will sign spurs or return europe?
uuu player option. but i didn't hear he used it. am i qrong? he could get better offers from europe.
Last edited by turkish spurs fan; 07-31-2012 at 09:02 AM.
Sham says it's an unguaranteed year, so there's no "pickup" date on any option. I still think he could be gone in trade, along with Blair. They are both cheap, proven, rotation pieces. They are also unguaranteed, and could be used to get below the tax for a team slightly over it.
Gary needs to stay a Spur. He's our best scorer outside of the big 3... better than Jackson...tbh
Ideally we could package Neal, Blair, Bonner and Bonner for someone like Ilyasova (who is basically a combination of Blair and Bonner's skillsets, but a better defender) and the team would be set... but that's a pipedream.
I like Gary, can see him staying, but it's a mighty crowded backcourt. I think that unless there's an enticing trade in the offering the FO will keep Neal and play him in the first half of the season to show him off and give De Colo time to adjust. Then, hopefully, they can package him with Bonner/Blair for a player that fits a team need. That's the smart thing to do, and our FO has proven time and again that most of the time they're pretty smart.
Gary Neal is an "instant offense" guard whose ball-handling skills are suspect - but the Spurs are keeping him for now because guys like him on rookie contracts are a rarity.
Manu misses a lot every season and, in Leonard and Jack, Pop has the right players for small ball. The Spurs need Neal, he will play much better at SG.
Pop will let the best players prove themselves in training camp
The problem is the sheer number of guards on the roster.
Parker, Mills, De Colo, Green, Ginobili and Neal can't all fit into one rotation. And thats already with Cory Joseph on the outside looking in.
I heard a rumor that Jacque Vaughn is wanting to take Gary Neal with him to Orlando. I was at the golf course and several men were talking about a trade that would get the Spurs a big in trade for Neal and not cost cap money. Looking at that, I found the only trade that was a big and netted no cap problem was getting Justin Harper. Would he be worth trading for Neal? Unless there is a 3rd team involved I dont see any other trade that would happen.
One of the biggest knocks against him was he didn't have the weight and muscle to defend NBA PFs on the low-block but hes added about 20-30 pounds since he was drafted.
I doubt he would be much more than a project for the next year or two but the FO may see it as getting a project rather than nothing for Neal.
Harper makes some sense. Good shooting range, decent size for a PF and he played in the French league. Seems like the type of player the Spurs would target.
The Magic took Nicholson in the draft, so he could very well be available.
Last edited by benefactor; 08-02-2012 at 06:47 PM.
God help the team that trades for choo-choo...he's the quintessential spurs-system guy who would toil in obscurity on any other team--much like Danny Green.
Not a big on magic roster I really like that we can afford - a trade of Bonnet,Blair,Joseph,Neal,Byars for Harper and Big Baby would work salary wise I think
Spurs were rumored to like Davis at one time, of course would leave Spurs filling out a few roster spots for minimum salary guys and even then I think they would not be able to avoid lux tax which appears to be a goal for FO
It's not Neal's fault he was not playing his position most of the time. Ford's injury put us in a bind. I agree that his downside is his defense, which is a concern. I hope the rumors about Jacque pan out. I think Blair is going to be shipped out and we need a backup not named Bonner on the team for Diaw. I'm pretty hopeful that training camp and a full year in the system will help Diaw and Danny get better adjusted to our system. We need a big more than Neal imo.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)