Western Notes: Spurs, Marion, Mayo, Collison

Stephen Curry absolutely went off at the Garden on Wednesday night, dropping 54 points via 11 treys on the Knicks in the game of the night.  Despite Curry's efforts, the Warriors still came up short, losing by four.  Here are some other notes from around the Western Conference:

  • Gregg Popovich says that the Spurs, as always, will do their due diligence in scouring the post-March 1st buyout market, but with their roster already 15 deep, he doesn't expect anything to come of it, tweets Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News.
  • Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News answered a few questions about the Mavericks roster in a chat on Tuesday.  Sefko doesn't see the Mavs dealing Shawn Marion next season just to free up cap space, opining that Marion is still a starting caliber player that warrants something worthwhile in return.  
  • Sefko also considers re-signing O.J. Mayo and Darren Collison critical to the team's chances of luring whatever big name free agents they'll set their sights on, largely due to their youth.  Keeping both players, who have had nice seasons in Dallas, will be difficult without overpaying, Sefko says.
  • Pau Gasol, likely still a month from returning, has been cleared to work out on an elliptical machine, tweets Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News.  Gasol tore his plantar fascia three weeks ago and the Lakers are sticking to their original timetable of six-to-eight weeks for his return. 

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2 Comments on "Western Notes: Spurs, Marion, Mayo, Collison"

2 years 7 months ago

Eddie Safko of the Dallas Morning News is missing a very critical piece of information … Darren Collison and OJ Mayo have the ball handling skills of a second grader. When you turn the ball over 20+ times a game and don’t have a player like a J-Kidd or Jason Terry who is competent enough to run the pick-and-roll with Dirk … that adds up to a lot of losses. Welcome back to the 90’s Mavs fans. It’s going to be a loooooong decade.

2 years 7 months ago

I don’t think they’ll be that bad off if they add some pieces next offseason, and they should have the cap space to do it. Marion’s still an excellent defender and Mayo shoots lights out. They could definitely use a point guard to create shots for Mayo/Dirk and a deeper bench. Kaman has been a nice addition.


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