The San Antonio Spurs are poised to have their youngest team in franchise history. While that may turn out to be a good thing considering the young talent on the roster, it can also lead to a lot of uncertainty. Over the years, the Spurs have relied heavily on veterans to help them win, particularly in late-game situations where their experience proved crucial.
That said, with a lack of veterans on the roster next season, coach Gregg Popovich will have to rely more heavily on younger players than he's accustomed to. While many of these guys have played together for several seasons, playing in crunch time is something completely different.
Popovich will have to weigh needs like scoring, playmaking, shooting, and defense when determining the closing lineup. Without further delay, here is my Spurs projected closing lineup for the 2021-22 regular season.