With NBA All-Star Weekend complete and Dejounte Murray returning from his first trip to the game, the San Antonio Spurs are about to move into the home stretch of their season.
While it hasn't exactly been a dream season in San Antonio, there have been a lot of positives to take away thus far. Outside of Murray, there's a lot of young talent on the roster with the potential to do big things going forward.
Seeing as the team is clearly building for the future, it will be interesting to see who takes a step in the right direction over the final nearly two-dozen games. It's likely that several starting spots could be up for grabs. With that in mind, here is one thing each current starter should be aiming for in the final 23 regular-season games.
1. Dejounte Murray: Continue to produce high-quality looks
For the Spurs' All-Star point guard, the goal is to do more of the same he's already been doing. There are certainly ways Dejounte Murray can take his overall game to the next level, but in light of the direction of the team with less than 2 months of the season left, they're improvements that would be best made in the offseason.
He's already doing everything for this team, and I don't think the Spurs should aim for him to carry even harder and risk injury.
Murray's offensive game is a well-oiled machine right now. He's getting to the rim against defenders at will, knocking down mid-range jumpers off the dribble consistently, and finding his teammates for buckets while rarely turning the ball over. He ranks in the 91st percentile in both AST% and TOV%, per Cleaning the Glass.
His best bet is to continue what he's already doing, and in doing so, he'll allow other teammates to shine more as well.