Less Is More: Are the Spurs Better with Duncan Playing Heavy or Light Minutes?

January 2nd, 2011 by Marilyn Dubinski Leave a reply »
The San Antonio Spurs are on a roll this year with an NBA-best record of 29-4.  That's in no small part thanks to their new run-'n-gun offense that is producing some of the franchise's best numbers since the days of George Gervin and James Silas.

However, one aspect that can be overlooked amidst all the winning is Tim Duncan's reduced role due to a drop in minutes, age and the rise of other players.  Prior to the season, many saw this situation as the demise of the team that had just been labeled the Best of the Decade.

The true question is how long, if at all, can the Spurs go with Duncan playing limited minutes (30 minutes or less), and is it for the benefit of the team?  If this season has been any indication, it certainly doesn't hurt the team that much compared to the past.

Here is a list of how Duncan playing more or fewer minutes affects the team.

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