Spurs GM Brian Wright showed craftiness in Chriss and Dieng deals

When the San Antonio Spurs dealt Cady Lalanne’s rights for Marquese Chriss at the trade deadline, it seemed like a relatively tame move aimed to save the team money and throw a favor to Steve Kerr. I speculated what we might see from the deal soon after, but as they always do, San Antonio caught everyone by surprise with what came next.

Sunday Morning, Marc Stein revealed the Spurs were signing Gorgui Dieng once he cleared waivers from Memphis. Considering there were reportedly teams like the Clippers, Nets, and Warriors interested in the center’s services, it was shocking to see the quiet Spurs land Dieng, who’s having a career shooting year.