The San Antonio Spurs entered the season with many doubting whether 2013 would mark the year in which the team finally ran out of gas.
After 82 regular-season games, one thing is for certain: The team is rolling like they have before.
Reaching the 50-win plateau for the 14th consecutive season, the Spurs proved once again to be one of the league's most elite squads.
The team as a whole played admirably, but individual players certainly had different effects on the team's success.
So without further ado, I present to you the final regular-season grades for each member of the San Antonio Spurs.
Aron Baynes joined the Spurs towards the end of the season as a desperate attempt by the organization to add another big man to the roster prior to the playoffs.
The team settled on Baynes, an Australian standout who showed glimpses of talent in his short time with the team.
He played just 16 games with the Spurs—with his season highlight being a nine-point, five-rebound performance against the Orlando Magic.
He showed potential as a possible role player and dominated the D-League on several occasions.
Still, the sample size is too small, and while the big man could have a future ahead of him, little is certain as of now.
DeJuan Blair's career in San Antonio will likely come to a close following the 2012-13 season, though many believed that it would end much sooner.
Constantly underused, Blair was rumored to be a hot trade target multiple times throughout the season, though the deadline passed and nothing developed.
Unlike in his first few seasons, Blair spent the majority of his time on the sidelines, though he did contribute immensely when given the rare opportunity.
Still, despite a handful of strong performances, Blair's regular season was extremely uneventful, and his departure from the team is imminent.
Aside from the #LetBonnerShoot Twitter campaign, the 2013 NBA season was fairly humdrum for Matt Bonner.
His usage dropped a full seven minutes, and his production decreased as a direct result.
However, Bonner's usefulness has been limited to his abilities from long range, and while he saw a significant drop in attempts, Bonner's efficiency remained high, with the specialist connecting on 44 percent of his attempts.
Bonner did make an appearance in the Three-Point Shootout, but his overall regular season was fairly mundane, characterized by a few good performances amidst heavy time on the bench.
He may not be a household name for regular NBA fans, but folks in San Antonio have come to love their newest rookie over the past few months.
Entering the season with low expectations, French standout Nando de Colo proved from the start that he has plenty of potential.
His preseason campaign was successful, and though minutes were rare towards the beginning of the season, De Colo soon found himself commanding the backup point guard duties.
He even started a handful of games during Parker's absences, time in which he proved that his future could be bright.
Labeled "Mini-Manu" from the start, De Colo entertained with ostentatious passes and overall flashy play. De Colo made a bright entrance into the league, and while he is no star, he showed early on that his talents could result in a decent NBA career.
Boris Diaw finished the 2012 season as the Spurs' starting center, though he quickly lost that job due to the emergence of Tiago Splitter.
Despite losing the job, Diaw's playing time actually increased from last year and his scoring improved marginally as well, though his rebounding decreased.
Known for being multi-dimensional, the French veteran still had the same game-changing effect during his appearances and certainly left an impact with his playmaking skills.
Overall, however, Diaw's 2013 season was unimpressive, and with an injury sidelining him for the opening of the playoffs, one can only hope that he shines brighter when he makes his return.
Tim Duncan recently turned 37, though the player that we witnessed throughout the year did not resemble an aging veteran.
Playing as if he was in his 20s, Duncan enjoyed what may be one of the best seasons of his entire career.
Entering the season with an evident decline, Duncan soon found the fountain of youth and helped lead the team to another 50-win season.
The resurgent big man was selected to the All-Star team after a one-year hiatus and is expected to be nominated to an All-NBA squad.
Averaging nearly 18 points and 10 rebounds in limited time, Duncan showed the NBA world that despite his age, it would not be wise to count him out.
He anchored a defensive attack that ranked towards the top of the standings and overall led a team that enjoyed a surplus of success.
Whether or not his reign of dominance will continue into the postseason is another question, but as for his regular-season performance, little more could have been asked.
For years, Manu Ginobili was one of the best players in the league and undeniably one of the top players on the team.
However, recently, age has begun to catch up to the veteran shooting guard, and a decline is certainly evident.
He averaged just 11.8 points—the lowest total since his rookie season—and overall, did not look the player he once was.
Constantly making bad decisions late in the game, Ginobili's play was often detrimental to the Spurs' success.
However, he did show on a multiple occasions that he still holds the talent of the Ginobili of yesterday, and he has shown it during the playoffs.
Still, his regular season was average, and he played in just 60 games—so while he still can be a valuable contributor, age has certainly taken control of Ginobili's career.
