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    Per today's french newspaper "L'équipe".


    Translation :

    End of the season for Mahinmi!

    The season of Ian Mahinmi has ended... even before having started. After a right ankle sprain during the summer, San Antonio's French player has tried to come back on the court but always felt the same pain at the ankle with continuous trace of blood. Send to LA to consult the specialist who has done Manu Ginobili's surgery this summer, he went back with the confirmation that the problem was far from being solved. After a six month waiting(!), the decision has been taken to have a surgery in LA and to end his season even if Spurs refuse to officially communicate on the situation of the young and unlucky French player. At 20 years old, the true start of his career is again postponed (only 6 regular season games played in 2007), but he still has until the end of the 2009-2010 season to show Spurs FO that they were right to draft him.
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    even if it was probably still too late for him to crack the rotation.

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    unfortunate news. I was hoping to see Mahinmi play this year. As long as he comes back healthy, i wont complain.

    time for us to waive Croshere and try to find a better big.

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    Finally, an end to all the uncertainty.

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    So the news we hoped for the better are instead for the worst.....
    We desperately need interior defense....bonner, udoka and voughn for diop ?

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    finally, the uncertainty with ian is over. the FO can now focus on finding that big. time to go shopping. AC ain't the answer.

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    Damn, that's really bad news. I was hoping he might be the guy we need this season. Oh well, I still think he'll be good when he arrives, it just looks like it'll be next year instead.

    Now, sign us a big man! Problem is, there's no-one out there that can help us much... I sense the Pop "this is what we're going with" speech coming on soon... it worked in 2007, but the competition is much stiffer this year and I'm not sure we've go the horses to get there.

    PS What about Javtokas? How are Dynamo Moscow's finances?
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    Damn, the guy can't catch a break

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    Waiting 6 months to end up with a surgery is quite puzzling...

    I wonder if the doctor in LA would have said that a surgery was needed if he had seen Ian in August.
    Have Spurs' medical staff do a wrong diagnostic back in August or is it just some
    unexpected complications?
    Last year, Ginobili's and Parker's ankle injuries haven't been well managed so questions arise...

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    that sucks, if he would had had surgery earlier in the season he probably couldve had a chance to play at the end of the season.
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    Waiting 6 months to end up with a surgery is quite puzzling...

    I wonder if the doctor in LA would have said that a surgery was needed if he had seen Ian in August.
    Have Spurs' medical staff do a wrong diagnostic back in August or is it just some
    unexpected complications?
    Last year, Ginobili's and Parker's ankle injuries haven't been well managed so questions arise...
    Right. too much time for this absolutely bad end....hope we had a plan b....but I'm starting doubting about it!
    Well...at least is clear one thing : with this front line we go nowhere, when we play more athletic teams.-
    Our games with Phila is the clear clue about it.
    Lakers are quiet like in the some cathegory...with Bryant, Bynum and now Ariza all with athletic advantage over their spur opponents.
    Our defense can be good and became better coming play off time, but our back court is not a rebounding one and our bigs, apart Duncan, are all but athletic (and also Tim is the most unathletic of all superstars).
    Risk is that, coming play off time, we'll concede too many second, third and fourth chances for every possession...or we'll play with a front line too slow (Thomas and Duncan) for being capable of adjust to the rythm on younger ones.
    We can't rely only in outside shot performances.
    That's a rule we well know, since the time of the twin towers...











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    Exactly what sort of surgery is he going to have, I wonder?
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    Merde, alors!

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    Wait he can still play in the D-league right? Well I guess not.
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    Hope surgery helps Ian, but really, who didn't see this one coming from a mile away????
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    Tough news. I feel bad for this kid. He's really had a rocky start to his career.

    Now the Spurs most certainly will have to focus exclusively on trading for another big before season's end. They cannot make a deep run into the playoffs with the current state of the frontline.

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    He's young and has a potentially bright future if he can come back next season. Sad news but realisticly he wasn't going to help this year so I hope he can get healthy for next season, in the meantime the Spurs need to get on the phone and hopefully rape the Griz like the Lakers did last and sign Marc Gasol for Udoka and Bonner. j/k

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    What the fuck did I say in pre-season??????

    SIGN DARRYL WATKINS. WE NEED INTERIOR DEFENSE. WE NEED A RIM PROTECTOR

    FUCKING IDIOT SPURS FO. Everyone in here is like oh no we don't need a rim protector like Watkins we've got Ian Mahinmi. Watkins is too raw. It was obvious we need another big man to battle teams like the Lakers instead of Tolliver. I didn't want Tolliver at all Farmer, Watkins and Hairston were all above him in my list.

    The Spurs really dropped the ball on this one as far as the type of player they needed to sign in the off season. You're not going to get another Robert Horry it was a complete waste of time trying to find a player like that. You can't teach anyone what Robert Horry did.

    I'm pretty sure SenorSpur was also another poster that said a player like Watkins would be a bigger need for the team. I don't remember the other posters that thought Watkins was a good idea as there wasn't many. Even Timvp wasn't really against Tolliver.
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    Tough news. I feel bad for this kid. He's really had a rocky start to his career.

