The team need some toughness inside the paint, that’s why they made a timely move by signing Donatas Motiejunas who played in China for the last two years. Since Pau Gasol’s buyout, Jakob Poeltl and Lamarcus Aldridge manned the paint. Drew Simple Basketball, Eubanks had his moments but not yet ready to play the coming playoff.
By having DMO in the Spurs is a lot of great help. His toughness and experience is needed by the team and can give more time for Aldridge or Poeltl to rest. He can help Aldridge to operate inside the paint, because Montiejunas can shoot well outside. Also he can play as a point center, averaging 1.1 assist on his career. Can play on top of the arc, or at the post.
Another threat in offense which is another option, can open lane for anyone driving to the basket. Having big body, defensively he is not afraid to bang up inside. Donatas Motiejonas, contesting every shot. With his .3 block per game and 3.3 rebounds, his awareness on everything makes him valuable.
The San Antonio Spurs made some insurance that can help him through this season, no matter how long they takes in playoffs or who are they going to face Spurs are ready.