Sure the Spurs haven’t won a championship in three-years, and are past their prime state of winning. However, this team still looks ready enough to get out there and win it all. It might be time that we stop talking about the Golden State Warriors or the Cleveland Cavaliers, and start thinking about the Spurs’ chances.
The Warriors and the Cavaliers are the “new” version of the NBA. Their playstyle includes high-level three-point shooting and a fast-paced offense. The Spurs are still playing hard-nosed oldschool basketball. They play tight defense, show terrific ball movement, and have astounding chemistry.
San Antonio is an amazing team, and it is about time they reach the top of the NBA to become champions. Here are three reasons why the Spurs will win it all this season:
1. Team Chemistry
That Spurs ball movement… 🔥 pic.twitter.com/IDL7mexJQq
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) May 9, 2016
Watching the Spurs play together is incredible. It feels like everybody knows exactly what each other’s tendencies are, and there is only one answer for that – chemistry. It doesn’t matter if a player has only been in San Antonio for a week or even ten years. Because in the end, they’re all one big family. All players stand with Gregg Popovich, who is currently on his 21st season, and is widely reguarded the best head coach in the NBA. Players also look up to the many veterans the Spurs have, such as Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli and David Lee, as well.
The Spurs have played the same way for a long time and continue to carry the title of “best team chemistry” despite changes to their roster.
2. The Surge Of Kawhi Leonard
The Klawwwww. pic.twitter.com/qHPFZFHe99
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) February 5, 2017
The two-time NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Kawhi Leonard has improved drastically in the past few years, moldin himself into an elite-level superstar. Leonard is arguably a top-three MVP candidate as of now, and he’s only getting better. Leonard is having a career season, putting up 25.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists, and is also just off from the 50-40-90 club. Other than Gregg Poppovich’s brilliant coaching, Kawhi Leonard is the main reason why the San Antonio Spurs have been winning.
3. Young Players
Although it seems as if the Spurs will never go through an actual rebuild, they still go through a reload every few seasons or so. This is their time to reload, and so far, they have done a fantastic job as an organization. San Antonio picked up hopeful rookie point guard Dejounte Murray, young 3-and-D shooting guard Jonathan Simmons, and explosive small forward Kyle Anderson. When the young trio comes on the floor the team looks stunning. If the Spurs can keep improving their youth, they can expect big things in the future.