2018–19 San Antonio Spurs season

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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 >

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.

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.

Draft[edit]

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

Roster[edit]

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 Injured 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 Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2019–04–04

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

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

Conference[edit]

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 log[edit]

Preseason[edit]

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

[2][3]

Regular season[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

2019 playoff game log
2019 playoff schedule

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Player Pos. GP GS MP Reb. Ast. Stl. Blk. Pts.
LaMarcus Aldridge C 81 81 2,687 744 194 43 107 1,727
Marco Belinelli SG 79 1 1,815 198 132 35 8 829
Dāvis Bertāns PF 76 12 1,632 264 100 35 33 606
Dante Cunningham PF 64 21 928 188 50 27 13 194
DeMar DeRozan SG 77 77 2,688 462 475 86 36 1,635
Drew Eubanks PF 23 0 113 34 7 2 5 41
Bryn Forbes SG 82 81 2,293 239 175 45 4 967
Pau Gasol C 27 6 330 127 50 5 14 114
Rudy Gay PF 69 51 1,842 470 182 54 34 946
Chimezie Metu PF 29 0 145 36 13 6 2 51
Patty Mills PG 82 1 1,908 182 245 49 10 811
Donatas Motiejūnas PF 3 0 13 3 1 0 1 6
Jakob Pöltl C 77 24 1,273 410 93 29 68 423
Quincy Pondexter SF 53 0 292 46 24 11 1 98
Lonnie Walker SG 17 0 118 17 9 7 3 45
Derrick White PG 67 55 1,728 247 263 67 47 663

After all games.[4]
Waived during the season
Traded during the season
Acquired during the season

Playoffs[edit]

Player Pos. GP GS MP Reb. Ast. Stl. Blk. Pts.
LaMarcus Aldridge C 7 7 244 67 19 5 7 140
Marco Belinelli SG 7 0 131 13 8 0 2 41
Dāvis Bertāns PF 5 0 79 8 5 0 1 16
Dante Cunningham PF 5 0 13 6 0 0 0 6
DeMar DeRozan SG 7 7 251 47 32 8 1 154
Bryn Forbes SG 7 7 212 25 7 1 1 75
Rudy Gay PF 7 0 179 50 12 3 5 78
Patty Mills PG 7 0 152 15 25 7 1 37
Donatas Motiejūnas PF 5 0 19 7 2 0 0 13
Jakob Pöltl C 7 7 177 54 12 2 5 51
Quincy Pondexter SF 5 0 12 1 2 1 0 0
Lonnie Walker SG 6 0 21 2 3 0 0 6
Derrick White PG 7 7 191 21 21 5 5 106

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

July 18, 2018[5] To San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan
Jakob Pöltl
2019 protected Toronto first-round pick
To Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard
Danny Green

Free agency[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Player Signed
Dāvis Bertāns[6] 4-year contract worth $14.5 million
Rudy Gay[7] 1-year contract worth $10 million
Bryn Forbes[8] 2-year contract worth $6 million

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former team
Marco Belinelli[9] 2-year contract worth $12 million Philadelphia 76ers
Dante Cunningham[10] 1-year contract worth $2.5 million Brooklyn Nets
Quincy Pondexter[11] 1-year contract worth $2.1 million Chicago Bulls

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason left New team
Joffrey Lauvergne[12] Unrestricted free agent Turkey Fenerbahçe Beko
Kyle Anderson[13] Restricted free agent Memphis Grizzlies
Tony Parker[14] Unrestricted free agent Charlotte Hornets
Brandon Paul[15] Waived China Zhejiang Golden Bulls
Manu Ginóbili[1] Retired N/A

References[edit]

  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. ^ "2018-19 San Antonio Spurs Roster and Regular season Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "SPURS RE-SIGN DAVIS BERTANS". NBA.com/spurs. July 11, 2018. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  7. ^ "SPURS RE-SIGN RUDY GAY". NBA.com/spurs. July 11, 2018. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  8. ^ "SPURS RE-SIGN BRYN FORBES". NBA.com/spurs. July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "SPURS SIGN MARCO BELINELLI". NBA.com/spurs. July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  10. ^ "SPURS SIGN DANTE CUNNINGHAM". NBA.com/spurs. July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  11. ^ "SPURS SIGN QUINCY PONDEXTER". NBA.com. August 29, 2018. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  12. ^ "Joffrey Lauvergne joins Fenerbahce Dogus". fenerbahce.org. July 4, 2018. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  13. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies sign Kyle Anderson to multi-year contract". NBA.com. July 9, 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  14. ^ "Hornets Sign Free-Agent Guard Tony Parker". NBA.com. July 23, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  15. ^ "SPURS WAIVE BRANDON PAUL". NBA.com. July 31, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.