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Old 07-24-14, 01:00 AM
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Al-Farouq Aminu, missed opportunity

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The Mavericks have reached an agreement with Al-Farouq Aminu worth $2.1 million over two years, according to CSNNW.com.

This guy would have been perfect as a pack up SF behind Kawhi. He might even work in smallball lineups as a stretch 4 in a pinch. At that price. Man.

Just a damn shame. *shakes head*
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Old 07-24-14, 01:12 AM
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I think we need to get used to the idea that Pop and R.C. are bringing the band back same as before....and I'm ok with that. This team had a special kind of chemistry and clearly they did ok, so why not give them the opportunity to repeat?
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Old 07-24-14, 01:48 AM
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Aminu can't shoot what so ever
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Old 07-24-14, 02:59 AM
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We don't need more offense. And I'm sorry but to think the spurs will be okay going another 98 plus games w/o a true back up SF is dangerous thinking.
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Old 07-24-14, 04:36 AM
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A stretch 4 who shoots %27 from down town.

Yes we need a back-up SF, but this is not that guy. We should check for Shawn Marion.
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Old 07-24-14, 09:07 AM
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We don't need more offense. And I'm sorry but to think the spurs will be okay going another 98 plus games w/o a true back up SF is dangerous thinking.
You're right! During the regular season the Spurs were barely above %50 winning when Kawhi wasn't on the court.....Yes, we need a back-up SF
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Old 07-24-14, 09:24 AM
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You can't be a stretch four if you can't shoot!
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But you can play a guy with his defense and rebounding skills inside and then play Bonner outside, creating mismatches.

This and the reported deal in the works with Jameer Nelson are solid moves for the Mavs.
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Old 07-24-14, 11:14 AM
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The Spurs must be confident that the same team can compete with the upgraded teams in the NBA. Plus the fact that our guys are older, hurt, on new contracts(you know how that is) that they can still get by them. All the teams we have had issues with have either picked up quality guys, bolstered their second unit/starting unit or lost key components.

I think Dallas is going to be a thorn this year if Chandler stays healthy, Jameer and Felton play well and Ellis, we always have issues with. I think Houston is a little more seasoned with Ariza, which helps them. Overall I think the west will be tougher for us.

Kawhi, Danny and Diaw are going to have to play Finals ball to keep us right. Corey will need to be huge and Daye and Bellineli must me better on both ends.

With Patty gone, that'll hurt a touch, but if Cotton or whoever else must play well. Cause we can put more miles on the original big 3,our bench mob will need to be better than last year, if that's possible. I just felt like we needed one piece to help, but I'm not in charge. Spurs must know they have what they need.
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Old 07-24-14, 11:27 AM
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We don't need more offense. And I'm sorry but to think the spurs will be okay going another 98 plus games w/o a true back up SF is dangerous thinking.
To think the Spurs won't be OK after dominating the entire nba is beyond me... We have the greatest coach in NBAhistory (imo) and the deepest team in the NBA... We will be fine.
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Old 07-24-14, 12:41 PM
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This guy has such a low skill set. There's a reason no team who missed out on the lebron/carmelo sweepstakes hasn't swept up and grabbed an athletic , 23yo, small forward.

I personally would like a back up small forward, but time and again we are reminded that the Spurs , at least on the bench, don't really rely on traditional positions. I think we will see alot of Marco at the 3, manu at the 2, and cory at the 1...or Manu at the 1, Marco at the 2, and Cory at the 3. On the offensive side of the ball the spurs have gathered skilled guys, who can pass , shoot, drive, and pass. This guy can't do any of that, he runs the floor well and dunks once a game.

Personally I have my thoughts on Anderson making enough improvements to be the back up SF.
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Old 07-24-14, 02:57 PM
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The guy was only picked up because Rashard Lewis isn't there. Otherwise, he was low on the totem pole, on all teams. So no, the Spurs didn't miss out on anything.

Plus, people here keep saying that teams improved. In my mind, the only team that improved is the Cavs. The Mavericks look good on paper, but the players that really helped that team last year against the Spurs were, you guessed it, Carter and Marion.
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Old 07-24-14, 03:38 PM
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The guy was only picked up because Rashard Lewis isn't there. Otherwise, he was low on the totem pole, on all teams. So no, the Spurs didn't miss out on anything.

Plus, people here keep saying that teams improved. In my mind, the only team that improved is the Cavs. The Mavericks look good on paper, but the players that really helped that team last year against the Spurs were, you guessed it, Carter and Marion.
Don't forget Calderon! His shooting was killing us. Plus a upgrade in youth but not experience in Parsons. They also have a decent 3 headed point guard rotation.

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Old 07-24-14, 03:52 PM
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The guy was only picked up because Rashard Lewis isn't there. Otherwise, he was low on the totem pole, on all teams. So no, the Spurs didn't miss out on anything.

Plus, people here keep saying that teams improved. In my mind, the only team that improved is the Cavs. The Mavericks look good on paper, but the players that really helped that team last year against the Spurs were, you guessed it, Carter and Marion.
Its hard to say what is going on in the west until the dust settles but, so far, I think some teams in the east may(???) have improved.
Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago, Charlotte and re-signings in Toronto.

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Old 07-24-14, 04:23 PM
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Its hard to say what is going on in the west until the dust settles but, so far, I think some teams in the east may(???) have improved.
Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago, Charlotte and re-signings in Toronto.

