San Antonio Spurs Free Agency

San Antonio Spurs: List of 2018 restricted free agents

By Rob Wolkenbrod
OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 14: Bryn Forbes #11 of the San Antonio Spurs handles the ball against the Golden State Warriors in Game One of Round One during the 2018 NBA Playoffs on April 14, 2018 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 14: Bryn Forbes #11 of the San Antonio Spurs handles the ball against the Golden State Warriors in Game One of Round One during the 2018 NBA Playoffs on April 14, 2018 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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The San Antonio Spurs will have three players set to hit restricted free agency this offseason.

With the 2017-18 season in the rearview mirror, the San Antonio Spurs will face one of their most interesting offseasons in franchise history. There’s a chance that Kawhi Leonard does not remain with the team after the summer, due to in-season problems with the organization on his injury rehab. Assistant coaches may leave, too, and create openings next to Gregg Popovich.

However, that does not factor in free agency. The Spurs could lose up to seven players on the open market, but six of them will not be unrestricted free agents, and three players will have restricted status.

Who are San Antonio’s restricted free agents? Let’s take a look:

  • Bryn ForbesForbes joined the Spurs as an undrafted free agent, rising from a G-League standout to bench player in the NBA. A standout performance in the 2017 Summer League helped his cause, and organizations that liked what he did then, and in the 2017-18 season, may make an offer sheet.
  • David Bertans: After two NBA seasons, Davis Bertans will hit restricted free-agency. He arrived to the Spurs five years after they selected him in the 2011 NBA Draft, and they used him as a shooter off the bench.
  • Kyle AndersonFour years after the Spurs drafted him, Anderson will hit the open market. He received the chance to start for most of the season, when Leonard was out for injury rehab. Will that starting experience lead to a payout from another organization?

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Will the Spurs bring any of these players back? They let 2017 their last RFA, Jonathan Simmons go after rescinding his qualifying offer, signing a multi-year contract with the Orlando Magic. Could that be a preview of what’s to come this offseason? Let’s find out after July 1 arrives.

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