Would the Spurs let aging Tim Duncan leave town through free agency?
The answer to that is absolutely not. While he may not dominate games in the same way that he used to, but Duncan still was a major factor in the Spurs ascent to the top of the Western Conference regular season standings.
L.A. Times NBA reporter Mark Heisler explains why Tony Parker would be attractive to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Because the Spurs' picks in the 2011 NBA Draft are the second to the last slots in the first and second rounds (29 and 59), you wouldn't think that San Antonio would make a lot of noise in this year's draft.
But before you go too far down that road, here is a list of players that they have selected at the very end the first round:
2008 - No. 26 pick: George Hill
2004 - No. 28 pick: Beno Udrih
2003 - No. 28 pick: Leandrinho Barbosa
2002 - No. 26 pick: John Salmons
2001 - No. 28 pick: Tony Parker
Pretty impressive scouting and selections, right?
More than one mock draft has the Spurs going international in the draft (again).
They could select Brazilian big, Lucas Nogueira. They could place him in Europe for a few years and allow him to develop his game and fill out physically.