I'll agree with Washington, but they were still barely .500. The East almost doesn't even count as threats to the Spurs. Chicago is a total mystery. Yeah, they have Rose coming back and Gasol now. But are they stronger than the year Rose was MVP? I don't think so. And they will still have a hard time scoring against playoff level defenses. Assuming their offense will be the same as when Rose went down, Rose was kind of like Lebron this year. Everything hinged on him.
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Old 07-24-14, 04:35 PM
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But you can play a guy with his defense and rebounding skills inside and then play Bonner outside, creating mismatches.

This and the reported deal in the works with Jameer Nelson are solid moves for the Mavs.
Took the words right out of my mouth. These are SOLID moves by the Mavs. Yes they lost Carter, Calderon, and (probably) Marion. But they got Parsons, Aminu, Chanlder, Nelson, and RJ (Just Kidding!). They have a tough, vet team led by a really underrated coach. If we meet them in the playoffs again, they will be a difficult out.
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This guy has such a low skill set. There's a reason no team who missed out on the lebron/carmelo sweepstakes hasn't swept up and grabbed an athletic , 23yo, small forward.

I personally would like a back up small forward, but time and again we are reminded that the Spurs , at least on the bench, don't really rely on traditional positions. I think we will see alot of Marco at the 3, manu at the 2, and cory at the 1...or Manu at the 1, Marco at the 2, and Cory at the 3. On the offensive side of the ball the spurs have gathered skilled guys, who can pass , shoot, drive, and pass. This guy can't do any of that, he runs the floor well and dunks once a game.

Personally I have my thoughts on Anderson making enough improvements to be the back up SF.
If you were ever comfortable with Marco guarding any 3 in the league then you and I have very, very different opinions on what's acceptable for the Spurs defensive schemes. He showed time and time again that he was a major liability on defense throughout the season and in the playoffs when he had to play/guard other team's SFs.

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Old 07-24-14, 04:42 PM
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Its hard to say what is going on in the west until the dust settles but, so far, I think some teams in the east may(???) have improved.
Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago, Charlotte and re-signings in Toronto.

I definitely agree with Spurd_On, most of the improvements are in the East, which is great for the league as a whole.

The thing that concerns me is that if the Spurs make the Finals again that's at least 288 games in 3 years. Yes, they have an insanely deep bench however, Manu's hurt (and might still play international ball), Patty's out for 2/3 of the year, and we don't have a decent back up to Kawhi (who has had knee issues already so early in his career).

Sure I'll take the Spurs in ANY 7 game series, but it's all about limiting exposure to injuries and fatigue. I just feel the team as currently constructed has some issues, especially when you take into consideration the injury situation and the season hasn't even started.
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I can just here Pop now... We just want to be healthy and playing great basketball going in to the playoffs! But even so... That HCA can in handy no matter how you slice it. What if Dallas had home court? Heck, all our opponents, I think things would have been a little more interesting.

They say the regular season doesn't count, but I beg to differ. It's freaking huge, especially for less experienced players, bench everything. The home crowd can spark guys like Green, Bellineli..etc. So I don't buy just standing pat... Not necessarily getting a major piece just some help in position that need it.

Even the Marco trade was an upgrade and helped spark that second unit all season and a couple big shots in the playoffs. It's just nice to see a different gift under the tree sometimes.

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I'll agree with Washington, but they were still barely .500. The East almost doesn't even count as threats to the Spurs. Chicago is a total mystery. Yeah, they have Rose coming back and Gasol now. But are they stronger than the year Rose was MVP? I don't think so. And they will still have a hard time scoring against playoff level defenses. Assuming their offense will be the same as when Rose went down, Rose was kind of like Lebron this year. Everything hinged on him.
The Bulls also acquired Mirotoc.

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Took the words right out of my mouth. These are SOLID moves by the Mavs. Yes they lost Carter, Calderon, and (probably) Marion. But they got Parsons, Aminu, Chanlder, Nelson, and RJ (Just Kidding!). They have a tough, vet team led by a really underrated coach. If we meet them in the playoffs again, they will be a difficult out.
I doubt that anyone on the professional level of the NBA thinks the Dallas coach is "underrated". Carlisle has been highly respected by his peers since before he ever came to Dallas and if he was ever available, considering the poor gamut of NBA coaches, he would be highly sought after immediately. Its not his fault that Cuban can't keep his hands off the roster every off season. If I were to pick out his one flaw it would be that he has never been a master at managing player minutes.

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The Bulls also acquired Mirotoc.

Meh. He's not going to he that third star they are going to need. He probably won't play much this year.
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Meh. He's not going to he that third star they are going to need. He probably won't play much this year.
I thought Noah, Rose and Gasol made 3 stars?

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Took the words right out of my mouth. These are SOLID moves by the Mavs. Yes they lost Carter, Calderon, and (probably) Marion. But they got Parsons, Aminu, Chanlder, Nelson, and RJ (Just Kidding!). They have a tough, vet team led by a really underrated coach. If we meet them in the playoffs again, they will be a difficult out.
Outside of Parsons and maybe Chandler, I think the moves are irrelevant... Two guys that hurt us the most in tthat Mavs series.. Calderon and Carter...
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The only team that really concerns me is OKC. They are super athletic and have a mobile rim protector.
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Yawn a non-issue entirely.....
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