For the first time since 2018-19, the San Antonio Spurs will be led in scoring by someone other than DeMar DeRozan this season. With their talented scoring machine now a Chicago Bull, it will be up to someone in the youthful core to take his place.
It'll certainly be an adjustment for Coach Gregg Popovich and the Spurs, as DeRozan has been the team's go-to weapon and one of the NBA's most clutch players for the past few seasons. With no specific number one option on the team, crunch time might look pretty ugly at times this year.
Nonetheless, the Spurs have some talented scorers on the roster, and any number of guys are capable of taking the next step and becoming the man in the Alamo City. Although the front office still needs to cut the roster from 17 down to 15 before October 20th, the major components in this group are likely set.
With an unpredictable season ahead, I wanted to take an educated guess on who will likely be the most potent scorer wearing Silver and Black this season. From least to most likely, here are my rankings of four options to lead the Spurs in scoring in 2021-22.