Someday, the Spurs will probably be too old.
Someday, they’ll succumb to injury.
Today is not that day, and Manu Ginobili smirks at you for thinking it might be.
Unconcerned with a year-older core and also how the Spurs have never repeated as champs, oddsmakers have bestowed the West’s best odds upon Gregg Popovich and friends. And why don’t you?
San Antonio appeared fresh during the postseason, thanks largely to a maintenance plan that kept each and every Spur under half an hour per game throughout the year. Once younger, more athletic teams broke down, the well-rested Spurs hit their stride.
Expect them to take the identical approach this year, or even a much more conservative one. The regular season isn’t any more a challenge for this group, and they proved last year that they could essentially give games away without hurting their postseason positioning.
Despite holding veterans out of back-to-back matches all season, the Spurs won a league-high 62 competitions.
If something goes awry, maybe they will slip up and acquire 57 or 58 this season.
Until proved otherwise, San Antonio is the West’s best.
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