There seems to be agreement that our speed and physicality has declined this year on the defensive end, and this is also apparent in the stats. While Manu and Tim are only 6 months removed from last year's finals, they also happen to be in an age range where loss of muscle mass becomes noticeable (not huge, mind you, but certainly noticeable). In a league where fractions of a second and explosiveness make all the difference, one must wonder about our chances this year. Exactly which 5 guys do we want to have on the court in crunch time?? We have a lot of specialists, but few all-around studs. And the all-around studs that we do have, are not what they used to be, and more and more often are overmatched. But hey, I do love our underdog Spurs!!