As we approached the 2020 NBA Draft, San Antonio Spurs fans were divided on who the team should take. Some of us preferred a big man like Onyeka Okongwu or Jalen Smith while others wanted a wing like Devin Vassell.
The fourth-year floor general never took his foot off the gas despite end-to-end dominance from the Golden State Warriors San Antonio found themselves on the wrong end of a blowout on Wednesday night after demolishing the short-handed Trail Blazers in their previous outing.
A beatdown in the bay area reminds everyone that there’s still work to do In these crazy, mixed up times when it feels like every aspect of our daily lives has been turned upside down, there was something slightly reassuring about getting boat-raced by the Warriors out on the road.
Dejounte, Lonnie, and Keldon on the court together equals success. Anyone who even glances at the NBA standings will notice the San Antonio Spurs have been better than expected this season despite having yet to play a game with a healthy roster.
Here at Air Alamo, we’ve recently touched on big picture issues regarding this year’s San Antonio Spurs. We’ve talked about their performance this year against our pre-season expectations of the team, the best performers of the young season, and also analyzed the underlying rebounding issues plaguing the team.
The last time the San Antonio Spurs lifted the Larry O’Brien trophy, Patty Mills was a big part of that team’s run. In his sixth season since that 2014 NBA title, Mills remains the only player still with the franchise as it ushers in a new era.
It seems like just yesterday that we watched the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs prepare to duke it out in the 2017 NBA Playoffs. We didn’t know it then but that series would prove to be a defining moment for both franchises.
The fearless NBA sophmore could have the tools to be San Antonio’s next All Star. Keldon Johnson might as well face the snarling Monstars of Space Jam, because he appears most comfortable when smashing into the NBA’s biggest men at the rim.
Enjoy the unknown while we still can. This was a pretty routine win. The Blazers were missing a multiple key players, the Spurs were at full strength (aside from Derrick White’s absence), and that’s pretty much it.
The longevity of Pop, Rudy Gay, and Patty Mills continues to set the bar higher. In the midst of a 125-104 thrashing of the Portland Trail Blazers, the San Antonio Spurs hit a number of milestones, both for individual players and as a team.
Due to the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols, third-year Spurs reserve big man Drew Eubanks and two other Spurs personnel members will not be with the club as it faces off against the Lakers on Thursday night.
The widespread belief in NBA circles is that Hammon will one day get her shot at being a full-fledged head coach in the league. The glass ceiling-shattering moment on Wednesday night brings her one step closer to doing it.