Though it remains to be seen whether or not this multitude of improvements translates into the regular season, it appears as though the Spurs are an upgraded version of last year's roster.
The vast majority of this stems from Leonard's supposed offseason growth, as he alone could truly be the difference in bringing this contending squad over the top.
We know what Parker will do, and though he's old, Duncan's consistency allows for predictions to be made on his regard as well.
But Leonard is on the verge of becoming more than a role player, and someone with his foundation, age, room to grow and work ethic could make significant strides in the span of a single summer.
Danny Green, too, could be dangerous if he has truly expanded his offensive game. Alongside capable scorers in Leonard, Parker and Duncan, Green—and the entire Spurs team—could really benefit if defenses are forced to stretch their focuses too thin.
Even Belinelli appears to add a certain dynamic that Gary Neal could not, especially as a distributor.
Though its offseason transactions were not abundant, improvements all around ensure that the squad is a better version of its 2012-13 Western Conference-winning self.