Originally Posted by MichaelWi101
At some point even the most stubborn of coaches (Pop) has to stop living in a state of denial about Manu and his ability to stay healthy and stop trying to pretend that he's what he was 5 years ago.
If Pop had spent time creating a new 2nd unit LEADER the Spurs wouldn't be in this mess, instead he consistently sits and waits and then when Manu gets hurt AGAIN and the 2nd unit grinds to a halt because they don't have a leader who is actually on the floor a significant amount of time, he seems to grouse about the situation.
If Pop doesn't spend the rest of the season turning over the 2nd unit to SOMEONE and develop a true 6th man, then the Spurs aren't going past the 2nd round.
They'll get through the second round on talent alone even without Manu. But the issue remains as we progress into the WCF and beyond.
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