Originally posted by Joecool:Originally posted by LA9erFan:Originally posted by Joecool:
Early in the season, I was very skeptical when the Spurs were winning by double digits. They have shown for about a couple of months now that they can win the close games also.
They proved they can be a contender a few months ago but this team is a playoff series test away from being considered in possible champion talks.
Right now, I don't think anyone considers them to be able to win the title.
I can't think of a team with their kind of record that's been as wholly discounted as this Spurs team has been. Blows my mind. They deserve a lot more respect than they're getting, IMO.
I think it's because the Back Court is their strength, but Duncan is surprisingly still doing it on the defensive end. Blaire has extremely quick hands and a very quick shot from almost flat-footed. McDyss is still consistent on his jumper and aggressive in the paint.
I am still skeptical about a team that relies on it's backcourt to produce. The good thing is that they are deep in that area and their top 2 backups could start for teams.
I think that this is the most justifiable criticism of the team, but...
1) I'm not convinced that Duncan won't be a more dynamic post presence in the playoffs on the offensive end.
2) The only teams in their league when it comes to ball movement are the Celtics & Lakers (when they care).
3) They're good to very good at every position.
If Duncan can recapture some of his old post up magic in the playoffs, this is going to be a tough team to beat.