You are forgeting the 90's. It took the Spurs almost a decade to find a Point guard after Rod Strickland Left. We had Avery Johnson and then cut him. We tried Combo Points with Del Negro. Even Tarkanian got fired because Red McCombs would not spend for a traditional Point Guard. By the Time 1999 came around, We had such a power Front court that we did not really need a point guard to push but rather not turnover.
The Spurs are a different team from 1999 we are in the midst of transition. I really hope we don't give up on a Point who knows the system and is Young.
Young beats Old any time.. Just look at OKC... Cory Joseph is not a knucklehead and is really a part of the system
Trust in POP..