Next season could mark the beginning of a prolonged rebuild for the San Antonio Spurs after missing the playoffs for two consecutive seasons. With the days of competing for a championship or even just making the playoffs now behind them, at least for the foreseeable future, some fans may be expecting next season to be fairly uneventful.
That may not be the case, however, due to a revamped roster that is also now much younger. San Antonio will have to rely more on younger players as they step into larger roles. As a result, next year's team figures to be more unpredictable, and perhaps more exciting. We've already made a few predictions on how they'll start the regular season.
Regardless of how successful the Spurs are next season, they're sure to keep fans engaged due to the intriguing storylines surrounding the team. For one reason or another, nearly every member of the Spurs (even including the coaches) has a good reason to want to perform particularly well this season.
With all of that in mind, these are four storylines that can't be ignored in the 2021-2022 season.