The San Antonio Spurs are likely in for a rough season
As it stands, this roster as-is will be bottom-ten in the league until they prove otherwise. They filled gaps in team needs like shooting, but Doug McDermott and Bryn Forbes aren't going to save the day and lead the Spurs back to the playoffs.
It seems one of two things will happen this season: either the young core will surprise everyone and have a breakout season as mentioned before, or the Spurs will struggle throughout the entirety of the season and will be stuck in the lottery for the foreseeable future. I'm hopeful for the former but I'm predicting the latter.
That seems pessimistic and I truly hope I'm wrong but again, the young guys are going to have to show they can win on their own. Maybe a top-five pick next year wouldn't be the worst thing in the world? At least with the news of the latest 50-acre campus going up in the Northwest part of San Antonio with a new state-of-the-art practice facility, the front office seems to be committed to the city and building for the future.
We still have no idea what that future will look like. With the team full of friendly contracts, maybe the front office is waiting patiently and biding its time before the perfect time to strike at a free agent or star player on the trade market. We won't know if that's the case until it happens -- if it ever does.
All fans can do now is wait until next season starts and continue to support the Silver and Black as they've always done, even despite disagreements. At the very least, I'm looking forward to a fresh start this season and just being able to enjoy watching all the young players unleashed. It's a new chapter of the franchise we are all witnessing, and that alone should excite fans.