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San Antonio Spurs: 3 offseason regrets heading into 21-22

Jun 11, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25)
Jun 11, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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With training camp currently underway, the San Antonio Spurs will get their first chance to see how their newly constructed roster looks in action. Spurs fans have a lot to be excited about following a solid offseason which saw the team get much younger. The team appears to have embraced somewhat of a rebuild, meaning that we’ll likely get to see a lot more of the Spurs' young core.

This was set forward beginning with the Spurs selecting Josh Primo 12th overall in the 2021 NBA Draft. Despite the fact that Primo was the youngest entrant in this year's draft, after a very strong Draft Combine, the Spurs felt it necessary to reach for him in the lottery (to the surprise of several top draft analysts).

Fans originally reacted quite harshly to the selection but were quickly calmed down after Primo had a few decent performances in the NBA Summer League. After the draft, during free agency, the Spurs made several encouraging signings that aimed to add more length and shooting to the roster. One of our writers even considers Jock Landale to be the steal of free agency.

Furthermore, assuming the Spurs are actually entering a rebuild, the DeMar DeRozan sign-and-trade deal that the team made with the Chicago Bulls secured them three draft picks, including one future first-round pick and two second-round picks.

However, the team’s offseason wasn’t without its issues. While San Antonio did well, they could have handled some of their assets better and may regret some of their decisions (or indecisions) later on. Bearing that in mind, here are three offseason regrets heading into the 2021-2022 season.