With Duncan, Ginobili, and Parker around the Spurs will be just fine. Its all a matter of finding better role players for them. Losing Nazr and Rasho didnt cost them much imo. Those guys are average, at best. The Spurs were a shot away from beating the Mavs, without Nazr and Rasho in the lineup... Theyre def still contenders. Just expect to see TD playing more minutes at center.
Not to mention the offseason is far from over, who knows what the Spurs FO has up their sleaves.
Spurs always seem to do better as underdogs anyways.
Tim Duncan was injured and played like a mortal this season yet the Spurs still won how many games? Honestly... don't count the Spurs out. They were clutch shot away from being in the finals (yes, they would have steam rolled Phoenix).
why wouldn't they be? They won 49 games last year despite PG injuries that put Chucky Atkins starting for much of the year and were the top defensive team in the league. Gasol has been steadily improving and becoming more of a leader, he's only 25-26, they have the reigning 6th Man of the Year, Damon should be back, a great coach, and they added Gay, Swift and Lowry, for an injection of youth and scoring without jeopardizing their defense. At the very least I see them winning the same number of games as last year.