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San Antonio Spurs: When does the 2018-19 season end?

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OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 16: Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs talks to the media before the game against the Golden State Warriors in Game Two of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on April 16, 2018 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 16: Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs talks to the media before the game against the Golden State Warriors in Game Two of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on April 16, 2018 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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When will the 2018-19 season end for the San Antonio Spurs?

In October, the 2018-19 NBA season will kick off. It features the San Antonio Spurs, back for another year to compete in the Western Conference and rise from the No. 7 spot from the previous campaign.

New players are around for the Silver and Black, as well, including DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and Marco Belinelli via trades and free agency, so the team will have a different look. How will they play into the team’s rotation this season?

This group should stick for the majority of the season, barring a mid-year trade, also including LaMarcus Aldridge and Dejounte Murray. These players will be around from start to finish, but when exactly is the date that the 2018-19 season closes and opens the playoffs?

The Spurs will wrap up against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, Apr. 10 at the AT&T Center. That’s still eight months away and a far look-ahead, but it’s when fans can anticipate the postseason and the next NBA champion.

To reach the playoffs, the Silver and Black have a tall task, with a loaded Western Conference ahead of them; this includes LeBron James‘ Los Angeles Lakers and the return of the Golden State Warriors, except with DeMarcus Cousins around at an unknown time.

ESPN does not think the Spurs will reach the playoffs, so Apr. 10 could become their last day of the season. If so, it would be the first time San Antonio misses the chase to the championship since 1996-97, the year that resulted in the selection of Tim Duncan in the NBA Draft.

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Apr. 10 is far, but a date to circle on the calendar for Spurs fans. It could make or break their postseason fate, given the Western Conference’s depth from top to bottom. Will they be in the top eight next spring?

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