For a team like the San Antonio Spurs that finished with a 50-32 record and was the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference, now is the time to win.
Second behind the Dallas Mavericks out of the Southwest Division, the Spurs upset the Mavs in six games but were swept by the Phoenix Suns in the semifinals.
They have three NBA titles in the last 10 years, but the starters continue to get older with age.
During Thursday night's NBA Draft, San Antonio selected Oklahoma State's James Anderson 20th overall.
Once again the organization went international by drafting Ryan Richards of England with the 49th pick.