Updated: August 11, 2003, 12:12 PM ETBy By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
San Antonio Spurs: With all the offseason moves that have happened making the Western Conference even better than it was before, Tim Duncan just wants everyone to remember who are the defending NBA champs. "We added good pieces." the MVP said to the San Antonio Express News. "We're just adding pieces around what we already have. We just won a championship. We don't want to change too much of it. . . . I like what we did a lot. We got deeper and we have the opportunity to be a better team than we were last year. We added some pieces basically for nothing, some very good pieces. You have to give it up to (coach Gregg Popovich and general manager R.C. Buford). Those guys did a great job of adding something for nothing." But what about the Lakers and Kings and Timberwolves? "Luckily enough, it's not always about what's on paper," Duncan said. "It's about chemistry and who believes in what they're doing."