The offseason for the San Antonio Spurs wasn't a huge splash. The team resigned core players (Manu Ginobili, Tiago Splitter), signed guard Marco Belinelli and Jeff Pendergraph. Aside from those moves, it's been relatively quiet for San Antonio.
At the front of the offseason moves has been Spurs GM R.C. Buford who spoke with Project Spurs' good friends Eric Messersmith and Ari Temkin over at 1250 ESPN "The Hardline."
From the team pursuing free agent Andrei Kirilenko (who ultimately signed with the Nets), reasons the team resigned Manu, the additions of Belinelli and Pendergraph, 2013 NBA draft pick Deshaun Thomas heading to Spain, getting Kawhi Leonard healthy and more, Buford opens up on many topics Spurs fans will enjoy. Interestingly enough, Buford said Thomas needs to improve his overall game in Spain if he wants to have a role with San Antonio in the future. Seems there is some healthy-pressure on Deshaun's shoulders.
Hear what Buford had to say about this and losing in the NBA Finals with Eric and Ari of "The Hardline."
As always, mgnt failed AGAIN to address the greatest need of the team. They need a big body to give TD some rest. Jeff Pendergraph didn't show anything in Indiana so it should not be expected any better with the Spurs. Is Mr. Buford saying that the Spurs are destined to be runner-up? DON'T love your pennies so much, Sir!
@rtesoro440 Stop with the insults if you don't realize that the Spurs biggest need is a legitimate SF. You should see more of Baynes who proved to be useful against Howard and now you also have Pendergraph who can play both the 4 and 5. Get educated....the Spurs unlike any other team has continued to remain profitable while staying within their business model and made it to the playoffs 16 consecutive times with 4 titles since 99.....NO other team comes close to that while let alone while remaining profitable.
@rtesoro440 As usual Spurs are OVER THE SALARY CAP...Penny pinching teams do NOT spend up to the lux tax virtually EVERY year like the Spurs DO moron
@rtesoro440@Spursfan66Rt you make this too easy moron. Spurs, as usual ARE over the cap as PROVEN right here http://www.hoopsworld.com/san-antonio-spurs-team-salary In fact they are nearly FIVE mil OVER the cap right now and STILL have one open spot left. Cap is http://www.nba.com/2013/news/07/09/nba-salary-cap-set/index.html dolt. If I were you, I would actually educate myself before I make LOADS of ignorant posts and make myself look like a tard...