For the 22nd straight year, the San Antonio Spurs will be in the playoffs. The Spurs got off to a slow start this season, and at times, it looked as if the Spurs would struggle to make the playoffs, especially after going 1-7 during their annual “Rodeo Road Trip” in February. But, after that dismal road trip, San Antonio went on a nine-game winning streak and would ultimately clinch a playoff berth.
Being a lower seeded team(7th seed) at this point, not many expect the Spurs to make a lot of noise in the playoffs, which is something Spurs G DeMar DeRozan said has been the case for him throughout his whole career.
“I mean I been that way my whole career,” DeRozan said about the Spurs being a dark horse in the playoffs. “Going into the playoffs and everything, so, no, I don’t mind it. It’s fun, it’s competitive, and that’s what you look forward to.”
DeRozan has had his share of playoff struggles over the years, which is one of the reasons the Raptors traded him to the Spurs last summer. In 2017, DeRozan averaged 27.8 ppg in the regular season, but that dropped 22.4 ppg in the playoffs. Last season, DeRozan averaged 24.4 ppg in the regular season, and that number fell to 22.7 in the playoffs.
“The playoffs are everything. It’s exciting, fun,” DeRozan said. “It’s what everybody is waiting to see. So, for us to be in that position, I think we are all excited.”
Players are judged by what they do in the playoffs, and it should be interesting to see if DeRozan can answer the call in these upcoming playoffs for the San Antonio Spurs.