In the wake of this latest news, and someone suggesting an informal poll to gauge interest, here it is. I'll keep it to a simple yes and no to avoid any vitriol in the poll, though explanations are certainly welcome.
I had quite a lengthy defense of this, but what it comes down to is we need his scoring, and if the came to the Spurs, he would do so voluntarily, knowing the reputation of Pop and the system, and being surrounded by three likely Hall of Famers might settle him down and take the pressure off his shoulders.
But take this to the bank, and consider it informed speculation: As long as Gregg Popovich and R.C. Buford are running the Spurs' basketball operations, you won't see Stephon Marbury in silver and black.
This was also pretty funny, apparently Pop has the entire Stoudamire family against him:
5. Damon Stoudamire
We had Lindsey Hunter safely plugged into this spot before he signed with the Bulls on Thursday, so we hand over slot No. 5 to the former rookie of the year. Friends say Stoudamire feels he got a raw deal from Gregg Popovich last season when he took a buyout from Memphis and signed with the Spurs, then logged only 35 minutes in seven playoff games.
The Popovich-Stoudamire household relations weren't helped when Damon's cousin Salim turned down a lucrative offer from Tau Ceramica in Spain and tried out for the Spurs this past summer, only to get injured in camp and then waived.