The San Antonio Spurs have done the heavy lifting on another offseason in which they re-signed their major free agents while adding players that fit their system.
"We hoped to bring back the group that played pretty well this year and we were able to do that for the most part," R.C. Buford said. "We still have some pieces that we're waiting to see what happens. We're excited about adding (Marco) Belinelli and (Jeff) Pendergraph."
A career 38.7 percent three-point shooter, Belinelli spent the 2012-13 season with the defensive-minded Chicago Bulls. Before his one-year stint with the Bulls, Belinelli played two seasons in New Orleans, where he was coached by Monty Williams, a former Spurs player and assistant coach.
"Marco's shooting ability and his ability to play pick-and-roll are both things that can be impactful within our group," Buford said. "The time that we've spent researching him, it appears he'll be a great fit with our group. The places that he's played and the things that he's done look like they'll work in San Antonio."
In Pendergraph, Buford sees athleticism and upside.
"He can shoot the ball from 18 feet, he has a high basketball IQ and is a good defender," Buford said. "Not a whole lot of historical minutes from what we've seen in the research we've done, but he appears to be a fit."