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The Spurs have looked like a rusty team, short on talent, and led by inexperienced players so far, but there have been some bright spots for the Silver and Black. Without LaMarcus Aldridge in the middle, the good guys really only have one true center, and that’s Jakob Poeltl, who has had his moments, but is still acclimating himself to playing big minutes. Lonnie Walker IV has been the best player of the first two scrimmages, and he’s looking tor become a more consistent performer as the Spurs try to make some ripples in the remaining bubble games. [Making waves might be too much to ask.] Derrick White has shown some good play in the first two games, but he, like everyone else on the team, needs to cut down on the mistakes and turnover. Dejounte Murray is a flurry of offensive and defensive activity, but it really hasn’t been very effective so far in the bubble.
Today, they face the Pacers, boasting a 2-0 scrimmage record, and have Victor Oladipo back from injury, who has been playing well in the bubble. The Spurs backcourt will be challenged by Oladipo and Malcolm Brogdon, and if White and Murray can keep pace with them, the Spurs have a shot.
This is only a scrimmage, but it would be nice to see the good guys put together at least one solid effort before the games that count start on Thursday. The first real game for San Antonio will be Thursday night at 7:00 PM against the Kings, who have looked pretty good so far in the bubble.
I do have some great news for Spurs fans, today’s scrimmage game will be the first game of the restart to be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest, so those of you that have the channel will be able to watch it live with Bill and Sean, who will be in the AT&T Center broadcasting remotely.
San Antonio Spurs vs Indiana Pacers (scrimmage)
July 28, 2020 | 3:00 PM CT
Streaming: NBA League Pass
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