The Spurs were said to have been “unusually aggressive” leading up to this year’s trade deadline, even before injuries decimated their roster for nearly two months to put their season in jeopardy.

Name an available player, either on the trading block or the buyout market, and the Spurs were probably connected via one report or another.

ESPN’s Marc Stein reported today, in a series of tweets relating to the Spurs’ recent hot streak, that they made a major push to secure Evan Turner from Philadelphia.

Instead, Turner ended up in Indiana, while the Spurs — despite their best efforts, it seems — stood pat outside of picking up journeyman Austin Daye in exchange for fourth-string point guard Nando De Colo.