When will the San Antonio Spurs take off for the 2019 NBA All-Star break?
At some point in each NBA season, all 30 teams take off for an extended period when the All-Star game festivities transpire. The San Antonio Spurs usually have a representative there, even if it shortens the time off.
The break always takes place in the middle of February, and that will be the case, again, in the winter of 2019, when the 30 NBA teams have off for All-Star Friday, All-Star Saturday and the game itself on Sunday, Feb. 17.
For the Spurs, their break starts on Tuesday, Feb. 12, after a road game against the Memphis Grizzlies. It concludes on Friday, Feb. 22, against the Toronto Raptors.
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The All-Star break consumes part of San Antonio’s Rodeo Road Trip, as the San Antonio Rodeo takes over the AT&T Center for most of February. In 2019, it will be from Monday, Feb. 4 to Feb. 25, so the Spurs will be away from home for a while.
That return game from the break will be DeMar DeRozan‘s return to Toronto, the first time since the July trade that sent him, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick to the Spurs for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green. This will not be the first time these teams will play, though, as a Jan. 3 date in San Antonio is set.
For the All-Star game, the Spurs sent LaMarcus Aldridge in the 2017-18 season. Leonard represented them the previous year, but, now that he’s no longer around, it’s up to Aldridge and likely DeRozan to carry on the organization’s representation in the mid-season classic.
The All-Star break is a long way off, but it’s still a point in the season to look forward to. It provides a break from the meaningful basketball and puts a focus on the fans and lighthearted entertainment.