The San Antonio Spurs have enjoyed a remarkable run since drafting Tim Duncan first overall in 1997.
They have made the playoffs in all 16 seasons with Duncan, winning 10 division crowns and four NBA championships. They were 28 seconds from a fifth title in Game 6 against Miami last week before the Heat rallied and won the finals in seven games.
The only downside to all that success: low picks in the draft. The Spurs have the 28th pick Thursday night, or one below their average spot since taking Duncan.
Not that they drafted poorly without high picks. They still ended up with stars Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili.
But now the Spurs have an aging roster and might have to replace Duncan if the 37-year-old retires.