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Old 08-12-09, 01:31 PM
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Matt Bonner was a good investment.

If it were not for the trade that got Matt Bonner...the Spurs might not have been able to draft DeJuan Blair.

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Jun 21, 2006: San Antonio Spurs traded Rasho Nesterovic and cash to the Toronto Raptors for Matt Bonner, Eric Williams and a 2009 second-round draft pick.
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Old 08-12-09, 02:10 PM
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I don't think anyone has a problem with the trade. The concerns are more related to the contract we gave him and the playing time we continue to give him. I'm sure that without those two things we still could draft Blair.
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Old 08-12-09, 02:13 PM
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Old 08-12-09, 02:35 PM
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I was just looking for something positive regarding Bonner.
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Old 08-12-09, 03:37 PM
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I'll continue to defend Bonner, by saying "He is who, we thought he was!" A non athletic big guy with a pretty good stroke! He still shot 44% from 3 point range, that's what had Pop believing in him.
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Old 08-12-09, 03:48 PM
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well this is only the second good thing about the trade. At the time a lot of people where upset about Rasho and we did this deal to dump his contract.
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Old 08-12-09, 05:42 PM
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Whatever happened to Eric Williams? Was it the Guard or PF Eric Williams?

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Old 08-12-09, 07:30 PM
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With all the wide open shots Bonner got he should of shot a better percentage. You never really saw him shoot a contested shot. He missed so many shots when it counted, and he was wide open to boot.
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Old 08-12-09, 07:55 PM
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With all the wide open shots Bonner got he should of shot a better percentage. You never really saw him shoot a contested shot. He missed so many shots when it counted, and he was wide open to boot.
That is how you shoot a good percentage, take good shots; and uncontested ones are the best you can get.

And to criticize Bonner for missing shots when they counted is nonsense. Every player in the league does that; regularly.
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I can understand if he had to work hard to get those open shots. Teams gave him that shot and lived with the outcome. He truly never let teams pay for leaving him open. Not to mention he can't play any d or rebound.
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Old 08-13-09, 09:59 AM
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And to criticize Bonner for missing shots when they counted is nonsense. Every player in the league does that; regularly.
Sure but the team that makes it to the NBA finals does it less often!
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Old 08-13-09, 10:23 AM
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Old 08-13-09, 10:29 AM
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I can understand if he had to work hard to get those open shots. Teams gave him that shot and lived with the outcome. He truly never let teams pay for leaving him open. Not to mention he can't play any d or rebound.
I'd say shooting 44% (8th best in the league last year) is making teams pay. But, I'd agree he kinda sucks b/c u have to be able to do more than just shoot nowadays (play D, rebound, pass, etc). But,u gotta agree he's a heck of a shooter.
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Old 08-13-09, 10:44 AM
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I feel I have to applogise to Matt Bonner for bringing this up the way I did.

Personally he seems to have tried his best and can provide marksmanship shooting from the outside. But he obviously is not what the Spurs need to remain hopefull in contending for another title.

Whatever happens I wish him the best. Who knows...maybe he has worked in the off season at improving his deficiencies.

And maybe some team will be willing to bring him to their roster much like the Clippers did with Mark Madsen.
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Old 08-13-09, 10:55 AM
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I'll continue to defend Bonner, by saying "He is who, we thought he was!" A non athletic big guy with a pretty good stroke! He still shot 44% from 3 point range, that's what had Pop believing in him.
I completely agree with you. 3 mil per year is not a "terrible" contract. We may not want him to play 30 minutes per night, but that is not his problem. The problem is the Spurs have needed more depth where he can come in for 10 minutes and let loose some threes. He is definately a specialist (i.e Kerr, Barry, Horry).

In my opinion, there are much worse contracts out there.
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Old 08-13-09, 12:15 PM
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I actually think that Bonner did what we needed him to do for most of last year. Until his confidence took a nosedive seemingly. But, to be in a position where we don't need to start him and have him play spot minutes like two years ago is a good thing.
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Old 08-13-09, 12:48 PM
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vs. Scola?
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