Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I'm Starting To Get Excited & That Makes Me Nervous
The most encouraging part about this start is the versatility this team has shown. I love what Manu is bringing and I really have no desire for any sort of normalization between the French and I, but Tony Parker has looked great too. The big difference between this team and the last couple of seasons is how deep the Spurs are at the guard positions. James Anderson's injury has opened the door for Gary Neal's development and I honestly can't wait for Anderson to get back because that's one more guy who has shown he can hit an open three and is aggressive on defense. Plus he's 6'6" which means they don't have to go with that lineup of Parker, Hill Neal at the 1, 2, 3 spots. That lineup is going to get them burned one of these days.
Alright, so we're barely one fourth of the way through the regular season, but this Spurs team is for real. Hopefully they continue to pad that win total the rest of this month because the schedule doesn't get any easier. This team is deep at every position, especially once Misssssterrrr Anderson gets back (Matrix, anyone?) and back in to game shape. I'm trying really hard to stay cautiously optimistic but as every game passes I'm getting more and more excited for where this team goes come playoff time.