2012/13 NBA Team Rankings & Previews: #5 San Antonio Spurs

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#5 – San Antonio Spurs

2011/12 Record: 50-16, lost Western Conference Finals

2012/13 Projected Record: 55-27, playoffs  

Key Additions:


Key Departures:


Depth Chart:

Point Guard: Tony Parker, Patrick Mills
Shooting Guard: Manu Ginobili, Gary Neal
Small Forward: Kawhi Leonard, Stephen Jackson
Power Forward: Tim Duncan, DeJuan Blair
Center: Boris Diaw, Tiago Splitter

The X Factor:

Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard had a spectacular rookie season, and more importantly, gives the Spurs a young (potential) star.  Can he take the next step towards stardom this season?


Any time we write off the Spurs as too old, they prove us wrong.  So no sense mentioning the team’s advanced age and it’s possible negative effects on this upcoming season.  Last year the Spurs looked unbeatable for much of the season, before collapsing against the Thunder in the Western Conference Finals.  While it would be foolish to expect them to be as unbeatable this year, it would also be foolish to overlook them as a legit contender.

NBA Preseason Power Rankings

  #6 – Boston Celtics
  #7 – Indiana Pacers
  #8 – Denver Nuggets
  #9 – Brooklyn Nets
#10 – Memphis Grizzlies
#11 – Philadelphia 76ers
#12 – Minnesota Timberwolves
#13 – Dallas Mavericks
#14 - New York Knicks
#15 - Atlanta Hawks
#16 - Chicago Bulls
#17 - Utah Jazz
#18 - Golden State Warriors
#19 - Portland Trailblazers
#20 - Milwaukee Bucks
#21 - Cleveland Cavaliers
#22 - New Orleans Hornets
#23 - Washington Wizards
#24 - Toronto Raptors
#25 - Sacramento Kings
#26 - Phoenix Suns
#27 - Houston Rockets
#28 - Detroit Pistons
#29 - Orlando Magic
#30 - Charlotte Bobcats

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