With Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, past their primes and both at least 37 years old, the San Antonio Spurs must look at younger talent in the free agent market. Tony Parker is 32 years old, and has only a few good years ahead likely. Kawhi Leonard, who is only 23 years old is one piece to begin with for the future, but the Spurs need more. Below, are a few 2015 free agents the Spurs can take a look at to help build their franchise.
Marc Gasol– Marc Gasol will be an unrestricted free agent next season. Gasol is one of the best big men in the league, and is only 29 years old. Gasol is a one time all-star and has also won the defensive player of the year award. He averaged 14.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 3.6 assists last season. With Duncan retiring possibly next season, Gasol will be a terrific option to replace him.
LaMarcus Aldridge– LaMarcus Aldridge is an unrestricted free agent, like Gasol. There is no question that it is a long shot, not only for the Spurs to steal the big from the Blazers, but any team also. It appears that the three time all-star will likely stay with a young and hungry Blazers team, but it’s worth the try. If the Spurs were to land Aldridge, they can play him alongside Tiago Splitter down low.
Paul Millsap– It is clear that Paul Millsap is due for a raise, after signing a two year, $19 million deal. Millsap was an all-star last season and he proved that he can play on the big stage. In the playoffs Millsap averaged 19.4 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks last year. Millsap is an intriguing option, as he is only 29 years old and is clearly in his prime.
Klay Thompson– Klay Thompson has a qualifying offer for 2015-16, but it is likely he will decline it. That doesn’t mean he will leave Golden State, it means he will ask for a bigger contract and you can’t blame him. Thompson appears to be in route to be a star player. He averaged 18.4 points and 3.1 rebounds last year, and is known as one of the league’s best shooters. If the Spurs were to land him, he will fill a hole they have at the shooting guard spot.