If the San Antonio Spurs were planning on signing Joel Pryzbilla, they missed their chance. According to Slam Online, Pryzbilla has decided to return to Portland to back up LaMarcus Aldridge and Marcus Camby.
From the Oregonian: “Joel Przybilla was coming back to the Trail Blazers to be a backup center despite the recruiting efforts of the Miami Heat, and repeated phone calls from the Chicago Bulls.
On Wednesday, Przybilla reached an agreement to play the rest of the season for the Blazers providing the 32-year-old can pass a physical on Sunday afternoon in Portland.”
This means Kurt Thomas and Joel Pryzbilla may play at the same time. This also means a lot of guys are going to get beat up going in to the paint against Portland.
For the Spurs, another one bites the dust. Not that they were actively pursuing Pryzbilla anyways. After missing out on Kenyon Martin and Chris Kaman, the Spurs seem set on their four man rotation of Tim Duncan, Tiago Splitter, DeJuan Blair and Matt Bonner. It’s not enough, I think everyone, including the Spurs realize that this won’t be enough come playoff time, but I would imagine they’re waiting for the trade deadline or for guys like Kaman or Antawn Jamison to get bought out.
Maybe they’re trying to bring Antonio McDyess back for the stretch run. What do you think Spurs fans? Should the team trade for a big, wait for one to be bought out or try to coax McDyess out of retirement?