Vegas Over/Under: 54.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 55-27 The Bet: Prevent but do not ever bet against the San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs feel more vulnerable than they’ve been in quite some time.
Tony Parker and Rudy Gay are working their way back from significant injuries, while Pau Gasol and Manu Ginobili re-signed to get an opportunity to keep their fights against Father Time at the very same uniforms.
Together with LaMarcus Aldridge moving further away from stardom, Kawhi Leonard is the lone participant who appreciates true celestial status, and he doesn’t really have the luxury of too much depth around him.
Sure, the likely opening quintet of Dejounte Murray, Leonard, Danny Green, Aldridge and Gasol is a dominant one. Nevertheless, the primary backups–while merry and Parker are rehabbing, at the least –are Patty Mills,” Ginobili, Kyle Anderson, Davis Bertans and Joffrey Lauvergne.
That is not especially inspiring. Not by Spurs standards, at least.
However one figure is. Since Adam Spinella noted for NBA Math, head coach Gregg Popovich is one continuous reason for optimism, even as the dynasty seems like it is about the decline:
“In lieu of that certainty, we will watch anxiously as Pop tries prove us wrong and also make those subtle changes to his roster. We are going to hope for one run of great basketball from an franchise that is stable. We’ll look to see how this group of offense-first big guys and over-the-hill cast members constructs another top-ranked defense.”
Never bet against Popovich do not.
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