Here’s an interesting article about why the Spurs are better off with RJ than their original goal of Vince Carter. From retaining the draft rights to Tiago Splitter, the salaries, and Vince’s epic choke at the free throw line this past week, it looks like the Spurs got the better deal with Jefferson. Honestly, that’s not saying a lot about RJ so much as it’s an indictment of Vince Carter’s overall uselessness.
In other news, it appears that Spurs assistant coach, Mike Budenholzer, is one of the candidates on the Cavaliers wish-list to fill their recent head coach vacancy. Mike Brown was fired earlier this week after being thoroughly out-coached by Doc Rivers. Actually, I think Brown out-coached himself more than anything with silly lineups that failed to address their matchup issues with Boston. Either way, Budenholzer is a worthy candidate, and while I don’t like to see competent people leave the Spurs, I don’t want to see them get held back either. I think it comes down to how much the Spurs want to keep him for when Popovich decides to step down.
Tonight Boston will have the chance to close out their series against the Magic in Orlando. I think the Magic threw their best punch and it was barely enough. They can’t be riding too high after that victory and the Celtics will most likely finish them off. Phoenix also won last night and evened their series with the Lakers. They’ll head back to LA for game five and hopefully be able to keep that zone defense working.