Richard Jefferson’s Wake Up Call Starts with Spurs’ Deadline Silence

February 22nd, 2010 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »
DeJuan Blair spotted George Hill running down the court and tried to thread him a pass for an easy layup. Instead, as Sean Elliott would say, Blair "put jet fuel" on the ball and threw it the length of the court and into the first row.

Tim Duncan put his face in his hands and shook it violently. The Spurs were losing 74-68 at the start of the fourth quarter to the Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum-less L.A. Lakers, about to collapse for the second time in four tries on their annual Rodeo Road Trip.

Another image after the botched pass that night at Staples Center summarizes the Spurs' season-long struggles.

Richard Jefferson stood and watched Blair's failed connection with Hill. He was listless, invisible, and more than a convenient scapegoat in the Spurs' eventual 101-89 loss.

"He looks lost," TNT analyst Doug Collins said of Jefferson earlier in the telecast.

The centerpiece of San Antonio's expensive offseason finished two-for-nine from the field with four fouls and no clue.

The Spurs front office traded for Jefferson and the $29 million remaining on his contract last summer to infuse an aging roster with ...

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