Are The San Antonio Spurs Still An Elite Team?

The San Antonio Spurs have come rolling out of the gate in this NBA season and are sitting at 12-3 with the top record in the Western Conference. The Spurs mostly disappeared from championship discussions after their meltdown against Oklahoma City in last year’s playoffs. Is this strong start a sign San Antonio has to be re-inserted into conversations about the elite teams in the NBA, or is that jumping the gun? Let’s take a closer look at this year’s Spurs as they get set for a nationally televised visit to Miami on Thursday (8 PM ET, TNT).