San Antonio Spurs 2014-15 Season Primer: Is A Repeat In Order?


Oct 18, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan (21) posts up against Miami Heat power forward Udonis Haslem (left) during the second half at AT&T Center. The Heat won 111-108 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

As we continue our NBA Preview series, we take a closer look at the San Antonio Spurs

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San Antonio Spurs 2013-14 record: 62-20

San Antonio Spurs 2013-14 MVP: Tim Duncan – Stats are not important, impact is.

Three Things I Think I Know About The San Antonio Spurs

  1. They’re immensely good. A team that epitomizes unselfishness, individual sacrifice, team work, and ridiculous levels of professionalism.
  2. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, and Gregg Popovich are immune to age, and clearly made it to the Fountain of Youth before Jack Sparrow.
  3. They’re going to repeat as champions for the first time in franchise history.

San Antonio Spurs Key Additions:

  • Kyle Anderson (draft)

San Antonio Spurs Key Losses:

  • None

The San Antonio Spurs will be a playoff team if…

Heh. Please.

Team Strengths:

I could spend a week compiling a list about their strengths. They’re without a doubt the best passing team in the league, they never get involved in beefs or drama with anyone, they’re insanely clever from top to bottom from a basketball standpoint, and of course, they fix whatever weakness they find, even if their supposed flaws are so small that they’d be considered strengths on the Knicks.

Detailing the strengths of the San Antonio Spurs is like asking why Kate Upton is beautiful. So many different elements make up for one amazing package that we can do nothing but respect and appreciate. Overall, the best example of San Antonio’s strengths were seen in last year’s finals. It hasn’t been covered enough just how badly they beat Miami. This was no mere defeat. This was an annihilation, a lesson given to one of the best teams in basketball in recent years. They made the Miami Heat, with LeBron James, look like a high school team playing in preseason. From a basketball perspective, this was about as close as anything could come to on-court perfection.

Team Weaknesses:

The very fact that I have to think long and hard about this should tell you the kind of quality we’re talking about here. I could mention age, but given they’re the defending champs, that would be an insult. The only thing I can think of is a very small lack of production from Tiago Splitter, but that’s me nitpicking.

The San Antonio Spurs 2014-15 MVP will be…

Kawhi Leonard. It’s time to dominate, young fella.

Season Defining Question:

Can they win again?

Best Case Scenario:


Worst Case Scenario:


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