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« on: June 29, 2007, 01:12:43 am »
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Yeah we dont need changes but we still need to improve our side. Still dont think we can match up with the mavs.

Anyway, I would love to see Sota or sato whatever his name to come into SA. He is nba ready with a polish offensive game. A decent nba rebounder and a smart player. He is considered a manu pf. Someone off the bench that will give a instant impact. Also apart from the great Duncan we have No offensive low post player. Also to note sato (sota) is better than oberto by a decent margin. Maybe he will need a year to get into the Spurs system like manu did but he is so welcomed.

I am one of the few who wants Grant Hill. Yeah he is old and injured but he doesnt need to play many minutes. He was the best player on the magic roster. Yeah howard delivered big numbers but hill was the heart of the team. He can start infront of finley and manu and let them come off the bench. Downplay his minutes and he can also finish games. Though manu and bowen would be prefered. He is a better defender than Barry, infact just a better player period.

Also we need help at the pg. A 3rd pg is needed as Udrih. pls go. I dont want him in SA. He just doesnt cut it. He relies on making shots which he didnt last season. Also if we get hill think Barry will be traded. For who, I have no idea? We actually dont need much. What we do need is another bowen. Fellars is 35 or something bowen cant keep this up. Though our draft pick that we got in the 2nd round could become a bowen. Thing is bowen players are so hard to find, they are often undrafted and just shine.

So what do you want the spurs to do. We have the pieces, just tiny improvements.

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2007, 04:30:25 am »
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i sick of us drafting these foreign players and not being able to bring them in due to L politics, we still need to look for a trade this offseason to gain some youth. it does help now that we own the austin torros though. Cool
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2007, 06:45:23 am »
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splitter probably wont join unless he gets playin time, if he the coaches word he will get minutes every game he will join if not then he wont come.
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2007, 06:59:44 am »
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I'm excited about Marcus Williams coming here.  Good article on him in this morning's Tucson Citizen

Olson: Spurs 'perfect' for Williams
Defending NBA champs will help 33rd pick improve his shot, UA coach says
STEVE RIVERA
Tucson Citizen


Marcus Williams' gamble to leave Arizona early didn't pay off with a first-round pick, but going to San Antonio might make him a better NBA player in the long run.

He was drafted in the second round - the 33rd overall pick - by the defending NBA champion Spurs, who Arizona coach Lute Olson said should help improve Williams' shot.

"I feel good about it, real positive,'' Williams said in a phone interview.

The 6-foot-7 forward, who left after his sophomore year, was the only Wildcat drafted. Mustafa Shakur and Ivan Radenovic will try to go the free-agent route or play overseas.

Olson called the Spurs "the perfect team" for Williams.

"They have some wing players who are older and it will give Marcus time to develop," Olson said in a news release. "It's also good because, in my opinion, Chip Engelland is the best shooting coach in the country and he's a member of San Antonio's coaching staff. Before it started, it was my hope that Marcus would be picked by San Antonio."

How Does Williams fit in with the Spurs, who have won four NBA titles since 1999?

"We have got a pretty veteran team with some players who are nearing the end of their careers,'' Spurs general manager R.C. Buford said in a phone interview. "We hope that adding a young wing with a lot of talent could grow in our program. We'll see what happens.''

Williams had an inkling he might go to San Antonio after a good workout there. Still, the Spurs bypassed him with the 28th pick in the first round, grabbing forward Tiago Splitter of Brazil.

There are reports Splitter might not be with the Spurs next season because he must buy out his Brazilian contract, which is said to be excessive.

That might give Williams a better shot of making the roster.

"It went really well," he said of his workout with the Spurs. "I liked the coaching staff and everything.''

First-round draftees are guaranteed money for two years at a minimum of about $720,000 a season.

Those picked in the second round are not, unless their agent can find a way to get a guarantee.

Two years ago, former UA guard Salim Stoudamire was chosen with the 31st pick (the second round) and landed a guaranteed contract.

Shortly after the first round was over Thursday, ESPN analysts criticized underclassmen who declared early but were not drafted in the first round.

"Who is advising them?'' one analyst asked.

ESPN analyst Jay Bilas spoke well of Williams.

"He has very good size for a small forward,'' Bilas said. 'He's a good offensive player and versatile scorer. He moves without the ball and is almost fearless on the offensive end.

"He's not a great 3-point shooter, in fact not a 3-point shooter at all.

"The question is, what is his commitment going to be on defense and on the glass? If he can improve his strength and work ethic, I think he has a chance to be a really solid NBA player.''

Williams, a Seattle native, declared for the NBA in April and decided to stay in the draft pool, after being convinced or convincing himself he'd be a first-round pick. He averaged a team-leading 16.6 points and 6.7 rebounds a game last season.

Williams could be helped with his transition by the presence of former Arizona star Sean Elliott, who had a successful career with the Spurs and is a radio analyst for the team.

