There has been some good discussion concerning The SPURS current roster. Some think we're in need of a tweak, while others think we need a blockbuster deal to get us where we want. Others think that the pieces are there but Pop isn't utilizing them correctly and then there are those who think it is just a matter of time before everything comes together.
When I started this post I wanted to outline what I think we should do and in the comments section get some good arguments for strategy moving forward however I've been distracted. In the comments section still feel free to discuss Spurs strategy but I have to deviate from my original plan.
The Lakers just lost but Kobe achieved quite possibly the greatest individual accomplishment of his career: he became the Lakers all time leading scorer. As I watched the Lakers post game show they played highlights from Kobes career and during these clips an unmistakable orange caught my eye over and over. Matt Bonner!
Fred Silva has outlined all kinds of reasons why Bonner does not deserve major, if any, minutes. Well add this to the list: Matt Bonner was part of the most impressive offensive performance in modern day; he was opposite of Kobe Bryant when Kobe went for 81 points. Bonner was the starting center for that '05-'06 Raptors team, the enforcer, the shot blocker, the last line of defense. To my chagrin the box scores from then do not show a +/- or else we'd really be able to tell how much of Kobe's explosion was due to Bonner's lack of defense.
Please, pretty please, don't play Matt Bonner.