Can the San Antonio Spurs Repeat as NBA Champs?
Can the San Antonio Spurs repeat as NBA champs?
Being NBA champs is hard enough, repeating the year after is harder still. With the new season looming, (first pre-season game is on October 4, Saturday, between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Miami Heat) what do you think are the chances of the San Antonio Spurs to repeat as NBA champs this year?
I think Manu Ginobli and Tony Parker not playing for their respective countries (Ginobli form Argentina and Parker for France) in the FIBA World Basketball Championships will help San Antonio's campaign this season. Both need to heal up and rest and that's what they got this off season. The Spurs will continue to have lots of help outside of their big three of Ginobli, Parker, and Duncan. Kawhi Leonard will continue to have more minutes and perhaps be the on court leader of this Spurs team. Danny Green and Patty Mills are scoring options as well as Marco Belinelli. They will get their shots. Tiago Splitter and Matt Bonner aren't your typical big men and have big shoes to fill once Tim Duncan retires but I do see both Jeff Ayres and Aron Baynes as potential substitutes. Both will thrive in Coach Pop's system.
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Image Credit » Photo is mine. Darth Allen's face when San Antonio became the 2014 NBA champs!
nbaquero wrote on September 15, 2014, 10:43 PM
allen0187 without giving too much thought I am not too sure, the Heat is dismantled but Indiana and possibly the Cavs can be strong teams this year. Also In the West the Thunder might have their biggest opportunity so far. Still the Spurs are going to be in contention. The will surely make it to the Conf. finals.
nitsbubb wrote on September 15, 2014, 11:27 PM
Frankly I do not follow NBA. Yes I do watch basketball while surfing the channels. Any way thanks for the update and informative article.
allen0187 wrote on September 16, 2014, 8:06 AM
You are welcome. BTW, what sport do you follow?
allen0187 wrote on September 16, 2014, 8:08 AM
Looking at the odds given by different sports books, it seems the East is up for grabs between Cleveland and Chicago. The West is tough to call but it is OKC, LAC, and San Antonio getting the nod from the odds makers.
nbaquero wrote on September 16, 2014, 9:52 AM
OK, right Chicago is a contender too in the East and in the West the Clippers should be in good form! Thanks for the feedback.
LoudMan wrote on September 16, 2014, 9:54 AM
I'm one of those oddballs who doesn't follow professional sports but this has a nice voice to it. So, don't be too surprised to see other fans making you a part of their sports news.