Splitter is a very good defensive player (and is very efficient on the offensive end as well), and would save the bulls 4 million dollars in cap space next year and 6 million in two years. If the goal is to sign someone like Carmelo in the off season, this is the type of trade that might have to happen.
I really think Spencer Hawes would be a good fit for the spurs. He's a decent rebounder, a solid shot blocker, can spread the floor, and could be a very nice offensive counterpart to Splitter's defensive presence. Giving up Bonner, De Colo, and a 2015 1st rounder would likely be the trade that would get things done, and I'm just not sure the Spurs would be willing to give up a first rounder and those two players for a potential (and very likely) rental.
Besides Hawes, I wouldn't mind seeing the spurs make a play for Dunleavy or the Wizard's Trevor Ariza. I think Hawes and Dunleavy are the most likely, but knowing the Spurs the way I know the Spurs, the absolutely most likely is that nothing happens before the trade deadline.