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Spurs to waive Michael Finley

Mar 1, 2010, 5:12 PM EDT

UPDATE 5:06 pm: Reports are coming in. Two serious contenders, Cleveland and Denver will not have anything to do with Finley. The Mavericks will take a pass as well. The one team interested — Boston. Because they are getting too young.

1:41 pm: Michael Finley would like to contribute to a contender. He’s barely playing in San Antonio and they are not a contender, so the Spurs have agreed waived him.

That’s according to Marc Stein of ESPN. Finley was one of the most feared sharpshooters in the NBA just a couple years back, but in very limited action this season his is shooting 38 percent, 31.7 percent from three. Look, Gregg Popovich is no dummy — if you can help you are getting some burn. If you are not getting burn, it’s all on you.

Finley is 36 right now, and drawing one if his final NBA paychecks. We’ll see if anyone thinks he can help them, he asked out so maybe he has gotten nibbles. But the days of the feared Finley off the bench — remember him with those 2007 Spurs? — are gone.

  1. Simonoid - Mar 1, 2010 at 8:43 PM

    I thought Finley started for that group, with Ginobili coming off the bench.
    Anyway, just some minor nitpicking. With the way his game has declined, I doubt any contender would like to add his services to their roster. And that’s just offensive contributions. I’d really hate to see him attempting to chase around a speedy combo guard (i.e. Ben Gordon or even someone like Shannon Brown) at this stage in his career.

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