With more money to spend this offseason than almost anyone, an exciting young core, and a promising rookie class, the San Antonio Spurs are poised to have one of the most electric offseasons in recent memory.
The rest of the league is also full of excitement and rumors. That’s what makes the NBA more fun than any other league in the world. While the Spurs are finding themselves at the center of it all, the rest of the league making noise could affect the Silver and Black in ways big and small.
Some moves have already been made while some have the wheels just starting to turn. If they happen or not, the shockwaves will be felt in the Alamo City, and for better or worse, fans should expect the landscape to change.
Atlanta Hawks Could Burn Their Future for Dejounte Murray
If the Hawks were to somehow get Dejounte Murray, this offseason move would be the biggest for San Antonio and perhaps for the entire league. Suddenly, the Hawks would have the best backcourt in the league and the Spurs would have at least three future picks, possibly John Collins, and maybe Danilo Gallinari to buy out.
The Spurs would have a treasure chest of picks in upcoming drafts and would immediately throw Josh Primo and Jeremy Sochan into the fire as primary scorers, but would it be worth it? I’m inclined to see the merits on both sides.
The Boston Celtics Might Make a Massive Mistake
Only a week removed from almost winning it all, the Celtics should be trying to add a few small pieces and get ready to run it back next season. They really shouldn’t be in the market for anything big, but Hardwood Houdini had some pipe dreams about trading for Kevin Durant. Would Durant and Tatum work together? I don’t think so, but that’s just me. His injury history is not worth making a “win now” move when the Celtics could be good for a long time with the players they have.
How would this affect San Antonio? Altering the Eastern Conference layout doesn’t, really, but it would make the East Coast a bit more exciting to watch.