Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting the San Antonio Spurs are going to wait and explore the growing free agent pool of buy-out players before deciding to sign Shannon Brown to a full season contract.
Spurs monitoring buyout market before choice on re-signing Shannon Brown, sources tell Y! Brown wants to stay but interest exists elsewhere.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 22, 2014
As Wojnarowski mentions, with this decision, there's a chance Brown could be signed by another team. There's already been reports of the Spurs being interested in Glen Davis, as well as reports of the team being interested in Danny Granger if he reaches a buy-out agreement with the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Spurs were rumored to have interest in Jamsion this past summer when he was a free agent. The Spurs also reportedly had interest in Udrih this past summer, as well as days before the trade deadline.
On the World Peace front, there was an article released last July that quoted Daniel Artest, World Peace's brother, saying Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich would have wanted World Peace on his team. Lastly, when World Peace was amnestied by the Los Angeles Lakers last summer, the Spurs were one of the team's on his list.
World Peace' brother also took to Twitter minutes after World Peace announced he's going to be bought out, to say the Spurs are in play as an option:
Artest’s brother -> RT @DMArtestQB: Miami, SA or Clippers. Indy in play— Paul Garcia PS (@PaulGarciaPS) February 22, 2014
Though there will be a number of free agent options available, the Spurs will also be in the hunt with other contenders looking to pry these veterans such as the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder, and even the Brooklyn Nets.
Cut Brown sign Clark, Assign Daye to the Torro's or cut him, call up Howard. It's that easy. Championship !!! Let's do it
Spurs need more defense on the wings to compete with OKC and Miami. They have to consider Danny Granger if bought out by Philly.
If the Spurs get Earl Clark, they can still sign Brown, but would have to release someone else, either Baynes or Cory Joseph. Still I see that they are unlikely to keep Shannon.
Is it me, or does jeff ayers look like he has no idea what hes doing on the basketball court, and his defense is exactly like dejaun blair
@PaulGarciaPS not sure why? SA has floor spreaders already. Need height/defense and athleticism to counter Miamis small ball
Earl Clark is my pick and a solid choice for the spurs. He's still pretty young at 26, and he has LEGIT athleticism, more so than all those other guys on the list. At 6'10 with a long wingspan, he's the perfect backup to Kawhi. Clark has great potential, he just needs to be put in a good system. Just recently, he played for Van Gundy in Orlando during Howard's last year there. We all remember how much of a media circus Orlando was in at the time. It was all about Howard and his antics, and Van Gundy getting fired. Huge distraction for that team. Then, he plays with LA with Howard AGAIN, which was another media circus. And it doesn't help that he played under D'Antoni, who has no clue what he's doing up there in la la land. And now, he just played for Cleveland. No explanation with that one. Send him here, where his talents and abilities can flourish in Pop's system. Again, young, long and athletic. I remember reading countless comments on here and at PoundingTheRock, where fans described what they want at the backup SF spot. The two qualities that always came up were young and athletic. Earl Clark fits that bill.
@PaulGarciaPS nothing on Earl Clark?
Sucks for Shannon Brown. Spurs giving the old "yeah, babe...what we had for a little bit was great, but let's take a break, see other people...who knows, maybe we can get back together, but I gotta focus on me right now"
@EricBias Granger is a little too risky. He's been suffering from injuries. It's not like he got injured, missed a few weeks and came back. No, he's been dealing with nagging injuries for like the past two YEARS! The only thing he has is veteranship. We should sign Earl Clark. He's younger, more athletic, longer (wingspan almost as big as kawhi's), and good size at 6'9-6'10. Clark has been playing in horrible systems lately, no one knows how to utilize him. Pop and our veterans can fix that. We don't need a tour de force at the BACKUP SF spot, that's asking for too much. But at 6'10, young, athletic, and as long as Clark? We can't pass that up. I hope the front office gets him. The backup SF is a glaring weakness.
Height - Earl Clark = 6'10
Length - Earl Clark = 7'2.5 wingspan
Athleticism = On NBADraft.net, on a scale of 1-10, Earl Clark's athleticism was rated as a 9.
Defense = Remains to be seen. I think Pop can handle that.
If given the chance, and put in a system NOTORIOUS for getting the most out of so so players, Clark can be dangerous. He has POTENTIAL.
I live in LA so I saw a lot of Earl Clark last year with Lakers. Skilled, enthusiastic, nice guy but ... no polite way to say it, he just seems kind of dumb.
@joebuet Man, you're a clown for sayin' that! LOL