No, Im not kidding. Sometimes the team's chemistry is more important than anything else. The Spurs' defense is all about funneling to the big man, he should be able to have a firm understanding of that system plus the season almost halfway thru.
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Chris Wilcox would be a dream come true:
As much as i would like to have Wilcox i dont see it happening. I dont think the Spurs have enough to give up for him.
Unless they want to give up Mahimni. i suppose
Maybe its impatience in my part but i say if you have an opportunity to recieve a good solid player in exchange of a young protege or 2, i would do it in a second.
IF i were Pop i would give up Mahimni and Splitter for Wilcox. If you have the chance of getting a young tough Big and not trading any of your teams core players (including Bowen,Mason,Hill,Finley) I would make the trade.
I would take Rasho back right now, the spurs interior defense is obsolete.
He's also one of the league leaders in personal fouls, averaging something like 6.3 per 48 minutes. That's always been a bit of a problem for him.
On the other hand, George Hill is averaging around 6.0 fouls per 48. And maybe he would benefit from the fact that the refs always favor Spur players when it comes to whistles. (Ask any Laker or Suns fan.)
Call me crazy, but if we are really desperate,
Spurs give out Fabricio Oberto and Tony Parker.
OKC sends out Jeff Green, Russell Westbrook and Nick Collison.
Parker fans may not like this, but this makes lots of sense. We could also include Splitter's right if needed.
so whatever package they assemble, it could be sweetened with the Warriors 2nd rounder 2009 (currently #35) and a 1st rounder. that's not breath taking, but it's also not all crap.
what I don't like is that the contract of Wilcox is expiring. yes, this is usually seen as an attractive element, but it very likely will mean that he's gone 2009. he will get a MLE offer for at least 3 years and I don't see the Spurs give him such an offer, if it's true that they would hesitate to take Collison and his contract. Wilcox also won't re sign for just 1 year.
so, in the worst case, Spurs trade for Wilcox, sacrifice some picks, he doesn't fit with the Spurs, like so many athletic-but-not-smart players before him and he's gone 2009.
I'm skeptical about Wilcox. Guy is not basketball-smart, he's lazy, and he's no shot-blocker. He used to be athletic, but if you've seen him this season he looks slow and overweight.
I'd rather Collison who, whilst unspectacular, is a solid lunchpail-type worker. He goes to the boards, plays tough post D, and has a solid midrange jumper, but he's also not really a shot blocker... he's basically a younger, quicker version of KT.
Come to think of it, neither of these guys truly fills our need, although either could potentially blossom or crash in the Spurs' system. End of the day, we're talking about help this year, so I take the smarter guy (more apt to learn our system quickly), and that is Collison.
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why dump the last 2 or 3 shots for another championship?
Westbrook and Greene will be nice players, but none will be a franchise type player. Spurs would close the window right now and become a Grizzlies type franchise after 2012. that's a lose lose situation. can't see any sense in that.
Agree, this would be a bad trade. We have to be good now, while Duncan is still one of the best player in the league, not in 4 years.
If we had to trade one piece of the big 3 (I hope it will not happen) I think we could find much better than that.
The Thunder have been winning games because of Green and Westbrook. I did mention that if we were really desperate.
However, I still prefer the Parker and Mahinmi for Oden, Bayless and Outlaw.
I don't deny they have talent. But do you really think they could help us during playoff series?
What do you call "really desperate"? Because we have a good record, we won against the Lakers, gave a fight to the Magics...
The Spurs should just go ahead and trade Parker for Gortat . . .
I don't understand what's the fascination with trading Parker and Manu... I don't see many fans of NO trying to trade West or Paul, nor Portland fans wanting Oden or Roy out. Do we not realize what we have? You just don't break a proven championship core even if the trade sounds somewhat appealing, let alone all those flying around that are not even equal in value.
spurs fans don't deserve tony parker....
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Tony for Westbrook and Greene? Tony for Bayless and Outlaw?. What's your fucking problem with Tony? Do you understand what I mean? See the stats and then talk.
We don't trade Tony. No fucking way!
Lol at the poster wanting to trade TP for a bunch of scrubs. TP might probably be the franchise player for the Spurs a couple of years from now.
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