NBA Offseason Buzz: San Antonio Spurs
Help has arrived, but it might not be enough to contend for a title
Let's all thank the Spurs for acquiring swingman Richard Jefferson over the summer, thereby inspiring every other team with title hopes to make a bold acquisition and turning the offseason into a carousel of personnel moves. San Antonio upped the ante a second time, picking up free-agent PF Antonio McDyess. But neither move addressed San Antonio's biggest need: a front-line player who can defend athletic 4s and stretch the floor offensively, a la Robert Horry. So while the Spurs certainly improved themselves, they're still one piece short of their championship formula.
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2009 NBA OFFSEASON BUZZ
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