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Old 12-17-13, 04:48 PM
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Are the Spurs missing ‘Star Power’?

The Spurs are slumping against the best teams in the league, is it because their lacking a true superstar?

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Old 12-17-13, 07:16 PM
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I think that was evident last year. Stars win games for you. Miami had Lebron sink the Spurs in the last minutes of game 7. In the end, it was an older Tim Duncan vs a Lebron in his prime, and Lebron hit his shots.
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Old 12-17-13, 09:26 PM
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I don't think that's the issue. I think our overall defense is not what it was last year. This season feels like the fools' gold of the 2009-2012 seasons.
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I don't think that's the issue. I think our overall defense is not what it was last year. This season feels like the fools' gold of the 2009-2012 seasons.
I agree with that, but feel its a bit early to judge completely, yet.
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Old 12-18-13, 02:59 AM
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I don't think that's the issue. I think our overall defense is not what it was last year. This season feels like the fools' gold of the 2009-2012 seasons.

Word. Spurs are looking ok I guess but I don't have any real faith they will pull it off. Of course I hope I am wrong.
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Old 12-18-13, 06:25 AM
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Ok article, but valid statement that we lack star power.

Our only 1 truly elite player is Parker, and against teams like OKC and LAC, he is virtually matched/neutralized by Westbrook and Paul. As for the other 4 matchups on the court, those teams have the talent to outmatch us during the course of a game.

I don't like the idea of a trade, but we will need to consolidate a few of our "good" players in exchange for a "star" player. After all, you can only put 5 players on the court at once, and besides, we know that Pop goes to an 8-man rotation in the playoffs anyway.

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Old 12-18-13, 03:29 PM
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I don’t know if I agree at all with the ‘star’ issues. We’ve got stars on the Spurs in Duncan, Parker, Ginoboli and Leonard. Granted, some of their star power might be fading a little but the Spurs have something a lot of these other organizations don’t have --- a starting squad and bench players who are disciplined enough to play as a team, day in and day out. Egads, the Spurs are ‘the’ model franchise in all sports on an annual basis. The phrase of ‘be like Mike’ is now being echoed throughout the league as ‘be like the Spurs’. San Antonio has gotten off to one of the fastest and best starts in their franchise history and that could very well be a result of a soft schedule. However, we all know that on any given night, the best will fall to the worst team in the league, we’ve all seen and talked about it. It happens. Good golly, the season has just started and we got months to go and plenty of time to figure out why we struggle against the other team with a plus .500 record. Some nights we’re hot, some nights they’re hot; some nights we throw the ball away, some nights we are picture perfect. Some critics might peel back the skin and criticize that Pop lost his top 2 assistant coach sidekicks who have advised him and kept him straight all these years. It’s the breaking in part of the season and barring injuries to key personnel, we’ll get through it. I've had some nights when it's hard to fall asleep and wonder what this city and fanbase would be like if the Spurs were a mediocre team, bordering on a .500 record. That's when I turn over and go to sleep knowing we can really feel spoiled having the Spurs in our town with the visions of 4 championship trophies dancing in my head.
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Old 12-19-13, 10:27 AM
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I think that we are missing a slashing type player who can get to the FT line on a regular basis. Manu is too old, TP doesn't draw contact and Leonard doesn't have the greatest ball handling to get in traffic and doesn't play enough anyway. When we are in trouble we go back to shooting 3s since our bigs don't have the ability to play inside.
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I think we are doing just fine, fool'S Gold? we went to the 7th game of the NBA Finals people!!, we should had won game 6 if not for some stupid and lucky shot from ray allen, we are in the mighty west and still one of the top three records in the league, top five defense and offense, it is early, we don't need to peak just yet, we lost against a very good team Memphis and manu hurt, a very good team from OKC and Miami, we don't need a superstar, is being a while since we had one and we are doing fine, I agree with one of the posts, we are spoiled, we will be there at the end if we healthy
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Dude, you said this every year and spurs are always top of the list, we always have a chance and LeBron got saved by a lucky shot from yes and old guy Ray Allen, and another old guy Battier not a superstar either, he got hot last two games
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Old 12-19-13, 08:16 PM
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I think that was evident last year. Stars win games for you. Miami had Lebron sink the Spurs in the last minutes of game 7. In the end, it was an older Tim Duncan vs a Lebron in his prime, and Lebron hit his shots.
Dude, you said this every year about the spurs and manu and they are always top of the list, we always have a chance to win and last NBA FINALS LeBron got saved by a lucky shot from yes and old guy Ray Allen, and another old guy Battier not a superstar either, he got hot last two games
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Old 12-20-13, 02:50 AM
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Dude, you said this every year about the spurs and manu and they are always top of the list, we always have a chance to win and last NBA FINALS LeBron got saved by a lucky shot from yes and old guy Ray Allen, and another old guy Battier not a superstar either, he got hot last two games
Lebron won game 7 for them. You use your role players to help you along, but when you absolutely need someone to save the day, the team with the best player is going to win. Yes, Allen won game 6 for them, but the Spurs choked that one away. And I never mentioned Manu, but since you did, his costly turnovers in crunch time helped the Spurs lose the Finals.
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Old 12-20-13, 10:39 AM
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If a team chooses to invest in so called "Star Power", then the team becomes dependent on certain players. Witness, Chicago, the Lakers, Nets, Knicks and so on. Miami has been lucky with only suffering minor lapses without Wade.
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