Remember last summer? When everyone said the Spurs didn’t make significant strides in free agency and would lose standing to teams who aggressively pursued Chris Paul, Gordon Hayward, and Paul George?
But the Spurs got a steal in Rudy Gay, a diamond in the rough in Brandon Paul, and the best available trade bait in their own backyard -- LaMarcus Aldridge.
After coming off a heart arrhythmia that tapered his impact and having a discussion about his role in San Antonio, Aldridge has taken the reigns this season. He even signed a 3-year extension solidifying his belief in The System.
No doubt things will change when Kawhi Leonard suits up, but between Leonard, Aldridge and contributions from every player on the Spurs, they once again can prove to be the contender no one saw coming.
The Spurs stand 3rd in the Western Conference and 5th overall behind 3 manufactured superteams. And, so far, without the help of The Klaw.
So who is the Big 3 right now?
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