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Spurs do not need Olden. Here's few reasons why: Sam Bowie, Yao Ming, Ralph Sampson TJ Ford. Once a 7 footer has wheel problems its normally a chronic issue. The only one I know who came back and played was Bill Walton
4 months ago on Report: Oden to make decision this weekend
@jpap967 Harden was smart and initiated the incident with Artest when he was with the Lakers since he knew how volatile Artest was. That's why Metta World Peace would not be a could fit for the Spurs. Its why Jackson is gone. Wow I wonder what Jackson and Artest have in common???
4 months, 1 week ago on Popovich always wanted Metta World Peace on the Spurs?
World Peace is a good fit for the Knicks, but I have doubts about him as a Spur. I agree he would been a good back up to Leonard. And he also would have been a great replacement for Bonner. But I seriously have my doubts about a guy who changed his name to Metta World Peace.
Thomas looked great on offense. Beautiful shot. Shosts with a lot of confidence. I think its going in everytime. Because of slow foot speed and his body language, he will come off the bench.
His body language says he struggles with man on man defense.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Deshaun Thomas' focus is making the NBA
@LincolnKreifels That's what concerns me is that he is not mature enough to do challenge himself. The good thing is, as some mentioned he is only 22, and I agree guys start to grow up around 25 and that's why my car insurance was cut in half when I reached 25.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Ryan Richards: The Project
Richards is not ready yet. Look like he has gained in 50 lbs of too much muscle. He lost his speed. He only needed to gain 20-30lbs from last year summer league. Maybe Richards will be ready at the end of the 2013-14 season, when Bonner's contract is up. At this time Richards is not better than Bonner. I'm not impressed with Richards progress or potential.
@RodneyDeLaCruz I concur with almost everything. But I believe Thomas is a basketball player, a scorer, who will play back up 3 & 4 and he will come off the bench because what is called instant offense. He has better handles than Gary Neal. If the NBA Finals are any indication of small ball to come then Thomas will play in the NBA and get his share of playing time. He also has a high basketball IQ.
Your right, if Bonner can get playing time in the NBA so can Thomas. Bonner cannot shoot when the pressure is on. He can shoot 3's in a regular season game at home but when the playoffs come Bonner is on the bench. I do not live in SA, but people must love Bonner off the court, since he does nothing on the court. He does not even make enough money to amnesty.
Gary Neal cannot play defense or dribble, but the gets playing time
Someone made an accurate comment about Melo, and he's right, Melo does not play defense. But Thomas is not Melo, but what I've seen of Thomas I will be surprise if he does not make the Spurs.
I hate to lose Neal, but I'm sure another team will pay him more money and he will not be on the Spurs roster. If Neal does not make squad, I believe Thomas will make the team
4 months, 3 weeks ago on On Deshaun Thomas And The Spurs Final Roster Spot
5 months, 1 week ago on Could Spurs make a run at Monta Ellis?
@OneTheHardWay Ellis is a weak defender and to have him and Paker on the floor at the same time would be a nightmare on defense in the playoffs. In regular season it would not hurt as bad.The best wing player for Spurs is Tyreke Evans. DWade can not post up Evans like he did Danny Green. Now that small ball is the main stay of the NBA, players that are versitale give you the most chance to win a NBA title.
Its all about the money and in an ideal world, Tyreke Evans is the best player to sign. Ellis is a volume shooter, he likes to have the ball and Spurs want change that. Anything over 5M -7M is what Ellis is worth.
Now look at Tyreke Evans stats, they are very similar to Manu's they do the same thing.
If Spurs FO wants Papanikolaou, then I trust Spurs FO will make the right decesion. But the Spurs replaement should be Al Jefferson at around 10 million. I would not pay Al Jefferson 15 millon, since the Spurs hoistorically success will allow them t o sign for the same thing he made in 2012-13 season. But I will agree, NBA big tall slow players are becoming less of a premium.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Report: Spurs interested in Greek forward Papanikolaou
I'm glad Spurs have a true point guard backing up Parker. He has looked good. Looked like he put on some muscle since last year. All of the Spurs perimeter players will have their hands full the next the next round,
7 months, 1 week ago on Joseph's intangibles have earned him backup spot
Wow. If Joseph can play as well as he did againts the Lakers through out the playoffs, they have a chance to make it to the WCF. At this time, Joseph played a particular role against a certain type of a team. I'm sure when the match up is right, Nando will get a chance to play. Mills is all offense no defense, so he really cannot play side by side with Neal, who is not a true point guard and another who cannot play defense, but can play the point guard positon while Manu is playing 2 guard and bringing the ball up the court.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Joseph's intangibles have earned him backup spot
Who did his parents play for and where are the brothers playing?
@moglenn11 @Spur In Tulsa
Have you found another player who could do what Manu has done? My selection is Tyreke Evans who is yours.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Ginobili updates hamstring injury, talks free agency
Tell me another player who could come in an fill Manu's shoes and the Spurs can afford. Evans qualifing offer is less than $7m. When players are on losing teams and the team is unstable they will have a tendency to decline because the organization is in decline. Evans has been on losing Sacremento for years and I'm sure he would love to play for winning team.
Here are Evans career stats in 35 min play
76% FT Line. 3.9
1 7.5 ppg
Now compare Manu's stats to Evans there almost identical. Give me another player and compare his stats.
@Spur In Tulsa @ChrisCano
I can't argue wth a guy who represent his country.
Unless the Spurs have a scoring Big like Eddie Curry in mind I think the Spurs FO has thrown in the towel. They just can't get it done with the current front line. Duncan needs help. Now if Splitter can average 10 and 10 or better on the road in the playoffs, they have a chance.
Bonner and Blair must also play well on the road in the playoff to have a chance. Historiclly speaking Bonner, Blair and Splitter are solid performers in the reguar season and that's it. Come playoff time Bonner, Blair and Splitter are missing in action.
As someone mentioned, Spurs Guards and Fowards can play with anyone especially when they had Jackson.
.Please take note of Spurs winning formula. If Spurs are hitting 3's, greater than 35%, greater than 75% from the free thow line and greater than 46% from the field, Spurs win. Because Spurs have less rebounds to rebound. Spurs cannot out rebound OKC or Memphis.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Spurs' Diaw has back surgery, out 3-4 weeks
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I agree he is on the way out, but I'd like to see him stay another year unless Spurs can get a dribble penetrator and/or proven closer via free agency. Currently, the only dribble penetrators and/or proven closers (age 22-27) the Spurs have are Parker and Manu. Green or Neal aren't even close to being closers they are only catch and shoot it players. Leonard is learning to pentetrate and he is not a natural and Leonard's is in his early 20's with knee problems already. Tyreke Evans is the ideal replacement for Manu if he would willing to come off the bench and play for the Spurs.
Either the Spurs FO has thrown in he ttowel are they have someone in mind. They should go get Curry who they had in training camp at the begining of the year. I know Curry signed to play in China but maybe the Chinese seaon is over. I hate to llose Jackson he was such a clutch player in big game but I always question his charater. I just hope he does not sign with playoff bound team in the west.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Spurs waive Stephen Jackson