Spurs just working out the details

Updated: October 22, 2003, 6:34 PM ET
By By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
How good is Tim Duncan?

So good that he makes everyone think that Rasho Nesterovic, Hedo Turkoglu and Ron Mercer were the people the Spurs actually wanted during the offseason instead of Jason Kidd, Jermaine O'Neal and Michael Olowokandi.

So good that it doesn't really matter if Bruce Bowen or Hedo starts at small forward or if Manu Ginobili or Mercer starts at shooting guard or if Malik Rose or Rasho starts at center.

So good that by the time the playoffs get really interesting, Kidd, O'Neal and Olowokandi will be sitting on their couches watching Duncan, Nesterovic, Turkoglu, Mercer, Bowen, Ginobili and Rose still playing.