    Now the Spurs most certainly will have to focus exclusively on trading for another big before season's end. They cannot make a deep run into the playoffs with the current state of the frontline.
    What did we say in the regular season??? Watkins should have been looked at and possibly given the chance over Tolliver.

    The Spurs FO has really screwed Tim Duncan over.

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    Waiting 6 months to end up with a surgery is quite puzzling...

    I wonder if the doctor in LA would have said that a surgery was needed if he had seen Ian in August.
    Have Spurs' medical staff do a wrong diagnostic back in August or is it just some
    unexpected complications?
    Last year, Ginobili's and Parker's ankle injuries haven't been well managed so questions arise...
    Good question. Spurs need to be held accountable for this. Didn't they criticize the french medical staff for screwing up with TP?

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    What the fuck did I say in pre-season??????

    SIGN DARRYL WATKINS. WE NEED INTERIOR DEFENSE. WE NEED A RIM PROTECTOR

    FUCKING IDIOT SPURS FO. Everyone in here is like oh no we don't need a rim protector like Watkins we've got Ian Mahinmi. Watkins is too raw. It was obvious we need another big man to battle teams like the Lakers instead of Tolliver. I didn't want Tolliver at all Farmer, Watkins and Hairston were all above him in my list.

    The Spurs really dropped the ball on this one as far as the type of player they needed to sign in the off season. You're not going to get another Robert Horry it was a complete waste of time trying to find a player like that. You can't teach anyone what Robert Horry did.

    I'm pretty sure SenorSpur was also another poster that said a player like Watkins would be a bigger need for the team. I don't remember the other posters that thought Watkins was a good idea as there wasn't many.
    watkins sucks so bad, he had to go get a job in china after the spurs cut him. if he was on the roster, he would be seeing the same amount of time ian is seeing right now. no way pop gives him minute one over fab or KT.

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    watkins sucks so bad, he had to go get a job in china after the spurs cut him. if he was on the roster, he would be seeing the same amount of time ian is seeing right now. no way pop gives him minute one over fab or KT.
    Hey Watkins had a better showing than Tolliver in the preseason especially on the defensive end.

    Tolliver got a fuckload of minutes compared to what he showed in the prseason. Look Watkins isn't the greatest player, but as a bit player on the right team with limited minutes he may have helped more than Tolliver did. He showed a knack for playing some D in the preseason and a knack as a rim protector.

    The point is the Spurs identified the wrong type of player to go after in the off season. That's pretty much my whole point. Even if it wasn't Watkins they needed to be looking more at those types of players not shooters like Tolliver.

    If they were hinging their hopes on an unproven Ian Mahinmi who seems to always be out injured then I don't know what to say. I'm not blaming Ian for this as it's not his fault. I hope he recovers and eventually plays for us. He did show some good play in the D League last season. Having said that though he kind took a little step back in the Summer League as I wasn't impressed with his play there. I just think the Spurs should have been looking for a little more insurance with a defensive big rather than a shooting big.

    This Austin Croshere signing has really got me baffled too. What exactly is Pop looking for here?
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    I'm convinced that players are either ready for the NBA, or they're not.
    Stash-'n-picks, development leagues etc, it hasn't been effective, no?
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    Sweet, more PT for Bonner [/Pop]
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    I'm convinced that players are either ready for the NBA, or they're not.
    Stash-'n-picks, development leagues etc, it hasn't been effective, no?
    Well, Luke Walton is playing on a great team and he IMO should be in the D league

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    Mahinmi out for the year.
    Has he ever been in ?

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    Hey Watkins had a better showing than Tolliver in the preseason especially on the defensive end.

    Tolliver got a fuckload of minutes compared to what he showed in the prseason. Look Watkins isn't the greatest player, but as a bit player on the right team with limited minutes he may have helped more than Tolliver did. He showed a knack for playing some D in the preseason and a knack as a rim protector.

    The point is the Spurs identified the wrong type of player to go after in the off season. That's pretty much my whole point. Even if it wasn't Watkins they needed to be looking more at those types of players not shooters like Tolliver.

    If they were hinging their hopes on an unproven Ian Mahinmi who seems to always be out injured then I don't know what to say. I'm not blaming Ian for this as it's not his fault. I hope he recovers and eventually players for us. I just think the Spurs should have been looking for a little more insurance with a defensive bid rather than a shooting big.

    This Austin Croshere signing has really got me baffled too. What exactly is Pop looking for here?
    ok, watkins and tolliver suck. name me an option that wouldnt have coming out of camp? sims was probably the best option after camp, and hes sitting behind amundson's 4 pts and 3 rebs in pheonix right now.

    these guys are fodder, and nothing more. they come in during camp, run their asses off for 3 weeks, collect a nice little check, and are out the door to go play in the dleague, china, tajikistan or if they are actually any good, a decent team in europe.

    best case scenarios for these guys are the once-a-year showings from guys like amundson or moon from last year. their production is enjoyed by their teams fans because expectations were nil going in, but they are still usually flawed players.

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    Ian really looks as if he was assembled by Citroën.

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    Guess I can keep my sig.

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