One scenario on the personnel grapevine gaining steam is the notion that the Spurs could elect to explore the possibility of dealing away Tiago Splitter to create more financial flexibility. Splitter has two years left on his contract valued at just under $17 million and is quietly regarded as a key contributor in San Antonio given how well he fits as a frontcourt sidekick next to Duncan. But if you’re the Spurs — and if the increasingly loud rumbles about Aldridge having San Antonio as the preferred destination atop his wish list prove true — examining Splitter’s trade market might suddenly become unavoidable.
May 26, 2016 | 8:45 pm EDT Update
Nets Daily: As @David ‘Dubi’ Pick reported, Nets will hold a second FA mini-camp around June 16 in Brooklyn. Invites going out. Also, @David ‘Dubi’ Pick reported two names, Kwame Vaughn, 6’3″ guard and McKenzie Moore, 6’6″ guard, are on invite list.
Erik Horne: Kerr on mood at shootaround this morning: “It was a little different only because we haven’t faced elimination in the last couple years. We’re not used to being down 3-1 and that’s awesome. I hope we don’t get used to it. The great thing about sports is you get these challenges that really test you.”