How Should San Antonio Spurs Manage Minutes in the Season's Final Weeks?

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How Should San Antonio Spurs Manage Minutes in the Season's Final Weeks?
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The regular season is drawing to a close, and the playoff race is in full swing.

While the San Antonio Spurs have already clinched a birth, their duel with the Oklahoma City Thunder for first place has taken center stage and may come down to the wire.

At the same time, the team will face the decision to rest players—something that has become common, especially among veteran teams.

Manu Ginobili will already be sidelined until the playoffs, and the Spurs should try to avoid further injuries at all costs.

Whether or not the team travels the safe route or goes all-in to obtain the top seed remains unpredictable, but given the circumstances, the Spurs should assess each player individually and re-structure his role based on the player's needs.

Note: Since Manu Ginobili will miss extended time, he will not be included.

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