Originally Posted by polk
A serious question... What role can Manu play? His reputation was of being a spark off the bench and a relentless penetrator and finisher. People will say he has a high b-ball IQ but that could be argued as a result of his play in these playoffs and the high risk/high reward style of play he imparts. You could argue that but that is not the point.
Battier is a defender and 3-point "specialist" ala Bruce Bowen
Andersen is the energy guy but he's 6"10". At 6'5" Manu can't do what he does.
Miller and Allen are catch and shoot type shooters. Not Manu's game
I'm curious to know what role he could provide that this team needs. I'm not talking about heart and soul. His heart will never leave him but that doesn't put points on the board consistently.
Manu can be effective, but he needs to go to a team where he is not handling the ball so much. When was a the last time spurs had a good back up point guard? At his age it is hard for him to score efficiently and handle the ball.
In my opinion Manu is still the best pick and roll 2 guard in the game. Except for this year, the Manu-Timmy pick and roll was the spurs offense, and it was our go-to play down the stretch.
If we sign Manu for less than 4 mil it will be a great steal.