With the Kawhi Leonard drama finally past the Spurs, Gregg Popovich will look to lead the Spurs back to a top seed in the Western Conference. Despite playing without Leonard most of the season, San Antonio still managed to win 47 games. Now with a healthy DeMar DeRozan playing in place of Leonard, the Spurs fully expect to contend with the best of the west this season.
The undisputed leaders of the Spurs are now LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar Derozan. Aldridge enjoyed a resurgent year last season, making the All-Star Game for the sixth time in his career. DeRozan comes over from Toronto, where he spent the first 9 years of his career. An elite scorer with explosive leaping ability, DeRozan is one of the top 25 players in the NBA. He should excel under Coach Pop, giving Spurs fans plenty of reasons for excitement.
There is no denying that this San Antonio Spurs team will look different from past years. Tony Parker is now in Charlotte, and Manu Ginobili decided to call it a career after 16 remarkable seasons. While the Spurs will certainly miss Parker and Ginobili, their absence will open up more playing time for San Antonio’s young guards to shine. Dejounte Murray is one of the bright young stars in the NBA, and the Spurs will rely on him as the full time starting point guard this year. Murray is an elite defender with incredible athleticism - once he sharpens his offensive game, watch out. The Spurs are also excited about rookie Lonnie Walker IV, the electric shooting guard who general manager R.C. Buford selected in the first round of this year’s draft.
Veterans Pau Gasol, Rudy Gay, Patty Mills, and Marco Belinelli will also play key roles for the Spurs this season. Even though the Spurs may not have the same team that won 5 championships, any Coach Pop team with this much talent is a contender.
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