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JordansBulls
09-12-2010, 09:08 PM
Are the San Antonio Spurs still good enough to be legit Title Contenders?

llemon
09-12-2010, 09:23 PM
Depends on health, the new Center and how much Timmy has left

_KB24_
09-12-2010, 09:24 PM
No, it was questionable last year and after that playoff beating, I think they are as good as done. You can label them a "contender" for namesake, but they are definitely not serious and not as imposing anymore at all.

Avenged
09-12-2010, 09:32 PM
They will be considered contenders by many simply out of respect.

But in my opinion, this team is nothing more than a 5-8 seed out West at this point.

ChiSox219
09-12-2010, 09:34 PM
Are the San Antonio Spurs still good enough to be legit Title Contenders?

Always

dhopisthename
09-12-2010, 09:34 PM
I don't think Tim Duncan is effective enough to lead them anymore but will need to see how splitter is before I pass judgement

JasonJohnHorn
09-12-2010, 09:44 PM
Yes, they are. There is no doubt about that in my mind. If Splitter is as good as many believe, and they have McDysse backing him up, and Blair backing up Duncan, then they'll have a solid four man rotation in the front court, and Hill can play back-up minutes at shooting guard and point guard, allowing himself, Parker and Ginobili to get starting minutes, and with Jefferson at small forward, this is a solid line up that can compete with anybody on a given night. Jefferson had some troubles last season, but he has a season under his belt working in Pop's and Duncan's system, and I think that will help him chemistry wise and make him far more efficient this season. I would like to see them get one or two guys who can spread the floor with three point shooting, because they seem to really miss guys like Barry and Horry and Bowen out on the wing, and lacking that does make them less efficient in my opinion, but a lot of this hinges on what kind of production they get out of Splitter.

I would still pick LA in a 7 game series, but any other team in the west, I would take the Spurs in a 7 game series. Even against LA though, these guys can compete, and they would pull out a couple games and still have a shot in the series. Maybe I just have to big of a bonner for Duncan and Pop, but this is still a great team.

ElMarroAfamado
09-12-2010, 09:59 PM
NEVER....the Spurs have not been title contenders for a long time but it seems people just say the same ole cliches "never count out the spurs"
"never underestimate the Spurs"

etc...ITS OVER...for them and has been for a while....i dont know why people feel they have to consider them title contenders every year
STOP....its over

icej
09-12-2010, 10:04 PM
I am NO SA fan, but they just keep surprising me time after time, so I wont say they are done. I learned to respect the NO none sense approach of the team vouching against them. I wish them a good season.

xbrackattackx
09-12-2010, 10:05 PM
They will be a 3-6 seed IMO.

MTar786
09-12-2010, 11:51 PM
no

dodie53
09-13-2010, 12:01 AM
i last run

BillyHoyle35
09-13-2010, 12:01 AM
it depends on splitter and the health of manu, well the health of all the spurs really, fully health they are a threat, just being fully healthy seems hard for them

ccg34
09-13-2010, 12:21 AM
No, because the reality is TD is too old. It ain't his fault. We all get old. They need to get a young all star to carry the torch of their future.

iggypop123
09-13-2010, 12:49 AM
no

Sadds The Gr8
09-13-2010, 01:00 AM
no because no1 on the team can put up 20+ every night guaranteed, and be a threat on a consistent basis. Parker can't, unless he faces a weak defensive team. Duncan is still good, but he just can't dominate like he used too. Same with Ginobili. They also don't have a strong bench.

PC
09-13-2010, 01:24 AM
I'm not going to completely write them off but I do think it's highly unlikely they'll be serious title contenders this season

The_Jamal
09-13-2010, 02:28 AM
Depends on how Splitter, Hill, Blair, Anderson, etc and what kind of role their young guys can take. If they can get some serious production out of those guys, Manu, Timmy, and Tony still have enough in the tank to lead a team and make some noise. Just not too the extent they have been the last million years it seems like. And perhaps if RJ can be somewhat of what he used to be, the Spurs can still be "title contenders"

Mochalman
09-13-2010, 02:31 AM
being a spurs fan, ima give them at least a two year window.

