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SA Spurs: Buy or sell on 5 common criticisms of the new era

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After resounding success for over 20 years, the San Antonio Spurs are in unfamiliar territory: the unknown. No longer is the franchise the model for consistency, at least in terms of winning, as they've gone 65-78 over the past two seasons.

Outside of the team itself and some optimistic fans, not many expect big things from the roster in 2022, with most major outlets predicting them to finish toward the bottom of the league record-wise.

There are several factors that led to the Spurs ending up where they are today -- mainly the retirements of the Big Three and the untimely departure of Kawhi Leonard. Still, with San Antonio now facing a potential third straight losing season, there are some valid arguments as to how things should be different by now.

Having closely followed the team and its most diehard fans, I've encountered several criticisms, complaints, and rants about the front office, particularly in the last two seasons. It's time to look at which of the more common criticisms hold water and which ones are a reach. Let's get started with comments about the captain of the ship.