San Antonio Spurs
I’d never given this option any thought until Sam Amico of Amico Hoops suggested a Spurs interest in Greg Monroe earlier in the week, but there are some factors that could make it intriguing.
The Spurs pride themselves on ball movement and their passing abilities and although that isn’t going to change in a hurry, the loss of Boris Diaw and Tim Duncan from the front court means they’re not blessed with the same caliber of passing big men as they once were. Monroe is a talented passer who could help to bolster those options.
San Antonio don’t currently find themselves short on talented front court options with LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol, but they are lacking in depth thanks to the departure of Bojan Marjanovic as well as mainstays like Duncan and Diaw who I have already mentioned.
Dewayne Dedmon should prove to be a value center pickup, who could end up surprising people with his contributions as a Spur, but with both Aldridge and Gasol at ease in occasional minutes at power forward, another center would make a lot of sense.
The Spurs may need the help of a third team to facilitate a deal and would potentially still be facing up to the possibility of shedding not only Patty Mills’ expiring contract but also the three years remaining on Danny Green‘s deal. That would appear to be a very steep price to pay for Monroe but perhaps San Antonio would be open to taking the risk and having the cap space to lure free agents again next summer.
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