The Spurs greatness have spoiled us for so long, but eventually they will have to prepare for the future. It’s safe to say as long as Gregg Popovich is the coach, there will be no rebuilding.
As the Spurs prepare for life without Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, Marc Gasol is a name to keep in mind.
“It depends on what Tim and Manu and everyone there does,” one Western Conference executive told Sporting News. “But if they’re going, the Spurs are not going to step back and rebuild, no one thinks that. The understanding is Gasol would be their top target.” …
“They tend to fly under the radar on this kind of thing, then pop up and make the George Hill trade or almost get Jason Kidd,” one general manager said. “With their situation, you’d expect that to be the case again. If it is not Gasol, it will be a trade for a draft pick, something on draft night, it will be someone you’re not expecting. It’s not an organization that has gotten where it is without being prepared.”
Gasol still has plenty of basketball left in him at the age of 30. He’s averaging 17. 8 points and 7.9 rebounds this season.