Someday, the Spurs will probably be too old.
They’ll succumb to injury.
Now is not that day, and Manu Ginobili smirks at you for thinking it may be.
Unconcerned with a year-older core and also how the Spurs have never repeated as champs, oddsmakers have bestowed the West’s finest odds upon Gregg Popovich and friends. And why not?
San Antonio appeared fresh throughout the postseason, thanks largely to a maintenance plan that kept each and every Spur under 30 minutes per game throughout the year. When younger, more athletic teams broke down, the well-rested Spurs hit their stride.
Expect them to choose the identical approach this season, or even an even more conservative one. The regular season is no longer a challenge with this bunch, and they established last year that they could essentially give away games without damaging their postseason positioning.
Despite holding veterans out of back-to-back games all season, the Spurs won a league-high 62 competitions.
If something goes awry, maybe they will slide up and win 57 or 58 this year.
Until proved otherwise, San Antonio is the West’s best.
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