Vegas Over/Under: 54.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 55-27 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 working their way back from significant injuries, while Pau Gasol and Manu Ginobili re-signed to get a chance to continue their battles from Father Time in exactly the same uniforms.
Together with LaMarcus Aldridge moving further away from stardom, Kawhi Leonard is the lone player who appreciates true celestial status, and he doesn’t really have the luxury of too much depth him around.
Sure, Dejounte Murray, Leonard, Danny Green, Aldridge and Gasol’s opening quintet is a dominant person. But the primary backups–while Gay and Parker are rehabbing, at the least –are Patty Mills, Ginobili, Kyle Anderson, Davis Bertans and Joffrey Lauvergne.
That’s not especially inspiring. Not by Spurs standards, at the least.
But one figure is. Since Adam Spinella noted for NBA Math, head coach Gregg Popovich is just 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 attempts prove us wrong and also make those subtle changes to his roster. We’ll hope for one run of basketball from an franchise that is stable. We’ll look to see how this team of offense-first big guys and over-the-hill cast members constructs another top-ranked defense.”
Never bet against Popovich don’t.
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