According to krepsinis.net, the San Antonio Spurs, along with the Los Angeles Lakers, were interested in former NBA player D.J. Strawberry but the NBA lockout all but put an end to Strawberry possibly returning to the NBA and joining San Antonio.
Although he would have been another guard, the Spurs' interest in him was probably due to the fact he is a decent defender. And this focus on defense is good to see coming from San Antonio as they retool for next season. If there is a next season.
Also, you got to wonder if the Spurs were looking at him to fill the void at perimeter defender with the trade of George Hill.
As for Strawberry, he last played in the NBA with the Phoenix Suns in the 2007-2008 season and had stints in the D-League.
He has now signed with Israel after playing with Lithuania.
Its good to hear that the spurs are going back to their bread and butter - defense. What i can't imagine is mgnt's inclination to hire players who are 6'7" or shorter and in the same breath acknowledge they need height. True, they have some free agents but, not one is 6'10" except novak. What is the teams priority really?