how good would the Spurs be if they didn't screw up the Scola thing? They'd currently have Timmy, Scola, Blair, McDyess, Splitter for bigs. Competition for the Lakers unlike any other team.
Bill Simmons (2:00 PM)
Yeah, the Scola thing was their biggest mistake of the past 10 years and it's never really been explained why they panicked like that - it would have been a luxury tax hit for one year (and not even for THAT much) and they just gave him away. I'm still not sold on them maintaining this pace... keep hearing that Manu's ankles and knees are in much worse shape than they are letting on.
This was from one of Bill Simmons' chats yesterday. First of all the question made me mad and then his answer is kind of ridiculous. I always enjoyed listening to him talk about the Spurs, but he's gotten lazy and seems to be going with the "they are too old" slogan too much this year.