3 Stars the Spurs could trade their draft picks for this summer

The San Antonio Spurs have two top 10 picks in this year's NBA Draft, but they may have the opportunity to trade their picks for some superstars this offseason.
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1. Michael Porter Jr.

One surprising name that has emerged among Spurs trade talks recently is Michael Porter Jr. Bleacher Report recently put out an article giving trade proposals for teams ready to 'risk it all', and the idea of bringing the 2023 NBA Champion to San Antonio has fans buzzing.

At 6'10, Porter Jr. provides a unique offensive skill set for the forward position. This season for the Denver Nuggets, the Missouri product averaged 16.7 points and 7 rebounds per game while shooting 40% from three-point range.

That last stat should especially stick out to the Spurs, considering the team ranked 28th in the league this season in three-point percentage. During Denver's playoff runs in the Nikola Jokic era, Porter Jr. has routinely stepped up his game in moments where it matters most, which is a big reason why the Nuggets were in position to win another title.

By bringing him to the 2-1-0, he can elevate his offensive game in an increased role and work well off the ball to space the floor for Wembanyama. While Porter Jr. is owed an average of $38 million over the next three seasons, his play will be worth closer to that for a young team like the Spurs.

The Nuggets already have Jokic on a max extension, and Jamal Murray will likely get a similar deal when his contract expires next year, meaning that Denver may need to get Porter Jr.'s contract off the books soon.

In this scenario, the Spurs give up the 8th pick in the draft, Keldon Johnson, and Zach Collins in exchange for Michael Porter Jr. The move gives Denver some more depth on an already championship-caliber roster, and the Spurs get a dynamic forward with some superstar upside.