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 for an opportunity to keep their battles from Father Time at exactly the same uniforms.
With LaMarcus Aldridge moving farther away from stardom, Kawhi Leonard is the lone participant who appreciates authentic celestial status, and he does not really have the luxury of an excessive amount of depth him around.
Sure, the opening quintet of Dejounte Murray is a one. But the main backups–while Gay and Parker are rehabbing, at least–are Patty Mills,” Ginobili, Kyle Anderson, Davis Bertans and Joffrey Lauvergne.
That is not especially inspiring. Not by Spurs criteria.
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:
“Despite this certainty, we’ll watch anxiously as Pop attempts prove us wrong and also make those subtle changes to his roster. We’ll hope from an incredibly franchise that is secure for one run of great basketball. We are going to look to see how this group of offense-first big men and over-the-hill cast members constructs another top-ranked defense.”
Never bet against Popovich: simply do not.
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