Imagine if you took San Antonio, now 57-13 on the season, and added superstar center Dwight Howard to the mix. Now that would be a scary sight.
This past offseason, nearly all of the attention around the NBA revolved around the top teams in the Eastern Conference, especially the Miami Heat, as well as the back-to-back champion Los Angeles Lakers.
However, a combination of the big three, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, all being able to stay healthy for the first time in several years, to go along with great bench play and three-point shooting, has the Spurs playing as well this season as they have at any time since Duncan was drafted in 1997.
Of course, the Spurs are getting older and cannot simply maintain their roster in order to contend. They must continue to build on it.
If San Antonio can find a way to acquire Dwight Howard, who is still just 25 years old, the Spurs would almost certainly remain in contention for the better part of this decade.
Here are 10 reasons.