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DRAFT PICKS: Round 1: None Round 2: #37, #51, #53

Draft History
2008 2007 2006 2005
26. George Hill 28. Tiago Splitter None 28. Ian Mahinmi
* Draft rights traded      

2008–2009 Record

  • 54-28, lost in first round

Offensive

  • 108.5 (13th)

Defensive

  • 104.3 (Fifth)

Acquired Via Trade:

Free Agents:

Areas of Strength:

It's still all about the Big Three. If the faces of the franchise (Duncan, Parker and Ginobili) can stay healthy -- and that's a big if -- the Spurs can still make serious noise in the West

Needs Work:

The supporting cast is long in the tooth and lacking in athleticism, but the pre-Draft trade for Jefferson should help things. Lack of able bodies inside put too much strain on Duncan and the interior defense suffered. Twin Towers, apply inside.

Two Stats That Matter:

  • 12 -- Consecutive trips to the Playoffs
  • 1,059 -- Career games for Duncan, including the postseason

The Way To Go:

The Spurs made a big splash by acquiring Jefferson and managed to part with the expiring deals of Kurt Thomas, Bruce Bowen and Frabricio Oberto. That injection of youth and explosiveness, coupled with a healthy roster, could put San Antonio back on its regular perch as a contender. The Spurs can afford to take a few risks with their second-round picks and possibly stash a player overseas. Gregg Popovich promises the franchise will do what's necessary to avoid a "lull" and keep on winning. The track record suggests they'll make something happen.

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