The San Antonio Spurs are one of the few teams left that have two seven-footers in their rotation. This gives the Spurs extra protection at the rim and also gives them a rebounding advantage. So when they play a team like a OKC Thunder, look for them to have their way on the inside on the boards. The Spurs at stretches can play both Gasol and Aldridge together in the front court, adding in Kawhi Leonard making it a deadly combo on the boards.
Coach Gregg Popovich always seems to make the best out of the Spurs’ situation. The Spurs on paper hardly ever look as impressive as other squads,especially this year,but be sure they will contend nevertheless. Popovich will have the team sharing the ball and defending hard, ensuring that they will compete every night. This team has a knack for overachieving and this year will be no different.
The only way the Golden State Warriors get dethroned out West is if a team comes along that can defend against their high powered offense. Teams like Houston and the Thunder will try to beat the Warriors at their own offensive game, a strategy that will most likely fail. The Spurs will again be top in the league in every defensive category, giving them a realistic chance at beating the champs.