Postseasons have been disappointing for San Antonio Spurs fans lately ever since 2007 when the team won their last NBA championship.
No one can say the Spurs didn't try to win since then, they just didn't have the pieces to put a championship caliber team together. Last year looked promising, but the chemistry the team seemed to build in a small amount of time proved to not be enough when the series against the Oklahoma City Thunder got into high pressure situations.
Now with a full year with the same team (Nando De Colo being the sole new addition), the Spurs are looking now more than ever as the golden opportunity to be the last team standing in June as Manu Ginobili tweeted.
In 2012 with the Spurs we won 81 games of 109 played (74.3%) in 220 days. This year I just want to win the last one in June! #gospursgo— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) January 1, 2013
With Ginobili beginning the year with injury and having trouble to get in a groove, this is great news for Spurs fans that he still has the passion for another run at a title. Manu is not the only player playing at a high level right now for the Spurs, but Tim Duncan is looking better than he has since the last time he dominated the postseason in 2003 and Tony Parker is still looking like the team general on the floor and is looking to get things done early in the game without waiting to grind it out to a close finish.
The Spurs are on a mission this year with loads of depth in every position while being able to mix around with different lineups. it seems Ginobili is determined to get one ring for the pinky and one for the thumb for Tim Duncan.
TD already fatigued at this early point of the season, he'll wasted when the Playoffs come, if he keeps his minutes. There should be more strategies and plays for Manu, he's TOO UNSELFISH that's why his number looked pedestrian compared to other NBA stars; especially this year. They need to play slower and more half-court then this "Phoenix style" run N' gun!
The writer must be joking. Sure, the Spurs can make the post season but not far enough to win the wcf much less the nba champiionship. Not with the present complement. Not with 8 guards. They must have a better frontcourt rotation.
@rtesoro440 I think you're wrong. We have a good enough front court. The only difference between ours and others was the we weren't starting splitter. Most teams throw all their big guys in first. We weren't doing that. Now we are with splitter starting and getting more minutes. Think about it. Okc has ibaka and Perkins starting, and collision coming off the bench. What do we have? Splitter and Duncan with diaw coming off the bench. I like our chances very much this year. I think we can definitely win the west. This whole vision of bigger teams is obsolete. Miami isn't big at all and they won. I think the nba is turning more into offense and athleticism then defense.. The spurs are doing fairly well in all three of those categories with athleticism being last. This spurs team has as much of a chance winning a championship than okc the clippers and Miami (maybe the Knicks). I don't believe in the notion of bigs winning championships.