The_Jamal
09-13-2010, 02:34 AM
^Isn't that when Timmy and either Manu or Parker's deal ends? If im not mistaken they were giving this group a 2 year window before they blow things up

Mochalman
09-13-2010, 02:37 AM
^Isn't that when Timmy and either Manu or Parker's deal ends? If im not mistaken they were giving this group a 2 year window before they blow things up

i know manu just got a five? year extension. TP is done after this year, and i dont remember when duncan is done. even if duncans contract ends in two years they should still resign him. hes the one person from this core that i hope retires a spur. i think when duncan goes, pop will go also.

shep33
09-13-2010, 03:07 AM
One last run, but I think this is it. Plus if Manu or TD get hurt, they have 0 chance, and they're getting up there in age.

kikeyanez
09-13-2010, 03:39 AM
i think this the year they will hit rock bottom! they should trade duncan while they can still get something in return for him

LakerPride
09-13-2010, 04:21 AM
they have a good coach and a good system, they have Splitter and Jefferson might just play well. so obviously they can still compete. it wont surprise me if they become second seed this coming season. but i think it wont be enough to dethrone my Lakers in the West.

Baller1
09-13-2010, 04:44 AM
Yes, without a doubt.

alencp3
09-13-2010, 06:09 AM
Parker/Hill
Manu
Jefferson
Timmy
Splitter

sounds good to me

xILLN355
09-13-2010, 06:11 AM
if healthy, of course

BillyHoyle35
09-13-2010, 10:15 PM
i think this the year they will hit rock bottom! they should trade duncan while they can still get something in return for him

the spurs will never trade duncan. means too much to their franchise to trade.

Iggz53
09-13-2010, 10:20 PM
I think they can be. I believe Jefferson still has a chance to make an impact and if he does, they can be dangerous.

Wade>You
09-13-2010, 10:35 PM
Depends on how you define legit title contender.

They probably aren't making it out of the West unless they manage to pull of a Boston Celtics.

So I'll say no.

JordansBulls
09-13-2010, 10:49 PM
Depends on how you define legit title contender.

They probably aren't making it out of the West unless they manage to pull of a Boston Celtics.

So I'll say no.

Why can't they make it out of the West?

IversonIsKrazy
09-13-2010, 11:20 PM
*IF* they can stay healthy, and Tiago Splitter can contribute on defense, they can. Duncan/Manu/Parker with Hill, Splitter, Blaire, rookie Anderson, and Jefferson surrounding

Joshtd1
09-14-2010, 01:32 AM
Hmm..a team with a top 3 PF, top 5 PG and SG when healthy..up and coming players in Blair and Hill, along with prmomising rookies in Anderson and Splitter, and guys like RJ and Dice who are in the 2nd year with the team, in which guys always do better? Not saying we can/will beat the Lakers, but we are definately contenders.

Mplsman
09-14-2010, 01:47 AM
No they are over the hill with duncan in his career.

bluefire7002
09-14-2010, 03:59 AM
No they are over the hill with duncan in his career.

Yea Duncan healthyness (madeup word lol) = how far Spurs go

Marlins97and03
09-14-2010, 04:16 AM
Nop

aussie
09-14-2010, 04:30 AM
guys where do u get them sigs that say "Minnesota Fan" etc

thekmp211
09-14-2010, 10:43 AM
definitely. duncan/splitter/blair/dice/bonner is a great big man rotation. manu/parker/hill/anderson could likewise be a great back court rotation. if RJ can rebound* this team is as dangerous as any.

from his subpar season last year not hit the glass harder. not that thatd be a bad thing.

lavilevi23
09-14-2010, 11:04 AM
I think they should trade Duncan.

pebloemer
09-14-2010, 11:18 AM
Duncan, Ginobili and Parker are still all top 7-8ish or better at their positions. When healthy, they are still a formidable trio.

Add progression of Hill, Blair and additions of Splitter and Anderson + a better season from Richard Jefferson and they can still play with anybody.

A few IF's that need to come to fruition, but hardly a stretch to think it could happen. I'd say they have 5th best shot to come out of West behind Lakers, Jazz, Thunder and Mavs.

Missing56&33
09-14-2010, 11:23 AM
Are the San Antonio Spurs still good enough to be legit Title Contenders?

this is the first time in the Tim Duncan era that I think they are not legit title contenders anymore.

Joshtd1
09-14-2010, 02:20 PM
Duncan, Ginobili and Parker are still all top 7-8ish or better at their positions. When healthy, they are still a formidable trio.

Add progression of Hill, Blair and additions of Splitter and Anderson + a better season from Richard Jefferson and they can still play with anybody.

A few IF's that need to come to fruition, but hardly a stretch to think it could happen. I'd say they have 5th best shot to come out of West behind Lakers, Jazz, Thunder and Mavs.

