With the injuries to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban recently had a suggestion for Oklahoma City’s management: “The question I don’t think anybody has asked is, why don’t they pull a David Robinson and try to get Tim Duncan?”
If you don’t understand what Cuban is talking about, he is referring to the 1996-97 Spurs. David Robinson had an injury plagued season, missing all but six games due to a broken foot. The Spurs finished with a miserable 20-62 record, but in the process, put themselves in the running to grab the #1 overall pick in the upcoming draft.
You know the rest… The Spurs won the lottery, drafted some kid named Tim Duncan, and never looked back. After five championships, I don’t think the Spurs have any regrets and the 1996-97 season is long forgotten.
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