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Food for Thought
Posted By Jon Lopez On May 22 2011 @ 3:36 am In San Antonio Spurs | 1 Comment
Once your favorite team has been knocked out it’s never to early to talk about next season, mainly where the team needs to improve. So whats next for the Spurs?
Well, TP9 doesn’t think the team can contend the way they are currently built. R.C. Buford didn’t really like him saying that but I did. You can only walk the company line so far. When the company is failing to succeed someone has to step up and say “this isn’t working anymore”. I agree with TP9. First the offense is too complex to bring in new guys because they can’t learn the system fast enough and now the offense is so simple, every team knows how to shut it down.
What’s the solution? First, the draft.
The spurs own the 29th and the 59th picks in the 2011 NBA draft which usually means drafting players that will never see the court as a Spur. That needs to change. It’s time to start bringing in talent that can help asap.
The Cavs now own the 1st and 4th picks and it’s been reported that they want to move down from the fourth to some where between the 25th and 30th picks. I know a team that has one of those picks.
What would it take to get that pick? Why do the Cavs want to give up that pick?
Second question first. The 2 problems a team has with drafting a player in the first 15 picks or so are, 1. you have to play them and 2. you have to play them. Now try doing that with two guys in the top 5 with top 5 money. It actually makes sense to make a move for both teams.
We’ll skip the details of the deal for the time being and focus on the pick.
How would Kemba Walker look as a Spur? Pretty good I think.
The Spurs need a flat out scorer, someone who can create his own shot, get to the basket and hit big shots. Kemba fits that mold.
Or do they go big. I’m not to high on bigs from Europe right now.
Moving up in the second round would be easier if they move up in the first and harder if they do but we’re playing the “what if” game so lets say they move up slightly.
Players like Vernon Macklin, Greg Smith or Keith Benson would be a good big man to pick up.
Changes need to be made and not with more aging vets who get hurt or don’t show up in the playoffs.
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