With the 2021-22 NBA Season around the corner, analysts, insiders, and other media members keep speculating about the upcoming season. Often, fans are told exactly what to think. Personally, I like to come to my own conclusions without ESPN and Kendrick Perkins telling me how to go about my day, but if I need any help preparing for the San Antonio Spurs' return, I’ll take it from the players themselves.
Lonnie Walker has been spending his offseason in the gym, which is where every NBA player wants to be, but few are there the entire time.
Walker has been creating his own motivation in the gym, maybe using the missed dunk against Denver in the 2019 playoffs.
Luka Samanic is locked in, ready to show the NBA that he’s been worth the wait. Hopefully, he can establish himself as a solid contributor off the bench, and maybe even crack the starting five by the end of the season as a legitimate star.
Tre Jones, much like his G League teammate Samanic, has also promised growth. I fully expect him to be the steal of his draft class, and it’s great to see him dialed in.
Of course, it’s easy to be motivated when you’ve already been on top. Keldon Johnson is coming off of the best summer of his life, and if anyone can keep the positive energy going the entire season, it’s him. Reminding us that he can be a champion, hopefully, he brings one back to San Antonio soon.
San Antonio Spurs basketball is just days away, with the first preseason game Monday at home against the Utah Jazz at 8:30 pm ET.