Found March 27, 2013 on Project Spurs:
The San Antonio Spurs kick off a hellish section of their schedule tonight with a curious opponent in the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets enter the AT&T Center straight off the ending of a 15-game winning streak that had some observers considering them darkhorse title contenders. What makes the Nuggets a curious case is that they operate just outside the fringes of being an elite basketball team by unconventional means. Namely, the lack of a full-fledged superstar.    The accepted ground rule for contending is elite players win championships. The popular train of thought is the three star model that currently holds the NBA champion title in Miami, though the right team can get by if it positions itself intelligently around just one, as the Dallas Mavericks did in surrounding Dirk Nowitzki with Tyson Chandler and a slew of highly specialized role players.   The problem is that there aren’t enough such players to put on every NBA roster; Nuggets head coach George...
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