2. The Spurs will FINALLY have a five-game win streak
The last time the Spurs won five games or more in a row in a season dates all the way back to February 27th, 2019. That was the beginning of a nine-game winning streak that hasn't been close to being matched since.
While San Antonio has had a few four-game winning streaks since (including this season), they've yet to get that elusive fifth straight win in three years. I think they're finally going to do that over the course of these last 23 games.
While no games can be marked down as easy wins with this team, I think the Spurs' seven-game homestand from March 7th to the 18th might be the time they get this done. They'll be facing struggling teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Indiana Pacers, and Oklahoma City Thunder during that stretch. Of course, they'll have to knock off some better teams like the Raptors and Jazz in the process.
3. Devin Vassell's image shall be created during the homestand
Alright, this one is personal. Back on January 2nd, I noticed Devin Vassell doesn't have an illustration in his bio on the StatMuse website. I reached out to their Twitter account to ask how we can change that.
They promptly responded:
Since that day, Vassell has been coming tantalizingly close to getting a career-high 22 points in a game, but something always seems to get in the way. There have been multiple times when he's just a basket away from the achievement before being pulled for the rest of the game due to the Spurs blowing out their opponent.
That was the case when he recorded 20 points in his hometown against the Atlanta Hawks on February 11th.
Since that day I reached out to StatMuse, Vassell has recorded scoring outings of 20 points two times, 19 points once, and 18 another time. As you can imagine, I've been getting increasingly frustrated each time.
But now with a starting role and Derrick White having departed, I think we're finally going to see it happen -- it's just a matter of when.
Much like with the five-game winning streak prediction, I'm going to say this also happens during the Spurs' seven-game homestand beginning the second week of March.