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The San Antonio Spurs haven’t missed the playoffs since the 1996/1997 season, the longest streak in the league, but things could change this year due to their lackluster start. So, what’s wrong with Gregg Popovich and his team?
A few weeks ago, DeMar DeRozan deleted all of his Instagram pictures related to the Spurs, and Dejounte Murray stopped following his current team. That led to numerous rumours about their possible exit from the team led by the one and only Popovich. Are they really on their way out, or it was just an outburst due to recent results? When asked about the situation, DeRozan replied, “I don't even like social media, honestly. To this day I always wish I had played in the '90s so I wouldn't deal with social media. I just let people talk. Me, personally, I hate it ... If it wasn't a need in 2019, I wouldn't have it.". Did he really mean it, or is there something behind we all don’t know? Probably both.
Dejounte Murray has unfollowed the Spurs on Instagram, Demar DeRozan has deleted all of his pictures and the Spurs are a mess right now. Something is about to go down within the Spurs organization. ???? pic.twitter.com/XzR8S52Mxd— ContentNBA (@ContentNBA) November 26, 2019
However, the question remains. The San Antonio Spurs are not in a good spot right now. Their roster is aging, with their only young talented prospects being Dejounte Murray and Derrick White. They’ll probably let the season roll on and see where it takes them until the trade deadline. Most of the people are saying that it’s time for the Spurs to let it go and start from scratch after 20 plus years of being ultra competitive, winning multiple championships along the way.
DeMar DeRozan could significantly help a contender team with his game, even though analytics have proven that he’s usually a net negative due to his incapacity of shooting the three-ball. If they were to rebuild, draft picks and expiring contracts would be the main interest of the Spurs organization. A comeback to Toronto was recently rumoured, with the Raptors receiving the former superstar, and the Spurs acquiring Marc Gasol or Serge Ibaka along with draft picks. As for Dejounte Murray, it’s hard to believe that Gregg Popovich and the Spurs organization could part ways with the talented guard.
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