1 trade, 1 signing that could make Spurs competitive next season

The San Antonio Spurs find themselves in a great spot heading into the summer and one trade and one signing could make the Spurs competitive next season.
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Now that the dust has settled after the surprising NBA Draft lottery, the San Antonio Spurs find themselves in a great spot heading into the summer. They will select fourth and eighth in this year's draft and have almost $20 million in cap space to make moves to improve their roster.

With reigning Rookie of the Year Victor Wembanyama having an extended summer to develop, including playing in the Olympics, Spurs fans are probably hoping for a huge offseason renovation to build around their new franchise centerpiece. They could do so by nailing their draft picks, pulling off a big trade and making a key free agent signing.

That won't necessarily be easy but San Antonio has a great draft track record—the 2021 NBA Draft—notwithstanding. They have also shown more willingness to make deals under G.M. Brian Wright, though they have yet to make a blockbuster trade.

After being in rebuilding mode for the last several seasons, this summer may finally be the time for that to happen. Meanwhile, the Spurs haven't had a big free agent signing since LaMarcus Aldridge back in 2015, and although there aren't any big fish like him this summer, San Antonio may have a chance to sign a key player. Next, we'll take a look at one player the Spurs should trade for.