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Unruly Fan
08-21-2009, 04:27 PM
Most of the talk has been focused around the projected success of teams such as Boston, Cavs, Orlando and the Lakers. I think the majority of you can agree that each of those teams above have a ligitimate oppertunity of winning the championship next year. My question is where do the Spurs fit into all of this and how far can/will they go?

Spurred1
08-21-2009, 04:31 PM
Hard to say-it really does come down to Timmy's knees and Manu's ankles. Don't get me wrong, the additions will help out, but without those two fully healthy the Spurs won't get far.
If everyone is healthy, I think it would come down to Lakers/Spurs in the Conference Finals. Making it past the Lakers would be incredibly difficult.

Jays Claw
08-21-2009, 04:34 PM
If the San Antonio Spurs can stay healthy they can easily get to the Western Conference Finals.

Hawkeye15
08-21-2009, 04:37 PM
if they enter the playoffs healthy, they could easily win it all

Shady66
08-21-2009, 04:39 PM
They can go to the finals if their all healthy.

blah-blah
08-21-2009, 04:47 PM
western conference finals.. then lose to the lakers

IversonIsKrazy
08-21-2009, 10:55 PM
if there ALL healthy, Spurs are winning it all.

jj24
08-21-2009, 11:33 PM
its not about how healthy can they stay, it's about how far David Stern will let them. He's not letting the spurs beat the lakers in the playoffs. David stern wont let anyone beat the lakers, just ask half of the teams in the nba

zsiddiqui23
08-21-2009, 11:59 PM
its not about how healthy can they stay, it's about how far David Stern will let them. He's not letting the spurs beat the lakers in the playoffs. David stern wont let anyone beat the lakers, just ask half of the teams in the nba

Is that the excuse people are using now? Haha.

Catfish1314
08-22-2009, 12:07 AM
A 100 percent healthy Spurs team is as good as any in the NBA.

C-Antonio McDyess
PF-Tim Duncan
SF-Richard Jefferson
SG-Manu Ginobili
PG-Tony Parker

I would imagine back and healthy, Manu will still be the sixth man but that's the lineup that will be on the floor most of the time. And that's scary.

Had Manu not been as gimpy as he was against the Lakers in 2008, it would have taken them 6 or 7 instead of 5 games to beat the Spurs. They've added McDyess and Jefferson for free since then.

Best in the Southeast, 2nd best in the Western Conference but they have the best chance of any team in the West to bring down the Lakers.

bal_ravens
08-22-2009, 12:10 AM
Yeah if they stay healthy and the pieces fit together right, I can see them winning it all. I can see the Lakers or Nuggets winning the most regular season games, but the Spurs just lighting it up in the playoffs. And with Blair coming off the bench too?

ElMarroAfamado
08-22-2009, 03:23 AM
aaaah its great to see people still think the Spurs can do anything
they have been done for a while and they are not going to win anymore titles anytime seen and personally i think thats great....
i say if they make the playoffs they will lose in the 1st round or 2nd
i doubt they even get to the conference finals much less the NBA Finals.....

ElMarroAfamado
08-22-2009, 03:24 AM
and read these responses people seem to love jumping on the spurs bandwagon because everyone in the media does it.....
they suck period and are not winning.....

DCB/LAL
08-22-2009, 03:39 AM
If healthy the can make the WCF or maybe even the Finals if the ball bounces their way!

todu82
08-22-2009, 07:43 AM
I think they'll make it to the NBA Finals.

Iron24th
08-22-2009, 07:49 AM
As long as they don't meet the Lakers,they have a chance to advance,WCF at best.

Sports Illustrator
08-22-2009, 09:23 AM
If they are healthy, absolutely anything can happen. They even have the capability of winning the championship.

The Lakers might of added Ron Artest and the Celtics might of added Rasheed Wallace, but the Spurs also added Richard Jefferson whose a great fit next to Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.

azkarraga
08-22-2009, 09:43 AM
WCF at the most.

Ace33Bone
08-22-2009, 10:06 AM
Barring injury... they should be able to either make the western conference finals or the NBA finals even

mrblisterdundee
08-22-2009, 11:53 AM
Unless Manu and Parker both come on strong, the Spurs won't make it past the Lakers. Ron Artest is going to defensively own on Richard Jefferson. Duncan and Pau are going to cancel each other out. Parker and Manu are going to have to outperform Kobe.

randomness
08-22-2009, 01:28 PM
If they're healthy, they can go all the way until the NBA Finals and if they're not, a first round exit.

fast_break
08-22-2009, 01:37 PM
its not about how healthy can they stay, it's about how far David Stern will let them. He's not letting the spurs beat the lakers in the playoffs. David stern wont let anyone beat the lakers, just ask half of the teams in the nba

if that was the case, then Spurs would only have two titles

in 99' and 03' Spurs beat lakers in the playoffs and won titles those years.... ya dufus

effen5
08-22-2009, 01:39 PM
I love timmy, but I really do feel their time has passed. I think they will make the playoffs but I dont think they will make the finals.

Raph12
08-22-2009, 01:45 PM
WCFs barring injuries, maybe even Finals, if the Kobe-Artest thing doesn't work that well and maybe championship if Orlando's VC project doesn't work, Boston has injuries or Cleveland's Shaq experiment doesn't work

MackSnackWrap
08-22-2009, 01:47 PM
Confrence finals and get demolished by the lakers

TRF929
08-22-2009, 02:07 PM
Unless Manu and Parker both come on strong, the Spurs won't make it past the Lakers. Ron Artest is going to defensively own on Richard Jefferson. Duncan and Pau are going to cancel each other out. Parker and Manu are going to have to outperform Kobe.

You have to be joking, Duncan will dominate Gasol. It takes Gasol, Bynum, and Odom to guard a healthy Duncan. Those 3 equal Duncan and yet he'll still get a double double

BkOriginalOne
08-22-2009, 02:17 PM
When the spurs are healthy - they are always contenders.
They will be better than Orlando and Cleveland and will give Boston a run.
The only team that you can say is definitely better than them are the defending champs.
With that, The Spurs should be considered to have a 1-4 chance of winning it all.
Lakers 1-2
Boston 1-3
Clevland 1-5
Orlando 1-4

Iron24th
08-22-2009, 06:19 PM
You have to be joking, Duncan will dominate Gasol. It takes Gasol, Bynum, and Odom to guard a healthy Duncan. Those 3 equal Duncan and yet he'll still get a double double

You forgot Duncan is never fully healthy since two years.

Joshtd1
08-22-2009, 06:38 PM
IF Manu stays healthy, we could win it all.

ko8e24
08-22-2009, 06:51 PM
1. Lakers
2. Mavs
3. Spurs

WCF standings, and I say Mavs-Spurs meet in conference semi-finals, where MAVS beat Spurs in 6 or 7.

So Spurs, at best, will be a 3 seed in the west, and i think their toughest opponent in the playoffs will be the dallas mavs, who, by the way, also knocked them off last yr in the first round in 5 games (winning 2/3 games in San Antonio)

and yes, that means Lakers-Mavs WCF showdown (Lakers in 5 or 6)