Spurs Media Day: With no Tony, Manu or Kawhi, franchise enters uncharted territory

By RJ Marquez - Digital Content Curator

(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO - The Spurs officially begin the 2018-19 campaign with the team's media day this morning.

The Spurs are entering uncharted territory after Manu Ginobili retired and Tony Parker signed with Charlotte in the offseason.

The moves signaled the end of the Big Three era. The Spurs also traded disgruntled star forward Kawhi Leonard to Toronto for DeMar DeRozan in a blockbuster deal. 

Stalwart guard Danny Green was included in the deal to Toronto, leaving Patty Mills and Marco Belinelli, who was signed in the offseason, as the only players on the current roster that were on the Spurs' 2014 championship team.

The Spurs re-signed Rudy Gay and drafted exciting rookie Lonnie Walker IV. Dejounte Murray and Derrick White also look to improve from last season.

The squad will once again rely heavily on LaMarcus Aldridge to be a leader on the court.

Aldridge was an all-star last season and named to the All-NBA second team after he averaged 23 points and 8.5 rebounds per game last season.

The Spurs open the regular season at home against Minnesota on Oct. 17. This will be Gregg Popovich's 23rd season as head coach. The Spurs have qualified for the playoffs 21 straight seasons.

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