Spurs Consider Caron Butler, Josh Howard?
“That’s what we’re doing now: Trying to decide who we want to sign and what free agents to go after and do we want to make any trades,” (Gregg) Popovich said. “That’s all going on right now and that’s the emphasis between now and training camp opening.”
It’s safe to say the Spurs have many balls in the air, and many scenarios in play. One they appear to be seriously considering, based on their free-agent target list so far: Using the amnesty provision on Richard Jefferson.
The Spurs are believed to have been in contact with representatives of at least four free-agent small forwards: Dallas’ Caron Butler, former New Jersey Net Bostjan Nachbar and Washington Wizards Josh Howard and Maurice Evans.
This doesn’t necessarily mean the Spurs have already decided to waive Jefferson, who has three years and nearly $30.5 million left on his deal . It only means that option is on the table, and general manager R.C. Buford is apparently preparing for that contingency.
“I don’t know how it’s going to look or who’s going to be here Friday,” Popovich said.