And this is just the beginning.
In this transitional phase, maintaining flexibility in all areas is much more important than establishing a rigid identity.
The Spurs are benefiting from a recent shift to a two-big starting lineup.
A Gasol buyout felt inevitable, even if it doesn’t help the Spurs too much.
Poeltl started against Detroit and played exceptionally well — only it wasn’t actually an exception.
The Spurs reportedly tried to trade for the big man, but their division rival got him.
He may be exciting his slump, but the way his numbers dropped is illuminating.
The versatile guard is putting together a breakout sophomore season that few people, including his coach, saw coming.
After a terrible first quarter of the season, the Spurs have turned things around dramatically and now look like a playoff lock.
How an offense built around postups and midrange pullups has been elite through the first half of the season.
The two role players have given San Antonio the edge it was lacking.
In an age of pace-and-space excess, the new-look Spurs are carving an identity around long-ball austerity, minimizing their mistakes, and doing all the little things right.
The Spurs guard uses a familiar move in a distinctly effective way.
Don’t look now, but Aldridge has quietly become an efficient shooter again.
What DeMar DeRozan’s incredible start means.
Against the Magic, Poeltl reminded everyone that he can play. But the Spurs are still searching for a place for him in their rotation.
The Spurs have long ago dispelled the notion that ‘pace’ and tempo are interrelated basketball concepts, but they may actually be at odds with each other.
Teams are pushing the pace and bombing away from deep with reckless abandon. The Spurs are treading carefully into this brave new NBA world.
Aldridge is a terror on the offensive glass. Concerns about transition defense shouldn’t prevent the Spurs from taking advantage of it.
Things are bad right now, but they don’t have to stay that way.