French reserves happy with their roles
By Jose Grijalva, Project Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs are a deep team that keeps winning. When a team is winning, there's rarely anyone that's going to complain about anything, maybe playing time if there are players with egos. The Spurs are lucky to have players who put team first over self during the Tim Duncan era and this year is no different.
After starting for a team that's been successful, there are players who make a big deal being benched. It's a relieving thought that Boris has the mindset like his Spurs teammate, Manu Ginobili. They both don't care if they start or come off the bench later during the game, as long as they contribute to the team and the team is benefiting with them on the court. Diaw mentioned Coach Popovich told him he and Tiago Splitter compliment each other nicely, which is true if you watch them on the court. With the Spurs' lack of overall big man depth on the bench, Pop was forced to start Dejuan Blair and add more strength to his bench. It's a great sight to not only see Diaw content with that, but also taking advantage of his opportunities with second string players like Patty Mills, Manu Ginobili, Stephen Jackson, and Tiago Splitter. Nando's statements are also encouraging.
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