bruddahmanmatt wrote:EPIC SIGNING!!! POWERSHIFT!!! MEGATON!!!
For Spurs, it's less about one single thing, and more about the sum of the parts. And some of it has been addition by subtraction. For instance, no RJ means more Leonard. And they get Jackson on top of that.
With Diaw, it means more opportunities where Pop can fit in Splitter and less Blair. And that's a win right there, alone.
KB24 wrote:agreed, he played pretty energized D on Dirk...
but thats usually the case when you go to a new team...its important to see how he plays once he settles down.
I do think he is talented and unique...I just don't think you would feel comfortable with Diaw in a dog fight during the post-season.
Yes, new team, sure. But Spurs system isn't exactly the easiest either. And for Pop to play you, you have to earn it.
In no way do I think he's going to be seeing 30 minutes a night, but I think it helps the team, even if it means less Blair and more Splitter.
The weakness for the Spurs is Blair could only be in one effective lineup, with Duncan. If he plays with Bonner, that's horrid on defense. He and Splitter don't have the shooting range. And if Pop goes super small ball with Blair at the 5, well you can guess the rest.
He's on a team with Pop who isn't the nicest of coaches (if you aren't performing) and Parker, one of his best friends and the leader of the French national team.
Jackson so far has looked completely different after looking worthless, stat wise. So, yeah, that's why Spurs fans feel good about this.