11 reasons Spurs fans should feel confident about 2018-2019 season


  • Rudy Gay says 'everyone,' including DeMar DeRozan, is personification with a chip on their shoulders“(DeRozan's) is customarily some-more publicized. But, look, I’m healthy (and have something to prove), LaMarcus (Aldridge) always finds some approach to have a chip on his shoulder. Jakob wants to infer he can be a good player. DJ (Dejounte Murray) has a chip on his shoulder since he wants to be famous as one of a best during his position, Rudy told a San Antonio Express-News in August. Photo: André Chung / © 2018 André Chung/ all rights reserved


    Rudy Gay says ‘everyone,’ including DeMar DeRozan, is personification with a chip on their shoulders

    “(DeRozan’s) is customarily some-more publicized. But, look, I’m healthy (and have something to prove), LaMarcus (Aldridge) always finds some approach to have a chip on his shoulder. Jakob wants to infer he can be a good player. DJ (Dejounte Murray) has a chip on his shoulder since he wants to be famous as one of a best during his position,” Rudy told a San Antonio Express-News in August. less

    Rudy Gay says ‘everyone,’ including DeMar DeRozan, is personification with a chip on their shoulders

    “(DeRozan’s) is customarily some-more publicized. But, look, I’m healthy (and have something to prove), LaMarcus … more


    Photo: André Chung

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Rudy Gay says ‘everyone,’ including DeMar DeRozan, is personification with a chip on their shoulders

“(DeRozan’s) is customarily some-more publicized. But, look, I’m healthy (and have something to prove), LaMarcus (Aldridge) always finds some approach to have a chip on his shoulder. Jakob wants to infer he can be a good player. DJ (Dejounte Murray) has a chip on his shoulder since he wants to be famous as one of a best during his position,” Rudy told a San Antonio Express-News in August. less

Rudy Gay says ‘everyone,’ including DeMar DeRozan, is personification with a chip on their shoulders

“(DeRozan’s) is customarily some-more publicized. But, look, I’m healthy (and have something to prove), LaMarcus … more



Photo: André Chung


For a initial time in some-more than 20 years, Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich will lead a group that does not embody a singular member of The Big Three.

After Tony Parker sealed with a Charlotte Hornets and Manu Ginobili announced his retirement, the  Spurs’ uncharacteristically unsure summer is entrance to an end, to a service of many fans. Though training stay starts subsequent week and a preseason tips off on Sept. 30, many of Spurs Nation are still wailing a finish of an era, wondering what’s subsequent or both.




The doubt is something Ginobili feels assured Popovich will advantage from in a 2018-2019 season. During his exit press conference, he mentioned Popovich’s new plea of coaching a group that didn’t have himself, Tim Duncan or Parker during a helm.

“It’s going to be a plea to learn some-more about a new guys and see what buttons to push,” Ginobili told reporters as he reflected on his career with a Spurs in a Sept. 15 press conference. “It’s going to be a fun challenge, we consider he is going to do good.”


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The now-retired Spur pronounced a team’s register is crowded of guys who have something to prove,  something Rudy Gay formerly mentioned.

Gay pronounced ‘everyone,’ including DeMar DeRozan, is personification with a chip on their shoulders

“(DeRozan’s) is customarily some-more publicized. But, look, I’m healthy (and have something to prove), LaMarcus (Aldridge) always finds some approach to have a chip on his shoulder. Jakob wants to infer he can be a good player. DJ (Dejounte Murray) has a chip on his shoulder since he wants to be famous as one of a best during his position,” Gay told a San Antonio Express-News in August.

While a Spurs ready for a arriving season, Spurs fans have been removing proficient with a new players. They’re examination each interview, scrolling Twitter for updates and reading reports. Any spark of wish for a resurgence that would compare a Duncan-Parker-Ginobili chemistry, even if customarily a smidge, is customarily common within a online Spurs community.

Now that a heartbreak of losing a last-remaining members of The Big Three has been satisfied and a deteriorate is approaching, many fans are debating how distant a group will go this season. Most predictions are practical — a Spurs bind playoff berth, though do not get past a Golden State Warriors. But no fans, during slightest not online, are surrendering to claims from critics that a Spurs’ roof should be set low.


The Spurs are reduction than a month out from their season-opener diversion opposite a Minnesota Timberwolves on Oct. 17 in San Antonio.

The gallery above includes a list of reasons fans have confirmed high hopes via a summer that could have depleted them, check it out.

Madalyn Mendoza is a digital contributor for MySA.com. Read some-more of her stories here.| mmendoza@mysa.com | Twitter: @MaddySkye

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