San Antonio Spurs 2021-2022 Season Preview

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After not making the postseason last year, the San Antonio Spurs are looking to go into more of a rebuild mode. That being said, they had a very active off-season, as it included making trades, signing free agents, and drafting. What can we really expect from this team for the upcoming season?

San Antonio Spurs 2021-2022 Season Preview

Offseason Changes

The Spurs’ biggest offseason move was trading their best player away in DeMar DeRozan to the Chicago Bulls for Thaddeus Young, Al-Farouq Aminu, and a few picks. This was easily a huge win for the Spurs since they were able to get something for DeRozan instead of him just walking. Young and Aminu are both good-quality veterans, as they both can help mentor the younger players on this roster.

In terms of what the Spurs did during the off-season, they went out and signed many three-point shooters. The Spurs were able to sign players like Doug McDermott (40.7%), Bryn Forbes (45.2%), and Jock Landale. They also picked up Zach Collins.

In the draft this year, the San Antonio Spurs selected players like Joshua Primo and Joe Wieskamp, both of whom have shown many flashes in the past. Primo was a shock to the league since he was projected to go later in the draft, but he does have tremendous upside. He was the youngest player in the draft. For Wieskamp, he provides more three-point shooting since he shot 41% from behind the arc during college.

Overall for the Spurs, they addressed their needs by signing multiple players with the talent to shoot threes. By trading DeRozan, the Spurs are able to enter in a full rebuild mode now, and with the changes they made during the off-season, they’re looking good.

San Antonio Spurs – Expectations For This Season

With the young core of Dejounte Murray, Keldon Johnson, Lonnie Walker IV, and newly drafted players like Primo and Wieskamp, the Spurs have a bright future, to say the least. On top of signing multiple players who address their needs, this team is better than what many people think.
Given the history of how well the Spurs develop their players, there is no need to be concerned for this team. The question does get asked again, what are their expectations for this upcoming season? For starters, the conference got tougher. That just makes it tougher on the Spurs, who are rebuilding. There is no way the Spurs make it to the top eight with a rebuilt roster.
With how it’s constructed, expect the Spurs to complete for the play-in tournament. This roster has young talent, but they’re not ready. With Gregg Popovich possibly retiring soon, this franchise will have to adjust.
Sorry Spurs fans, but this team isn’t making the playoffs. This is a very good start to the rebuild. Regardless, there’s always next year. Trust in the development staff and trust that the young core will become something in the future.
Other than competing for the play-in, there aren’t many expectations for the San Antonio Spurs this season.

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