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5 Reasons Why San Antonio Spurs are Having a Great Offseason

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5 Reasons Why San Antonio Spurs are Having a Great Offseason

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The offseason that the San Antonio Spurs are having will not be highlighted on national televsion because the Spurs did not land a "star" in free agency like several other teams. Still, the Spurs have quietly done exactly what they needed to do to reach the NBA Finals once again next season. Let's take a look at five reasons the defending champions are having one of the best offseasons in the entire league.

5. NBA Draft

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5. NBA Draft

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UCLA's Kyle Anderson was not expected to be available at pick No. 30 in the 2014 NBA Draft. Surprisingly for the Spurs, Anderson was not selected before their pick and with the last pick in the first round, the Spurs stole Anderson. He is such a steal because of his fit, and the Spurs will use his elite passing ability and versatility in years to come much like how San Antonio uses Boris Diaw.

4. Contracts

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4. Contracts

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Boris Diaw, Patty Mills and Matt Bonner all had a chance of leaving San Antonio this offseason. Diaw, one of the most valuable players for the Spurs this past season, signed a three-year, $ 22.5 million deal, a steal for San Antonio. Mills was signed for a low price as well because of a shoulder injury that will have him out much of the 2014-15 season. Lastly, Bonner's long-range shooting ability was signed for one year at the minimum.

3. Tim Duncan's Return

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3. Tim Duncan's Return

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Tim Duncan's performance in the 2014 NBA season displays that he still has something left in the tank. Duncan will be returning to the Spurs for his 18th season after opting into his contract soon after the 2014 NBA Finals. With Duncan leading San Antonio, the Spurs will most likely win 70 percent of their games this seasons, a feat that has been accomplished by Duncan and company every season he has played in the NBA.

2. Gregg Popovich's Extension

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2. Gregg Popovich's Extension

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In the midst of the 2014 NBA free-agency frenzy with superstars like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony seemingly ready to decide their next team, the Spurs inked head coach Gregg Popovich to a multi-year extension. With the best head coach in the NBA at the helm for at least a few more years, San Antonio will continue outsmart teams with the tactical genius of Popovich and his staff.

1. Continuity

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1. Continuity

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By retaining Patty Mills, Boris Diaw and Matt Bonner, the Spurs will be bringing back almost exactly the same team next year that won the 2014 NBA Finals. Once again, Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich will lead the San Antonio. Offensively, the Spurs will continue to use unparalleled ball movement, selflessness and long-range shooting. With nearly the same team, the 2015 NBA Finals will have to go through San Antonio once again.

Nicholas Sciria is a San Antonio Spurs writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Nick_Sciria, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.