With the San Antonio Spurs' season coming to an abrupt end, I figured it was a good time to catch up with friend of Project Spurs, Sports Reporter Humberto "Humbie" Cervera from San Antonio's News 4 WOAI.
Humbie has been a regular here at Project Spurs and he isn't shy about telling it how it is when it comes to the Spurs which has caused some ruffling of Spurs fan's feathers. However, don't fret, he is a big Spurs fan.
Make sure to also check out his blog, appropriately titled "Humbie's Blog."
In this Q&A, we talk about the Spurs' regular season, what he would do if he was the Spurs' GM, Tony Parker, and more.
Jeff: Though you predicted the Spurs would sweep the Grizzlies, you were one of the few throughout the season to not put too much credence into the Spurs performance and record. What made you have that feeling throughout the season?
Humbie: Well, I had thought the Spurs would be able to roll all over the Grizz. I thought Manu was going to be healthy and play in all the games. Neither of those happened. Even though I picked the wrong ending to that series the same thing I'd been saying about them all year came true. (Just two rounds earlier than I thought.) The lack of depth in their frontcourt was their downfall. They got owned down low and they had little to no chance of winning that battle down low. Maybe with a healthy Manu they can overcome that mismatch, but without Manu being great.... it was over.
So here we are, an early summer vacation for San Antonio. If you can be the GM for one day, what would two things you would do to improve the team?
They've gotta get bigger. There is no way around it. The only problem is that they have limited resources to actually do that. The only REAL trade-able piece to get a big man that will make an impact is Tony Parker. So, I'm not sure I would realistically be able to do if I were in that seat. All they can do is hope a decent big falls to them in the draft or they can sign someone for the mid-level.
What was your initial reaction when you read about Tony Parker's comments at the Spurs regarding their championship window, age, and how he was the most trade-able asset?