The San Antonio Spurs will not be bringing back Antonio McDyess this season.
According to the San Antonio Express-News, the Spurs have decided not to guarantee the other half of McDyess’ $5.2 million contract.
The teams acknowledged that McDyess won’t be back, and the club will get to remove $2.6 million, the non=guaranteed portion of his contract, off its player payroll for the 2011-12 season.
Antonio signed with the Spurs in 2009 and spent two seasons in black and silver. He was a solid veteran big man off the bench for the Spurs and even proved to still be a defensive presence for the team. Ask Dirk Nowitzki.
Though he never once was the player he was after his many knee injuries, he had fantastic seasons not only with San Antonio but with the Detroit Pistons where he averaged 9.6 points and 6.3 rebounds per 23.3 minutes in 2004.
So now that the Spurs will be without McDyess, this leaves Tiago Splitter, Tim Duncan, DeJuan Blair, and Matt Bonner as the crop of big men the team will likely take into the regular season. And just by looking at this, it is quite apparent the team needs help in the paint.
As far as McDyess' immediate future, it is quite possible he might end up retiring from the league. And if he does, he left the NBA and the Spurs with some great memories. Especially this highlight from last season versus the Los Angeles Lakers.
Antonio McDyess was waived by the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, clearing a path to retirement for the 17-year NBA veteran.
McDyess indicated at the end of last season that his playing days were over, but the Spurs didn't rule out his return after the lockout ended. The move clears $2.6 million from the team payroll.
The 37-year-old spent the last two seasons in San Antonio....
Antonio McDyess was waived by the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, possibly bringing an end to his 17-year NBA career.
McDyess, 37, indicated last season that his playing days were likely coming to an end.
The second overall pick in the 1995 draft, McDyess averaged 12 points and 7.5 rebounds in his career with the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks and Spurs.
Antonio McDyess has hung up his sneakers for good, retiring from the NBA after a 16-year career. From the Express-News: “The Spurs had hoped a short post-lockout season might help them convince veteran big man Antonio McDyess he could play one more season, even at age 37. On Monday they officially gave up the quest. With a deadline for fully guaranteeing McDyess’ $5.22 million...
Now that Antonio McDyess has retired, the San Antonio Spurs are left without another big man on their roster. And as available free agent centers begin to dwindle, one big man the Spurs had their eyes on was Mexican forward/center Gustavo Ayon.
However, Ayon (nicknamed "The Titan") will be taking his talents to the New Orleans Hornets.
According to ESPN Deportes, Ayon...
After the playoffs, Antonio McDyess sounded like a guy ready to retire. After the lockout there was the thought he might be willing and able to give it a go in the shortened season, but that is not going to happen, reports Mike Monroe of the Express-News. The team acknowledged that McDyess won’t be back,…
Antonio McDyess was waived by the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, clearing a path to retirement for the 17-year NBA veteran. McDyess indicated at the end of last season that his playing days were over, but the Spurs didn't rule out his return after the lockout ended. The move clears $2.6 million from the team payroll.
The Spurs had until the end of business Monday to guarantee the other half of veteran big man Antonio McDyess’ $5.2 million contract, but they won’t drag the process to the end of the day.
The teams acknowledged that McDyess won’t be back, and the club will get to remove $2.6 million, the non=guaranteed portion of [...]
It might be hard for people to remember how good Peja Stojakovic and Antonio McDyess were. It might be hard for some younger folks to look at the ends of their careers and remember the All Star appearances, McDyess' 20/10 seasons or Peja's dead-eye shooting.
Today, both Peja and McDyess decided to hang 'em up, ending a couple of brilliant NBA careers. Stojakovic is...
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs today announced that forward Steve Novak has been placed on waivers. He originally signed with the Spurs on March 4, 2011. In 23 games in San Antonio, during the 2010-11 season, he averaged 4.0 points in 8.6 minutes. Novak re-signed with the Spurs on December 15, 2011.
At the same time the team announced that, due to the structure of his contract...
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