The San Antonio Spurs had probably the best offseason by snagging superstar forward LaMarcus Aldridge and re-signing 2014 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard.
Not to mention convincing David West to take the veteran minimum, and having Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobli to play again this season.
All these moves have Frenchman Tony Parker very optimistic, but realistic on this upcoming season.
“It’s been an unbelievable summer for us. LaMarcus is going to help us a lot. I’m so happy that Manu and Timmy are back. And so we’re going for a last try, a last crack at it to try to win it all.”
The Spurs lost in heartbreaking fashion in the first round of the NBA Western Conference Playoffs to a Chris Paul game winner and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich and General Manager R.C. Buford hit the free agent market with the intent of getting a superstar to replace the Big 3 of Duncan, Parker, and Ginobli, and signing Aldridge changed the complexion of the Western Conference.
Though the Golden State Warriors are the defending champions, with their recent additions many think the Spurs have leap frogged every team in the NBA as the favorites to win it all.
Parker seems realistic that this could be his last season to win a ring with his friends Timmy and Manu.
A new era has begun in San Antonio, and it will be led by the duo of Aldridge and Leonard.