The Spurs made the trade headlines when they obtained Richard Jefferson for expiring contracts. They managed to grab DeJuan Blair in the second round of the Draft. As of today, Antonio McDyess has agreed to sign with the Spurs. With this 3 new addition to the team, the Spurs are finally back into conteding for the title.
Richard Jefferson is now a Spurs
Trading away expiring contacts and less impact players for Richard Jefferson? This is a great trade for the Spurs. Jefferson's defense will prove to be a valuable addition other than his scoring ability. If Manu Ginobili can recover from his injury just in time before the start of the regular season, it is no doubt that once again the Spurs will e a team to watch out for.
McDyess playing along Duncan?
Kurt Thomas and Fabricio Oberto are part of the trade for Jefferson thus the Spurs now lack sizes up front. They did well in persuading Antonio McDyess, a veteran who is a good rebounder and mid range jumper. However, the aging McDyess is going to be 35 for the new season, and some what a gamble for the Spurs to offer him a 3 years contract.
DeJuan Blair, a steal in the second round
DeJuan Blair was highly rated as a Lottery Pick even before the NBA draft. However, he somehow slips to the second round due to his health condition. The Spurs grab him and he's a perfect fit for the team. Blair's rebounding and low post game wil help the team, but at 6 feet 7 he is way shorter than any other NBA PF. It will be interesting if he can provide some instant offense off the bench.
The Spurs big 3 with the Coach Gregg Popovich
With the current roster, the Spurs starting line up will look something like this. Duncan, McDyess, Jefferson, Ginobili/Finley and Parker. This line up looks good statistically, but chemistry still plays a big part. Can McDyess give a solid performance? Will Jefferson takes away Duncan's and Parker's shot? Will DeJuan Blair health condition be a problem? Most importantly, can the Spurs win another title?
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