Is Damon Stoudamire The Answer For Struggling San Antonio Spurs?
Rome isn’t burning, but the defending champion San Antonio Spurs have hit a rough patch. Typically, the NBA’s most consistent and steady franchise, the Spurs are looking inconsistent and unsteady. After a 17-3 start, they’ve dropped 13 of their last 24 games. Last night, they lost to the lowly Seattle SuperSonics-and that was the good news.
My AM Take:
After a 17-3 start, they’ve dropped 13 of 24 games. Last night, they lost to the lowly
Before yesterday’s match-up in the
So could a Mighty Mouse help the Spurs go on their usual end-of-year run?
Reports indicate free agent Damon Stoudamire is close to inking a deal with
Stoudamire’s shooting, passing, and ability to run an offense would immediately help. Over the years, he’s developed into much more of a professional, too.
But Stoudamire hasn’t played since the end of December and will need time to round into form. Also, the veteran is a smaller point guard, so I wonder how he’ll fit in Popovich’s defensive system.
The best short-term fill-in for Parker would’ve been reserve guard Brent Barry. Remember, the combo guard manned the one-spot in
However, Barry is also out with injury. The Spurs are hoping Stoudamire can lift them out of their current rough patch.
Is Stoudamire the answer for
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