The Spurs decided that they were going to make sure not to give him any opportunities to showcase for a better contract somewhere.
Dusty, I find that hard to believe. Why would they waste time on a negative personal vendetta when they are trying to defend a championship. You would think that Pop would have used Nazr if they thought he was their best option rather than let him rot on the bench when he could help.
Nazr got out of the gate super slowly with his personal life keeping him off the court. Then he got his starting job back largely due to Rasho sucking. Then he managed to suck even more than Rasho, so he got demoted again. And then smallball...