With a 10-game win streak under their belts as well as the league's best record, the San Antonio Spurs are in a very familiar position.
As the regular season draws to a close, the veteran squad is preparing to translate its regular-season success into the playoffs, where it will again compete for a championship.
But in order for San Antonio to capture that coveted fifth title, its individual players will need to thrive continuously, regardless of how big the stage gets.
Of course, the components that form this well-oiled machine have hardly shown any long-lasting signs of weakness and actually appear to be growing stronger as the season progresses.
With the most important part of the season ahead, it is once again time to evaluate the talented players who ensure that the Spurs' system remains without parallel.