"The thing I'd say is we've got a team that's won 128 games (over the past two seasons) and been in the conference finals," Buford said. "We're happy with the group we have. If we can make it better, we'll do it at any opportunity we can. But it's more than just players, it's the fit for our group. Our goals for this team are to continue to compete for championships and LaMarcus helps us do that. So, that's where we sit with LaMarcus."
"I think the acclimation into your team and into your structure helps, especially with language or cultural barriers, if there are people that are native speakers," Spurs general manager R.C. Buford said.