Southwest Notes: Spurs, Thomas, Hornets

San Antonio finally finalized its signing of Patrick Mills today, and while it's unclear whether the point guard will play in Phoenix tonight, he'll at least be on the Spurs' bench. Here are a few more links on the Southwest leaders and their division rivals:

  • The flurry of midseason roster moves made by the Spurs in recent weeks is unprecedented for the team, says Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News. Manu Ginobli says the acquisitions of Stephen Jackson, Boris Diaw, and Mills show the Spurs are going "all-in" while Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle says San Antonio is "loading up for a run."
  • The Rockets are expected to sign Malcolm Thomas, as we heard last night. According to Mark Berman of FOX 26 Houston (Twitter link), the Rockets will assign Thomas to their D-League affiliate so he can receive more playing time as the team evaluates him.
  • Eric Pincus of HoopsWorld takes an extended look at the Hornets' current situation, with decisions on Eric Gordon and a handful of unrestricted free agents coming this summer.
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2 thoughts on “Southwest Notes: Spurs, Thomas, Hornets

  1. dc21892

    I think what the Spurs have done is great. Sure, Jackson isn’t the premiere defender he once was in Indiana, but he’s still a well respected defensive player. As for Diaw, he gels so easily. He’s just a playmaker. No other words to describe him. These two moves alone were good by the Spurs and if Manu can stay healthy, they have a really solid chance of edging out the Thunder and Lakers in the playoffs to head the NBA Finals.


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