Spurs and Bonner ready to talk


According to the Express-News, the San Antonio Spurs and Matt Bonner are ready to get negotiations started now that LeBron James has made his decision to go to the Miami Heat:

“I think they were waiting for LeBron to get his thing done,” said Kenny Grant, who is representing forward-center Matt Bonner in free agency talks with the Spurs. “Now, I think they’re ready to get started.”

Grant is hopeful the Spurs might now be free to talk more seriously about a new deal for Bonner.

Grant said Thursday he’s talked with Spurs general manager R.C. Buford on multiple occasions since the start of free agency, but not since before Fourth of July weekend. Now that the free-agent market has clarified, he expects conversations with the Spurs to resume.

Bonner has also received interest from a handful of other teams, including Dallas, Denver and Chicago.

“Obviously, Matt wants to stay with the Spurs,” Grant said. “If that can’t happen, he’ll find somewhere else.”

The Spurs do hold Bonner’s “Bird Rights” so that can be used to re-sign him.

Thoughts Spurs fans? Should the Spurs bring back Bonner or explore other options in free-agency?