Originally Posted by Meticode
I've been hearing the Spurs are done the last three years, but every single year they're in contention.
Spurs haven't been very relevent since they won the title in '07. They've been kind of a gimmick team since Duncan has declined so much and they rely on a bunch of moneyball wunderkids for the regular season but it doesn't translate to the playoffs since they have little to no experience and depth doesn't help in the playoffs since teams will play their top 3 guys heavy minutes. And their defense has fallen off a cliff compared to their title years.
2011 - Upset in first round by the Grizz (epic choke job, 1 seed vs. 8).
2010 - Swept in the second round by the Suns, who they used to beat like a red headed stepchild.
2009 - Lost in the first round 4-1 to the Mavs.
2008 - Lose 4-1 in WCF to LA, not a close series.
If they were going to win another title though this would be the year to do it.