- Sep 25, 2016 - Marcus Denmon, previously with the San Antonio Spurs, became a free agent.
- Sep 23, 2016 - The San Antonio Spurs placed the contract of Marcus Denmon on waivers.
- Sep 23, 2016 - Marcus Denmon signed a contract with the San Antonio Spurs.
San Antonio Spurs Front Office
Kawhi Leonard is a secondary ball handler with fantastic decision-making who can efficiently post up, isolate, get out in transition, run off screens and hit jumpers all over the court. All that and a transcendent defensive impact would allow him to thrive on any team.
Tim Duncan isn't the greatest player in NBA history and certainly not the most entertaining or culturally relevant, but no team has extracted more value from a player and for longer than the Spurs did with him since Bill Russell and the Celtics.
The Spurs could have instead pursued a younger, more athletic big with upside to emerge to another level within their system, but they went with the safe plug and play option of Pau Gasol.