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

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Lonnie Walker IV
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10. Lonnie Walker IV

Walker IV was the 18th overall pick by the Spurs in 2018, and he spent his first four NBA seasons in San Antonio before departing in free agency last summer for the Lakers. The 6’4" guard topped out at 25.5 minutes per game, and the Spurs moved on as they headed into a rebuild.

Walker IV thanked the Spurs and head coach Gregg Popovich after his departure for LA. He valued his time in San Antonio learning under the legendary coach. The explosive swingman became an NBA rotation player with the Spurs, and the unrestricted free agent would likely listen to an offer from San Antonio this summer.

The 24-year-old fell out of the rotation after the trade deadline, but he had the most efficient season of his career. Walker IV shot 44.8 percent from the field, 36.5 percent on his threes, and 85.8 percent from the free throw line, which were all career highs.

Lonnie Walker IV is an unrestricted free agent this summer, and the San Antonio Spurs are loaded with talent on the wing. Keldon Johnson, Devin Vassell, Malaki Branham, Jeremy Sochan, and Blake Wesley all return, but NBA teams can never have enough wing depth. Do not expect a Walker IV reunion, but anything is possible.