Much to the excitement of Spurs fans Tiago Splitter signed with the Spurs. It was a long time coming, with Splitter signing a 3year $11 million contract, that leaves the Spurs with about $2.4 million of their MLE remaining. It's no secret that the Spurs are trying to acquire some depth at the SF. These players are the Spurs' most likely targets.
James Jones- He had a quality season with the Blazers in 2008. But he has a two injury plagued seasons in Miami. However, he is an excellent from long range. He shot 41% from three last year, and he is a career 39% three point shooter. He will bring length on the perimeter, but his lateral quickness is below average. If the Spurs miss out on Barnes, James Jones should be the next target.
Matt Barnes-Barnes could possibly be the Spurs' answer at starting SF. At 6-7 Barnes gives the Spurs good size at the SF position. He is a decent three point shooter, an above average defender, and an excellent rebounder.He can be brought in and do the things RJ was expected to do last year in the starting lineup, which was rebound,be the primary perimeter defender, and make open 3's. Then, RJ can be the 6th man.Barnes is a bit of a headcase but he can add some toughness and competitive fire at the 3.
Rasual Butler- He is an average defender and an average shooter. It was not that long ago, the Hornets wing personnel was so bad that he had to play starter's minutes. Butler makes some sense but there are better options.