Originally Posted by choppsboy
Well, I certainly don't want Smith for anywhere near the max, but he is the only player I would remotely be interested (however unlikely).
The reason I compare Millsap to Splitter is Milsap is going to sign somewhere as a starter. The only way he starts on this team is if Splitter sits because there is no way Duncan comes of the bench.
With Diaw and Baynes, we aren't signing a Big.
I bet we don't sign anyone except some obscure small forward to replace Jax.
AND YES, Splitter is better than Milsap in our system. We aren't going to sign milsap and then all of the sudden start playing 4 down again.
My points across the board:
Josh Smith himself said he wanted max money period.
How is Splitter a lock to come back to SA? He is a FA.
Diaw could be traded I'm sure for the right price. He is not untouchable. Baynes is not going to contribute for a while. Splitter might bolt or might command too much money. Bonner can be moved out for a $1 million bucks on a team buyout clause or trade. Blair is a FA. So they are not signing another big this summer? You sure?
So they will have all this cap money and only sign a backup small forward?? I doubt the Spurs want to do a staus quo with only re-signing their guys. They will make a splash this summer. The have some ammo unlike years past. The cap strangled a lot of stuff they wanted to do I'm sure. They did they best they could with what they had. They won't have that issue this summer.
On the Millsap part strongly disagree with you. Millsap can be that coveted stretch four that they have missed since Robert Horry only as a starter. Duncan can prolong his career as a center and not have to chase these newer faster athletic power forwards out there. KG has played more center now than ever. I hate the guy but he is an all star starter this year. Millsap would start here. You can do four or five down all day with Tim. Has it ever mattered who played along side him? Millsap is the ONLY 3 time NCAA rebound leader. So rebounding he can do well. Scored 46 points in an NBA game once. He is good for a block a game. Steals the ball pretty well. Has 3 point range and shoots 50% or better normally. The guy can pass the ball well too. As far as FA fits........he is the one of the best ones that can be had. Like him or not. He fits in SA!