San Antonio Spurs Ready to Rebuild After Two Decades of Dominance
After two decades of dominance and five NBA championship to show for it, the San Antonio Spurs appear ready to hit the re-set button.
Sitting at 10-16 and two games out of a playoff spot, the Spurs may be ready to look towards the future. Pressing decisions on DeMar DeRozan’s and LaMarcus Aldridge’s future with the team are definitely approaching and it appears as though the Spurs are looking to sell off and build around young players such as Dejounte Murray.
“This rebuild is coming in San Antonio,” said ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. “Whether it’s this trade deadline or this summer. There’s no getting around it. It’s going to be a hard road for them. They’re not setup to turn this around very quickly.”
The Spurs hope to retain head coach Gregg Popovich for as long as they can, but it is currently uncertain whether he is willing to undergo a full blown rebuild.
The Spurs currently have just one first round selection, which at this time projects to be a lottery pick. They will look to move DeRozan and Aldridge prior to the deadline in order to acquire picks and young pieces while increasing salary space.
All empires come to an end.