Seems after playing in London for the 2012 Olympics, San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills is spending time in his home country of Australia and taking in a few rugby games as a show of support.
After the Adelaide Crows of the AFL picked up a win over Melbourne, the team did a celebratory victory song and Mills got in the action. Check it out.
So who thinks Patty should stick to his day job?
I was going to say what @MikeStaniforth said....That's like saying the NFL is soccer. A little bit of journalistic due diligence would not go astray guys. But otherwise, good job on actually reporting something that is culturally relevant to a non-American member of the SPURS.
Ummmm this wasn't rugby, it was Australian Rules Football. I think rugby fans would be pretty angry that you can't tell the difference between rugby and AFL.
Let me digress. Andray Blatche appears to be serious in his desire to play and the Spurs appears to be vacillating about signing him. WHY? MONEY? They can waive Blair and Neal both with unguaranteed contracts. Perhaps, it is the height that troubles them- he is TOO TALL!
@rtesoro440 YA..they SHOULD waive 2 players that can contribute and are vastly underpaid to sign a player that EVERYONE views as a headcase. But as I said BEFORE, spurs could sign him WITHOUT waiving anyone as a vet min contract.
I wonder why 28 OTHER teams are "vacillating" about signing him..hmm
I find it odd. Everytime I post, you are always there contradicting me. I think you have an ax to grind.YES, waive Blair, because he is undersized and he would be just sitting and his position becomes redundant IF ever the Spurs sign another big guy. YES, waive Blair because the Spurs need ALL the $ it can save. As to why I said the Spurs are vacillating, how many seasons ago since the deficiency been identified, and have done NOTHING to plug the hole? I am NOT saying that they limit the choice to Blatche but, they MUST sign a viable interior operator. Now YOU will say but Diaw was signed. OK. So YOU want an undersized guy to play the interior. He stands 6'8" NOT the ideal height for a pf/c. i read somewhere that he was originally signed by another team to play guard. I think YOU are just writing to say something contrary to what I write. Thank you, anyway.
@rtesoro440 lol wow..butthurt much? Truth obviously hurts short bus.
Just try to find ONE other person here that agrees with you that the Spurs CAN'T get something in trade for Blair before he HAS TO BE GUARANTEED, OR that he should just be cut now. I bet you find NO ONE to agree with you. I have seen no other poster on this site that has been disagreed with more than you have. That's a fact.
There is a difference between the cap and lux tax territory buffoon. Spurs have been WAY over cap ever since they re-signed our guys.
And saying I am defensive in ANY way is truly laughable. YOU are the only one here lashing out..lol Your ridiculous "points" and juvenile barbs could NEVER put me on defense kiddo. And btw. I have many times said Spurs need a big, so that just makes your assertion that I'm defensive that much more moronic.
And ya, any team CAN go over the cap, but once they ARE over the cap they ARE restricted in what they can do as far as signing FA deals etc. Obviously, you are just too simple minded to understand that. Read Larry Coon's cbafaq if you actually WANT to learn how it works and NOT continue to make such a fool of yourself here.OR keep on proving to everyone here just how clueless you are about this subject by posting such nonsense..it brings me great joy having the opportunities to PWN you. LMAO
ONE more time in the SIMPLEST way I can I will explain the simple definition and function of NBA cap..The basic rule of NBAs salary cap is that a team's team salary must stay below the cap unless the team is using an EXCEPTION.Teams CANNOT sign players or make trades if they finish the transaction above the cap, EXCEPT when using an exception. There are several exceptions available to teams, but some only apply to trades etc and some only to teams under tax territory etc. And exceptions such as Bird rights to enable teams the best shot at keeping their own players.
Long story short, Spurs HAD full MLE but used almost all of it to resign Diaw. BAE cant be used two years in a row, and reportedly was used this year on NDC. SO, since that's what Spurs HAD to get players when they were over the cap, the ONLY thing they can offer is right around vet minimum contracts. THEY CAN NOT SIGN WHATEVER PLAYER THEY WANT NOW. So your assertion that a team can go as far as they want over cap or into lux tax is simply WRONG. I already explained what LA did to make their moves and will not say it again..it's pointless with you.
