The NBA has officially released the schedule for the 2019-2020 season, and naturally that includes the Spurs. They will open the season on October 23 at home against the New York Knicks (which unsurprisingly will not be one of the featured games on the opening nights).
A few quick observations:
- The Knicks and Spurs kicking the season off against each other should be interesting, considering the whole Marcus Morris Saga and them laughably accusing PATFO of tampering with Kristaps Porzingis before he was traded to Dallas.
- November, December and March will be the months to stockpile wins against what should be lesser competition, although there are two games against both Los Angeles teams in the first 20 games.
- The Rodeo Road Trip looks absolutely brutal: entirely against Western Conference teams expected to at least be competitive. A 4-4 split would have to be considered a success.
- They also have three other road trips of 4-5 games long, but only one 4-game home-stand (but several groups of three). Hopefully the Spurs are better on the road than the last two seasons’ 14 and 16-win squads.
We’ll dive much deeper into the schedule soon, but in the meantime the perennially under-estimated Spurs are looking like they will be an exciting bunch to watch this season, and now we can officially begin the countdown.