Doggin' it

The NBA's forgotten man finally has a team. And to tell you the truth, it smacks of desperation on both ends. The Spurs are not the organization for the league's most mundane bad boy; they must be awfully worried about scoring in the playoffs if they're willing to make this much of a glaring exception for Robinson. As for the Big Dog himself, he's not going to get paid any time soon, so maybe he's decided a ring is the next best thing.

Call him what you will: malcontent, overrated, lazy, a waste of talent. But Robinson might be able to do what no team can reliably do: take the entire Spurs dynasty down dead in its tracks.

"I knew Stephen Jackson, and sir, you are no Stephen Jackson."


At 4/05/2005 2:18 PM, Blogger Dr. Lawyer IndianChief said...

needless to say, i was quite happy about this news. makes me think that duncan's injury might be more serious than they're letting on. but seriously, you're telling me that they would rather pick up "big dog" instead of...i dont know...britton johnson or michael curry (both free agents) ?

At 4/05/2005 3:03 PM, Anonymous brickowski said...

that's silly. dog is a 3, while timmy's basically a 5. no way pop would bring in dog as a replacement for TD if spurs really needed one (plus yesterday TD personally guaranteed he'd be ready by the playoffs). mr. robinson is on his way to SanAn because Devin Brown is also hurt, and because the spurs can always use another reliable shooter in the playoffs. as a spurs-hater, you're telling me you're happy about them getting one of the best mid-range jump shooters in the league? you understand we got a two time all-star for the prorated league min and only had to give up dion glover, right? if his fat ass can play, maybe he helps us get a couple of games before duncan returns. i can't imagine him getting any run in the playoffs since bowen owns the spot, and brown and barry also jockey for time. if the spurs pull one of their usual "duncan's getting tripled and everyone on the perimeter goes cold" playoff spells (which always happens when we don't have steve's kerr and jackson on the squad) then pop can look to glen on the bench for a spark. i really don't see any risk with this move.

At 4/05/2005 4:03 PM, Blogger Dr. Lawyer IndianChief said...

to clarify...by no means did i think dog would be taking TD's spot at the 5...i simply meant that they might be looking for some straight up "O" while timmy is out. and the bottom line is, big dog is a cancer and a defensive liability, two qualities that constitute the antithesis of what the spurs are all about.

At 4/05/2005 4:58 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

what he said.

also, anyone remember robinson's stint as iverson's #2? he's not a "hit the open shot" guy

At 4/05/2005 11:46 PM, Anonymous brickowski said...

yeah, but he's not a threat as a cancer either, since he's basically surrounded by 11 character guys and because pop is the unquestioned leader of SpursLand. For instance, Steve Jackson is a crazy muthafucka, but he flourished as a Spur. If Glen bitches or pulls any other big dog shit then they waive or suspend him since they have nothing invested. As far as defense goes, I mean, this is the San Antonio Spurs we’re talking about! They D. Every year they lead the league in points against and opp. field goal percentage. Adding one dude ain’t gonna change that. Obviously Duncan, Bowen, and Ginobili anchor the D, but to some extent the other parts are interchangeable in Pop’s system. Can Pop get Robinson to buy into the system? That’s the question, and the answer will determine whether this was a good move or a great move. But it’s ridiculous for Spurs-haters to get excited about this. They got a career 20 and 7 guy (who may be out of shape but is still only 32) for Dion Glover and the prorated minimum.

Anyways, like I said earlier, this move was all about the health of Devin Brown. This was essentially confirmed tonight when Pop announced that Brown might be left off the playoff roster. THIS is something for Spur-haters to get excited about. He was probably our fourth best scoring option and was one of the only guys who came up big against the Lakers in the playoffs last year.


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