The San Antonio Spurs embark upon another 82-game journey when they welcome the Orlando Magic into the AT&T Center for their season opener on Wednesday night. Expectations aren’t high for the youngest club of the Popovich era. But their dedication to ramping up the pace, three-point volume, and defensive intensity should make for entertaining basketball.
While the departure of Patty Mills, Rudy Gay, and DeMar DeRozan leaves several questions unanswered, Dejounte Murray, Derrick White, Lonnie Walker IV, and Keldon Johnson bring some much needed-continuity. And with all the minutes, shots, and touches available, this roster is rife with the opportunity for multiple players to have a breakout year.
There are only a little more than five hours until the Silver and Black tipoff, so tune in to this edition of the Alamo City Limits Podcast for a breakdown of all the most important stats, storylines, and predictions heading into a season that’s sure to be chock-full of unknowns. If you like what you hear, subscribe to the pod for weekly updates.