How do we evaluate the 2020-21 version of the San Antonio Spurs?
Is it by the 8-22 record in games decided by five points in the last five minutes? Or the 2-5 record in overtime games?
Do we look at the stretch of the season when this team was decimated by COVID-19, resulting in having to play 40 games after the All-Star break? That brutal stretch saw San Antonio go from four games over .500 to six games below, finishing the season 33-39, including 15-25 since the All-Star break.
In total, the Spurs played 63 of their 72 games either on a back-to-back or with one day of rest.
Despite missing the playoffs for the second consecutive season, the Spurs have a solid foundation in place and have the flexibility to retain their own free agents or bring in other free agents to replace them.