For this first time since the 1996-97 season, no member of the Spurs will be at the upcoming 2020 NBA All-Star Game. In addition, not one Spur will be represented on All-Star Saturday night.
But which current member of the Spurs roster could be next?
Last week, San Antonio Spurs fans participated in a Twitter poll created by our own Spurs Zone's Jeff Garcia to determine the next young All-Star on the roster.
Lonnie Walker IV earned 52 percent of the votes, which was the highest total. Dejounte Murray received 37 percent, while rookies Keldon Johnson and Luke Samanic received 6 and 5 percent, respectively.
There is no denying Walker IV is an intriguing prospect; however, I’m not fully sure he will be the first of the group to make an All-Star appearance. Of those four, I believe it will be Murray.
For starters, he seems to have the most realistic path to playing a significant role in the rotation next season. Of course, the outlook could change if DeMar DeRozan opts to sign with an opposing team via free agency. However, as of now, Murray appears to be the favorite for a starting spot.
Outside of this, Murray can impact games in several ways. He already is a plus defender and superior rebounder for his position. Offensively, he is still somewhat a work in progress, but there are visible improvements to his shooting.
The key for him will he finding consistency in his offensive game. If he can piece it together, he will be one of the premier two-way players in the league.
What say you Spurs fans? Who do you think will be the next San Antonio All-Star? Let me know at @MarquezAnderson.