Why them? We made it farther then both of those teams, and they havent really improved. Jazz I can understand

Gators123
09-14-2010, 02:23 PM
Not anymore

wsullivan
09-14-2010, 02:30 PM
no

TylerSL
09-14-2010, 02:36 PM
yes, Manu, Parker, and Duncan are all healthy once again, and they have help around them. I could honostly see them in the WCF this year.

slyone_nyc
09-14-2010, 02:48 PM
They will be considered contenders by many simply out of respect.

But in my opinion, this team is nothing more than a 5-8 seed out West at this point.

X2, they haven't really added any young talent over the past few seasons, while there core turned into grandfathers, there title contending days are over, although they sure did have a great run the past decade... R.I.P to the spurs...

pebloemer
09-14-2010, 02:48 PM
Why them? We made it farther then both of those teams, and they havent really improved. Jazz I can understand

Yah, I'm big on the Jazz for this coming season too.

The only reason I have Thunder and Dallas as better chances to come out of the West are health, age and seedings. If San Antonio is 100% healthy going into the playoffs I'd say they have the second best team behind the Lakers.

Both Ginobili and Duncan are past their prime in age (although their performances don't always suggest this), and the combination of Parker, Ginobili and Duncan has missed over 90 regualr season games in the past two years, health has to carry weight in my decision prior to the 82 game scheduled.

This is the only reason why I have the Mavs and Thunder with a better chance to make it out of the West.

slyone_nyc
09-14-2010, 02:51 PM
*IF* they can stay healthy, and Tiago Splitter can contribute on defense, they can. Duncan/Manu/Parker with Hill, Splitter, Blaire, rookie Anderson, and Jefferson surrounding

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IversonIsKrazy
09-14-2010, 10:01 PM
^^

Documentary & Doctor's Advocate are classic albums. There aren't many good rappers out there any more. LAX was very good as well, and we'll see how RED album does. But I don't see why he can't make an argument for #5

JordansBulls
09-16-2010, 10:52 AM
They could use Bowen again.:)

Joshtd1
09-16-2010, 11:40 AM
They could use Bowen again.:)

He would probably be our best defender on the team still..with the exception of maybe Manu

LeBitteNoir
09-16-2010, 12:01 PM
With the advent of the "super team," the Spurs are good, but not good enough.

thekmp211
09-16-2010, 01:52 PM
i disagree. the lakers are the only team that i think are definitely superior. would it really surprise anyone is the spurs beat any team in the west other than the lakers in a playoff series? they knocked off last year's 2 seed.

Hawkeye15
09-16-2010, 01:56 PM
i disagree. the lakers are the only team that i think are definitely superior. would it really surprise anyone is the spurs beat any team in the west other than the lakers in a playoff series? they knocked off last year's 2 seed.

kind of agree with this. The Lakers are clearly the best out west. After that, there are a bunch of question marks. The Spurs could be contending another year if health and defense show up

Klivlend
09-16-2010, 02:15 PM
Nope

Niro
09-16-2010, 03:12 PM
I don't think Tim Duncan is effective enough to lead them anymore but will need to see how splitter is before I pass judgement

last year duncan had one of his most effectives year since 2005

Ebbs
09-16-2010, 03:16 PM
NO TD, TP, Manu have all significantly regressed.

Da Knicks
09-16-2010, 03:27 PM
Splitter and Manu are the ones that can make them or break them imo they could shock the lakers or thunder maybe both...

Joshtd1
09-16-2010, 05:46 PM
NO TD, TP, Manu have all significantly regressed.

Not really. TP was injured, Manu played damn good ball when he was fully healthy, and while Duncan has slowed a bit, he is still a top 3 PF in the NBA. Not sure how that is significantly regressed.

If we can knock the #2 seed out last year, who were supposed to be contenders, not sure why we couldn't be, specially with our younger guys getting better and better.

michelangelo
09-16-2010, 06:02 PM
They're two years away from completely rebuilding.

Tony_Starks
09-16-2010, 07:03 PM
I believe so for the simple fact that at any given time they're capable of putting together a solid run of really good basketball. They also have enough good young talent to give the vets a rest this season.....

evadatam5150
09-16-2010, 07:16 PM
Are the San Antonio Spurs still good enough to be legit Title Contenders?

Nope.. Good team but just think they're time is past.. Who knows though, anything can happen..

Kashmir13579
09-16-2010, 07:30 PM
i don't think so. a high powered offense like the suns will annihilate them in the playoffs. then again, with pop at the helm you never know

RCarlson85
09-16-2010, 07:37 PM
No, they're too old. Their core players that have been there for years (Duncan, Manu, Parker) are past their prime and injury prone. They just can't compete with the younger more athletic teams anymore. They will still be in the playoffs, but are most likely not going to win a championship.