Do you have any thoughts on the roster Spurs fans?
(via Project Spurs' Michael De Leon)
Looks like we're going to be stacked deep at the 2 and 3 with guys with length. That's a good thing. Kabongo, Fells and Nwaelele just bodies. Marcus (imho) has the best shot to pull off a surprise but he'll have to really show up and nail it as a defensive player who will bang and grab boards. Moves will be made. Hopefully Maggette and Young show well enough to give Spurs confidence that they are so deep at the 2/3 they can put Nando, PM, Joseph and Bonner on the table and get a vet backup pg and a serviceable big who can bang and grab some boards. I don't see them trading all of their young backup pg's-so whoever is left becomes the default 3rd option at point guard which is what each of them should be on this team which has serious championship aspirations.
Another thing I like is it appears the Spurs will have the ability with the anticipated roster to have length at the 1-3 position on the court at the same time with Marco and Manu both being able to do spot duty at the 1 in addition to working the 2 and 3. I think we'll be so much better at the 2/3 this year because of Danny and Kawhi continuing to mature and the addition of Marco and a vet (or 2) like Young (provides D) and or Maggette (provides some O). I just don't see how Nando fits in with this team. Spurs want him off the ball-how does that even work for the guy now? I'd personally like to see him as the 3rd pg because of his length and potential. That's just me.
Cousin is intriguing in that he's got that potential to be the long, physical guy who just plays d and bangs and grabs boards, but I don't know.
Let's just get this party started folks!
So RC had his guy Wangemene ? a couple times and now I guess its Pops turn with the air force kid..lol
I would love to see Kabongo make a good impression, and go to the Toros.
He obviously should have stayed at Texas for AT LEAST 1 or 2 more
years, to polish his raw potential, but seeing as he didnt do that, the
next best place he could end up would be with the Spurs. I think he has
enormous talent, and is a great athlete. I think he has a higher ceiling
than his Longhorn counterpart Cory Joseph(who also should have stayed
in school longer), but he also has a much higher chance of being a
complete bust. If he can continue to polish his skills, become a better
game manager, rather than trying to always make a hero play(like he did
in Texas), then he could possibly be one of the Spurs hidden gems in the
future, and even the next great point guard in San Antonio. Other than
Kabongo, I think the reported signing of Sam Young is a great move. I
know there are a lot of fans that would rather have Maggette, but as we
have seen with former slashing-scoring SF's Richard Jefferson and Steven
Jackson, scoring is not what we need from the backup SF position. We
need a gritty defender who can guard multiple positions, rebound, and
ocasionally hit a 3-pointer. Sam Young is exactly that, and nothing
more. A few more great moves from a great organization. Go Spurs!
The Team: Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan, Splitter, Turnobili, Belinilli, Ayer, Diaw, Baynes, Mills, De Colo, Young, Magette, and Bonner. Trade De Colo for a pick then bring joseph from the D league
@gymbear Ya I think Nando should start to worry. He didnt impress me in SL or EuroBasket that I saw. I think Myck is very likely to Toros. I think it's very likely Young or Corey, or some guy like Nunnally or Thompson if they arent signed beyond camps
@Michael_Robinson Agreed on Myck. I think he will be a Toro and where he goes from there mostly depends on him
@Spursfan66 @gymbear The good thing about Nando though is he does have length and he has a pg's mind and the ability to succeed-but I think moving him off the ball with the guys we already have, well....like you said: Nando probably should worry about being traded to some other team.
Thing is: He does have trade value. I think he showed enough in the regular season to draw interest on potential alone from some teams and can't coach his height at the pg spot..