The Spurs are notoriously against making moves at the trade deadline. Will they continue to stick to this philosophy this season?
Of course they will, because the Spurs are boring. And that is one of the many reasons we love them.
Consistency from the Front Office has always been one of the strengths of the franchise, and it has paid off in a myriad of ways. The Spurs bring in players to fill a specific role and if they can’t, they’re gone.
But looking at this roster, there isn’t anything close to an upgrade that would tickle R.C. Buford’s fancy.
The only real need we had was for a defender to fill that third center role behind Pau and Dewayne Dedmon. That issue was resolved by picking up Joel Anthony for next to nothing.
The teams looking to make moves now are likely doing so to drastically shake up their team. You need sweeping change to pay the steep prices being offered before the deadline
Also, with $112mm on the books for the season, any deal would require us to give up salary. That means giving up talent. Not gonna happen.
Feb 14, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Western Conference forward Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs (2) drives against Eastern Conference player Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks in the first half of the NBA All Star Game at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
And no, we are NOT going after Carmelo.
Like always, what we need is a strengthening of chemistry. Luckily the schedule helps us there with the Rodeo Road Trip. So here’s to the road trip.
And here’s to our fantastically predictable, boring Spurs. You are our security blanket. Never leave us.