Are the San Antonio Spurs too old?
With aging veterans Tim Duncan (33), Manu Ginobili (33) not getting any younger and lead point guard Tony Parker seemingly on his way out after the season, it's tough to predict what exactly is in store for a team that could very well be the third best in Texas.
While the Western Conference is actually looking like the inferior with a re-stacked East, the Spurs should indeed, once again, make the playoffs. But can they make any noise?
What about the supporting cast? Other than George Hill and Tiago Splitter, the San Antonio bench-mob is not exactly feared--in fact, it's not very good.
How critical will each player's success be to the Spurs succeeding this season? It's time to find out.
2009-2010 record: 50-32, Seventh Western Conference
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