By Jose Grijalva, Project Spurs
For many years, there was one name the opponents of the San Antonio Spurs had to worry about: Tim Duncan. He used to be the main focus of the opposing defense every possession. Now with Duncan being older, he's not the weapon the rest of the NBA should solely about on the team and Jacque Vaughn knows it. Vaughn praised Parker after the Spurs defeated his Orlando Magic on Wednesday night in an Orlando Sentinel piece and said that slowing Parker down is how you beat the Spurs.
Is he right? Is Tony Parker what Tim Duncan used to be for San Antonio?
Some might say yes. They'll cite how the Oklahoma City Thunder successfully slowed down Parker by putting their shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha and it cost the Spurs four games in a row during the Western Conference Finals. It's exactly the same team with the exception of rookie Nando De Colo joining the team.
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