Welcome to San Antonio, Kurt Thomas

by February 20, 2008

by Marcel Mutoni

Eat your heart out, Steve Kerr.

The man who was famously brought into Phoenix two years ago for the sole purpose of guarding Tim Duncan in the Playoffs is now a member of the Spurs. Kurt Thomas has been saved from basketball hell (also known as Seattle):

The San Antonio Spurs have reached agreement with the SuperSonics that will bring them center Kurt Thomas in exchange for guard Brent Barry, center Francisco Elson and a 2009 first-round draft pick, league sources said Wednesday.

Just in case anyone had forgotten, the Spurs’ front office reminds us all that they are the savviest in the entire League.

While everyone else in the West has been frantically acquiring shiny new toys, San Antonio laid back in the cut until the last moment and has just added the perfect piece to their already rock-solid squad. The rich get richer, indeed.