By Trevor Zickgraf, Project Spurs.com
The San Antonio Spurs have a problem, but it's a good problem. They've got one roster spot left and a handful, but really two quality candidates to fill it. Eddy Curry and Derrick Brown have both had their high points of the preseason, so has Josh Powell, but the San Antonio Express News' Jeff McDonald wrote over the weekend the silver and black are looking at Curry and Brown for the final roster spot that will give them some added depth up front. The only question remaining is which big guy gets the final spot.
Curry is a low post scorer and a pretty gifted one at that. His problem has always been his weight and whether he can become slightly better than average at anything else. He said all the right things about wanting to work on his defense and rebounding and Coach Gregg Popovich praised his conditioning and said he's done a number of things well. Take a look
at what he did against Omer Asik, one of the league's best post defenders the last two seasons. He moves well without the ball and when he gets positioning down low that's almost a guaranteed two points or free throws. Imagine what he'd do to back up big men. What Curry isn't is a guy who can step out and hit a 15 foot jumper. He isn't a pick and roll defender at all and isn't a good post defender, though I suspect he could become decent enough with some teaching that he's never really received in his ten years in the league. Overall, there are worse 15th men in the NBA.
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