The Spurs looked like they'd make a big splash this summer. Instead, they've brought the band back together, including a surprise contract extension for LaMarcus Aldridge. Are Spurs fans worried, or has the team bought itself enough goodwill.
We brought on J.R. Wilco and Bruno Passos of SB Nation Spurs site Pounding the Rock to discuss the following:INSTANT REACTION to LaMarcus Aldridge's new 3-year, $72.3 million extension. And we do mean instant, because we began recording minutes after the news broke.Why didn't the Spurs make the big move that many expected? Why re-sign Pau Gasol and Aldridge with their cap space? Are they playing a different game that we can't see? Kawhi Leonard's gonna be OK health-wise, right? This quad issue isn't a long-term thing, is it? Assuming not, what can he possibly do for an encore?Rudy Gay seems like an interesting fit. How will that work? And will the Spurs play more of a modern style after playing very traditionally last year? Why are Spurs fans going gaga over DeJounte Murray?Over/under six long Gregg Popovich screeds against Donald Trump? (That doesn't count the one from today, which dropped after we recorded). Which game will he unleash his grumpiest sideline interview?The all-important banana boat question.Are the Spurs still the toughest matchup for the Warriors? Did this summer get them closer or further away to the Warriors? Why do they seem to have more success than most against them? How do Spurs fans feel about the Warriors?More worried about the Rockets or Thunder as a challenger?Assuming Kawhi is healthy, he's definitely winning MVP, isn't he?Plus, more dumb things to bet on. Recreationally, of course.
This is the 29th of Limited Upside's 30 team previews leading up to next season. We're bringing together representatives from all 30 SB Nation team sites and other team-specific experts from the SB Nation/Limited Upside community to gauge the temperature of the fanbase heading into the season.
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