The San Antonio Spurs and the 29 other NBA teams should expect the 2017-18 schedule to be released this week.
Since the end of the 2017 NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs, the other teams, and basketball fans have waited for the 2017-18 schedule to be released. The season doesn’t start until October, but early August has been around the time the NBA reveals the full slate of games for the upcoming season.
During Saturday’s NBA Africa Game broadcast, ESPN analyst Doris Burke revealed that the schedule should be released soon, as in this week. It came off through regular, in-game conversation and wasn’t touched upon much afterward.
The clip of her saying this can be seen below:
As 247Sports.com noted, the 2016-17 schedule came out on August 11, 2016, so this is in range of the previous release date. That will see Opening Night, key matchups, Christmas Day games, and other marquee dates revealed for the upcoming fall, winter and spring.
For the Spurs, it will be about when they face some of the elite of the Western Conference. The first matchup with the Golden State Warriors will see a rematch of the 2017 Western Conference Finals, which saw the Warriors sweep the series. The Houston Rockets, who added Chris Paul to team with James Harden, will be another must-see game for the Spurs as they go against the latest “superteam.”
Regarding Christmas Day, the Spurs played on this holiday in 2016. They defeated the Chicago Bulls, 119-100, to come out victorious.
So, the wait is on for the NBA schedule release. It will give everyone an early preview of what to expect for the upcoming season and get fans excited for Opening Night. What part of the schedule are you most looking forward to seeing?