San Antonio Spurs Starting Lineup 2022 Spurs Starting Lineup

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San Antonio had another disappointing season, by its standards, last year. The Spurs finished 11th in the Western Conference. They should be entering a complete rebuild at this point and need to embrace that with no hesitancy. They will likely be one of the worst teams in the NBA next year. San Antonio has to accept that getting its young guys significant minutes should be its highest priority. That is why I think the starting lineup for next year will be Jakob Poeltl, Dejounte Murray, Keldon Johnson, Derrick White, and Doug McDermott. The Spurs need three-point shooting in the worst way, and they found that with McDermott. It makes far more sense for him to start to help create space for Murray and Walker to penetrate the lane. Plus, the Spurs played relatively small last year, so this should not be much different.

Starting Lineup

POS NAME RATING G MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% DRB ORB TRB AST STL BLK FTM FTA FT% TOV PF
PG Dejounte Murray D. Murray
81
19 34.6 19.1 8.1 18.1 44.6% 1.2 3.8 30.6% 7.6 0.8 8.5 8.1 2 0.5 1.8 2.6 70% 2.3 1.9
SG Derrick White D. White
81
19 31.3 12.1 4.5 11.5 39.4% 1.5 4.9 29.8% 2.8 0.6 3.4 5.2 1.2 1 1.6 1.9 83.3% 1.5 2.3
SF Keita Bates-Diop K. Bates-Diop
70
15 13.9 3.3 1.4 3.1 45.7% 0.1 0.7 9.1% 2.4 0.7 3.1 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.5 75% 0.6 0.5
PF Keldon Johnson K. Johnson
82
19 31.3 14.9 5.9 12.5 47.1% 1.1 2.7 40.4% 5.3 1.2 6.4 2.1 0.9 0.2 2.1 3.2 65% 1.4 1.6
C Jakob Poeltl J. Poeltl
77
12 28.6 12.5 5.8 9.2 63.1% 0 0 0% 4.6 4.8 9.3 2 0.6 1.2 0.8 2.5 33.3% 1.3 2.7

Most Common Spurs Lineups

8 Games
PG: Dejounte Murray
SG: Derrick White
SF: Keldon Johnson
PF: Doug McDermott
C: Drew Eubanks
5 Games
PG: Dejounte Murray
SG: Derrick White
SF: Keldon Johnson
PF: Doug McDermott
C: Jakob Poeltl
4 Games
PG: Dejounte Murray
SG: Derrick White
SF: Keldon Johnson
PF: Keita Bates-Diop
C: Jakob Poeltl
4 Games
PG: Dejounte Murray
PG: Derrick White
SG: Keldon Johnson
SF: Lonnie Walker IV
C: Jakob Poeltl

2021-22 Recent Spurs Lineups

Game Result
11/29/21 vs WAS W 116-99 PG: Derrick White PG: Dejounte Murray SF: Keita Bates-Diop SF: Keldon Johnson C: Jakob Poeltl
11/26/21 vs BOS W 96-88 PG: Derrick White PG: Dejounte Murray SF: Keita Bates-Diop SF: Keldon Johnson C: Jakob Poeltl
11/24/21 vs ATL L 106-124 PG: Derrick White PG: Dejounte Murray SF: Keita Bates-Diop SF: Keldon Johnson C: Jakob Poeltl
11/22/21 vs PHO L 111-115 PG: Dejounte Murray PG: Derrick White SF: Keldon Johnson SF: Keita Bates-Diop C: Jakob Poeltl
11/18/21 at MIN L 90-115 PG: Dejounte Murray PG: Derrick White SF: Keldon Johnson SF: Doug McDermott C: Drew Eubanks
11/16/21 at LAC L 92-106 PG: Derrick White PG: Dejounte Murray SF: Doug McDermott SF: Keldon Johnson C: Drew Eubanks
11/14/21 at LAL L 106-114 PG: Derrick White PG: Dejounte Murray SF: Doug McDermott SF: Keldon Johnson C: Drew Eubanks
11/12/21 vs DAL L 109-123 PG: Derrick White PG: Dejounte Murray SF: Doug McDermott SF: Keldon Johnson C: Drew Eubanks
11/10/21 vs SAC W 136-117 PG: Derrick White PG: Dejounte Murray SF: Doug McDermott SF: Keldon Johnson C: Drew Eubanks
11/07/21 at OKC L 94-99 PG: Dejounte Murray PG: Derrick White SF: Keldon Johnson SF: Doug McDermott C: Drew Eubanks

San Antonio Spurs Starting Lineup Analysis

The San Antonio Spurs are stuck in limbo: rebuild or compete? The last two seasons were the two worst seasons the Spurs had since 1996-97 when they won 20 games. San Antonio needs to embrace a complete rebuild, and it looks to be doing just that by parting with DeMar DeRozan, Patty Mills, and Rudy Gay, three of its leading scorers. San Antonio did bring in Doug McDermott and Zach Collins, but the primary focus will be around its younger players like Derrick White, Dejounte Murray, Keldon Johnson, and Josh Primo. San Antonio returns two 15+ point per game scorers in Dejounte Murray and Derrick White. White only played half of the year due to an ankle injury that ultimately kept him out the second half of the 2020-21 season, but he seems to be healthy now. It is somewhat confusing that the Spurs have not moved Thaddeus Young yet. Young has trade value, especially to teams that are contending for a title. San Antonio needs to fully commit to the rebuild, even if it means there are a few more painful losing seasons. This Spurs team won’t win many games, but they will get valuable experience for their young core, which could eventually help them get out of this rut.