The San Antonio Spurs’ 2020-21 season was an interesting one, to say the least. There were some highs (the young fellas) and there were some lows (the poor defense and lack of outside shooting). And although San Antonio qualified to participate in the play-in tournament, their loss to the Memphis Grizzlies means the Spurs have missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons.
So now it’s time to look towards the future as one of the most stable and consistent franchises in all of American sports sits at a crossroads.
The Spurs have their core of the future led by their backcourt of Dejounte Murray, who averaged a career-high in points (15.7) and assists (5.4), and Derrick White, who posted a career-high in points at 15.4 points per game.
Spurs fans should be excited for what these two players can become, but some decisions need to be made regarding the veterans who will become free agents this summer. Will the front office decide it’s time to turn the reigns over to their young guns? If so, they’ll need to surround those players with the right personnel in order to maximize their potential.
Let's take a look at three-ish areas of opportunity the Spurs’ front office should prioritize over the offseason, be it through free agency or the draft.