Five championships in 17 seasons, 50+ wins since the 1999-2000 season, this has to end at some time right? If you think it's next year, not so fast. The Spurs have seven of their key ten rotation players under contract next season.
With $10 million in cap space, the Spurs should be able to sign Boris Diaw, Patty Mills and Matt Bonner this offseason. Diaw and Mills stock is sky high currently following playoff and Finals performances, why not stay for a shot at repeating?
Mills role will continue to increase as Tony Parker ages, and he may be in line as the point guard of the future. I'd expect his minutes to ramp up next season from the 18.9 he averaged this season. Diaw, who will be entering his 14th season next year, should be able to be re-signed with the cap space. Bonner is a Spurs lifer, can re-sign at the veterans minimum and won't really be in high demand in the free agent market.
The only other real question about the roster will be if Tim Duncan decides to retire. Rather than opt in on the final year of his player option at $10.3 million. Next season would be his 18th in the league and Duncan really has nothing left to prove, other than try and go get ring number 6.
I strongly feel they all stay with how dominant they were in the playoffs, winning 12 of their 16 games in the postseason by at least 15 points and posting a 16-7 record. From Head Coach Gregg Popovich's statements in the recent press conferences, it doesn't look like he has any desire to leave the coaching ranks either.
The outlook looks strong for next season if all those pieces fall into play, and the Spurs can re-tool after next season, when only Tiago Splitter, Kawhi Leonard and Cory Joseph will be under contract.
San Antonio has three draft picks in next week's draft at 30, 58, & 60. I wouldn't be shocked to see them continue to build an international pipeline with those picks, as they can stash players with their respective international club teams for a year or two.
They were such a team this season, that no player averaged over 30 minutes a game in the regular season. The Spurs bench is arguably the best in the NBA. They wear you down with relentless ball movement and three point shooting. San Antonio shot the second best field goal percentage against the league's second best defensive efficiency team in the NBA Finals, the Spurs are clicking on all cylinders and if you dislike them, you're most likely going to have to put up with it for one more year.