It’s been exactly 15 days since the San Antonio Spurs were eliminated in six games at the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies.
15 days later it’s hard to fathom that a squad that won 61-games was sent home in the first round by an eight seed. But the oddness around the Association continues, as the two teams (Lakers, Celtics) that played for the title last year have also been eliminated.
Basketball continues today as the Memphis Grizzlies are in the same position (down 3-2 to the Oklahoma City Thunder) the Spurs were in two weeks ago.
For the Spurs, the past is done. There is no going back, history has been written and it is now time to move forward into the future.
There have been many previews written already by numerous sites regarding which moves the team should make, who should get traded, and who is available for through free agency.
I’m here to bring you a realistic guide to where the team stands as of right now (finances, contracts) and issue some names that could be potential Spurs next season.
Since the season ended, I’ve read numerous scenarios online about trading for Dwight Howard, the possibility of a sign-and-trade for Nene, and even the latest idea from Going Glass of a Tony Parker for Pau Gasol deal.
Ask yourself this - in the Tim Duncan era, when was the last time a major star was brought into the Spurs NOT via the NBA draft?
Your response: _______________________
It’s highly unlikely that a major star will be traded for or sign with San Antonio in this offseason. History speaks that through the Duncan era, the team will only make minor tweaks to the roster. With the exception of the trade for Richard Jefferson, the team stays relatively fiscally sound each offseason.
In other words, the chances of Pau Gasol or Chris Paul in a Spurs uniform is highly doubtful.no comments