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An in-state rival has a formula worth following for the San Antonio Spurs.
If the San Antonio Spurs want to make a run towards the title with their current group, there is a formula that they must follow. They must add sharpshooters, they must improve their perimeter defense and they must have an energy guy in the middle who will put his body on the line to get the stop.
They must do what the Dallas Mavericks did in 2011.
Manu Ginobili will continue to produce and, ideally, Daniel Green will return to continue to step into the role of the Spurs' 2 of the future. Regardless of those facts, signing a player such as Marco Belinelli or Jodie Meeks could put them over the top with a true sharpshooter on the perimeter.
Landry Fields, meanwhile, adds an athletic defender on the perimeter who can get out in transition. Matt Barnes lacks the athleticism and transition scoring ability that Fields possesses, but his length and playoff history is valuable.
Omer Asik and Gerald Green, meanwhile, are the key components. Both are high-energy players who offer everything they have on a nightly basis.
Green just so happens to possess star potential.