Basketball is back, and there’s plenty of San Antonio Spurs news to read before the team tips off 2015-16 NBA season Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
While LaMarcus Aldridge’s regular-season debut has finally arrived, that’s not the only storyline. From Matt Bonner’s role to the challenging Southwest Division to the new version of the Big Three, the Spurs’ 2015-16 outlook is fascinating, to say the least.
If you like reminiscing about Tim Duncan, this is the place for you. If you want a preview of the Oklahoma City game, keep scrolling. If you like critical analysis of how the Spurs can improve, don’t go anywhere.
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Spurs News and Notes from FanSided
Lineups to Expect in 2015-16 [David Kenyon – Air Alamo]
Breaking Down the Southwest Division [Michael Rehome – Air Alamo]
"The Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans each reached the postseason. San Antonio’s title aspirations are realistic, but surviving the Southwest Division will be a test in itself."
Memorable Moments from Tim Duncan’s Career [Brad Rowland – FanSided]
Media Predictions for Spurs Season [David Kenyon – Air Alamo]
"While every Spurs fans want to see predictions that conclude with the team winning a title, that’s simply not realistic. The national NBA media has a remarkably consistent projection for San Antonio’s year."
Oklahoma City Thunder Preview [George Middleton – Air Alamo]
Spurs News and Notes from Elsewhere
Nov 17, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich talks to power forward Matt Bonner (15) during the second half against the Philadelphia 76ers at AT&T Center. The Spurs won 100-75. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
The 10-Year Bond with Matt Bonner [Ryan McCallum – Project Spurs]
"“The Spurs have lots of new shiny parts this season to pair with several future Hall of Fame players, but I say that the secret-sauce has always been the unnoticeable. If you wondered why Coach Popovich keeps Bonner on the roster year-after-year, I think you have arrived at your answer.”"
Big Three Deferring to Big Two [Jeff McDonald – San Antonio Express News]
"Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker remain critical pieces of San Antonio’s success. However, the Big Three is learning to defer because of LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard. Parker in particular has a new role."
Weaknesses Must Become Strengths [Jesus Gomez – Pounding the Rock]
"“While concerns about rim protection and rebounding dominated offseason discussions about Spurs weaknesses, San Antonio’s potential lack of shooting flew under the radar.”"