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San Antonio Spurs: History at the NBA Trade Deadline

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The San Antonio Spurs do not usually make a move at the NBA Trade Deadline, but they have not been completely silent.

When it comes to trades, the San Antonio Spurs are not exactly well-known for making them, especially at the annual NBA Trade Deadline, when teams make their final moves before the last 20-30 games of the season. This year’s NBA Trade Deadline is on Feb. 8.

The Spurs don’t have a completely quiet history at the deadline. Although, it has been silent in recent seasons.

What have the Silver and Black done at the trade deadline? Let’s take a look at their brief history (via RealGM):

  • 1989-90: The Spurs acquired Uwe Blab from the Golden State Warriors for Chris Welp.
  • 2004-05: The Spurs acquired Nazr Mohammed, Jamison Brewer and a player exception from the New York Knicks for Malik Rose, a conditional 2004 first-round pick (via Suns) and a conditional 2006 first-round pick (via Spurs).
  • 2009-10: The Spurs acquired a conditional 2016 second-round pick (via Hornets) and a player exception from the Charlotte Hornets for Theo Ratliff.
  • 2011-12: The Spurs acquired Stephen Jackson and a player exception from the Golden State Warriors for TJ Ford, Richard Jefferson and a conditional 2012 first-round pick (via Spurs).
  • 2013-14: The Spurs acquired Austin Daye, cash and a player exception from the Toronto Raptors for Nando De Colo.

Not exactly a game-changing set of trades, as the Stephen Jackson deal was arguably the biggest. The Nazr Mohammed acquisition follows this. Otherwise, the Spurs have almost done nothing at the deadline, which applies to the past three of these final-trade days.

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As the 2018 date approaches, San Antonio may look to add another piece to its potential title-contending squad. Will it be linked to any names? Could this become the first time in four years that the organization makes a deadline-day move? We will see on Feb. 8.

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