By Trevor Zickgraf, Project Spurs.com
December 15th is a significant day in the NBA calendar. That is the first day that free agents signed in the offseason can be traded. For the San Antonio Spurs, that means it's the first day Boris Diaw, Patty Mills and Tim Duncan (ha ha!) can be traded. According to ESPN, Danny Green can't be traded until January 15th because he was signed using the Spurs' Early Bird Rights.
There has been a ton of chatter on Twitter the last few days about whether the Spurs should make a trade despite having the second best record in the league. It seems silly that a team that is top five in offensive and defensive efficiency would need to make a trade, but the Spurs aren't without their warts. The defensive numbers look great, but the Spurs could still use an athletic big for pick and roll defense purposes. The problem there is athletic bigs are really tough to come by.
So that's the dilemma with a team like the Spurs making a trade. You don't do it unless you're going to upgrade your team, but you don't upgrade your team without surrendering an important part in return. Specifically for the Spurs, is there a deal out there that could help this team without too severely rocking the boat? It's tough because this Spurs team is such a well oiled machine offensively but there is a deal or two out there that in theory could work for the Spurs.
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