3 Point Guard trade targets that could take the Spurs to the next level

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The San Antonio Spurs are about to kick off an exciting season, after selecting Victor Wembanyama with the first overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. Whether making some big trades now or standing pat until the deadline, there are many avenues the organization can take. However, the front office has given every indication that they will pursue a wait-and-see approach.

What if they go all in on a true long-term point guard? While the Spurs signed Tre Jones to a two-year deal this summer, it feels like he is more of a backup on a competitive team than a full-time starter for a contender. Right now, Jones is a solid placeholder until San Antonio finds an upgrade, but there are some fascinating choices out there to keep in mind this season.

 1.) Josh Giddey

Josh Giddey may be the least realistic player for the Spurs to pursue, but he is also a piece that would take this franchise to another level. He averaged 16.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game on .482/.325/.731 shooting splits for an up-and-coming Thunder team last season. While his three-point accuracy sounds underwhelming, he made a 6.2% increase from beyond the arc from his rookie campaign in the NBA. The 20-year-old guard has shown crystal clear signs of improvement and has immense promise. Do I need to remind everyone he also stands 6-foot-8?

During his last 20 games, Josh Giddey bumped his stats to 18.1 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 7.3 assists. His shooting from three-point land was a rock-solid 36.1% over that stretch. Imagine the pick-and-roll with this jumbo playmaker and new franchise big man Wembanyama! The only issue is Oklahoma City probably won't let him go unless they get an All-Star in return. Draft picks might not move them either since the Thunder already have too many first-rounders to keep in their stockpile. San Antonio's best bet is to act as a third team in a blockbuster deal and make their push in any way possible.