We likely won’t see much trade action until the looming lockout is settled.
It will be interesting to see how the NBA’s contract unrest impacts the upcoming NBA Draft on June 23.
And it will be particularly intriguing to see if the Spurs are involved in much draft-day dealing.
Jim Mancari of the Bleacher Report had an and their abilities to trade. He looked at the team and ascertained who he thinks has the best and worst contract on the Spurs as far as the team is concerned.
Mancari writes that Blair might have the “best contract in the game.” Blair was paid less than $1 million per year to notch 8.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.
And he opines that Richard Jefferson has the worst contract on the team.
“Jefferson used to be the star in New Jersey and Milwaukee but has found himself as more of a role player in San Antonio,” Mancari said. “He’s adjusted well, but his salary of close to $10 million still mirrors that of a major force.”
Blair and Jefferson were the two biggest disappointments for the Spurs in the playoffs. Jefferson struggled through the worst shooting period of his career in the Memphis series and Blair couldn’t even get off the bench against the Grizzlies.
Both players are in the crosshairs for Spurs Nation after the team’s disappointing finish in the playoffs.
I’m curious. Does Spurs Nation expect either Blair or Jefferson to be on the team’s roster when next season begins?