San Antonio Spurs have the right formula

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    San Antonio Spurs have the right formula

    How does San Antonio do it?


    Solid Core of three players, smart draft picks, great player development, smart veteran pickups, depth, chemistry, three-ball, slashers, rebounds, blocking out, solid defense. Boston could have been the same way if Danny Ainge hadn't squandered the great team that he had assembled in '08. He did put together one of the best teams that I have seen in the last 15 years back in '11 then traded away half the team at the trading deadline. Boston has the assets to be the next San Antonio Spurs. Which leads me to the sad question: Why in the heck should the Boston Celtics be emulating the San Antonio Spurs? The Celtics should be the model franchise.

     
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    I almost forgot, the Spurs also utilize international players better than anybody in the Association.

     
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    Among the team's relevant players, the only LOTTERY PICK was Duncan way back in 1997.

    • Kawhi Leonard: 1st round, 15th overall, 2011 Draft, San Diego St
    • Danny Green: 2nd round, 46th overall, 2009 Draft, North Carolina
    • Manu Ginobili: 2nd round, 57th overall, 1999 Draft, Argentina
    • Tony Parker: 1st round, 28th overall, 2001 Draft, France
    • Patrick Mills: 2nd round, 55th overall, 2009 Draft, St. Mary's
    • Tiago Splitter: 1st round, 28th overall, 2007 Draft, Brazil
    • Marco Belinelli: 1st round, 18th overall, 2007 Draft, Italy
    • Jeff Ayers: 1st round, 31st overall, 2009 Draft, Arizona St
    • Cory Joesph: 1st round, 29th overall, 2011 Draft, Texas
    • Matt Bonner: 2nd round, 45th overall, 2003 Draft, Florida
    • Tim Duncan: 1st round, 1st overall, 1997 Draft, Wake Forest
    • Boris Diaw: 1st round, 21st overall, 2003 Draft, France

    The 2013-14 Spurs are a shiny beacon of hope for teams that want to be smarter.

    ...the King of the Rumba Beat...

     
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    In response to CubanPete's comment:
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    Among the team's relevant players, the only LOTTERY PICK was Duncan way back in 1997.

    • Kawhi Leonard: 1st round, 15th overall, 2011 Draft, San Diego St
    • Danny Green: 2nd round, 46th overall, 2009 Draft, North Carolina
    • Manu Ginobili: 2nd round, 57th overall, 1999 Draft, Argentina
    • Tony Parker: 1st round, 28th overall, 2001 Draft, France
    • Patrick Mills: 2nd round, 55th overall, 2009 Draft, St. Mary's
    • Tiago Splitter: 1st round, 28th overall, 2007 Draft, Brazil
    • Marco Belinelli: 1st round, 18th overall, 2007 Draft, Italy
    • Jeff Ayers: 1st round, 31st overall, 2009 Draft, Arizona St
    • Cory Joesph: 1st round, 29th overall, 2011 Draft, Texas
    • Matt Bonner: 2nd round, 45th overall, 2003 Draft, Florida
    • Tim Duncan: 1st round, 1st overall, 1997 Draft, Wake Forest
    • Boris Diaw: 1st round, 21st overall, 2003 Draft, France

    The 2013-14 Spurs are a shiny beacon of hope for teams that want to be smarter.

    ...the King of the Rumba Beat...

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    They have got it together. You NEVER hear trade rumors involving the Spurs!!

    Not a coincidence that they resign guys and attract free agents!

     
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    They've looked like us back in the day with Russell,,great ball movement, great team defense and great team rebounding.

     
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    Don't forget the have the best coach in the league, and a very savvy GM

     

    Splitter came over only a couple of years ago.  They stashed him for years.

     

    The basically swapped DeJuan Blair for Boris Diaw........clearly an upgrade.  They took Bellini off the scrap heap from CHI.  Mills?

    Their BENCH could beat many teams in the league.....maybe even us.

    Mills, Ginobli, Bellini, Bonner, Ayers, Splitter......huh??

     

    I love watching this team play.  And I love how we get nothing from them in terms of bragging.  Tim Duncan is on my all-time team with Magic, Michael, Larry and Russ.

    How good would that team be????

    "Climb on my back, boys, and I'll take you home." - Cedric Maxwell

    "You show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser." - Red Auerbach

    "My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." - Hedley Lamarr

    If no Bynum injury, no Gasol trade - last word!!

     
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    Don't forget the have the best coach in the league, and a very savvy GM

     

    Splitter came over only a couple of years ago.  They stashed him for years.

     

    The basically swapped DeJuan Blair for Boris Diaw........clearly an upgrade.  They took Bellini off the scrap heap from CHI.  Mills?

    Their BENCH could beat many teams in the league.....maybe even us.

    Mills, Ginobli, Bellini, Bonner, Ayers, Splitter......huh??

     

    I love watching this team play.  And I love how we get nothing from them in terms of bragging.  Tim Duncan is on my all-time team with Magic, Michael, Larry and Russ.

    How good would that team be????

    "Climb on my back, boys, and I'll take you home." - Cedric Maxwell

    "You show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser." - Red Auerbach

    "My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." - Hedley Lamarr

    If no Bynum injury, no Gasol trade - last word!!

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    The Spurs bench DID beat someone better than the Celtics. 

    http://espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=400489255" rel="nofollow">http://espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=400489255

    They went into Golden State without Parker, Ginobili, Duncan beat a fully-armed Warriors team that got 30 from Curry and 32 from David Lee. That was the "Leroy Jetson" game on TNT. It's also the game I realized the Spurs were winning it all this year. 

