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Old 07-02-13, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by doom32x4 View Post
Let's see, a big man who played 81 regular season games, was one of the main reasons we swept Memphis, is 28 yrs old, is 6'11", and is an above average defender? This isn't a bad price. He's not Joakim Noah or Even Brook Lopez, but he's making a good deal less than them. He's still making less than Javale McGee the headcase, the human disabled list Andrew Bogut is making $15 mil this season. Most comparable players making less are younger and are in their rookie deals.
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Also, the 4yr deal allows the Spurs to reserve their 5yr extension for Kawhi.
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Don't be surprised if AK47 still gets courted. They'll have cash left after the Manu signing, and AK is at the point of his career where he's still effective and may take less money for a shot at a deep playoff run.
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Splitter is getting paid the same amount of money as David West to pay one more year than David West and splitter is in his prime and West is in his 30s after having injury issues. This is a good deal for the Spurs.
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We also know how Danny Green and Tiago and Gary Neal fared against Memphis the year before. Based on that sample size, we would have been out of the playoffs again this year.

Our players have matured and gotten better.

Maybe we would have beaten Oklahoma City, maybe not. Kendrick Perkins was a year older and not very effective. Kevin Martin is no james harden.

And I repeat: you can't just say you would have gotten better instead of sit standing pat. Name a move that this front office could have done. One that would get us a better player without leaving gaps in our lineup and not costing us more money. The simple fact is that While we did and still do have some room to maneuver, you can't make guys come here who are free agents, and you can't make other teams send their players over here just because you think the deal is good for them. Rather than whine about paying splitter 9 million a year, rejoice that we are not Indiana paying a guy In his mid-30s 12 million a year.
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Splitter is no chump. Just needs a few tweaks here and there. He has the potential and he's only in his 3rd season! C'mon guys give this man a break! Good move in resigning him!!! Splitter baby!!!!!
I am starting to get over the finals loss and agree that this is a good deal.

If we can still get a guy like Kirilenko. . . . . . . It becomes an awesome deal.
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