The offseason was a rather boring one for the San Antonio Spurs—to absolutely no one's surprise.
Entering the 2012-13 season, the Spurs' roster will look almost identical to that of last year's. This year, the competition has increased, however, and with an aging roster, a return to the Western Conference Finals is anything but guaranteed.
Then again, the Spurs prove critics wrong every year—and if the pattern continues, this year should be no different.
As the Spurs prepare for the regular season, our only taste of San Antonio basketball has been their shaky preseason start.
Despite the notorious incredibility of the preseason, there were definitely a few things to take note of.
Here are five realizations that we came to during the summer's events: