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2018–19 San Antonio Spurs season

The 2018–19 San Antonio Spurs season was the 52nd season of the franchise, 43rd in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and 46th in the San Antonio area. The Spurs clinched another playoff season on March 30th. It was the Spurs' 22nd consecutive playoff appearance, as the Spurs haven't missed the playoffs since the 1996-97 season. In the playoffs, the Spurs lost to the Denver Nuggets in the First Round in seven games.

2018–19 San Antonio Spurs season
Head coachGregg Popovich
General managerR. C. Buford
Owner(s)Peter Holt
ArenaAT&T Center
Results
Record48–34 (.585)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Southwest)
Conference: 7th (Western)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Nuggets 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports Southwest, KENS, KMYS
Radio1200 WOAI
< 2017–18 2019–20 >

This is the first season since the 2000–01 season in which point guard Tony Parker is not on the team. After 17 years with the Spurs, he signed with the Charlotte Hornets in the off-season. It is also the first season since the 2001–02 season without Manu Ginóbili on the team who retired on August 27, 2018, officially ending what was the Spurs' "Big Three" era.[1] The departures of Parker, Danny Green, and Kawhi Leonard, and the retirement of Ginóbili, leaves Patty Mills as the longest tenured Spur on the roster, also joining Marco Belinelli as the last remaining players from the 2014 championship season on the roster. The last season the Spurs were without the trio of Duncan, Parker, or Ginóbili was 1996–97, which was also coach Gregg Popovich's rookie season and so far the Spurs' last losing season.

After sitting out the majority of last season due to injury, this is also the first season since the 2010–11 season without Kawhi Leonard on the roster as he was traded alongside Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Pöltl, and a 2019 protected first round pick on July 18, 2018. The trade would ultimately help the Spurs produce yet another winning season for the franchise.

On March 28, 2019, in a 2007 Finals rematch against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Spurs retired the number 20 of former shooting guard Manu Ginóbili.

Contents

DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School / club team
1 18 Lonnie Walker SG   United States Miami
2 49 Chimezie Metu PF   United States USC

RosterEdit

2018–19 San Antonio Spurs roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 12 Aldridge, LaMarcus 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1985–07–19 Texas
G/F 18 Belinelli, Marco 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1986–03–25 Italy
F/C 42 Bertāns, Dāvis 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1992–11–12 Latvia
F 33 Cunningham, Dante 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1987–04–22 Villanova
G 10 DeRozan, DeMar 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1989–08–07 Southern California
F 14 Eubanks, Drew (TW) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1997–02–01 Oregon State
G 11 Forbes, Bryn 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1993–07–23 Michigan State
F 22 Gay, Rudy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1986–08–17 Connecticut
F 7 Metu, Chimezie 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1997–03–22 Southern California
G 8 Mills, Patty 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1988–08–11 Saint Mary's
F 26 Moore, Ben (TW) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1995–05–13 SMU
F/C 28 Motiejūnas, Donatas 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1990-09-20 Lithuania
G 5 Murray, Dejounte   6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1996–09–19 Washington
C 25 Pöltl, Jakob 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1995–10–15 Utah
G/F 3 Pondexter, Quincy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1988–03–10 Washington
G 1 Walker, Lonnie 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1998–12–14 Miami (FL)
G 4 White, Derrick 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1994–07–02 Colorado
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2019–04–04

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yHouston Rockets 53 29 .646 0.0 31–10 22–19 10–6 82
xSan Antonio Spurs 48 34 .585 5.0 32–9 16–25 10–6 82
Memphis Grizzlies 33 49 .402 20.0 21–20 12–29 8–8 82
New Orleans Pelicans 33 49 .402 20.0 19–22 14–27 8–8 82
Dallas Mavericks 33 49 .402 20.0 24–17 9–32 4–12 82

