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Old 02-18-2008, 11:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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- Apparently the Spurs might be even considering Artest now that Bowen is slowing down. Could be risky but they think he'd fit into their system and also be held in check by Popovich.

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The Spurs still needs depth at center, at small forward and in the backcourt, and they have roughly $15 million in expiring contracts to move in trades.

Believe it or not, Ron Artest's name has come up in San Antonio. Some believe that given the team's system, he can be controlled and would give them more toughness on the wing, where Bruce Bowen is slowing down. Bringing in Artest may sound farfetched given the Spurs' emphasis on character and chemistry, but remember that Stephen Jackson was the starting shooting guard for one of the Spurs' recent title teams. If the need is powerful enough, San Antonio will do what it takes to win.
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