Trade Updates: Spurs Still Idle
Well, it looks like the Spurs are officially out of the hunt for Tyrus Thomas. Apparently, the Bulls are set to trade Thomas to the Bobcats for Acie Law, Flip Murray and a future first-round pick. Well, alright then.
“Everyone keeps waiting for a sleeper to steal Amar’e Stoudemire in the last hours prior to the trade deadline. How about the San Antonio Spurs? After all, they had privately considered making a bid for Stoudemire. Still, while the Spurs and Suns did have a cursory conversation in this process, discussions never got going because San Antonio is unwilling to move two of its best young players, guard George Hill and forward DeJuan Blair. Stoudemire is unhappy with the way he’s been jerked around the last few trade deadlines, and it will undoubtedly be an uncomfortable final several weeks with the Suns.” (11:11 a.m. ET, Feb. 18)
I would have to side with the Spurs here in that I do not want to lose Hill and Blair for Amare. I just don’t have the confidence in him being worth it in the long run (or short run). Now if they would take Richard Jefferson that would be another story, but alas.
It’s looking more and more like we’re stuck with this team until at least the summer. And if they don’t play more consistently, the summer will be here way too quick.
In other news, the Knicks finally pulled off their trade for T-Mac:
“The completed trade will send McGrady and Kings point guard Sergio Rodriguez to New York. Houston lands Martin, Knicks forwards Jordan Hill and Jarred Jeffries and draft picks to the Rockets. The Kings will receive Rockets forward Carl Landry and center Joey Dorsey and Knicks guard Larry Hughes.”
Meanwhile the Knicks are also set to send three-time dunk champion Nate Robinson to the Celtics.
So in other words, damn near every team is improving in some way except the Spurs. Awesome.