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3 Heavily-rumored trade targets Spurs reportedly never wanted

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3. Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers

As I covered at the beginning of last month, a Cleveland.com writer loosely tied the Spurs to Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton in a May article. I say loosely because the extent of his comments was the following: "The Spurs, who sources say have some Sexton fans in their front office, fit the parameters if they're looking for a new Murray running mate."

At the time, I didn't make much of this report because, honestly, there's not a lot to read into. From what I've gathered, the Spurs are fully invested in Joshua Primo breaking out eventually, and shelling out the $18 million-plus Sexton was reportedly wanting wouldn't make a lot of sense.

The SpursTalk report later confirmed my inkling, stating they've heard of no interest by the Spurs in the 23-year-old.

After Ayton re-signed, Sexton now stands as probably the best talent still available. Still, for the reasons I keep pointing back to, it just wouldn't make sense for San Antonio to go after him at this point. The odds are he'll end up going back to Cleveland unless the Indiana Pacers want to try their luck at another offer sheet.

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In the end, Spurs fans are going to have to be patient whether they like it or not. The next star in San Antonio will likely have to be developed within or drafted. Luckily, they'll have plenty of opportunities in the near future to do both.

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