5 Reasons the Spurs will be title contenders sooner than you might think

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5. Winning Experience

This group of players may not know anything about winning many regular season games or making the playoffs, but they have an X factor that gives them a leg up over the competition. So what is San Antonio's secret to success? All the confidence, experience, and motivation that their past stars can pass down to the younger generation.

By now, everyone has seen the photo of Sean Elliott, Tim Duncan, David Robinson, and Manu Ginobili standing beside Wembanyama at his first team dinner. This not only exemplifies bond that that these legends have with the franchise, but it shows how important they are to the fantastic Spurs culture we write about so often on this site.

Despite coming off a 60-loss season, fans saw how hungry the young players were to be competitive every single night. A lot of improvements will be needed across the board for this roster to rise up the standings, but improved depth, drafting Wembanyama, and another offseason could make a massive difference for them. Factor in the helping hands from Duncan and other superstars of yesteryear, and the Spurs could put themselves back on the map.

San Antonio has the coaching staff to give these players that push they need to become better. And once Popovich and the front ofice make use of their cap space, draft picks, and undeniable appeal of Victor Wembanyama, the Spurs will be ready to recapture championship glory in no time.

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