The 2013 NBA offseason featured numerous transactions and roster overhauls that will change the NBA landscape for years to come. However, as they have in previous years, the San Antonio Spurs' roster remains unchanged aside from a handful of under-the-radar moves.
As they have for more than a decade, the Spurs will enter the upcoming campaign eyeing a championship. Doing so will be tough, as they fell short of the title in 2013. Increased competition will also force the team to show a serious improvement should they expect to contend.
While basketball is a team sport, the well-oiled machine known as the San Antonio Spurs has many parts that help it run smoothly. If team success is on the horizon, the players themselves will need to step up.
For some, the improvement will be negligible; we already know what to expect from a handful of competitors. For others, a significant leap is expected, as their roles require more production than fans have witnessed in the past.