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    Spurs finally get josh howard

    10 YEARS LATER, SPURS FINALLY GET JOSH HOWARD
    Written by Michael A. De Leon on Friday, 25 October 2013 14:06.


    Josh HowardAfter the San Antonio Spurs waived both Sam Young and Corey Maggette, who were auditioning for a backup small forward spot to Kawhi Leonard, the Spurs finally got their coveted swingman, albeit a few years, and injuries, later.

    The Spurs signed the 6-7 small forward today in a very low-risk move that should allow the Spurs to get a look at Howard to see if he can fit that role, although not right away.

    The Spurs and Howard have been tied together in several reports the past few offseasons, and he was nearly signed prior to the 2011-12 season before he chose to sign with the Utah Jazz.

    One report in March of 2012 also mentioned a possible trade of Danny Green to the Jazz for Howard, and Tim Duncan reportedly wanted the Spurs to draft his fellow Demon Deacon. The Spurs ended up drafting Leandro Barbosa one pick before Howard was taken, and shipped him off to Phoenix.

    In his time with the Dallas Mavericks, Howard gave the Spurs fits, and he was one of the NBA's best perimeter defenders. Now after several injuries and surgeries, Howard will provide the Spurs with a bit of an unknown quality. After tearing his ACL last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Howard could have a long road to recovery.

    Just as the Spurs and others have used their D-League affiliates to send players on rehab stints, as the Spurs did with James Anderson, this could be the ideal situation for Howard to get back into shape and work his way back up to NBA competition.

    For now though, the Spurs will likely start opening night with a rotation that involves Marco Belinelli and Manu Ginobili playing some backup small forward. Matt Bonner and Boris Diaw could also potentially spend some time at the three.
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    'Coach, we've got an issue with Kawhi in the arena. Event management called and the lights are not on, and Kawhi's in the arena for two straight days at 6:30 in the morning. And he brought two lamps from home, and he put them up in the arena and shot.'

    ^

    (During NBA lockout)

    "No flash, No gimmicks. It's the quiet guys you should fear."


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    ^ I really don't think much of this addition. Why does the FO really like this guy?

    Backup for Kawhi? Is he headed to the D League?


    'Coach, we've got an issue with Kawhi in the arena. Event management called and the lights are not on, and Kawhi's in the arena for two straight days at 6:30 in the morning. And he brought two lamps from home, and he put them up in the arena and shot.'

    ^

    (During NBA lockout)

    "No flash, No gimmicks. It's the quiet guys you should fear."


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    He's headed to the D-League I believe. And if he does well they can sign him later in the season. Guess we'll see. Doesn't really affect the Spurs though if it doesn't pan out.

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    i also dont know why spurs really liked josh howard, he seemed weared out after he got traded for caron butler..
    heard wizards is expected to waive shannon brown, is he a better choice? im not sure how well he played last yr with the suns, but he seems good during the lakers championship run

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    Headed for the D-league. Looks like he was waived earlier today.

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    yea, no risk involved here. If he pans out in the d-league, the Spurs or any other team can call him up.

    I don't think Shannon Brown fits the bill for the backup SF spot. Defense was never really a priority for him, at least from what I have seen from him. He's also on the smaller side, so more of a 2 than a 3

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