Predicting the 2020-21 San Antonio Spurs starting lineup

San Antonio Spurs

Aug 2, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, USA; San Antonio Spurs’ Derrick White (4) confers with teammates Rudy Gay (22), DeMar DeRozan (10) and others during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Mandatory Credit: Ashley Landis/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Who should the San Antonio Spurs have in their starting lineup?

The NBA Draft has come and gone and, barring any crazy last-minute trades, the San Antonio Spurs roster is all but set.

After failing to make the playoffs for the first time in 22 years, Coach Pop and the front office know adjustments have to be made if they want to have a chance at making the playoffs next season. They did not make any big moves on draft night contrary to many rumors leading up to it, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying.

By all accounts, the Spurs were on the phones aggressively trying field offers from teams around the league for their veteran leaders like LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, and Patty Mills among a few others. Those rumors, in the end, were ultimately smoke and mirrors, and the Spurs have opted to do some restructuring internally as they are accustomed to.

Re-signing Jakob Poeltl, drafting Devin Vassell and Tre Jones, and letting Bryn Forbes walk has set the Spurs up to remain competitive this upcoming season while keeping their cap space for next offseason well intact.

Given who they drafted and who they brought back, it’s reasonable to expect the Spurs to roll out similar lineups this year that we saw in the Orlando bubble.  This means more small ball, more fast breaks, more defense, and most importantly, more youth.

It would also be reasonable to expect multiple guys being slated in different positions depending on fluidity and matchups, among other factors.

Keldon and Demar may run some time at the four, Lonnie could get minutes at the two, even rookie Devin Vassell could play right away at the three. The Spurs have a lot of different lineup combinations to play with and it’s fun for us to talk about.

They might not be competing for a championship but this team should be fun to watch every night. Here’s who you can expect the Spurs to have in their starting lineup on night one of the ’20-21 NBA season.