Newest San Antonio Spurs Need to Grow Up, Bring The Nasty Back

May 9th, 2010 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »
Just for kicks and old times sake, George Hill should put Steve Nash's groin on watch. He should stand under Amar'e Stoudemire while he dunks and make him think twice about how he lands.

Maybe for one night, the Spurs can do what they used to against the Suns— get them to complain about the officials, out-execute them in crunch time, and strike first when it comes to hard fouls and snaring loose balls.

This series is a goner, but this core isn't. Peter Holt, R.C. Buford, and Gregg Popovich are stuck with this group, for better or worse. Given how it responded in the toughest month of the season and against the Dallas Mavericks, that's not the worst reality in the world to face.

Buford will make some roster tweaks, but George Hill, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Antonio McDyess, Dejuan Blair and Richard Jefferson will wear silver and black uniforms next season. Maybe Tiago Splitter, Nando de Colo, and a draft pick or two will join them.

The Spurs did last summer what fans had urged them to do for years. They got younger and more athletic. That roster overhaul, however, has not helped them solve t ...

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