Can Rasho replace David's D?

David Robinson can't be replaced. But Rasho Nesterovic must try to at least provide the same kind of defense.

Updated: October 22, 2003, 6:10 PM ET
By Marc Stein |
Editor's note: Here's a glimpse of the good -- and the bad -- that could happen to the 2003-04 San Antonio Spurs.

Best Case Scenario
Three things need to happen for the Spurs to hold off Dallas and Minnesota for the Midwest Division title ... and then negotiate the West's playoff bracket to set up their third championship in a span of six seasons:

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