The San Antonio Spurs will have multiple players available for the 2017 NBA Free Agency.
The San Antonio Spurs recently concluded its NBA Draft process, selecting Derrick White and Jaron Blossomgame in Round 1 and 2, respectively. They’ll join a roster that will look to take over the Western Conference in the 2017-18 season.
However, the NBA offseason is far from over, with free agency as the next big checkpoint. It will see players switch teams from all 30 teams, including the Spurs.
San Antonio will have seven players become available in July. Who could they lose to another organization?
- Joel Anthony, C – Anthony played in just 19 games with the Spurs, averaging 1.3 points per game. He could be brought back on a one-year deal, but is easily replaceable.
- Dewayne Dedmon, C – Dedmon already opted out of his deal for 2017-18. Given his defensive prowess, some team may step up and pay him in a multi-year contract.
- Pau Gasol, PF/C – Gasol will reportedly opt out of his deal for next season, but re-sign for a smaller sum. Will this open cap space lead to San Antonio signing a big name?
- Manu Ginobili, SG – There’s still no official word on Ginobili’s status for next year. It will likely be Spurs or retirement for him.
- David Lee, PF/C – Like Dedmon and Gasol, Lee opted out of his deal. He mostly stayed healthy as a backup power forward, and could get one last multi-year deal.
- Patty Mills, PG – Mills has never been a full-time starter, but it’s possible a team will pay him enough to be one. That may not be the Spurs, even with point guard issues.
- Jonathan Simmons, SG – Simmons is a restricted free agent, so the Spurs can match any offer he receives. Will someone else overpay for him, though?
The Spurs may not be able to re-sign all seven of those players, but the organization should be in the running for some of them. Who will remain in the Black and Silver?