No one likes to see fan-favorites traded, even if it works out for the better in the end.
As expectations start to swell in San Antonio, fans would be well served by compartmentalizing the noise and enjoying the small steps and long process ahead.
A balanced look at the Spurs’ 9-18 start.
In some ways the Spurs were who we thought they would be, and in others they surprised.
While the 2021-22 Spurs don’t have your typical head of the snake, they do possess a group of young, multi-tooled players and a year 2 system built around high activity and randomness.
The Spurs and Walker unsurprisingly failed to reach a contract extension agreement, but that’s not a bad thing for either side.
A look at this week’s Luka Samanic news through a variety of lenses, depending on how miffed you are.
Determining what it would take for the 2021-22 season to be be a success for the Spurs.
Doug McDermott will help, but Thaddeus Young could be a key cog for San Antonio’s rebuild.
KJ’s time with Pop and Team USA could end up being an extra valuable experience, according to multiple NBA execs.
Player rankings are coming out ahead of the 2021-22 season, and Dejounte Murray and Derrick White received some love.
DeRozan’s time in San Antonio comes to an end, his three years defined by ample criticism and middling success. To appreciate his contributions, words must do what numbers can’t.
San Antonio won’t likely have a shot at the top players in free agency, so focusing on finding young ones who are ready to blow up could be worth it. But are there any available?
The Silver and Black are at an organizational crossroads, and this offseason could set them on course for years to come.
This summer is integral for PATFO, but the DeMar DeRozan decision reigns supreme.
The Aldridge Era was defined by doggedness and compromise in the face of circumstance and perpetually bad timing.
The Spurs and Aldridge have decided to part ways. Now it’s time to find the right deal for the big man. Here are some options.
With the G-League not being a convenient option and the roster almost at full strength, keeping Vassell from being glued to the bench could prove challenging.
How the third-year guard is making strides as a passer and why his immediate development could play an important role in San Antonio's longterm plans
With Derrick White likely out to start the season, the Spurs could have a hole in their expected starting lineup that the rookie wing could fill in nicely.
When should an organization that doesn’t skip steps reconsider its development approach?
While lauding the players’ amplified voices and admirable efforts, we shouldn’t ignore the greater forces that brought us here, as well as the role we can all play.