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Spurs screwed by NBA worse than 29 other teams

Spurs, Gregg Popovich

The NBA just released its full schedule for the 2021-22 season, and as usual, there are teams that are a bit luckier than the others. However, it looks like Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs have it worst.

As NBA reporter Justin Russo noted, the Spurs have one of the most brutal period in the schedule. Apparently, they will have to play eight games in 12 days in a grueling stretch in the first two weeks of January.

It all starts in January 4 when they begin their back-to-back away games against the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics. It’s followed by a one-day rest before another back-to-back away contests against the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks. They will then play the Houston Rockets at home after another day of rest before going back-to-back at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers.

While the league has completely eliminated the four games in five nights schedule, the Spurs’ early January run is just as brutal. Talk about giving them a perfect Christmas gift, right?

Gregg Popovich and his Spurs certainly won’t be happy, though they can’t do anything but accept it. The team is likely to rest players during the exhausting stretch, though.

It’s a good things the Spurs’ roster is relatively young, with Thaddeus Young being the oldest at 33 years old. Al-Farouq Aminu is the only other 30-year-old for the team, so they have that going for them.