The San Antonio Spurs are coasting this season with their league-leading NBA record at 45-9.
However, there are some weak spots with the team. Namely, the lack of size aside from Tim Duncan.
The Spurs big men are DeJuan Blair, Matt Bonner, Antonio McDyess and Tiago Splitter but some question if these players are enough for the Spurs.
With the trade deadline looming, former Spur and former Phoenix Suns GM, Steve Kerr shared his thought on the Spurs and if they will make a move for another big man:
“They likely won’t get anybody who would play ahead of Splitter,” Kerr said. “Splitter is hardly getting any minutes, but who do they get to come in? Splitter has now been there half a year and he’s familiar with the system and what they’re trying to do.
“That’s the tricky part with these things. When you say who we can get, you have to get somebody better than who you already have on the bench. I don’t see anybody out there better than Splitter for San Antonio.” (nba.com)
Obviously, the Spurs main competition in the West are the Los Angeles Lakers and they do have size. Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom crowd the paint but the Spurs have beaten the Lakers twice this season.
In the East are the Boston Celtics who also have the size advantage over the Spurs with Kevin Garnett, Glen Davis, Shaquille O’Neal, Jermaine O’Neal, Kendrick Perkins, Semih Erden and the Spurs barely lost the game in Boston.
Barring any trade, there isn’t much by way of available free-agents unless you consider the few which are remaining.