David Lee

Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 245
College: Florida
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri
Draft: 2005 1st round (30th pick) by the
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    Hey, what's that sound? Oh, it's the annual chorus of, "This is the year the Spurs finally decline!" A familiar refrain. After having a so-so offseason while the top teams in the West like the Rockets and Thunder brought out the heavy artillery, the Spurs are once again being kept off the list of significant title threats. Uh-uh. Not buying it. Because they're so consistently excellent, the Spurs are seemingly overlooked pretty much every single year. Since Gregg Popovich's first full season as head coach, the Spurs have only finished with less than 50 wins once -- and that's because it was the lockout season of 1998-99, when they finished 37-13 and won the NBA title. Even in the lockout-shortened

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