Free agent bigs: Who should the Spurs covet?

The NBA labor negotiations is still ongoing, that means Free Agency will be delayed if the league, as expected, imposes a lockout on July 1.

David West

The San Antonio Spurs made a bold move during draft day, addressing their need to add depth at the small forward spot as well as getting important pieces for the future.

However, the team needs to add a quality big man to shore up their frontline, adding more size and length is a must for the Spurs to seriously contend for a title next season (whenever it starts).

Here is a list of some free agent big man the Spurs might want consider.

(Player name, Team, Position, Height – Status)

David West, New Orleans Hornets, PF, 6-foot-9 – Unrestricted

West, who had reconstructive surgery April 12, will opt out of the final year of his contract with the Hornets, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

West, who has been rehabbing his injury twice daily, must be feeling pretty good about the prognosis of his knee in the long-term, as he is walking away from $7.5 million. In any case, while a return to the Hornets via an extension is not out of the question, it is his intention to test free agency. Early speculation has the Pacers and Nets listed as potential suitors.

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2011 Free Agents: Who should the Spurs go after?

The NBA playoffs is still ongoing, but the offseason has already for the San Antonio Spurs.

Perhaps a lot of Spurs fans are still in a state of shock and mourning, but it’s not yet the end.

We can always look forward to the next season.

A few days ago I tried to make some trades for the Spurs.

Now, here is a list of some free-agents at the end of the season that the Spurs might want to target.

(Player name, team – 2010-11 salary – status)

Samuel Dalembert, Sacramento Kings – $13,428,129 – Unrestricted

There is a strong indication that he is not returning to the rebuilding Kings. He has he has shown that he can easily adapt to a system and can provide strong defense to go along with a respectable offensive game.

Tyson Chandler, Dallas Mavericks –  $12,600,000 – Unrestricted

He plays defense, has length and is extremely athletic, the Mavericks will probably do whatever it takes to keep him. However, should he wish to go somewhere else, San Antonio would welcome him with open arms.

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