04-10-14, 06:04 PM
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Location: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted by TimmyDthaWay2B
It doesnt matter why I'm a spurs fan. I don't see the relevance in that question.
I'll admit, I don't know how we would get anyone because I really haven't looked into it... I'm more or less saying we SHOULDNT have given Tiago that contract, and at that time I'm not sure who was or wasn't available... I'm Saying I would have taken any of those guys. And I wouldn' ttrade Kawhi... It would have to be ridiculous.... I have probably been too hard on Tiago due to defending my stance.. My ppoint is, I feel we could have invested that money elsewhere and rolled with someone on the cheap. I truly feel Tiago is a dime a dozen, and can pull that kind of talent (or lack of) from somewhere else. My stance is, we should have let him walk.... I don't believe Tiago is better tthan any of those guys... Honestly, I'm not sure he is that much better than Baynes.. If at all..
If you want to know why I'm a spurs fan. David Robinson. As a child, I really admired how he wasn't afraid to voice his beliefs... I immediately became a fanatic... I was lucky enough to have become a spurs fanatic well before they were blessed with Tim Duncan.
Also... I'm not even really saying trade... I'm more or less saying we should have let Tiago walk and signed an asik or someone like that... Maybe asik signed with Houston b4 Tiago with sa.. I honestly don't know..
Well I just had a nice long post analyzing all the FA centers last year but I accidentally backed out and lost it. So heres the list of centers from last summer:
Other than Howard, Jefferson, Oden, Dalembert, Pekovic and Tiago I don't see another name on that list worth mentioning. Howard, Jefferson and Pekovic were out of our price range. We went after Oden but he chose Miami. Not sure if we went after Dalembert but with his history I can see why we wouldn't. Basically it came down to Tiago was the best of the rest. Without giving up a major piece we weren't going to do any better at the center position than Tiago. Unfortunately he isn't playing all that well this year. Then again, of the big 3, only Manu is playing up to last year (which wasn't all that great but definitely decent enough). Unfortunately I can see that the only center that would please you is if Big Dave put on a uni and stepped back on the court. That aint gonna happen, so we'll play with the best we've got.