San Antonio Spurs: What to watch for in season restart against Kings

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SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 08: Dejounte Murray #5 of the San Antonio Spurs guards De’Aaron Fox #5 of the Sacramento Kings in the first half at Golden 1 Center. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

The San Antonio Spurs are back in action tomorrow night against the Kings

It’s finally here, San Antonio Spurs fans. After months of hoping and waiting, we’re just hours away from the official restart of the 2019-20 season and seeing our San Antonio Spurs back on the court in actual NBA games.

The past week has been an absolute treat. Even though these past few scrimmages have been full of ups and downs they’ve been a welcome return to the relatively normal.

The San Antonio Spurs themselves struggled at times, it was very clear that they hadn’t played organized basketball for months during their first scrimmage against the Milwaukee Bucks. But overall they gave us plenty to be excited about during the season’s resumption.

The Spurs coaching staff and players have been pretty clear about one thing – these final eight regular-season games are more about developing the young players than they are about chasing the final playoff spot. If getting into the postseason comes as a byproduct of playing the younger guys, great. But don’t expect to see the same rotations you did during the first part of the season, those days are behind us.

Instead, Spurs fans have been able to enjoy the backcourt that we’ve been craving for a long time now. Derrick White and Dejounte Murray are getting plenty of playing time together, they started all three scrimmages alongside each other. Lonnie Walker and Keldon Johnson have gotten extended minutes as well. The end result has been an exciting and fast-paced Spurs team that has struggled but been immensely entertaining.

Making the playoffs isn’t the ultimate goal but its something the players are well aware of and will surely be gunning for. They get their first opportunity to set the tone tomorrow night against the Sacramento Kings, here’s what to watch for.

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