Something’s got to give…

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Now the rotation:

The Spurs have some quality on this team no doubt, but I think that either they have too much redundancy, or not enough complimentary parts the way they use them now. On the active roster, the Spurs carry two point guards (Parker, Quinn), four shooting guards (Manu, Hill, Neal, Anderson), two small forwards (Jefferson, Green), and six bigs that can be used as either centers or power forwards, but truth be told are all power forwards of some variety.  Regardless of what you call them, you need people to handle the ball, pass the ball, drive the ball, shoot the ball, rebound the ball, and defend the ball, this season there have been times when the Spurs rotation lacks at least one of those key elements (hint, it’s usually not shooting).

So let’s say that Splitter improves dramatically this off-season and becomes the starter alongside Timmy next year.  Does that transform this team?  I doubt it, because then you have too much of the Blair/ Bonner combo.  So maybe it makes more sense to start Bonner and have Tiago and Blair come off the bench.  Does that do the job?  What about at small forward?  Do you keep playing Anderson as the back-up there, or is Novak or Green good enough to handle that?  How do you handle the guard slots?

See what I am driving at?  The Spurs have a bunch of good players, but after watching them for 85+ games now, I’m not sure that their pros and cons match the way we would want them to.

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