The San Antonio Spurs' season tips off on October 20th, and their final roster to begin the season has now officially been set. Reaching as many as 19 players on their training camp roster, the Spurs trimmed their season roster to the maximum of 15 with their recent releases of Luka Samanic and Al-Farouq Aminu, which needed to be done by 5 pm ET on October 18th.
One important thing to note: the NBA trade deadline will be February 10th, which could come into play for the Spurs. Thaddeus Young has been involved in trade rumors since he was acquired from Chicago, and the Spurs still can't escape being linked to disgruntled 76ers star Ben Simmons on what seems to be a daily basis.
For now, though, the Spurs have 15 guys on the books and one two-way contract they'll be rolling with as the season begins. Here's how the roster shakes out heading into a tough October.
San Antonio Spurs Projected Starters
Lonnie Walker IV
Joe Wieskamp (two-way)
Devontae Cacok (two-way)
Depth Positions in Question
With this roster, nothing is set in stone as far as rotations. These are my projections based on the preseason and Coach Popovich's history, but there are a couple of guys I'd keep my eye on as potentially playing themselves into bigger roles.
Australian center Jock Landale has a unique skill set as a big that can knock down threes, and he had a strong showing in the preseason. We also didn't get to see what Tre Jones' role in the rotation will be yet since he was hurt for the five tune-up games.
A dark horse to crack the rotation earlier than anyone might expect would be Joshua Primo, who dazzled in his first game in the NBA to the tune of 17 points in an exhibition victory over Utah. Although many believe he might take time to develop in the G League, his poise and composure suggest he might not even need that.
The Spurs' quest to return to the NBA playoffs begins October 20th at 8:30 pm ET against the Orlando Magic from the AT&T Center.