Spurs sign Manu to two-year deal
— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) July 3, 2013
Is this a smart move or a dumb move? Manu is probably one of the most creative and talented offensive players I’ve ever seen (remember when he passed the ball between somebody’s legs on an inbounds play during the NBA Finals?)…and yet, his play in the Finals and playoffs was less than stellar.
For example, check out this graph:
Manu was up-and-down throughout the playoffs. And he played atrociously in the last two games of the NBA Finals (which are not included in the above graph) scoring only 27 points, and committing 12 turnovers in Games 6 and 7. Can Manu be a game-changer? Absolutely. But has the probability of a game-changing performance from Manu declined drastically? Absolutely.
Dwight Howard will announce his “Decision” on Friday
From what I'm told by someone privy to Dwight Howard's plans, a Friday decision will be announced without a question from Jim Gray
— Peter Vecsey (@PeterVecsey1) July 3, 2013
Hallelujah! I want to move on from all these Dwight Howard rumors.
Also, several teams are going to have a pretty bad Fourth of July weekend…
Trick-or-Treat Tony Allen signs deal with the Memphis Grizzlies
Griz reach deal with Tony Allen, per source. CA story coming
— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBlog) July 3, 2013
Great job by the Grizzlies.
Tony Allen is a roller coaster, offensively. But on defense, I don’t think there’s a better wing defender in the entire league.
Is the race for Kyle Korver heating up?
Another team I was advised to keep eye on in Korver chase: San Antonio. Nets restricted to paying just under $10 million over three seasons
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 3, 2013
And apparently, the Milwaukee Bucks have offered Korver a three-year, $20 million deal for the Ashton Kutcher look-a-like.