Andrew McNeill of 48 Minutes of Hell gave Danny Green a nickname this season that summarizes his overall play perfectly.
The sharp-shooting guard validated his reputation as one of the league's streakiest shooters, though he managed to remain "hot" for the majority of the season.
After breaking into the starting lineup last season, the 25-year-old reprised his role and improved defensively and in multiple offensive areas, including penetrating and overall scoring during his second season as a starter.
He recovered from his Western Conference finals disappearance and eclipsed the 10-point plateau for the first time in his career.
He certainly wasn't a star, but Green's contributions allowed him to be one of the most important and successful role players on the team.
Not much was expected from sophomore Cory Joseph, but by the end of the season, the Texas product had turned some heads.
He began the season similar to they way in which he spent the previous campaign—spending a significant amount of time with the Austin Toros in the D-League.
By the conclusion of the regular season, however, Joseph had ensured himself a spot on the roster—and has even performed well enough to take over the backup point guard duties in the playoffs.
Joseph first shined during Tony Parker's first injury, and from there, he has transformed into a legitimate player.
Showing the unique ability to control the game's pace, Joseph has been excellent offensively, whether it be his confident driving or his improved jump shooting. He has also left an impact on the defensive end.
He's still young and miles away from reaching his ceiling, but the player once labeled as "extremely raw" has since developed into a solid contributor whose 2012-13 season may be the first of many successful ones.
Kawhi Leonard's sophomore season proved one thing: The Spurs have truly found another gem.
Though Leonard showed is potential in his rookie campaign, he assumed a larger role in 2013 and showed that he was capable of handling it.
With greater confidence, Leonard became more than just a lockdown defender and a three-point marksman. He proved to be an all-around offensive talent and a highly talented rebounder.
The season was successful for the SD State product who showed why he truly could be the Spurs' next great star.
Patty Mills finished the 2012 season on a high note, and after a terrific London showing, the Australian point guard seemed prime for a strong 2013 campaign.
Unfortunately for him, the emergences of Cory Joseph and Nando de Colo spoiled the season, as Mills found himself caught in the middle of a duel for the backup point guard spot and never in the lead.
The speedster thrived offensively during his limited opportunities, but he certainly fell short of the lofty preseason expectations, as the 2012-13 campaign proved to be mundane.
The future is bright for the Olympic standout, but his performance this season was forgettable, to say the least.
Gary Neal has been an enigma for the San Antonio Spurs, and the 2012-13 season was no different.
Whenever he steps onto the court, he would either make a terrible mistake or hit a game-changing shot—and while the latter was certainly common, his errors were not rare either.
His stats were consistent with last year's, as he fell just short of the 10-point mark once again with his assists average remaining fairly constant.
However, for the first time in his career, Neal shot below 40 percent from deep, averaging just 35 percent from beyond the arc.
He still had a positive influence on several occasions, but the season was nothing more than average for the young guard.
Tony Parker's 2011-12 MVP-caliber campaign marked the official entrance into his prime, but he topped his performance the following year.
Averaging over 20 points for just the second time in his career, Parker led his Spurs team to a successful 58-24 record en route to an All-Star appearance and a potential All-NBA nomination.
Despite nagging injuries during the second half of the year, Parker still managed to assert himself as one of the NBA's top players and one of the best point guards.
He controlled all aspects of the Spurs offense, and whether he scored or was the distributor leading to the score, Parker had a monumental impact on how well the team played as a whole.
His recent 24-point second-half outburst in the playoffs is reminiscent of his play throughout the first half of the season, and while he may have slowed down due do injury, few can deny that Parker's 2012-13 season was outstanding.
Tiago Splitter entered the season as a question mark.
At 28 years of age, the European big man isn't young, but in the developmental stages of his NBA career, Splitter has plenty to offer the team going forward.
Many were critical of his nonexistent consistency and his confidence level has been question for years.
However, any doubts that critics had have since disappeared.
The center cracked the starting lineup early in the season and has not looked back. Becoming one of the team's most trusted finishers, Splitter has become more consistent and more reliable in the post. He also demonstrated tremendous playmaking skills.
Defensively, Splitter was one of the team's most integral players. He also made his mark on the rebounding end, averaging over six rebounds, including 7.3 post All-Star break, despite only 25 minutes of playing time.
The 2012-13 season marked a turning point in his career in which Splitter transformed from an unwanted presence into one of the team's best players.