Duncan is on the last playoff run of his career (possibly, who really knows with Timmy?)
Splitter's inefficiencies are apparent with every playoff game, as he fails to dominate the paint in a way that would allow some of the pressure off of Tim.
I propose we bring back the Twin Towers.
Now I know Robinson is old, kidding.
The Nets are in a predicament, a really bad one that might not just cost them this season, but the next 5 seasons.
Trade Splitter, N. De Colo and the rights to Robertas Javtokas (wiki him) for Kevin Garnett and Mason Plumlee.
- Splitter is a near all-star center, with finals experience, the Nets don't need to worry about him cracking under pressure.
- N. De Colo is underrated, doesn't fit with the Spurs system, and covers Deron's constant injuries.
- Robertas Javtokas is an underated Center that the Spurs just don't need at the moment, but the Nets are desperate for.
Mason Plumlee is an athletic F-C that would immediately improve the Spurs (big men) bench, and possibly replace Duncan (huge if).
The last piece of the puzzle, is Garnett (who has a no-trade clause).
Why does he do it? One last shot. Also, I don't believe his story that he's "attached to Brooklyn" or w/e.
He's stated multiple times Duncan is the hardest player to defend in the NBA, so the respect is there.
Garnett doesn't fit on the Nets (neither does Pierce, but that's another story), the HoF deserves one last shot, and when the Summer rumors suggested he might get picked up by the Spurs, I was honestly giddy at the thought.
Personally, I think it's a win for both teams, but you decide.
*regarding article: http://www.poundingtherock.com/2013/12/9/5194510/can-we-please-trade-splitter