4. We want to play the role of spoiler
I know I already said I could go either way about the Spurs making the NBA Play-In Tournament, and I still stand by that. But, man, it would be sweet to prevent the Los Angeles Lakers from competing in the postseason, wouldn't it?
Ahead of the season, many had the Los Angeles Lakers penciled in for a deep postseason run and maybe even an NBA title with their star power. Now, they'll be fighting just to make it into the playoffs with one of the toughest remaining schedules in the league.
Long gone are the days of San Antonio and Los Angeles being a dominant rivalry frequently facing each other in late April, but there's still very much bitterness between the fanbases given the past. Whether it's by snagging the 10th seed or knocking the Lakers out in Game 1 of the tournament, playing spoiler would be extremely satisfying if the Spurs are up for the challenge.
5. We want to gain momentum
No matter what happens for the rest of the season, it'd be nice if the organization can feel good about itself and what it accomplished the day their season ends. That should include knowing more about who should stick around for the long haul and who should be shopped for the betterment of the team.
Getting a few wins over the last week might minimally help morale going into the summer, but the bigger picture here is the front office and players need to see a positive vision beginning the second that final clock ticks to zero.
The Spurs sent a loud and clear message on trade deadline day that they're not content with being a middle-to-lower end team for much longer. Those moves effectively set them up for a massive summer that should reignite the passion within the fanbase, players, and ownership if handled correctly.
Enjoy the ride while it lasts, and look forward to plenty of action on and off the court in the next few months.