It’s been an interesting, up and down start to the season for the San Antonio Spurs. Here are our five biggest takeaways from the first half of the season.
The San Antonio Spurs have been one of the most consistent teams in the NBA over the past two decades. Season after season you could count on them to win 50+ games and pose a threat in the playoffs. This year has been remarkably different.
The season started off well as the Spurs opened the year on a three-game winning streak but things quickly went off the rails. A mid-range dependent offense and swiss cheese-like defense sent the Spurs spiraling down towards the bottom of the conference. It was a slap in the face for a franchise and fanbase that is unfamiliar with what it feels like to be several games under .500.
As we approach the second half of the season the Spurs have slowly but surely turned things around. Similar to last year, San Antonio used the month of December to right the ship and fine-tune its offense. They’ve looked like a totally different team over the past month and a half.
Some of the issues that plagued the Spurs throughout the first half of the season are still there but Gregg Popovich, his assistant coaches, and the players have all done a great job of staying positive through the tough times.
There’s still a little time left in the first half of the season but here are our five biggest takeaways from the San Antonio Spurs season so far.