Draft History
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
37. DeJuan Blair 26. George Hill 28. Tiago Splitter 59. Damir Markota 28. Ian Mahinmi
51. Jack McClinton 45. Goran Dragic 33. Marcus Williams
53. Nando De Colo 57. James Gist 58. Giorgos Printezis

101.4 (15th)

96.3 (8th)

Under contract:
F/C: DeJuan Blair
F/C: Tim Duncan
G: Alonzo Gee
G: Manu Ginobili
F: Malik Hairston
G: George Hill
G: Curtis Jerrells
F: Antonio McDyess
G: Tony Parker
G: Garrett Temple

Free agents
G: Keith Bogans (unrestricted)
F: Matt Bonner(unrestricted)
F: Richard Jefferson (unrestricted -ETO)
C: Ian Mahinmi (unrestricted)
G: Roger Mason (unrestricted)

Areas of strength:
Duncan, Ginobili and Parker are the three points on the Spurs pyramid that can get 50 wins and another spot in the playoffs. Going into his third season, point guard George Hill is showing that he's not afraid of the spotlight and has star potential.

Needs work:
After the general failure that was Year One of the Jefferson Experiment, the Spurs must find a way to make the veteran wing man more comfortable in the offense so that he can produce points more consistently. It would help his cause if Jefferson would play a bit of defense, too.

Two Stats That Matter:
-- Consecutive 50-win seasons, second-longest string in league history.

96.3 -- Ranked second in the Western Conference in giving up points per game.

The Way to Go:
Every indication is that the Spurs still have faith in their Big Three of Duncan, Ginobili and Parker to take them into the playoffs with the potential for a deep run. But only if that trio can get some help in terms of size and muscle on the front line. Antonio McDyess is running out of years and DeJuan Blair is not going to get any taller. They could also use another young scorer.