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    Michael Finley | SG/SF
    Born: Mar 6, 1973
    Height: 6-7 / 2,01
    Weight: 225 lbs. / 102,1 kg.
    College: Wisconsin
    Years Pro: 13

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    Very very happy he got his ring but

    GTFO

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    I think he will retire.

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    Class act.
    Good career.
    Great teammate.


    Thanks Findog

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    I think he will retire.
    Doesn't Finley have a player option for next year? If so, do you still think he will retire? If only.....

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    I would have been fine with him this year if he had had the role that was given to Bowen.

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    I doubt the Spurs will extend the qualifying offer.
    I'm a bit confused as to how this player option works. So Finley's case, does this mean the extension of a player option is initiated by the team? The decision on whether he comes back is up to the team and not him?

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    I'm going to guess Pop will strongly advise him to not pick up his player option. Pop has to realize Finley needs to leave. It was a good final try but the potential negatives of Finley being on the team next year far outweigh the positives.

    Good run. Good try. Goodbye.

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    Another year for locker room leadership wouldn't hurt... clutch shooter...

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    So long, farewell...

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    I believe it is a qualifying offer on Fin's second year. So the team has to extend the second year in order for Fin to except it.
    No, I think it's a player option.

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    I believe it is a qualifying offer on Fin's second year. So the team has to extend the second year in order for Fin to except it.
    Pop could very well be offering Finley his offseason instructions and giving his expectations of him for next season, as we speak.

    God, I hope he wakes up a cuts bait with Finley. It's time to go in another direction.

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    He can play well in regular, but is too old for post season games, not same athletism, so GTFO

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    No, I think it's a player option.
    So does that mean the decision, on whether he comes back, rests with Fin?

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    Finley's chance to extend his career was these last 5 games against the Mavericks. The Spurs needed him to step up and be a 14-16 ppg scorer.

    The table was set.

    - Against his old team
    - Nobody else is/was a true scorer
    - Tony and Tim were tired and needed help.

    He mustered 8 ppg on .441 with 28.6 mpg. Not horrible, but he needed to show a lot more to be worthy of rostering.

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    I believe it is a qualifying offer on Fin's second year. So the team has to extend the second year in order for Fin to except it.
    It's been reported since Day 1 as a player option.

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    I'm going to guess Pop will strongly advise him to not pick up his player option. Pop has to realize Finley needs to leave. It was a good final try but the potential negatives of Finley being on the team next year far outweigh the positives.

    Good run. Good try. Goodbye.
    Why would you think that? He played more minutes than anyone but Parker and Duncan this playoffs, and is clearly one of Pop's 'big 4'. It just sounds like wishful thinking.

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    dude earns 2 paychecks and still sucks

    shouldve been traded the following year we won the championship in 07

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    Why would you think that? He played more minutes than anyone but Parker and Duncan this playoffs, and is clearly one of Pop's 'big 4'. It just sounds like wishful thinking.
    Finley's interview and Pop's interview gave me hope.

    But yeah, maybe I'm just fitting the pieces together in my own head and Finley will be back playing 38 minutes again next year.

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    Finley's interview and Pop's interview gave me hope.

    But yeah, maybe I'm just fitting the pieces together in my own head and Finley will be back playing 38 minutes again next year.
    I didn't see them. I was too down after blowing the season to watch any of that stuff. What did they say?

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    It was fun while it lasted...but Fin has got to go. Class act, great guy, clutch at times..but you got your ring Fin. Thanks.

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    I didn't see them. I was too down after blowing the season to watch any of that stuff. What did they say?
    http://spurstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=124819

    It's actually the exit interviews from today. Finley talks like he's no longer part of the team and Pop talks about not looking forward to making the calls to tell veterans they are no longer needed.

    But Finley is always careful with his words so perhaps he was just talking like that because he knows he's not officially a member of next year's team yet.

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    Damn, Fin looked devastated in that interview. I hope he doesn't read this forum.

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    Hoopshype says that Fin has a qualifying offer however I am not so sure how often they update said salaries.

    http://hoopshype.com/salaries/san_antonio.htm
    They just coded it with wrong color. Qualifying offers only apply to 1st round picks in the last year of their rookie contracts and vets with less than three years in the NBA. Finley has a player option. He can choose to be a Spur, retire, or become a FA.

    http://members.cox.net/lmcoon/salarycap.htm#Q36

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    don't let the door hit you on the ass.

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