One injury from the Big Three, and the team's playoff chances were shattered. The Spurs have been this way for two years now, and are seeking help from new faces. The only problem is: Why does it seem they keep prolonging the inevitable?
The first issue that could be solved by the San Antonio organization is getting Tim Duncan a consistent, aggressive, and solid big man.
Bonner isn't the answer, Oberto gets injured way too may times, and Thomas isn't the young self he once was. Duncan needs a guy that he can refer to when double teamed down low, and a guy that can pick up on offensive rebounds.
Another thing that should be taken care of is finding young players that can move around the rotation to allow other players rest.
What I mean by this is finding an athletic and aggressive player that can be from the two, three, or four spot when called upon—something Bruce Bowen used to be, as well as a little bit of Michael Finley.
The Spurs might also want to bring in a backup for Manu Ginobili—someone who can attack the basket, in case of another Ginobili collapse.
Also, preferably, someone who can shoot from the three point line. Spurs' lack of consistent three point shooters killed them in the long run of the season.
Now an issue that hasn't been solved for a very long time is picking up on a player that can replace Duncan. The Spurs have been so focused on getting a big man for their number one big man that they have forgotten that Duncan's career is going to be over in a few years.
The last thing that may enter the minds of the Spurs before it's their turn to select is trading away their pick. If the Spurs can get some cash out of a second round draft pick, they should take it. Now this isn't going to clear up much cap space, but in this economy, any money is good.
So these are what I believe should be addressed. Management probably has something better thought of, but a from a fan's perspective these are possible directions I want the Spurs to invest in.
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