With Tim Duncan's decision to retire from the NBA, the San Antonio Spurs will have a much different look when the 2016-17 season begins in late October. For the first time since the end of the 1996-97 season San Antonio will begin a season without Tim Duncan on its roster, meaning that other players will need to step into the role left vacant by the retirement of the face of the franchise.
Four starters will return from a team that won 67 games and reached the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs last season, where they were eliminated by the Oklahoma City Thunder. Guards Tony Parker and Danny Green, forwards Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge, and reserve guard Manu Ginobili are among those who will be back for the 2016-17 season in hopes of dethroning the two-time defending Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors.
But there are some holes to fill, most notably in the front court. The signing of Pau Gasol will help San Antonio account for Duncan's retirement, but they've also lost Boris Diaw, David West and Boban Marjanovic through a combination of free agent departures and trades. Click on the photo to go through the players on the 2016-17 roster for the San Antonio Spurs, and check back as Heavy will update this as the Spurs finalize the roster. NOTE: free agents Matt Bonner and Andre Miller aren't included. (Getty)