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Thankful for Spurs’ Jakob Poeltl

Knowing the Austrian big man is staying in San Antonio offers comfort in the time of uncertainty

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Of all free agents this offseason, Jacob Poeltl elicits perhaps the widest range of responses. Many liked what he brought but had concerns about his ceiling. Some believed he could play a bigger role as a starter while others think he might be strongest coming off the bench in spurts. Still others believed his return to the Spurs had a cap that once surpassed should exclude him from returning.

Poeltl has made it clear he wants to be a starter, but has not given the Spurs any sort of ultimatum to force his hand. He has signed a decent contract which will allow all parties to smile. He didn’t ask too much, he didn’t hold out for more money or try and create a bidding scenario, and he will have enough time to show exactly where his basketball IQ is taking him.

Of all the Spurs offseason acquisitions, I am most grateful that Jakob Poeltl is returning.

Happy Thanksgiving, Pounders. I am grateful I am invited to participate and that so many of you invite me into your daily reading.

I wish you all a Happy (and safe) Thanksgiving. I hope you are with loved ones. If you could not travel and are unable to be with your friends and family today, hit me up. I’ll drop you a piece of pie and we can talk about the upcoming season.

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