After winning 67 games and reaching the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs this season, the San Antonio Spurs will look to have greater postseason success in 2016-17. However they'll be doing this without franchise pillar Tim Duncan, with the franchise announcing Monday morning that he will retire after 19 seasons with the Spurs.
Head coach Gregg Popovich and team president R.C. Buford have handled transitions within the franchise smoothly over the last two decades, and it's reasonable to expect more of the same as the Spurs get used to life without Duncan. Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili will be back for another run, and in Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge the Spurs have two players who are among the best in the NBA at their respective positions.
But with Duncan's retirement there's a noticeable hole in the front court that needs to be filled, so how will Popovich and Buford address it? Here's a look at the San Antonio Spurs' projected starting lineup for the 2016-17 season. (Getty)