Throughout Williams' rookie season, Olson often compared Williams to Elliott, citing their composure and similarity in game style.

"I hope he is right,'' Buford said. "Sean is a two-time all star, (but) it would be unfair for me to compare him to anyone. He needs to come in and be Marcus, work hard, improve and be part of our culture and be a part of this thing.''

Former Wildcat star guard Steve Kerr helped San Antonio win a title in 1999.

Kerr is now the general manager in Phoenix.

"Arizona has quite a connection to the Spurs,'' Buford said. "We've had some good luck so we're going to try it again.''
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2007, 07:01:48 am »
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Quote from: "td21"
i sick of us drafting these foreign players and not being able to bring them in due to L politics, we still need to look for a trade this offseason to gain some youth. it does help now that we own the austin torros though. Cool

I agree and look for the Spurs to trade him to another team for a higher 2008 draft pick.
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2007, 07:18:49 am »
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i sick of us drafting these foreign players and not being able to bring them in due to L politics, we still need to look for a trade this offseason to gain some youth. it does help now that we own the austin torros though. Cool

I agree and look for the Spurs to trade him to another team for a higher 2008 draft pick.


yeah we could use it, interesting article about williams, i'm pretty sure he'll be joining the torros and we have james white for now anyway. i think he'll develop into a great player and profitable to us later. Cool
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2007, 03:25:54 pm »
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Tiago Splitter, Marcus Williams, Giorgos Printezis

I don't know how you guys do it

As for the mavs... who cares
they beat the spurs one time
7 games and two overtimes
Ginobili had been struggling with a nagging ankle injury
and it was duncan's WORST year
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2007, 09:52:14 pm »
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Maybe TD's worst year but it was his best playoff series.

Plus watching the spurs in the regular season lose to the mavs seem evident that the mavs were going to beat us. Put it this way, the mavs were built to beat us. Just not built to beat the warriors. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2007, 10:03:56 am »
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As a brazilian I'm cheering for Splitter to come in and contribute with the Spurs even thought I hate this team.. sorry lol, but like someone mentioned above he wont come if he doesnt get some minutes, cuz hes coming of great seasons with TAU Ceramica in Euroleague where he proved his value as a great defender, one of Europe's best. He even said in a interview that he woulnd't come to NBA if he wasnt selected in the 1st round of this draft... but honestly... hes way better than Francisco Elson and Fabricio Oberto IMO he should get some minutes...hell, hes even better than Varejao whos doing very good with the Cavs..
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2007, 12:59:42 pm »
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As a brazilian I'm cheering for Splitter to come in and contribute with the Spurs even thought I hate this team.. sorry lol, but like someone mentioned above he wont come if he doesnt get some minutes, cuz hes coming of great seasons with TAU Ceramica in Euroleague where he proved his value as a great defender, one of Europe's best. He even said in a interview that he woulnd't come to NBA if he wasnt selected in the 1st round of this draft... but honestly... hes way better than Francisco Elson and Fabricio Oberto IMO he should get some minutes...hell, hes even better than Varejao whos doing very good with the Cavs..


biggest problem is his offence, he has never been a good scorer mainly cause he plays alongside scola who is the inside scorer. But with tim duncan in the team he dosent need to score, he could become a better passer which oberto is better than him.

But he is better than elson and oberto i agree.
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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2007, 01:16:20 pm »
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As a brazilian I'm cheering for Splitter to come in and contribute with the Spurs even thought I hate this team.. sorry lol, but like someone mentioned above he wont come if he doesnt get some minutes, cuz hes coming of great seasons with TAU Ceramica in Euroleague where he proved his value as a great defender, one of Europe's best. He even said in a interview that he woulnd't come to NBA if he wasnt selected in the 1st round of this draft... but honestly... hes way better than Francisco Elson and Fabricio Oberto IMO he should get some minutes...hell, hes even better than Varejao whos doing very good with the Cavs..


biggest problem is his offence, he has never been a good scorer mainly cause he plays alongside scola who is the inside scorer. But with tim duncan in the team he dosent need to score, he could become a better passer which oberto is better than him.

But he is better than elson and oberto i agree.


he's better than oberto, elson is basically gone but i think he'll be a hectic player because we all know he is a defensive player and has more offensive potential than what it looks. with tim getting doubled, he could be a nigtmare.
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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2007, 01:40:59 pm »
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im not sure if he has huge offensive potential he shoots worse than shaq from the ft line plus he has never been a go-2 guy but all he needs is to play defence, oberto had a good playoffs without really contributin on the offence end[/quote]
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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2007, 04:41:40 pm »
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im not sure if he has huge offensive potential he shoots worse than shaq from the ft line plus he has never been a go-2 guy but all he needs is to play defence, oberto had a good playoffs without really contributin on the offence end
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well if he can make lay ups and hit somewhat of a jumper, he'll be alright.  he has time to develop, not like he's going to join the team anytime soon. Cool
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