3 potentially available veteran wings the Spurs should consider

The San Antonio Spurs should attempt to acquire one of these three veteran wings to improve their roster before the 2024-2025 season.
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1.) Devin Booker

The 27-year-old Michigan native played one year at the University of Kentucky, then was drafted 13th overall by the Phoenix Suns in 2015. Since then, he’s excelled, with career averages of over 24 points per game (24.3), four rebounds per game and five assists per game. He is signed through 2027-2028 with the Suns.

The Suns flamed out early in the postseason, getting swept by Minnesota in the playoffs. As they were thought to be a championship-or-bust team, this leaves many questions going into their off-season. If they decide to tear it down and rebuild, Booker is their most attractive trade piece. They have Kevin Durant, who, although older, would still command a quality return in a trade, and they also have Bradley Beal, who had a down year this season and is a less attractive trade piece at the moment.

Booker is a star in the league in his prime and continues to improve year after year. That type of player does not become available often.  As he can play point guard or shooting guard, he’s the perfect foil to add to the fold to pair with Wembanyama.

Acquiring a player like Booker would instantly move the Spurs into contender status. If the Spurs have an opportunity, they need to explore it. The addition of Booker would give another boost to ticket and merchandise sales so there would be a monetary benefit for Spurs Sports and Entertainment.

As Booker is a star player—in this instance, shipping him away would mean Phoenix is re-starting—they'd require a king’s ransom to obtain him. It’s a tough pill to swallow sometimes, but the Spurs can offer the type of return the Suns would mandate if they were to consider this deal.

It would likely take multiple first-round picks, which the Spurs have, including two lottery selections in the top eight picks this season, including younger players under reasonable contracts, which the Spurs also have (Keldon Johnson).

With great risk comes great reward. The Spurs should take this risk and expect a great reward if a deal comes to fruition.