Originally Posted by kimberly
Yes, I remember I read somewhere that Tim told Pop how regretful it was to miss out on Howard when we see him nowadays. He is from Wake Forest too. The same college goes a long way, even though they haven't met in college. I think Tim was jokingly mentioning about Howard and how good he is ...something like that...to Pop.
But they traded that pick to another team (Suns, I think) and used the next year Suns's pick to pick up Beno. And the article said something like " although Team would have liked to pick up Howard, Tim knows that trade eventually allowed the oppotunity to pick up Beno who is a very good find and important to our club too..." Something like that.
The spurs used their own pick on beno. Phoenix pick was traded to New York in the Malik trade. I'd say good trade. It helped win a championship last year. Also the spurs traded a first rounder for Speedy Claxton before that. Another trade that helped win a championship in 03'