In Spurscast episode 687, Spurscast host Paul Garcia and the NBA Editorial Director for Fansided, Josh Paredes discuss:
- The Spurs in their last four games
- The Spurs at the All-Star Break
- Malaki Branham’s February Start
- Roster Moves
Spurscast 687 Breakdown
The Spurs in their last four games
The San Antonio Spurs went 0-4 in their last four games with losses on the road in Detroit, Atlanta, Cleveland, and Charlotte. The Spurs are 0-6 on their annual rodeo road trip with three games left on the trip after the All-Star break.
The Spurs at the All-Star Break
Heading into the All-Star break, the Spurs are 14-45 overall, with the second worst record in the league when looking at lottery odds. The Spurs are on a franchise record 14-game losing streak. Once the All-Star break ends, the Spurs are down to their final 23 games of the season.
Malaki Branham’s February Start
In eight February games, rookie Malaki Branham is averaging 18.1 points while shooting 52% from the floor, 41% from three, and 71% from the free throw line, while increasing his shot volume, three point attempts, rebounds, assists, and he’s barely seen an increase in turnovers. He’s been driving the ball more and that is evident in his attempts at the rim and increased drives per game.
This week the Spurs waived Stanley Johnson, then signed Charles Bassey to a new four-year deal. The Spurs also claimed Justin Champagnie off waivers to fill one of the vacant two-way roster spots after the Philadelphia 76ers waived Champagnie Tuesday. With Bassey and Champagnie on the team, the roster is full with 17 players going forward.