7. Drew Eubanks
The Spurs signed Eubanks to a two-way contract after he went undrafted in 2018, and he spent three and a half years in San Antonio. The 6’9" big man worked his way into the rotation, but he was traded to the Raptors in 2022 with Thaddeus Young for a first-round pick. Toronto immediately waived him before he caught on with the Blazers.
Portland was trying to lose games by that point as Eubanks averaged 14.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in 29.5 minutes per game over the final 22 contests. He played well enough that Portland brought him back this season, and Eubanks was the team’s backup center. The 26-year-old averaged a career-high 1.3 blocks per game as he set himself up nicely as he heads into free agency.
Eubanks is unrestricted and free to sign with any team, but he is still best suited as a backup big man. The Spurs have Zach Collins, Khem Birch, and Charles Bassey under contract for next season. Do they dump someone to take a risk on Drew Eubanks? The Spurs know the 26-year-old and his game well, so their interest level will be worth monitoring.
Will Drew Eubanks look to join a contender as a reserve big man or attempt to find a starting gig somewhere else? The San Antonio Spurs have cap space, and Eubanks would get plenty of run.