According to ESPN.com, the San Antonio Spurs are rumored to be interested in soon-to-be free agent, 6'9" swing-man Corey Brewer:
Sources say Boston, San Antonio, Oklahoma City and Dallas are among the teams with the most interest in Brewer, who joined the Knicks only last week as part of the Carmelo Anthony deal.
Brewer is a young, a solid defender and defense is what is stressed in San Antonio. For his career, he has averaged 9.1 points, 1.3 steals, 3.3 rebounds and is 40% field goal shooter.
However, this still doesn't address the Spurs need for size. Right now the Spurs start DeJuan Blair who is 6'8" and is the smallest starting center in the NBA.
What do you have to say Spurs fans? Like this possible addition or would you rather wait for an available big-man?
I guess this answers our questions.
I think Brewer would be a perfect addition. Defense is first in his book and in Pops. Getting Brewer and someone like Przybilla off of buyouts would be great and would rid the Spurs of their two greatest weaknesses.
i would love to see us get Brewer because it does provide us a back-up for Jefferson as a SF, even though Anderson could provide that role, but i do still consider him as his usual position, SG. as much as i would love to add size, i think we could get by it with the guys we got. i'm not worried about Splitter. as far as our big guys that know the drill, if some of you haven't noticed, but Pop has been resting McDyess on some of these games, so he knows his role when the playoffs come, and Bonner knows his role as well. he does spread the floor for our guys and has to make the opponent's big men (for example, Gasol or Odom) come out to him, which makes the size advantage not so great anymore for a team like the Lakers. and of course, as for Blair, he might not have the size advantage, but i think he's got an advantage over some of these big men, and that's his quickness. if i'm not mistaken, i heard he's 2nd behind Dwight Howard in steals as far as big men go. so in what i just said, that so called Lakers' "size advantage" doesn't really look like a big advantage anymore. but if the so called experts want to say the Lakers have that advantage, then so be it. we have the back court advantage then. the Lakers might have Kobe, but the other guards (Fisher, Blake, Brown, etc.) with him just cannot outbeat Ginobili, Parker, Hill, Neal, etc. but anyways, i'm just rambling playoff talk right now, lol, back on topic: i think Brewer would be a great fit if we could get him.
@JeffProjectSpurs yea it's true, Jeff, a lot of the West teams are bigger, but it does not bother me one bit. the Grizzlies are tough, but had we kept playing the way we did in the 2nd qtr when we were up by 20 points, it wouldn't have mattered. instead, the Spurs were lackadaisical (a word Sean Elliott uses a lot, lol) starting at the end of the 2nd qtr and allowed it to continue in the 3rd qtr. it was more like us beating ourselves than the Grizz beating us, so as long as we don't allow that to happen again, we should be fine. and i wouldn't worry about the Grizz in the playoffs because we would have too much pride and playoff experience. as far as OKC goes, they did get a lot better with Perkins and Mohammed, but like i said before, our big guys that we have know what to do (McDyess, Blair, and, Bonner, along w/ Splitter when he gets better). and then, of course, we have Duncan. we have OKC's numbers in the regular season(3-0, despite it being before their trade), and when it comes to the playoffs, i believe Duncan will be there, as he always has been, to put up his 20 pts/10 reb stats for us, and i'm not sure whether or not Perkins and Mohammed is enough to stop Duncan. OKC is a threat, i don't doubt that, but i still don't see them beating our guys in a 7-game series.
@RG8907 But doesn't it bother you how big the West is especially OKC's pick up of Perkins and Mohammed? Look how the Grizz were beating us up w/ Marc gasol and Randolph.
The Spurs should really try to get Brewer because he will provide godd defense. Getting another big will be hard but if we can add another big like say Murphy or Powe I'm up for it.
Actually, Brewer does solve a problem that the Spurs haven't fully addressed, and that is a solid wing that can ably defend the 2 or the 3 positions. While we'd like to think Anderson will do ably, Brewer is just an immediate stop gap for that role, as he adds length, at the very least. I like the idea of adding him. Of course, size is a big issue, but the fact of the matter is, where is a big going to get minutes? Even when healthy, Tiago Splitter, the biggest player on the team, couldn't get consistent minutes. Sure I'd like to rest the bigs, but the rotation right now works, and frankly, I don't see us chasing any big name free agent in a big man any more than calling up say like Marcus Cousin or something. Espeically with Parker going down, another wing would be nice if Manu will be playing point more regularly.
@jaceman49 yeah and think about this, he Brewer was a num 7 overall pick in the draft and has only been in the NBA for 3 seasons. Win!
@jaceman49 I agee with you on Brewer, We can add another big for insurance because until now Tiago Splitter is still a big question mark. Remember the playoffs will be slow paced type of game so getting more big men won't hurt. I say get Brewer and perhaps add another big. If Tiago can't help in the playoffs Duncan will log heavy minutes like what happened the last time.
@JeffProjectSpurs @BlackSnakeStudios No. While I agree a frontline featuring a rotation of DeJuan Blair, Matt Bonner, and Antonio McDyess leaves much to be desired in terms of size, they are playing so well together. So even if we were to add a big, whose minutes would you take? Granted it's always nice to have insurance and options, but I feel the bigs need to have it together way more than any wings do, and while I would hope that we could add another player seamlessly into the offense and more importantly the defense, I don't see that player out there right now. Granted Splitter is injured and hasn't been playing well, but they've made do mostly without him. I don't see the addition of any big man significantly impacting the rotation as much as the addition of a wing like Brewer would (despite his woes on offense), especially if we're without Tony for 4 weeks.
@BlackSnakeStudios I agree but do you think the num 1 priority should be a big man?
I think Brewer will fit in well with the Spurs so let's get it done! Also if we can add another big that would be awesome. Murhy seems to be out of our reach right now but how about getting Leon Powe?
I still think another big man is better for the Spurs but if we can add a defensive player like Brewer for the playoffs I don't have a problem with it.