13 San Antonio Spurs potential free agent targets with ties to Gregg Popovich

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11. Trey Lyles

Lyles will become an unrestricted free agent this summer after two straight years with the Sacramento Kings. The backup big man helped the Kings snap a 17-year playoff drought and gave the Warriors all they could handle in the first round of the playoffs. He averaged just 16.9 minutes per game this season, but he produced 7.6 points and 4.1 rebounds as he shot 36.3 percent from 3-point range.

Lyles made just $2.6 million this season, and he has never earned more than $5.5 million in one year. The 27-year-old becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer, and he could be looking to cash in on a massive payday. The Spurs are projected to have the third-most cap space, but it is unlikely that they will give Lyles a massive contract.

The 6’9" forward signed a two-year contract with the Spurs in 2019, and he set a new career-high in minutes per game during his first season in San Antonio. Lyles appeared to be a trusted option before disappearing in year two. He played just 23 games, and never suited up again after March 14.

Trey Lyles is in his prime and will be looking for a consistent role where he can showcase his talents. Do not expect him to be back in San Antonio, but the Spurs are the team that paid him the most money in his career.