Barring any last minute hiccups, the NBA lockout is over.
The players and owners have tentatively agreed to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement which means the San Antonio Spurs and the rest of the NBA will be hitting the hardwood come Christmas.
On this special episode of the Spurscast, Paul Garcia and myself break down the wonderful news for all Spurs fans and what this means for the Spurs and the NBA.
From the Spurs roster, the Western and Eastern conference teams to the details on the new CBA and its impact, we cover it all on this episode of the Spurscast.
The Spurscast, the first and original Spurs podcast!
Music: "Sweet Emotion" Aerosmith
This is my personal opinion only, I think McDyess will retire. Whether that would benefit us is to be seen.
Tim has done more than enough in terms of restructuring his contract and making sacrifices I highly doubt he would opt out of his contract. Now with the new Amnesty clause (which is still unclear in terms of details), Spurs could buy him out and open up cap space, I'm not sure once you release a player whether you can resign him or not!
As far as Nene goes it's very unlikely to be able to sign him via free agency, there's just not enough money and he would command at least 10-12M $ a year and we simply can't clear that much.
I'm a Spurs fan in Pennsylvania, therefore I don't get to hear all of the Spurs news without making a serious effort to search for it. Is McDyess more likely to retire or come back for one year. Also, is Duncan going to opt out of his deal to clear cap space to bring in a significant free agent like Nene?
@MikeGoldinger in my opinion, i also think McDyess will retire. as far as Tim's current contract goes, he didn't opt out and made that decision before the lockout and even before the draft. i do like the idea Spursforever69 suggested about using the amnesty clause on Duncan as a sneaky move to try and at least get a decent big man. Trevor of Project Spurs mentioned about this idea before, but we know that it's unlikely going to happen, and to me, it feels kinda disrespectful to Timmy, unless Popovich can convince him otherwise. As for Nene, yea it's unlikely to get him unless he's willing to take less to try and win a title.