San Antonio Spurs: Boris Diaw, Stephen Jackson Make Spurs Contenders

March 24th, 2012 by Ethan Grant Leave a reply »
The San Antonio Spurs are clicking at the right time. The ageless wonders that are Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan have continued to push the franchise to new heights, and in the midst of a shortened season that should have the veteran Spurs reeling (see Dallas Mavericks), they find themselves in second place in the Western Conference.

This was a contending team before the moves San Antonio made over the past week, but few thought they had the depth or moxy to hang with the likes of Oklahoma City or Miami.

However, the past week has shaped the Spurs into a team with extreme depth after trading for Stephen Jackson and signing Boris Diaw upon his buyout from the Charlotte Bobcats. That depth showed last night during a 104-87 dismantling of the Mavericks, even without Tony Parker, who is quietly having an MVP-type campaign.

Just like the Spurs that won four titles over an eight-year span, this team isn't going to garner much media attention. San Antonio isn't a huge market, and they're really the only professional sport that people have, unless you count the Dallas Cowboy training camp each July.

Don't be fooled; that's exactly what Coach Pop ...

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