it was bound to happen one day...isnt he like 9999 years old. I see a future similar to the celtics one for the spurs. Nothing lasts for ever.
Not even close. Parker just turned 30 and is playing the best ball of his career. Manu Ginobli has pretty much already been phased out since he is already injured all the time anyways. The next two starters are Kwahi and Splitter who are both under 30 and still improving.
The only injury that really hurts is Duncan, but if this really is career-ending then that give the Spurs 10+million to work with this offseason (actually maybe even more since Capn' Jack comes off the books as well).
The celtics are stuck with pierce and KG who are both over the hill, a tweener in Jeff green, Avery Bradly (who I love and is a defensive stud), and their best player coming off a season-ending injury himself.
1. Curry is also injured, right?
2. Doesn't it have to be a frontcourt player? In the East, they could move Paul George to guard to accommodate Lopez, but what would they do to get Curry in?
On topic, hope Tim is ok, he's one of the greats.
1. No, Curry had over 20 points tonight. He looked fine and is back for now.
2. It does not. Brook lopez replaced rondo. Lee replaced Iverson on year. The West already has Griffin, Howard, Lee, Alrdridge, and Randolph for the front court.
^ yeah GabeisGone, I agree the Spurs transition to the future has been more methodical and proactive than the Celtics. They made a good move when they turned a #26 pick in 2009 (George Hill) into a #15 pick a few years later (Kawhi Leonard), and they have Tiago Splitter signed to a cheap contract (by the time SA has to re-sign him cap space will be available). A loss of Duncan would be tough (knock on wood), but the Spurs have been in a transitional stage for at least 2 seasons now.