Spurs Fan checking in...
Ward was a great pickup for us. Hart's not learning fast enough, and Tony is struggling. Pop made some comments specifically about how Parker needed Wards experience. I have no doubts that in exchange for some schooling, we will work something out w/Houston. He might wanna stick around though- He got a standing ovation his first game as a Spur and he's real close to the Spurs fam. (Drob, Holt, etc..)
It was a given he was gonna sign w/us. We needed the vet, and it worked out perfectly. If Tony can't average more than ONE assist in the next few games, I do see a move to give Ward the majority of the minutes (not starting though)
Thus far, Ward has proved to be exactly what we needed.
I'm hoping we land Bobby Jackson in '04-05, at this point ALLOT of Spurs fan have had enough of Parker. I'm a Parker homer myself, but he does have to much control over our wins. When Parker steps up- we blow opponents out, when he doesn't- Tim works solo.
Also, there is much talk about his ankle- possibly he is injury prone, that would explain his limited playing time in Euro and the quick explosive cuts to the hoop.