John Karalis, RedsArmy
The Spurs got a steal of a deal in getting Richard Jefferson from
Bucks. They gave up 3 guys who were pretty much of no use to them any
more and got a productive player. The Spurs clearly feel that as long
as they have Tim Duncan on the roster, they’re a contender. They
needed another guy who could create his own offense, and they got one.
The trade leaves the Spurs thin on the bench and in the post, but they
can fill in those blanks with mid-level guys. All they need is some
decent role players now.
Jefferson won’t be an All Star, but he won’t have to be. If you’ve
got him on the floor with Parker and Duncan, he’ll have enough space to
operate and recapture some of his “lost” glory. But no matter what
your opinion on what Jefferson has or hasn’t lost from his game… the
Spurs turned 3 non-factors into a 29 year-old swing man with a career
average of nearly 20 ppg. I don’t see how that’s not a win for the
Jessica Camerato, WEEI Sports Radio Network
On Tuesday ESPN reported the Milwaukee Bucks agreed to trade Richard Jefferson to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Bruce Bowen, Fabricio Oberto, and Kurt Thomas.
So what does this mean for the Boston Celtics?
The Spurs are back as a threat in the West.
After owning the Celtics for the majority of the Tim Duncan era, the Spurs have been susceptible to the Cs over the past three seasons. Now they have re-established themselves as legitimate title contenders in the Western Conference.
The acquisition of Jefferson gives the Spurs an offensive weapon on the perimeter to compliment the frontcourt/backcourt tandem of Duncan and Tony Parker. Last season Michael Finley started at the small forward position in two games against the Celtics, in which he averaged just seven points (23% FG).
Click HERE to read Jessica’s full article.
Thanks to John and Jessica for their views on the Spurs-Bucks deal.