This question goes to all the people in project spurs who is your 15 man roster and what do you do w the guys in the summer league and who goes to dleague
I cant get this out of my head only way he's gonna contribute is by worming the bench. Terrible signing at least bonner can make 3's.
meaningless signing, totally. He's a player never in regular rotation on any winning team. Again, Meaningless.
I like this signing. From the Pacer games I watched (rooting for George Hill!), I thought this guy was decent. He didn't get that much of a chance to show what he could do ... Sort of like a Ian Mahinmi in reverse. He will never be a star, but could be a decent rotation player. What else do you expect from the 12th-15th roster spots? I'm not sold on Ryan Richards. I think he has lost his roster spot, possibly permanently to Aron Baynes. Richards may have more theoretical potential, but Baynes has actually realized more potential to this point, and I think Richards is too erratic to get much better. Time will tell ...
The Signing of Pendergraph gives the Spurs another tall veteran presence in the paint. I would assume Aron Bayness will be relegated to the D-League for further honing of his skills. Spurs are also bringing in Ryan Richards anyway who I dare say is a poor man's version of early Tim Duncan.
I will hold my overall judgement on a relatively unknown player like Pendergraph because he's exactly what Pop adds and helps turn into something solid. Everyone talks about how the Spurs are the best at turning other team's castaways into solid players.
Still, it's not like Pendergraph is going to be asked to play big minutes. As others have mentioned, he's replacing Blair. So the chances of him winning or losing games will be slim...at least at first. He's likely going to be the Spurs 4th or 5th big man on the roster. He might spend some time wearing a suit behind the bench, depending on matchups. We're still going to see Duncan, Splitter, and Diaw as the primary big men in the rotation. Sometimes we'll probably see Baynes and other times we'll see Pendergraph.
This really is a marginal signing. But he does appear to be the most athletic big man on the Spurs now, so that'll come in handy when the play teams with smaller lineups. Leonard and him will get their time at the 4 in those situations.
PS: This is only a small sample of highlights from a game against Brooklyn. It seems like he has a nice little jumper though. Not sure how reliable it usually is, but it seems to be working for him pretty well here. If that shooting stroke of his shows itself every now and then, it'd definitely be a nice little perk considering that strange and rather unattractive jump shot Dejuan Blair is taking with him on the way out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=7Z9YIp8d-G4
Dude plays some tough guy ball..I like it as a DJB replacement. You sure wont see him make a mistake then run down the floor grinning like DJB constantly does. That ALWAYS pissed me off! Plus he has athleticism and can get better imo. DJB has pretty much hit his ceiling.
Aminu was on my radar. I was hoping the Spurs picked up Andray Blatche last year or this year, but I'm sort of clueless on Pendergraph. Still waiting to see what's going to become of the current roster.
Man, why are people being so negative? some fool at PTR is straight up panicking, i do not know about all of you but i think that PATFO know what they are doing . Damn....
Check out this video on YouTube:
Saving all these negative posts and bringing them back up next April. PATFO knows what they're doing.
I can't believe this that dude is trash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It had to be bettet free agent big men than him
Why, why , why who is this dude can he hoop 2yr deal for wht. Insert baynes into the rotation does this mean no shot at Gregg Oden, why not take this money their giving this bum and sign Ryan Richards.
Is he as good as Blair? You know, at keeping the bench warm, because that's who he's replacing, and that's where he's sitting.
so he's an average stretch 4? The Spurs FO must have seen something in him to sign him up, I hope he's a good defender/rebounder.
@cnetboss Not sure how you can even begin to compare TD w/ RR. RR has done NOTHING and may not even ever make the NBA. RR will be in summer league again, but Im betting thats as far as it goes
@Baseline_joe yes a shitload compared to before
@Baseline_joe You are correct sir
@BlazingDeath this isnt a bad signing, he is a great bench player..Neither was that Splitter deal...Manu's on the other hand...lol but will keep that one to myself dont want to stir up Manu nation and like every front office mistakes will be made like them giving Jefferson too much money similar to an Argentinian that will remain nameless. Then shipping him off for SJAx and giving up the first round draft pick too...
@dtootall Most of these clips are him just receiving passes in the paint and him simply dunking them. That shows me absolutely nothing!!! Kwame Brown can do that.
@ZILLA There definitely was, but they aren't in the Spurs' price range.
@Spursforever69 In limited samples, he's been good in both facets.
@Spursfan66 I was referring to RR style of play as a "poor man's version" of TD not TD itself based on the Euroleague video I have seen so far. No one can compare to TD. However you can discount his potential. a 6' 11" with some explosive move in the paint and has almost 2 year playing in the Euro league (sure the the Euro league is not as good as the NBA) but he's far from a raw player two years ago.
@ChrisCano @BlazingDeath Pendergraph isn't a "great" bench player. At least not yet. He's barely had any minutes to showcase his skills, save for some garbage minutes here and there. The jury is still out on him.
As for Manu: I wrote why it's a decent deal a few days ago , so check that out if you would like the opposing side.