Going into the 2019-2020 NBA season, the San Antonio Spurs look as though this upcoming season is going to be a rebuilding year after acquiring forward DeMarre Carroll, rookie forward Luka Saminic, rookie guard Keldon Johnson, and forward Trey Lyles.
Even though the team is led by veterans LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar Derozan, and Rudy Gay, the team is overall young with the starting point guard being Dejounte Murray and the occasional starter Jakob Poetl. The new and improved Spurs team has started off the season with a 3-0 record after playing the New York Knicks, Washington Wizards, and the Portland Trail Blazers.
“After going 3-0 to start out the season, I have a feeling we can go to the NBA finals after sweeping the Lakers or the Clippers,” Jared Hinojosa (12) said.
The young star, Dejounte Murray has averaged 14.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 6 assists, 2.0 steals, and 0.7 blocks. After missing an entire season due to an injury last season, Murray has shown out in his much anticipated return to the starting lineup. Murray was just recently signed to a four year, 64 million dollar extension.
“We really felt the absence of Dejounte last year, his defense and ability to attack the basket is a necessity to the starting 5. I am really glad he’s back and doing really well,” Sawyer Wolston (12) said.
The Spurs were expected to miss the play-offs this year after more than 20 years of consistently making the play-offs. Now the team is expected to not only make the play-offs, but also win their division.
~Nick McDonald- Photo Editor