San Antonio Spurs: 5 takeaways from 2018 NBA Summer League

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The San Antonio Spurs managed just one win in the 2018 NBA Summer League. Let’s take a look at the good and the bad from their performance.

The San Antonio Spurs finished with a 1-4 record in the 2018 NBA Summer League. It was a poor showing that ended fittingly with a 35-point drubbing at the hands of the Phoenix Suns. Of course, we can’t put much stock into Summer League results. This time of year is all about evaluating the new players and trimming down the roster.

Several players had notable performances for the Spurs. Derrick White made a strong case for being worthy of a rotation spot, draft selections Lonnie Walker IV and Chimezie Metu showcased some of their skills, and Jaron Blossomgame played like a man who really wants to be offered a roster spot.

There is plenty to be excited about in San Antonio, but there is also reason for concern. Injuries already loomed large in this small sample size of five games, and there is no clear candidate to step up and fill the void that Kawhi Leonard‘s departure will leave.

Let’s take a look at the top five takeaways for the Spurs from the 2018 NBA Summer League and analyze what went right and what went wrong.