ConferenceEdit

Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 cGolden State Warriors * 57 25 .695 82
2 yDenver Nuggets * 54 28 .659 3.0 82
3 xPortland Trail Blazers 53 29 .646 4.0 82
4 yHouston Rockets * 53 29 .646 4.0 82
5 xUtah Jazz 50 32 .610 7.0 82
6 xOklahoma City Thunder 49 33 .598 8.0 82
7 xSan Antonio Spurs 48 34 .585 9.0 82
8 xLos Angeles Clippers 48 34 .585 9.0 82
9 Sacramento Kings 39 43 .476 18.0 82
10 Los Angeles Lakers 37 45 .451 20.0 82
11 Minnesota Timberwolves 36 46 .439 21.0 82
12 Memphis Grizzlies 33 49 .402 24.0 82
13 New Orleans Pelicans 33 49 .402 24.0 82
14 Dallas Mavericks 33 49 .402 24.0 82
15 Phoenix Suns 19 63 .232 38.0 82

Game logEdit

PreseasonEdit

2018 preseason game log
Total: 3–2 (Home: 2–1; Road: 1–1)
2018–19 season schedule

[2][3]

Regular seasonEdit

2018–19 game log
Total: 48–34 (Home: 32–9; Road: 16–25)
2018–19 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

2019 playoff game log
2019 playoff schedule

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

July 18, 2018[4] To San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan
Jakob Pöltl
2019 protected Toronto first-round pick
To Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard
Danny Green

Free agencyEdit

Re-signedEdit

Player Signed
Dāvis Bertāns[5] 4-year contract worth $14.5 million
Rudy Gay[6] 1-year contract worth $10 million
Bryn Forbes[7] 2-year contract worth $6 million

AdditionsEdit

Player Signed Former team
Marco Belinelli[8] 2-year contract worth $12 million Philadelphia 76ers
Dante Cunningham[9] 1-year contract worth $2.5 million Brooklyn Nets
Quincy Pondexter[10] 1-year contract worth $2.1 million Chicago Bulls

SubtractionsEdit

Player Reason left New team
Joffrey Lauvergne[11] Unrestricted free agent   Fenerbahçe Beko
Kyle Anderson[12] Restricted free agent Memphis Grizzlies
Tony Parker[13] Unrestricted free agent Charlotte Hornets
Brandon Paul[14] Waived   Zhejiang Golden Bulls
Manu Ginóbili[1] Retired N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Schad, Matt (August 27, 2018). "Manu Ginobili announces retirement". NBA.com. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 San Antonio Spurs Preseason Schedule". basketball.realgm.com.
  3. ^ "SAN ANTONIO SPURS ANNOUNCE 2018 PRESEASON SCHEDULE". nba.com/spurs.
  4. ^ "SPURS OBTAIN DEMAR DEROZAN, JAKOB POELTL AND FIRST ROUND PICK FROM RAPTORS IN EXCHANGE FOR KAWHI LEONARD AND DANNY GREEN". NBA.com. July 18, 2018. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "SPURS RE-SIGN DAVIS BERTANS". NBA.com/spurs. July 11, 2018. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  6. ^ "SPURS RE-SIGN RUDY GAY". NBA.com/spurs. July 11, 2018. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  7. ^ "SPURS RE-SIGN BRYN FORBES". NBA.com/spurs. July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "SPURS SIGN MARCO BELINELLI". NBA.com/spurs. July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "SPURS SIGN DANTE CUNNINGHAM". NBA.com/spurs. July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  10. ^ "SPURS SIGN QUINCY PONDEXTER". NBA.com. August 29, 2018. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  11. ^ "Joffrey Lauvergne joins Fenerbahce Dogus". fenerbahce.org. July 4, 2018. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  12. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies sign Kyle Anderson to multi-year contract". NBA.com. July 9, 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  13. ^ "Hornets Sign Free-Agent Guard Tony Parker". NBA.com. July 23, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  14. ^ "SPURS WAIVE BRANDON PAUL". NBA.com. July 31, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.