Can E-Lo even dunk?
God damn it don't steal Lorbek from Barcelona Regal!
Lorbek is a good player. Very good, actually.
Who had his best season ever, ending up in Euroleague top 5.
When the Spurs traded Hill, I thought initially it was for him, not Leonard.
Perfect timing for him to get a nice NBA contract.
I am warning you though, if you are looking for toughness, Lorbek is the wrong address.
As for the Spurs, he is not a superstar, nor American.
It couldn't be any more clear to me after the WCF, that the NBA is a superstar-driven league and a superstar, preferably a new and marketable superstar, is strictly required to even make it to the Finals.
Indeed, a squad like the Spurs that played textbook basketball, to be shown in clinics, was booted because of that very simple reason.
With Lorbek, Spurs fans will enjoy some more excellent basketball in the RS and possibly playoffs, and will be upset again when Stern -and the Kennedys and Crawford of this world- will decide that the Paul-Griffin timing has come.
Life is simple.
If Lorbek comes, Bonner has to go. The last thing the Spurs need is a more advanced version of Bonner.
Being that Lorbek has honed his skills in the European league, I can't envision him being the clutch time choker that Bonner is. Still, there's no room for having two guys with the same unathletic skill set on the roster.
(1) To give Lorbek time to adapt to the system and ease him into the rotation gradually. Only one of them should get PT, but we could keep the other on the inactive list.
(2) Because he's untradeable without giving up assets, so it's easier to ride out the year with him permanently on the inactive list than it is to dump him.
I could live with either scenario, though I'd prefer he was gone too.
Even if Lorbek wasn't coming, there is no need to keep Bonner around. He's occupying a roster spot and salary slot, where the Spurs would be better off with a young, more talented and cheaper big, who could actually contribute regardless of opponent.
Now that Lorbek is indeed coming, I have to think this would almost certainly spell the end for the big red head. I can only hope the Spurs find some sucker of a team willing to give them something for Bonner. I really doubt that he has much trade value at all, but even a early or mid second would be better than nothing.
Spurs should trade any combo of Neal/Blair/Bonner to try and get a 1st rounder.
Some of this lazy hook shots or layups I see Ibaka putting them in the 3rd row.
Yes, really. No matter how smart your mom told you that you are, it's not true. I hate to break it to you, but you are as dumb as a bag of rocks.
Any more questions?- Kori to Poland
Great another spot up shooter to go with the rest of the spot up shooters that we already have.
Young athletic big man replacing Blair or Bonner would be ideal. Think we need a RC miracle to pull that off though.
* Italian League Championship: 2001
* Italian Cup: 2001, 2002
* Euroleague Championship: 2001
* Americas Championship: 2001
* Indianapolis WC - Silver Medal: 2002
* NBA Championship: 2003, 2005, 2007
* Summer Olympic Games gold medal: 2004
* Summer Olympic Games bronze medal: 2008
Ok our glaring weakness that you want scored 2 pts in the sixth game which was do or dies for us.
Can someone weigh in with a definitive take on whether we can split the MLE and LLE (or biennial or whatever they are calling it lately) between two players? That would be our most logical bet to actually pull off both Diaw and Lorbek signings.
I no longer consider him a legit full MLE player at all after his play against OKC. All of his shortcomings were on full display and he had every opportunity. The hope with Diaw, as was said on another thread, is that he gets in shape over the summer. I would not bet the full MLE on that though.
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