There were several reasons the San Antonio Spurs missed the playoffs last season, including these unfortunate statistics from their starters.
While the San Antonio Spurs‘ playoff streak recently became old enough to drink, that streak was officially snapped on the NBA campus in Orlando. It was a disappointing season for the Silver and Black, who struggled with identity issues and compounded those with inconsistent play all season long.
Nothing was normal in an NBA season that lasted almost a full year from start to finish. By the time the finale of the Orlando bubble games came around, the Spurs had officially been eliminated from the playoffs, making their last contest against the Utah Jazz irrelevant.
Coming off their worst winning percentage in a season (45.1) since 1996-97, the Spurs will need to address everything from personnel and coaching strategies to individual performances to avoid making their mediocrity a mainstay year after year.
Lineup issues were a big part of the Spurs’ downfall last season, with Coach Gregg Popovich making some questionable decisions regarding the playing time of some guys on the roster. As next season looms closer, here’s a look at some things that went wrong with the team’s five starters in 2019-20.