Vegas Over/Under: 54.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 55-27 The Bet: Avoid but do not 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 in exactly the very same uniforms.
Together with LaMarcus Aldridge moving further away from stardom, Kawhi Leonard is the lone player who enjoys authentic celestial standing, and he does not actually have the luxury of too much depth him around.
Sure, Dejounte Murray, Leonard Danny Green, Aldridge and Gasol’s opening quintet is a one. But the primary backups–while merry and Parker are rehabbing, at the least –are Patty Mills,” Ginobili, Kyle Anderson, Davis Bertans and Joffrey Lauvergne.
That’s not particularly inspiring. Not by Spurs criteria, at 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 tries prove us wrong and also make those subtle modifications to his roster. We’ll hope for one final run of basketball from an unbelievably franchise that is stable. 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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