     
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    Duncan is cool. Around his second year in the pros, I goto a Wake Forest homecoming game, and sitting not far from me in the cheap seats around the 20 yard line, is Tim Duncan quietly watching the game with a bunch of friends.  Outside of a couple of young kids who went over for his autograph, he was left alone to enjoy the game, no press box no sidelines no big deal, sort of like this team, do your work, no drama.

     
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    As a team the Spurs' players are an aggregate #31 draft pick. And that includes Duncan being a #1. Yet, this is what a dynasty looks like - longevity - distinctive concept of play - excellence as the goal - and a realistic shot at the title every year.

    And I fully concur that Duncan has been one of the truly great players of this or any generation, and that he's been a vital lynch-pin for keeping that Spur machine humming, BUT some very smart people drafted all his playmates and have coached them into the kind of basketball we've seen for as long as Pop and Duncan have been together.

    No supernovas, no prima divas, no AAU All-Stars, no knuckleheads, no guys that just stand around, and especially no guys that cannot move and pass with a purpose!  

    Popovich says it best about his team,we take "guys who have got over themselves" and try "to get them from good to great."

    Whatever Ainge and Stevens and the 2014 draft come up with, please, when the dust clears, can we start getting some guys like the Spurs have?

     
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    Miami would be tough to beat if the games were all played five days apart, so Wade would have more recovery time. Perhaps that is the plan for next year.

     
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    It's old school basketball the way the game is meant to be played. It's an art form what the Spurs do. A few bad breaks are the only reason they didn't win it last year. The Heat got outclassed. They won those two titles on talent, but there isn't much of a team there. If I had Lebron and Dwade i'd have a shot every year too.

     
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    I doubt the Spurs would win anymore championships without Tim Duncan.

     

    It will always look like you have the right formula when you have a franchise player or two.

    Just look at the Bulls and Rockets after MJ and Olajuwon left.

     

    [/QUOTE]Total BS.

    Just look at the Celtics after its "franchise player" retired in 1969.

    Its the organization... stupido.... and the Spurs have it in spades.

    Pud

     
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    The way they are structured they can draft his replacement and meanwhile he can still play a limited role. It wouldn't shock me if he played 5 more years.

     
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    Very possible.  Maybe they are , in fact , the new old Celtics.

     
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    Can't wait to see who they draft this year.............it could be any position BUT SF.  I think they are all set there for the next decade!

     

    Manu is coming back, and Parker is coming back.  Without Duncan:

    Parker/Mills   Green/ Ginobili   Leonard/Bellinelli      Diaw/Bonner      Splitter /Ayers   is still a very, very good team.  They should draft a big, however.......

     

    watch them take McGary and turn him into an All-Star...............or Tavares......yikes!!   

    "Climb on my back, boys, and I'll take you home." - Cedric Maxwell

    "You show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser." - Red Auerbach

    "My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." - Hedley Lamarr

    If no Bynum injury, no Gasol trade - last word!!

     
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    The Spurs looked great but I think they just happened to jell at the right time or they would have blown up every team they played by 20. However, watching them in the finals tearing the Heat up into little pieces brought a sense of righteousness to the NBA. Lebrons 1on1's couldnt carry the Heat for more than a quarter per game where he exploded for big points and other stats but couldnt keep it up for 4 quarters...who really could, not even MJ.

    The Spurs reminded basketball fans that a real team is a beautiful think to watch and is bigger than any one player.

     
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    In response to puddinpuddin's comment:
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    In response to Fiercy's comment:
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    I doubt the Spurs would win anymore championships without Tim Duncan.

     

    It will always look like you have the right formula when you have a franchise player or two.

    Just look at the Bulls and Rockets after MJ and Olajuwon left.

     

    [/QUOTE]Total BS.

    Just look at the Celtics after its "franchise player" retired in 1969.

    Its the organization... stupido.... and the Spurs have it in spades.

    Pud

    [/QUOTE]


    Bingo!

    Spurs also put to rest the idea you need 3 'superstars' to win a title.

    The Spurs had two all-stars a VERY good starters, two wings who added great depth b/c both were good enough to start and then a bunch of role players who were perfect playing TEAM ball.

     
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    In response to hedleylamarr's comment:
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    Don't forget the have the best coach in the league, and a very savvy GM

     

     

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    I wish my team had a savvy GM.

     

    ...the King of the Rumba Beat...

     

     
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    HHHHHmmmmmmm, the right formula AND THE RX IS DUNCAN !


     


    i'M a CENTER FAN NOT A WINGNUT !


     


    I forgot who said here,  that CENTER  no longer needed in NBA....LOL

     
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    How many championships did the Spurs win without Tim Duncan?

    The Celtics won championships with different sets of star players.

    From Bill Russell in the 1950s to Pierce in the late 2000s, the Celts won a championship in every decade except the 1990s.

     

    The Bucks looked like they had the right formula when Lew Alcindor led them to a championship.

    Did the Bucks win anymore championships after Alcindor moved to the Lakers?

    [/QUOTE] Horse manure.... from the poster who had to be reminded that Red is dead.

    Pud

     
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    In response to CHEisCHE's comment:


     


     


     


     


    HHHHHmmmmmmm, the right formula AND THE RX IS DUNCAN !


     


     


     


    i'M a CENTER FAN NOT A WINGNUT !


     


     


     


    I forgot who said here,  that CENTER  no longer needed in NBA....LOL





    Duncan is a power forward who plays some center. I think what a lot of people say is that there are not many traditional centers in the NBA anymore and a team doesn't need one to win.


    Which is true.

     
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