After having an NBA All-Star on their roster for 21 straight seasons, the San Antonio Spurs could now be without one for a fourth straight season. That drought could soon be broken, however, as the Spurs have several players with All-Star potential currently on the roster.
For one of them, it only appears to be a matter of time, while for the others, it will likely take longer.
Even if just one of them makes a future NBA All-Star team, it would be a huge deal for a team desperate for another star. With that in mind, let's look at which current Spurs are most likely to make that big jump in their careers soon.
1. Dejounte Murray
It almost feels like cheating to say that Dejounte Murray will be an NBA All-Star given how well he's played, but it's unclear whether he'll actually make the team this season. After all, he'll face stiff competition for the two remaining reserve guard spots as well as the two wildcard spots. He'll also have to rely on coaches to vote him into the All-Star Game.
However, even if he doesn't make this year's team outright, Murray could still make it in as an injury replacement or if a player enters health and safety protocols. Otherwise, he may have to wait until next season.
In the meantime, he can continue to raise his profile around the league by putting up-eye popping numbers this season. Murray has already amassed 10 triple-doubles and is averaging 19.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 9.1 assists, and 2.0 steals per game.
Next season, with an improved team and continued work on his game, he could take his career to the next level. That would make it harder for fans to ignore him and for coaches to not reward him for his terrific play. Therefore, Murray stands a better chance of making the team next season and seems like a safe bet to make multiple All-Star teams in the future.