Today kicks off the San Antonio Spurs 2011 training camp after a the long lockout is over. And camp is sure to have some familiar faces and new ones.
Speaking of new faces, Doug Thomas of the D-League's Reno Bighorns will be taking his shot at making the Spurs roster.
Thomas, who played college ball at Iowa, is 6-9, 245 lbs., forward, who averaged 2.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, shot 60% from the field in 46 games for the Bighorns last season.
Though he might be a long shot to make the squad, check out some highlights of Thomas in action.
The tape shows he has some skills and can leap out of the gym. He get higher than D Howard, as he touched to top surface of the backboard at 13', wow ! He seems to have 15-17 ft shot, blocks shots and has some handles. Why has this guy not found a home ? Attitude or ???? He is also 245 lbs, so not another frail tall guy. He is 27 or 28 now, maybe just figuring it out- I hope. Rtesoro - I an with you, but lets see what they do. McD not deciding what he is doing is mucking things up, at least 'til tonight and then we'll see what the new plan maybe. In the mean time, good values still exist, like Neal was last year. This guy could be another, who knows.
Doug Thomas who? The spurs is desperate. They can't invite a credible pf/c or plain no money. Are Kaman, Landry, Mcroberts and Clark all booked that the spurs can't even invite them to the preseason? All the sf they plan to sign have signed with other teams. What to do? They have signed several sf like Green, Bitler and Leonard. Use them or waive them.