Google cbafaq Larry Coon and see for yourself (but I'm sure you won't because it seems you just prefer to remain uneducated on the subject, and just whine constantly about Spurs not doing what YOU want them to do)
Why don't YOU just SHUT UP YOUR TRAP and STOP sounding an IDIOT. STOP TALKING THRU YOUR ASS. YOU are not entertaining anymore. They can't get a good trade for Blair because of how he performed the last season. Is that haard to accept? NOBODY is buying him and ONLY YOU keep on insisting that th Spurs should get a compesationfor him. A FO which would accept a ist round draftee for trade is MORONIC like the way YOU THINK. STOP it! As to the Spurs getting a big guy, why are YOU SO DEFENSIVE about it. Again I say, getting into the CAP is RELATIVE, DISCRETIONARY. Any team CAN go beyond the CAP if they so desire. As I said, its just a matter of how much profit a team wants. Going over the cap merely lessens what a team makes if at all but not necessarily to the point of bankruptcy. Is this too much to accept and PENETRATE YOUR THICK SKULL? You keep on harping that the Spurs retain Blair SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY ARE PAYING HIM CHEAP. What kind of reasoing is that? It comes from a BRAINLESS GUY LIKE YOU. YOU TALK as if you are an authority on CAP. Why didn;t YOU say that to the Lakers that they are over the CAP. YOU CAN"T because its what they want. They want DH no matter what. It is discretionary for them to spend their money any which way they want. THICK SKULL! STOP sounding like a NEUROTIC FOOL. And don't pretend YOU KNOW so much about the nba because YOU DON'T.
@rtesoro440 lol rt..Where do I even start? Well first of all you are right about one thing... " YOU DON'T know nothing" is actually correct. I DON'T know nothing actually means I DO know something, genius. lol
Second, I have actually said Spurs need to TRADE Blair many times. They CAN get something for him. But AGAIN, only a moron would cut an asset for nothing. Right now, Spurs DO NOT NEED TO WAIVE ANYONE. Just tell all of us who YOU think Spurs COULD sign for Blair's 1.4 mil deal that WILL help Spurs more than Blair.
And tell me internet tough guy..are you going to MAKE me shut up? If you can't handle getting schooled so often, maybe you should smarten up.
How did other teams bring in good players? Let's take LA for example..They had a large trade exception from Lamar Odom deal to get Nash in a sign and trade. Spurs don't have that. Since LA was well over cap, that's the ONLY way they could get him. Get it? And btw, since LA is now over the apron next year and the new cap rules are taking effect, they will no longer be ABLE to do sign and trades..and will also NOT have full mle to use. Two VERY good reasons for teams NOT to exceed lux tax now (besides the much tougher tax penalties starting next year)LA got DH in a TRADE for Andrew Bynum..a player that made just a bit less than DH. Again, LA could NOT have gotten DH as a FA if he was one, because they were OVER THE CAP. Do Spurs have a player like Bynum they could trade away? Will you EVER understand that the cap DOES restrict what teams can do to get players? AT this point, I'm doubtful you will.
And Diaw WAS considered a great pick-up by MOST NBA writers and execs, and for you to think YOU know more than EXPERTS is completely laughable. And I CAN list players Spurs tried out because it PROVES your assertion that Spurs have done NOTHING to get a big is just another ridiculously idiotic claim. It doesn't matter whether they stuck or not, it was STILL doing something. Obviously you are just clueless about the cap and probably think Spurs could get just about any player they want. Until you educate yourself about the cap and how it all works, you are destined to keep getting PWND by posters here that know much more about the NBA than you do. Your thinking that the cap is simply just relative to a teams views PROVES just how imbecilic you are.
A FO which has not realized that Blair is undersized is a MORON like like. Yes, he can be cut anytime either to make up to pay for a replacement or to conserve $. What more proof do you want, he disappeared in the wcf. His slot was taken over by Diaw. He sat on the bench. I was right that you will cite Diaw who is 6'8" and as I said NOT good enough to be pf/c. And don't cite marginal players like haislip, ratliff and thomas 'coz if they were good, they could have stayed. STOP talking about CAP, small market. YOU are NOT talking sense. These are RELATIVE TERMS dependent on as team's view. Besides, if other teams can, why can't they? STOP talking like YOU own the Spurs who speak ONLY of pocketing all the money YOU can YOU are just a spectator like me. LEAVE financial planning to those who understand. A HAREBRAIN like YOU has no business dwelling on the matter. Again, how many seasons have passed when they knew they needed a big man 2, 3, 4 years? When will they act? And, STOP opening your trap as if you know anything. YOU DON'T know nothing! Who are YOU to say i write ridiculous matters? Consult your mirror sometime and see who is ridiculous.
@rtesoro440 lol, not so odd considering you write more ridiculous posts than anyone on this site by FAR. IF Spurs sign another big, it's on THAT guy to BEAT Blair out of his spot. And as I said before, only a MORON FO would just cut a player that they could get some return on. Spurs HAVE an open roster spot, so cutting ANYONE is completely unnecessary. I've already tried to explain how the cap works several times before to you and you STILL make these uninformed posts, so I wont waste my time with that anymore.
Spurs have done NOTHING to try to address big situation? REALLY? Again you show how little you know..what about Dice, Splitter, Diaw, Ratliff, Cousin, Haislip, Thomas. If you don't understand that Spurs have been limited by the CAP in what they COULD do in past few years, then you're just hopeless.
And btw, I HAVE on many occasions posted that Spurs need an athletic big. Difference between you and I is that I know Spurs are limited by what they CAN do in that regard, and I choose not to whine about it in every thread posted on this site. I know Spurs will try to get it done, but will NOT take unnecessary risks in doing so.