The San Antonio Spurs have waived forward Ike Diogu. In two games with San Antonio, Diogu averaged 1.0 points in seven minutes.
The Spurs also have announced they have officially signed former San Diego State Aztec and former teammate of Kawhi Leonard, Malcolm Thomas of the D-League's Los Angeles D-Fenders. Through six games with the Los Angeles, Thomas is averaged 14.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game.
Waiving Diogu once again leaves the Spurs lacking big men next to Tim Duncan, DeJuan Blair, Tiago Splitter and Matt Bonner. Though Thomas will help shore up the frontcourt, he is an unproven player while Diogu at least had some NBA experience.
However, now with T.J. Ford injured (hamstring) one wonders if the Spurs will be adding a guard to backup Tony Parker should Ford be out of action for some time.
All these signings are meaningless, don't you understand? Except from T.J.Ford, all these signing are bench warmers, which means they won't show up on the court unless it's a blowout game.
Signing players by the spurs is a mystery. They waived Diogu for untested Thomas. What are they looking for? With Diogu out, the front line is back to its original self, thin. Diogu could have help. The spurs as usual preferred a smaller guy. With only 2 games in his belt. Diogu was dispatched. He has not proven anything yet. How long will Thomas last, 1 game, 2 games? When Manu was injured, Anderson was projected to take his place. What happened? Anderson was dismally wanting. Against the bucks he was scoreless. Coach Pops insists on using his "old" warriors. It netted the spurs zero when playing out of San Antonio. Somehing is wrong. Green and Splitter did not perform as expected. Why? Bonner rebound but he was unable to shoot. The inconsistencies has to stop if they expect to win games. Neal to play pg tonight? He was singed to shot the ball not distribute it. Well, recall Corey. He was hired to be point guard not to play in the d-league. He was taken in the first round, is it not?