The Spurs find themselves in this foreign territory because they’ve been frankly terrible for the past six weeks.

I’m therefore likely to wait as long as possible for the right catcher to fall into my lap at the proper price, and in a shallow enough format, such as our ESPN 10-team standard with one starting catcher, I’ll dabble with the idea of making my catcher my last pick and streaming the position in-season.

The approach here depends on your draft. Entering standard-sized one-catcher leagues, my plan is to wait forever on filling the position, but I’m open to adjusting based on the flow. More specifically, if Perez falls as a result of everyone following the I’m not paying for a catcher mantra, I’ll happily invest. I’ve yet to see any of the top three catchers fall to a point where I’m ready to pounce, so my strategy is simple: Perez at a discount or Mike Zunino late. — Kyle Soppe

Not at any time in any year did we mention, ‘This is where we are in the playoffs’ or ‘This is where we want to be,’ Popovich said pregame. We just don’t do that. … You don’t think they know where we’re at? Do you think they’re idiots? C’mon.

The Spurs are 3-11 since the start of February, giving them fewer wins than every NBA team except for the Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Suns and Memphis Grizzlies.

It’s a lot to ask Leonard, who has been limited to nine games this season due to right quadriceps tendinopathy and a recovery timetable that has frustrated the Spurs, to come to the rescue. But a former Finals MVP and two-time Defensive Player of the Year with a pair of top-five MVP finishes is a pretty rare species. And certainly not one even the NBA’s best team would want to see to start the playoffs.

Stars coach Ken Hitchcock said Radulov, who also played three seasons in Nashville for the Predators, has performed well against his old teams. He played against the Canadiens Nov. 21 in Dallas.

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