Jump to content


Carter To Spurs Heating Up

  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 Monkey


    Resident Monkey

  • 3,248 posts
  • Joined: Jul 24, 2008
  • Location:People are invading my treehouse!

Posted February 14, 2009 - 04:11 PM

That Vince-Carter-to-Spurs rumor seems to have heated up overnight, with some sources indicating San Antonio to be the most likely destination for the mercurial New Jersey shooting guard.

The latest scenario would have the Spurs sending Roger Mason, George Hill, Fabricio Oberto and Bruce Bowen to New Jersey for Carter. New Jersey would then immediately waive Oberto and Bowen, to get themselves under the 15-man roster limit.

UPDATE: One problem with the deal proposed here. Under NBA rules, it would be illegal. In order for a team to take four players for one, it must make room on the 15-man roster BEFORE the deal is consummated. It doesn't matter if the plan is to waive a couple of the incoming players after the deal is done.

In order for the Spurs and Nets to make this deal, the Nets -- who are already at the 15-man limit -- would have to waive three of their own players first. Obviously, that's not going to happen. Doesn't neccesarily mean there is no deal for Carter in the works, but it isn't this deal.


#2 last stand 2.0

last stand 2.0


  • 21,969 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:LA

Posted February 14, 2009 - 04:12 PM

the spurs have the least amount of assets for anything

i've never seen such a team with so little assets

but they keep winning
Posted Image

#3 popo



  • 15,221 posts
  • Joined: Jul 24, 2008
  • Fan Since:1992
  • Fav. Laker:Farmar/Divac

Posted February 14, 2009 - 04:14 PM

Nets shouldn't do that deal, they get nothing special back.
Team Farmar

Team Pau

Team Ron Ron

#4 phifedogg76


    I left my wallet in El Segundo's practice facility

  • 1,843 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:Glendora, CA
  • Name:Joe $
  • Fan Since:1980
  • Fav. Laker:Magic Shaq and Kobe

Posted February 14, 2009 - 04:56 PM

if they make that move they're stupid, they dont get any talent back except george hill and they trade their best player this year .... i mean , do they not want to be "a little' competative
Posted Image

Go Lakeshow!!!

#5 androsays


    representing infinity with presidencies

  • 5,543 posts
  • Joined: Dec 20, 2008
  • Location:city of angels
  • Name:andro
  • Fan Since:90s
  • Fav. Laker:kobe

Posted February 14, 2009 - 05:10 PM

come on, roger mason is up and coming

trading him away for a VC in decline?

the spurs trying to catch up to the lakers = pathetic.


#6 Junayd


    Based Prophet

  • 10,890 posts
  • Joined: Jan 28, 2009
  • Location:Dire Dawa
  • Fan Since:'97-'98
  • Fav. Laker:Sedale Threatt

Posted February 14, 2009 - 05:16 PM

Nets getting ripped. Spurs have nothing to give up

Posted Image
@MooMeezy | Tumblr
“i have more respect for a man that lets me know where he stands, even if he’s wrong.
than one who comes up like an angel but is nothing but a devil.”

#7 daco_inc



  • 4,431 posts
  • Joined: Jul 31, 2008
  • Location:Seattle
  • Fan Since:birth
  • Fav. Laker:growing up: magic, now: kobe

Posted February 14, 2009 - 11:46 PM

Sure it'll lead to a great starting line up, but no depth. Dumb move for the Spurs IMO. But I'd bet there's going to be some under the table "waive then sign back with the spurs" crap going on.

Edited by daco_inc, February 14, 2009 - 11:47 PM.

#8 infinite_


    Hard Butter

  • 33 posts
  • Joined: Nov 11, 2008
  • Location:The Refrigerator
  • Fan Since:Van Exel-Peeler-Divac Years
  • Fav. Laker:KB24 TA3

Posted February 15, 2009 - 07:13 AM

The Spurs need an upgrade in their big men more than anything else. They don't have a problem scoring, especially from their guard rotation, with the team they have now. It's defending a team, like the Lakers, who have multiple skilled bigs that Duncan can't handle on his own. Bonner, Thomas, and Oberto are not going to cut it.

#9 fido


    Analyst, Moderator, Insomniac

  • 13,672 posts
  • Joined: Aug 01, 2008
  • Location:Costa Mesa, CA
  • Name:Andy
  • Fan Since:1982
  • Fav. Laker:Magic Johnson

Posted February 15, 2009 - 09:20 PM

Bad deal for the Spurs.

George Hill will be a quality player sooner rather than later. It would be the equivalent of the Mavericks giving up on Devin Harris as early as they did in favor of a marquee name that won't get them where they want to be in the long run. Mason has filled a vital role for them (the Horry / Barry kind of role). Without Mason they would be in some serious trouble with little to no outside threats (aside from Bonner who is easily defended and an easily chased off the line Ginobili). Losing Oberto will do nothing but thin out their already thin front court. Shedding a quickly aging Bowen for something is the only positive in this deal for the Spurs.

Popovich will lose what hair he has left trying to convince Carter to play defense. For such a defensive minded team, getting an absolute sieve on all defensive fronts like Carter will spell doom for San Antonio.

As for the Nets - good deal, pull the trigger right now.

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users