The San Antonio Spurs will have a number of free agents this offseason, but only one of them is guaranteed to be unrestricted.
With the 2017-18 season over for the San Antonio Spurs, the attention will move to the offseason. It starts with the 2018 NBA Draft, but free agency follows shortly after, with July 1 as the start date.
There’s only one guaranteed unrestricted free agent from the Silver and Black. Let’s see who he is, along with the others that could reach this status:
- Tony Parker: Parker’s $15.5 million salary officially clears the books as the only unrestricted free agent. He already proclaimed intentions of a return to San Antonio, but will the organization meet his potential demands for a new, and possibly final, contract?
- Danny Green: Green has a $10 million player option for 2018-19. If he declines, the unrestricted free-agent status will kick in. With three consecutive seasons shooting below 40 percent, will it cause the UNC product to return for another season?
- Rudy Gay: Six months after tearing his Achilles, Rudy Gay took a prove-it deal with the Spurs for two years, with the second season as a player option worth $8.8 million. It’s unknown if he will return.
- Joffrey Lauvergne: Lauvergne only played in 55 games due to injury and “DNP” labels, but he can return for $1.6 million in 2018-19 if desired. Otherwise, the Spurs might be in the market for a new backup big man this offseason.
These players join the team’s restricted free agents, who can have offer sheets matched by San Antonio’s front office.
Will all of these potential unrestricted free agents return? If not, which player could leave for greener pastures or another opportunity?