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SA Spurs: Why the bench unit could surprise us this season

Lonnie Walker IV, Keldon Johnson, Devin Vassell, Tre Jones
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How the bench can help with injury bugs

The Spurs' bench depth could prove useful in helping the team deal with injuries. Last season, San Antonio's chances of making the playoffs were derailed with multiple injuries to White. Were he or another starter to go down for an extended period of time, San Antonio could be better prepared than last season.

Vassell could be inserted into the starting lineup with Primo filling in as his backup. San Antonio also has similar flexibility when it comes to other starters including Murray, McDermott, and Poeltl if they were to get injured.

In Murray's absence, they might start Jones if McDermott is unable to play or Eubanks if Poeltl is unavailable. Overall, the Spurs seem well equipped to handle injuries as they arise, which is a key benefit of having a deep bench.

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Spurs fans will have to wait and see just how well the team’s reserves fare this season. Ultimately, however, San Antonio’s bench is surprisingly deep and versatile and could be crucial to the team’s success.