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The San Antonio Spurs had an uneventful offseason, re-signing two role players and extending Tim Duncan's contract.
The San Antonio Spurs had a typically uneventful offseason. This will be the shortest review of all of them.
RE-SIGNED TIM DUNCAN
Obvious decision was obvious.
RE-SIGNED DANNY GREEN
Green's shot completely deserted him in the Western Conference Finals, but the Spurs were smart not to overreact to that. During the regular season, Green's ability to space the floor, defend shooting guards, and leak out for transition three-pointers was a huge part of what made the Spurs the Spurs. His shooting might be due for a regression, but he's a smart, heady player that will find ways to help out when his jumper isn't falling.
Frankly, I'm surprised more teams didn't try to pry Green away for more than the three-year, $12 million contract he signed with the Spurs. Then again, I tend to always think that about Spurs role players.
RE-SIGNED BORIS DIAW
This was a little more of a risk, given Diaw's deserved reputation for not keeping himself in shape. He tends to be the kind of guy you want on the end of his contract, not at the beginning. But I also think the Spurs' style of play suits Diaw's strengths well, and Gregg Popovich will certainly keep him in line.
SIGNED NANDO DE COLO
I've never been especially impressed with de Colo whenever i've seen the French National Team play. He strikes me as a combo guard that can't get into the lane or shoot especially well, and on the Spurs, those seem like pretty significant weaknesses. But the Spurs have enough of a track record for me to assume they know better than I do.
It's tough to give them any other grade when their biggest moves were to re-sign two role players and make an obvious decision to lock up their franchise player for three more years.