Originally Posted by spurscrazed
I also think I noticed Blair limping during the middle of the last game and was thinking this is something that could be serious.
Sure enough Blair is not able to play on that knee tonight.
Let's hope Blair will be able to get well with resting it. Then he can get back to play and help Spurs a little with few minutes before he either gets traded or shut down at the PO since he is only good for regular season.
That is all unless Blair is ok and Spurs coaches wanted to test Baynes and try to ship Blair asap... Or if the Spurs FO found a team to unload Blair to....
We shall find out soon...
For tonight FREE Baynes!!!!
I hope this whole TD knee thing is just a ruse to give him an extended midseason rest. I'm pretty sure that it is a real injury that the Spurs want to rest as long as possible. I fear that this knee injury will the end of Timmy 3.0.
As far as Blair goes, I have no idea how he'd do in the playoffs, Pop always benched him before he ever had a shot to prove himself.
As for Baynes, I'm highly skeptical that he will contribute in any meaningful way for this team this season. The expectations on this guy are WAY TOO HIGH
. Keep in mind he is an undrafted midseason free agent signee and adjust your expectations appropriately. Even Splitter took a full season before he could meaningfully contribute and another season to become better than replacement level and he was drafted and stashed.
The Spurs will likely go with a 3 man post rotation with Splitter, Bonner, and Diaw. Hopefully we'll get to see plenty of Baynes in garbage time. Maybe I'll be pleasantly suprised and Baynes will be able to contribute 20 minutes a night as the 4th big man in the rotation, but I highly highly doubt it.
One more note, given the status of Timmy's knee, unless the Spurs are able to move Jackson for a big man, the Spurs should not move Blair. His value as a big man minute sponge shouldn't be underestimated. At this point, that may be greater that anything the Spurs could get back in a trade.
FYI: Baynes has the worst PER in the NBA right now at -52.5. Only one way to go and that's up.