Not much word has gotten out about what the San Antonio Spurs will do once free agency officially begins, but Frank Kaminsky will reportedly be a target.
The most anticipated free agency period of all-time is set to begin tonight. While the San Antonio Spurs don’t have enough cap space to be a serious contender for the top free agents, they do have an opportunity to continue to build a playoff-caliber team for the 23rd straight year.
Kaminsky’s NBA career has been a disappointment after Charlotte selected him with the ninth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
As a result of that disappointment and a very high payroll, the Hornets have decided to let the former Wisconsin Badger become an unrestricted free agent.
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However, he does have a skill that the Spurs could use in their frontcourt.
San Antonio desperately needs some spacing to compliment their two midrange stars in DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge. Kaminsky isn’t a total knockdown shooter, but he’s hit over 36% of his threes on at least 3 attempts per game over the past two seasons in Charlotte.
Other than his outside shooting, Kaminsky doesn’t bring much to the table.
He ranked 66th out of 93 qualifying power forwards in defensive real plus-minus last season, and Kaminsky doesn’t have a reputation as a great passer on the offensive end.
But if the Spurs can get Kaminsky to come in on a minimum contract, or something close to it, he would add some depth to the frontcourt and provide some spacing for a team that lacks three-point shooting.
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I wouldn’t be super excited if San Antonio offers Frank Kaminsky anything above a minimum contract, but he could be a solid role player for a good price.