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The Spurs trade deadline- a very brief history

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As fans have become accustomed, there is little movement each February.

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If you were unable to catch Thursday night’s pre-game on Fox Sports Southwest, Ric Renner, Matt Bonner, and Den Weiss were relaying all the NBA trades that had transpired throughout the day.

As Pounders know, the Spurs historically are not very active on the last day of trading. Dan Weiss shared that the San Antonio Spurs have only made four trade deadline moves since 2000.

Malik Rose to The Big Apple, Nazr Mohammed wins an NBA title

New York Knicks’ Malik Rose drives around the San Antonio Sp Photo by Linda Cataffo/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

In 2005 , fan favorite Malik Rose was sent to the New York Knicks along with a 2005 first-round pick that became David Lee and a 2006 first-round pick where Mardy Collins in exchange for Nazr Mohammed and Jamison Brewer. Brewer was waived before suiting up with the Silver & Black.

Journeyman Theo Ratliffe continues his voyage and heads to Charlotte

During the 2010 season, Theo Ratliffe, who had only played 21 games with the Spurs, was sent to Charlotte for a 2016 2nd round draft pick. He eventually played for eleven teams during his sixteen seasons. He ranks 20th all time for blocks in the NBA.

Captain Jack joins the pack while Richard “The” Jefferson is sent packing

Stephen Jackson shoots

Admitting a project failed is not easy, but that’s exactly what the Spurs did when they threw in the towel on Richard Jefferson. Jefferson had never been a good fit in the Alamo City, having his worst scoring since his rookie season. And his points per game continued to decline each season while he donned a Spurs jersey and so at the deadline of 2012 Jefferson, along with T. J. Ford were traded to Golden State in exchange for Stephen Jackson. Ford was waived and ended his career.

Nando de Colo misses winning an NBA Championship

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And finally, during the Drive for Five in 2014 Nando de Colo, who wanted more playing time, requested a trade. He was sent to Toronto for Austin Daye. De Colo eventually went back overseas where he has had a fruitful career winning two EuroLeague Championships. Daye picked up the ring, but made minimal contributions during the postseason. He was waived mid-season the following year.

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As you can see, the Spurs sitting out the trade frenzy is not only consistent, as even their trades are minor at best.


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