Re: Say what you want about Danny. At least we don't have these kind of useless parts on our bench for big money.
posted at 3/5/2013 7:53 PM EST
In response to postal5's comment:
Now let's see Danny has aquired
1. RR- 27 yrs old- signed 2 more years and Danny gave just cash
2. Bradley - 22 yrs old- signed next year - got him for 19th pick - Danny was laughed at last year when he said Bradley had top 5 talent. Not so funny now.
3. Sully--21 yrs old- signed for 3 more years- got him for 21st pick. He didn't drop in draft only because he would likely need a disk removed, but also because his lack of lift may mean he wouldn't make it in NBA- The doubters were wrong and Danny was right.
4. Jeff- 27 yrs old - signed 3 more years - aquired for the 27th pick (Perkins after Danny had already gotten half of Perk's use)
What GM has done better with less?
Tony Parker: 28th pick
Manu Ginobili: 28th pick...of the 2ND ROUND
DeJuan Blair: 7th pick of the 2nd round
Kawhi Leonard: flipped George Hill for him after he was taken 15th by Pacers. Hill was a 26th pick previously
Danny Green: picked 46th overall, then waived by the Cavs and picked up by SA..waived again, and picked up by them yet again.
Matt Bonner: 16th pick in the second round. Spurs got him and another guy and a 2nd round pick for Nesterovic.
Tiago Splitter: 28th pick overall
Boris Diaw: Originally drafted 21st overall, signed by spurs after the Bobcats released him.
Stephen Jackson: originally drafted 14th in the 2nd round, like Diaw was a known commodity when they got him from the warriors in a bad contract deal for Rich Jefferson
Cory Joseph: #29 overall
Patty Mills: #25 in the second round by Portland, signed with the Spurs after playing in China During the lockout.
Gary Neal and Aron Baynes were signed as undrafted FA's
And as we all know Tim Duncan was taken #1 overall....but other than him, the highest drafted player is at # 15, and they only had to trade Hill for him.
They either used their own "bad" draft picks, took guys off the scrap heap, or traded next to nothing (Jefferson was washed up by that point) to put together a team that is now 47-14...not too shabby.
All that being said, what the Spurs have done is absolutely uncanny. As far as regular GM's are concerned, DA hasn't done a terrible job. I really think they should have completely blown it up last season myself, but going this way, he's done really well.