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Even Without Tim Duncan, Small-Ball Still Doesn't Appeal to San Antonio Spurs

In an NBA that seems obsessed with the long ball, the Spurs stick out as a throwback to a bygone era. Tim Duncan may have retired but his replacement Pau Gasol is both taller and longer. With LaMarcus Aldridge joining Gasol in the low post, the Spurs are the closest thing the NBA has to an old school, inside-out offensive attack. Last season’s leading scorer, small forward Kawhi Leonard, says he is committed to getting more of his offense this season from drives into the paint, rather than focusing even more on the 3-point line, where he was the team’s most accurate long-distance shooter.
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