The San Antonio Spurs are all but certain to enter the 2021-2022 season looking significantly different. They'll have nearly $50 million in cap space and over half a dozen current players coming off the books. We recently learned that the Spurs would not be extending a qualifying offer to guard Quinndary Weatherspoon, officially making him a free agent.
A few other key players that may have already players their final game with the San Antonio Spurs include DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, and Patty Mills. Even if the Spurs don't make too many moves in the free-agent market, assuming at least one or two of these veterans leave the Spurs this offseason, the team will be looking much younger very soon.
That being said, the Spurs still have a lot to look forward to in the near future. The NBA Draft is only about a month and a half away and is filled to the brim with exceptionally talented players. Some of the Spurs' younger players like Dejounte Murray, Derrick White, and Jakob Poeltl are coming into their own as they've gained experience in the league, and younger guys like Keldon Johnson and Lonnie Walker still have a ton of room to grow.
If we know anything at this point, it's that there are still many unanswered questions regarding what the team will look like coming into next season and beyond. That said, here are four bold predictions for the 2021-2022 season.