3 Free Agent targets the Spurs should pursue this offseason

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3. Grant Williams

The final player on this list is the least exciting name, but Grant Williams is still someone San Antonio should court this offseason. The Spurs were an unmitigated catastrophe on defense and turnover-prone on the other end, leaving them scrambling to keep up in most matchups. Williams is solid on both sides of the ball, and finding two-way contributors is a must.

Williams is a quintessential 3&D forward. He has the muscle and length to provide resistance in the paint, the footspeed to switch onto most guards, and the know-how to execute his team responsibilities. While he is a non-threat to score off the bounce, Williams is a corner specialist who can get to the basket against closeouts and swing the rock around the horn.

One glimpse at his per-game numbers might not inspire much confidence in the 24-year-old, but it is critical to remember he often shares the court with Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, and Al Horford. Williams understands his position in the pecking order, and Boston utilizes him as a stationary shooter, connective passer, and do-it-all defender.

Like the other two players we examined, the fourth-year Swiss Army knife is a restricted free agent this offseason. Despite being a vital bench piece for the Celtics, they might let him walk since he reportedly expects $20M annually on his next contract. Is a sixth man worth that fee? Probably not, though San Antonio could offer him more touches and a starting role.

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