The San Antonio Spurs announced their 2017 preseason schedule.
The San Antonio Spurs are far away from the 2017-18 NBA season. The 2016-17 campaign only ended in June, which saw the Golden State Warriors win the NBA championship. However, since then, the NBA Draft and opening of free agency took place. The Summer League is ongoing, too.
Before the next regular season, the preseason will go down. It will happen in the early weeks of October, preceding the main set of games that begin at the end of the month.
On Wednesday, the Spurs announced their official preseason schedule for this fall. It featured five games, four of which with Western Conference teams:
- Monday, October 2, 8:30 p.m. ET – @ Sacramento Kings
- Friday, October 6, 8:30 p.m. ET – vs. Sacramento Kings
- Sunday, October 8, 4:00 p.m. ET – vs. Denver Nuggets
- Tuesday, October 10, 8:30 p.m. ET – vs. Orlando Magic
- Friday, October 13, TBD – @ Houston Rockets
The Spurs will see plenty of the new-look Kings who traded DeMarcus Cousins before the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline. They’ve since signed George Hill and Zack Randolph, and selected De’Aaron Fox in the NBA Draft.
The Nuggets will no longer have Danilo Gallinari, but added Paul Millsap at power forward. Along with Jusuf Nurkic and Gary Harris, Denver will have intriguing young pieces on display.
The Magic transitioned in the front office, but will potentially keep a similar look for next season. The Spurs will get a look at Jonathan Isaac, who Orlando selected in June.
The final game will be against the Rockets, a team the Spurs should see plenty of next season. They’re the Chris Paul-led Houston squad, after a trade to send him to the Space City took place in June.
The preseason will gear Spurs fans for what could be an exciting 2017-18 campaign. Next will be the regular season announcement, which the NBA has not done yet.