8. Jock Landale
The Spurs brought Landale from Australia to the NBA in 2021, and the 6’11" big man struggled to earn a consistent role during his rookie season. Landale averaged 4.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in just 10.9 minutes per game.
San Antonio traded him to the Hawks in the summer of 2022 to make the math work on the Dejounte Murray deal. Landale last just one week in Atlanta before being traded to the Suns for cash. His playing time increased in Phoenix, but the 27-year-old still averaged just 14.2 minutes per game. He is set to become a restricted free agent this summer, and it will be interesting to see if any team is willing to offer more than the minimum.
Could the Spurs bring him back this summer? The Suns have the right to match any offer, but they are already over the luxury tax line for next season. Is Phoenix willing to pay more and approach the new second tax apron? It could open the door for another team to land Landale.
The 27-year-old talked about his frustrations with his inconsistent role during his time in San Antonio, which could put a damper on the reunion. Landale will have plenty of offers overseas too, so it will be interesting to see where he lands this summer.