Don't sweat these preseason losses.
As Dan and I were discussing last night, these preseason losses mean exactly nothing. If you haven’t been following the games, don’t be bothered by that 0-3 record. The Spurs’ starters are playing very few minutes, and key players are sitting out entire games. In the 4th quarter, Pop is playing the five guys who are trying to make the team, not regular rotation players. Unlike most teams, the Spurs don’t need confidence-building wins against a bunch of scrubs. We have the luxury of letting guys get lots and lots of rest in the preseason, because of our depth and the players’ familiarity with each other and the system. In the last two or three games of preseason, Pop will start playing the regulars more. And then teams will be faced with this dilemma:
*This was done by an Aussie poster on Spurstalk. Very cool.
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