The San Antonio Spurs embark upon another 82-game journey when they welcome the Orlando Magic into the AT&T Center for their season opener on Wednesday night. Expectations aren’t high for the youngest club of the Popovich era. But their dedication to ramping up the pace, three-point volume, and defensive intensity should make for entertaining basketball.
While the departure of Patty Mills, Rudy Gay, and DeMar DeRozan leaves several questions unanswered, Dejounte Murray, Derrick White, Lonnie Walker IV, and Keldon Johnson bring some much needed-continuity. And with all the minutes, shots, and touches available, this roster is rife with the opportunity for multiple players to have a breakout year.