With all eyes on a playoff spot for the San Antonio Spurs this season, here is an updated list of everyone on the roster heading into 2020-21.
After a season to forget in many regards, the San Antonio Spurs look to re-establish themselves in the Western Conference as the season tips off this month. Finishing with a record of 32-39, San Antonio’s win percentage of 45.1 was the lowest they’ve had since 1996-97, before the Tim Duncan era.
Most of the media has the Spurs in the bottom three in the West after the massive leaps other teams made in the offseason, but they’re not worried about that. “I re-signed because I felt we had unfinished business,” said DeMar DeRozan recently. The rest of the club has the same mindset as the season’s December 23rd tipoff draws nearer.
With the threat of coronavirus postponing games, the NBA made an unprecedented move by releasing only half of all schedules, leaving room for adjustments to be made during the March All-Star break. For San Antonio, the schedule includes 19 home and 18 away games, including a seven-game February road trip that’s friendlier than it’s been in years.
With the NBA’s trade deadline expected to be on March 25th, time will tell of the Spurs many any moves after a quiet offseason, but for now, here’s who they will be rolling with for the 2020-21 season.
PG – Dejounte Murray, Patty Mills, Tre JonesSG – Derrick White, Lonnie Walker, Quinndary Weatherspoon (two-way), SF – DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, Keldon Johnson, Devin VassellPF – LaMarcus Aldridge, Drew Eubanks, Luka Samanic, Keita Bates-Diop (two-way)C – Trey Lyles, Jakob Poeltl
While I have the projected starters in bold, I’d expect Coach Popovich to make some adjustments as needed after factoring in particular matchups and team performance. With a mix of veterans, rising talent, and new faces, this season looks promising, albeit unpredictable.
The San Antonio Spurs tip off their regular season in Memphis on December 23rd at 8 pm ET.