Spurs fans know they have serious first-world problems, but for the first time in a while, the franchise does appear to be in transition. Will the post-Tim Duncan era go smoothly, or are there already warning signs that things won't exactly be the same? To help us find out, longtime Pounding the Rock writer Michael Erler joins the show to discuss the staying power of "Spurs culture," why LaMarcus Aldridge trade rumors have popped up, the addition of Pau Gasol, rotation holes that must be filled and whether Kawhi Leonard can carry the franchise torch. It's an interesting time to be a Spurs fan now. This is the 28th of 30 podcasts previewing each team with writers from SB Nation's communities. We're going roughly in reverse win order from last year. Click this link for past episodes. http://www.sbnation.com/limited-upside-nba-podcast Next up: the Cleveland Cavaliers.