Vegas Over/Under: 54.5
The Record Projection: 55-27 of fromal The Bet: Avoid but don’t ever bet against the San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs feel more vulnerable than they have been in quite some time.
Tony Parker and Rudy Gay are both working their way back from major 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 farther away from stardom, Kawhi Leonard is the lone player who enjoys true celestial status, and he does not actually have the luxury of too much depth him around.
Sure, Dejounte Murray, Leonard, Danny Green, Aldridge and Gasol’s Possible opening quintet is a person. But the main backups–while merry and Parker are rehabbing, at the least –are Patty Mills,” Ginobili, Kyle Anderson, Davis Bertans and Joffrey Lauvergne.
That is not particularly inspiring. Not by Spurs criteria, at the least.
But one figure is. Since Adam Spinella noted for NBA Math, head coach Gregg Popovich is one persistent reason for optimism, even as the dynasty looks like it’s on the decline:
“Despite that certainty, we’ll watch anxiously as Pop attempts prove us wrong and also make those subtle modifications to his roster. We’ll hope from an incredibly secure franchise for one run of basketball. We are going to look to see how this group of offense-first big men and over-the-hill cast members constructs yet another top-ranked defense”
Never bet against Popovich: just do not.
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