Spurs interested in Diogu?


According to ESPN Dallas, the San Antonio Spurs have expressed interested in free agent forward Ike Diogu:

Diogu’s agent, Thad Foucher, wasn’t available Monday night, but Diogu said that Denver, Utah and San Antonio are the last three teams that have expressed interest. New Orleans, Diogu said, is out of the picture.

Diogu has dealt with a knee injury but said he is fully recovered and ready to produce for an NBA team:

He said if teams are concerned about his knee, recent MRI exams show no structural damage.

“The knee is fine, no problems at all with it. Basically it’s a non-issue,” Diago said. “I’m good to go.”

At 6’9″ 250 lbs., Diogu is a big guy and could help the Spurs in the paint. He can grab some rebounds and play some defense but DeJuan Blair plays a similar role for the team.

Though Diogu would help, right now the Spurs’ priority should be looking to add a backup small forward.