Warmth Examine (Hiatus): San Antonio Spurs
Don’t sleep on the San Antonio Spurs’ youth motion. Even though the staff stays positioned to contend for a 23rd consecutive playoff berth, the Spurs have assembled a formidable younger core that began to point out flashes of its potential earlier than the shut down.
Everyone knows that Trey Lyles can put numbers on the board when given the chance – he did so sporadically in Denver and Utah – so the 14.Four and 6.2 he posted in March (up from 5.7 and 5.7 beforehand) ought to come as no shock.
The identical goes for Derrick White, who can seemingly dial his personal manufacturing up and down relying on what head coach Gregg Popovich wants in the meanwhile.
The staff’s sneaky good backcourt youth motion is much more spectacular. Dejounte Murray’s stat line crept from 10.Four factors 5.7 rebounds and 4.zero assists earlier than March to 13.8, 6.three and 4.Eight earlier than the shutdown. That every one-around manufacturing may proceed to develop within the bubble as Murray takes the reins of the franchise.
Lonnie Walker IV and Keldon Johnson, too, confirmed indicators of potential in March and might be the subsequent opportunistic breakout performers on a roster stuffed with them, particularly if the postseason falls out of attain and this staff has little to do within the bubble however deal with participant growth.
Warmth Examine San Antonio Spurs