Originally Posted by tuncaboylu
I've a question to the guys who is angry with that deal: Can you tell the name of the best big man who fit next to Duncan since 2003 D-Rob's retirement? Yes guys, we couldn't find a good partner in last 10 years, only Oberto and Horry were the capable ones until Splitter grows.
I don't think that's a fair assessment. Duncan was still the centerpiece of the Spurs in the Horry and Oberto championship runs. He was still dominant enough not to need an impact player behind him and carried most of the load for the team. Now that he isn't that dominant force, he needs someone to help with his deficiencies in the paint. Splitter is a decent player, but the Spurs still need a bigger defensive presence alongside Duncan. I'm not angry about the deal, just really hope that there's more to come.