Vegas Over/Under: 54.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 55-27 The Bet: Prevent 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 significant injuries, while Pau Gasol and Manu Ginobili re-signed to get an opportunity to continue their fights against Father Time in exactly the very same uniforms.
Together with LaMarcus Aldridge moving farther away from stardom, Kawhi Leonard is the lone player who appreciates authentic celestial standing, and he doesn’t actually have the luxury of too much depth around him.
Sure, Dejounte Murray, Leonard, Danny Green, Aldridge and Gasol’s Possible opening quintet is a person. Nevertheless, the main backups–while merry and Parker are rehabbing, at least–are Patty Mills,” Ginobili, Kyle Anderson, Davis Bertans and Joffrey Lauvergne.
That is not particularly inspiring. Not by Spurs criteria, at the least.
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 looks like it’s about the decline:
“Despite this certainty, we’ll watch anxiously as Pop attempts prove us wrong and make those subtle changes to his roster. We’ll hope from an franchise that is stable for one final run of basketball. We’ll 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: just don’t.