That loud thud you heard across the globe probably was San Antonio Spurs fans slamming their hand on something hard in frustration when Manu Ginobili fractured his finger in the second quarter of last night's loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
To make matters worse, Manu will be out of action for the nest 4-6 weeks. Not good in a shortened season for San Antonio.
Richard Jefferson spoke on the loss on Manu (via WOAI.com) and feels this is the perfect time for the young players to show what they can provide to the team and more.
Manu has seen too many minutes and played positions outside of his game. The spurs insists on playing with their "old" warriors. Now it has happened. Is Anderson or Leonard tready to the challenge? In the game with the timberwolves the spurs was playing with "small" men with blair a 6'7" the biggest. Experiment? Maybe. Its anomalous if you ask me. The spurs are playing with thin front line. The coaching staff insist on playing with TD, Splitter and Blair to defend the interior. It will not work. Almost all the teams upgraded their lineup with taller, younger more aggressive players. How long will the spurs lasts? Are they playing to have a better draft position? Good!