San Antonio Spurs Are Contenders Again: They Don’t Rebuild, They Just Retool

November 15th, 2010 by Scott Malewig Leave a reply »
The San Antonio Spurs have three NBA Championships this decade and four since the end of the Chicago Bulls dynasty and have been one of the most consistent teams in the league since then, but have never won back-to-back rings. This is because the Spurs approach things differently than most organizations.

Many teams in the NBA try to put together a team that can make a run at the finals for a few years, then they blow it up, unload salary and start over in a rebuilding process.

Not the Spurs.

The Spurs choose to retool their roster year after year and are constantly developing young talent under the tutelage of Gregg Popovich.

Written off the last couple of years as too old and lacking talent to compete for a title, the Spurs have become contenders again this year by tweaking their roster while keeping their core together.

All of the usual suspects are still there.

Tim Duncan, three-time finals MVP is as healthy as ever and playing at a high level. Tony Parker, another finals MVP, is playing at what many are calling the highest level of his career. Manu Ginobili is doing what he always does as arguably the Spurs ...

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