The San Antonio Spurs made another minor move on Monday, signing Joe Wieskamp to a two-year, $4.4 million deal. The 6-6 forward averaged just 7.1 minutes per game in his rookie season in the Alamo City, but he may be given more playing time as the Spurs look to rebuild heading into next year's loaded NBA Draft.
The contract indicates Wieskamp will likely be receiving more than the veteran minimum with his new amount. As Project Spurs' Paul Garcia points out, that figure would be $1.3 million for someone with one year of experience, and Joe is set to make $2.2 million per year over the next two seasons.
In the grand scheme, the new terms with the second-year player don't move the needle a whole lot in San Antonio, but there are still things to consider about the Spurs going forward after this news.
1. The Spurs still have about $30 million in cap space
The first thing to remember is that San Antonio will still be one of the richest cap space teams going into next season. While ESPN projects 12 other teams to join the Silver and Black as a cap space team next summer, the Spurs are currently still in the top tier of teams with the most, alongside Orlando, Houston, and Detroit.
This could all change if the Spurs end up playing the role of facilitator in a blockbuster trade near the deadline. While Kevin Durant seems to be off the table, players like Russell Westbrook and Donovan Mitchell could still be moved, and a team like San Antonio could be needed in such a transaction.