I hadn't taken the time to sit down and watch an entire 48-minute Spurs' post-season game prior to tonight. My head's spinning a little bit now that I have. I love their organizational approach to attacking the "superstar" team; and I believe that it's something we could emulate to some extent. The first step would be to hire a top man from their organization as our head coach, Mike Budenholzer (*edit - oops!). Evaluating what we have on the current roster.. A. Drummond. He's someone the Spurs don't really have. And who I'm sure they would love to have (in T. Splitter's role). He's the down-low guy. The alley-oop guy. The put-back guy. The close shot guy. The offensive rebound guy. The primary defensive low-post guy. The banger. The intimidator. We've got something very wonderful and very fitting in Mr. Drummond. G. Monroe. I guess he's our Tim Duncan. The high-post man. He sets the high screen. He rolls to the basket. He makes great passes from the high-post, outside and inside. He's a more than adequate secondary low-post defender and rebounder. He's just really GOT TO DEVELOP A MID-RANGE SHOT. HAS TO. HAS TO. HAS TO. Has to. I really hope he can this off-season. K. Singler and K. Middleton. These are guys who could potentially have roles in SA's system. 2's and 3's who can stretch the court out with 3-point shooting. Who are high IQ basketballers. Who aren't going to kill you on defense. Really need to work on their D, and continue to improve consistency from outside - - but these are young, useful guys IMO. J. Jerebko. I think Jonas'd have a role in SA's system as a stretch-4 specialist off the bench. Your anti-LeBron type. Might not be that level of defender, but he's big, strong, athletic, hard working. Does the small things. High bball IQ. Can shoot a little. Not a worthless player by any means. B. Knight. If his shot continues to improve, he could be a bench guard in SA's rotation. Nothing more. But there's nothing wrong with being that. J. Calderon. A very, very poor man's Tony Parker. Might be worth keeping around, just to help groom a young player. V. Kravtsov. Not convinced that he couldn't become a solid 4th big man off the bench. K. English. Haven't seen enough of him to know. J. Maxiel. Could do worse as a 3rd big man off the bench, but I'd prefer to replace him with someone that brings more elements to the table. W. Bynum. Like his demeanor, but probably not someone who'd have a role in a SA team. R. Stuckey. C. Villanueva. Absolutely no place for them on a SA spurs' roster. WHAT WE NEED. #1) You need that T. Parker-type PG. Someone who can penetrate and dish. Take it to the rim himself. Hit pull-up and outside jumpers. Take care of the ball. Play decent D. Leader. High bball IQ. I've posted plenty about him on the board before - so I'm not going to get too into it here - but I truly believe that C.J. McCollum could be developed into that kind of player. #2) More 2's and 3's who can shoot from outside and defend their position. High Bball IQ / extra-effort types. If one of these additions was a real shut-down perimeter defender, it'd be outstanding. #3) Probably a third big man who's a better mid-range shooter than Max. Would be good to start thinking about people in case Monroe never develops a mid-range J, in addition to having someone off the bench with one. C: A. Drummond, ???, S. Kravtsov PF: G. Monroe, J. Jerebko SF: ???, K. Middleton SG: ???, K. Singler, B. Knight PG: C. McCollum/J. Calderon Thoughts?