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The Spurs may be too naturally buoyant to miss the playoffs

Given the state of the Western Conference this season, there may not be a “make or break” stretch for San Antonio.

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Milwaukee Bucks Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Lonnie Walker IV has started his first game for the Spurs, and although there’s no guarantee that we’ve entered the Walker Era (or exited the Age of Forbes), the way the season is shaping up San Antonio might be able to play .500 ball the rest of the way and still make it into the postseason.

In episode 51 of the Superfluous Poppycock podcast, Charlie Thaddeus and I discuss the Spurs’ buoyancy, what Spurs fan should expect/want out of the rest of the season versus what’s realistic for the team to achieve, how LaMarcus Aldridge taking threes is like being told to eat your vegetables, how the team’s brutal upcoming schedule through January and February won’t necessarily doom them, why Bryn Forbes may be back in the starting lineup very soon ... as well as a deep dive into Tim Duncan’s Assistant Coach Wardrobe, and the rookie mistake that he is making on the Spurs bench.

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