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The San Antonio made a good move last week acquiring Stephen Jackson in exchange for Richard Jefferson, it’s a deal that made more sense money wise.
However, roster tinkering won’t end with Thursday’s trade deadline. Playoff-bound teams including the Spurs will likely seek to add players who have been or will be bought out of their contracts before Friday’s waiver deadline.
A few players have been waived already, including Derek Fisher (Houston Rockets), Brian Cook (Washington Wizards), Ronny Turiaf (Denver Nuggets) and J.J. Hickson (Sacramento Kings).
The Spurs who currently hold the West second-best record, still need to add depth if they want to make a deep playoff push this season.
They have expressed interest in signing Patty Mills to replace T.J. Ford as the team’s backup point guard, but the development of the 23 year old guard’s signing has slowed down lately.
Now, San Antonio is apparently considering the veteran Fisher as an option at the backup point guard spot. Not exactly a bad idea knowing that Fisher is a proven winner and can take the big shots.
Nonetheless, the Spurs have Tony Parker at the point and Gary Neal and Manu Ginobili have done a good job filling in as backups.
The Spurs greater concern going into the post season is adding more big bodies in the paint, which is why I am intrigued if the team will make a hard push at either Turiaf or Hickson or probably another quality big man that will be waived between now and Friday.
Parker has also mentioned last week, that he would welcome the idea of Boris Diaw joining the Spurs should the Bobcats forward be released before the waiver deadline.
What do you guys think? Which player(s) should the Spurs add to their roster heading into the playoffs?