Rob Mahoney of SI wrote a great piece about the Spurs offseason moves. The Spurs COULD bring back their team in 2015, but there are a lot of moving parts. From SI:
The title defense starts with securing the status quo. Diaw and Mills were instrumental in the playoff run, especially Diaw during the Finals. The 32-year-old forward is in a position to command more than the $4.1 million he made this season, and the Spurs — who have a tidy cap sheet — may be in a position to oblige him. Determining Diaw’s market value, however, is tricky. A big man with his playmaking abilities could be useful in many contexts, but because of a well-honed system predicated on ball movement and spacing, San Antonio is suited to maximize those talents in a way that other teams are not. Otherwise, Diaw isn’t a rim protector, doesn’t pile up rebounds (he averaged just 5.9 per 36 minutes this season) and rarely acts as a concerted scorer. How much is a player like that worth to any team that isn’t the Spurs?
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