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San Antonio Spurs: A brief recap of the 2018 offseason

By Rob Wolkenbrod
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 17: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Marco Belinelli #3 of the San Antonio Spurs in action against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 17, 2015 in New York City. The Knicks defeated the Spurs 104-100 in overtime. 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 the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 17: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Marco Belinelli #3 of the San Antonio Spurs in action against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 17, 2015 in New York City. The Knicks defeated the Spurs 104-100 in overtime. 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 the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The San Antonio Spurs have stayed active this summer, so let’s recap what happened through four weeks.

With July almost over, there is plenty to recap for the San Antonio Spurs in the 2018 offseason. Through signings and trades, it’s proven active for the once quiet organization, including the demand of a star player to leave the team.

With the offseason moves potentially finished for the Silver and Black, let’s go briefly go through their moves. Who joined the squad over the past month?

  • Rudy Gay re-signs: After a one-year “prove-it” deal, Gay is back on another short-term pact. He dealt with injuries last season, so can they be overcome this time around?
  • Marco Belinelli signs: With a need for outside shooting, the Spurs opted for a familiar face in Belinelli. He was part of their 2014 championship team and will fill a similar role to before.
  • Davis Bertans re-signs: Among the returning players, Bertans will re-take a stretch four role off the bench. He shoots plenty of three-pointers and should fit in situational roles in 2018-19.
  • Bryn Forbes re-signs: Forbes returns for a depth role off the bench, with a handful of guards already in town. The question is how many minutes will he receive this season?
  • Spurs trade Kawhi LeonardAfter a months-long saga, the Spurs sent Leonard and Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick. Look for DeRozan to start at shooting guard and for Poeltl to play a depth role at center.
  • Spurs sign Dante CunninghamThe Spurs gave Cunningham a one-year deal to fill in as a rotational piece at forward.

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It’s possible the offseason moves have ended for San Antonio, but time remains before training camp arrives in September. Will these moves succeed for this playoff-rich franchise?

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