Last season, Spurs' Thaddeus Young averaged 24.3 minutes per game with the Bulls before being traded to San Antonio as part of the DeMar DeRozan trade in the offseason. This season, his playing time has significantly dropped (15.7 minutes per game) and he admits it's been frustrating to experience. Speaking with "The Alex Kennedy Podcast," the Spurs forward voiced his frustration over the lack of playing time.
It has been quite a year for Spurs third-year forward Keldon Johnson. After the COVID delay pushed the start of the 2020-21 season to just before the turn of the new year, Johnson has experienced the jump from spending most of his rookie season in the G-League to full-time starter in his second — adding his name to the legacy of Spurs 29th overall draft picks — all the way up to making Team USA for the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
San Antonio Spurs (6-13, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (11-11, 10th in the Western Conference) Portland, Oregon; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Portland hosts San Antonio aiming to extend its 10-game home winning streak. The Trail Blazers are 6-8 in conference play.