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San Antonio Spurs: When is Media Day 2017?

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 22: Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs talks to the media during a press conference after Game Four of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors during the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 22, 2017 AT
SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 22: Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs talks to the media during a press conference after Game Four of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors during the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 22, 2017 AT
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The San Antonio Spurs will take to the court for the 2017-18 NBA season soon. Before that, they will have a Media Day in September.

The San Antonio Spurs will have their 2017-18 season begin in October. It’s the chance to get around the Western Conference Finals sweep that the Golden State Warriors handed to them. The team wasn’t healthy, as Kawhi Leonard missed most of the series with an ankle injury. However, he should be good to go for the start of the upcoming campaign.

Compared to the busy offseasons of the Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves, the Spurs were quiet. They added Rudy Gay, Joffrey Lauvergne and Brandon Paul, but never acquired a high-profile player like Chris Paul, Paul George or Jimmy Butler. All three players either switched teams in the Western Conference or joined this group of teams in the offseason.

The Spurs will contend with those teams, along with the Warriors, for the Western Conference spot in the 2018 NBA Finals. That means someone will have to take down Golden State, the winner of two of the past three NBA championships. Will someone defeat them this season, or will it be three in four years for the team from Oakland, CA?

To get there, and for the Spurs to have an opportunity, the road will start with the final offseason prep. It will officially kick off with Media Day on Monday, Sep. 25, according to mysanantonio.com. This precedes training camp by one day, which will start on Tuesday, Sep. 26 and run through Sunday, Oct. 1. That’s just as the preseason starts.

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After this, the Spurs will play a handful of preseason games, as the first one is on Monday, Oct. 2. Then comes the regular season. It starts on Wednesday, Oct. 18, with a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX will host it.

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