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3 Things Spurs fans must know after Joe Wieskamp signing

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3. The odds of a veteran being traded likely increased

The Spurs' front office has already shown it isn't afraid to part with even their tenured, beloved players. While Derrick White and Dejounte Murray formed a nice base of a team on the rise, it takes true star power to really be relevant in the league.

Some could argue that Murray was well on his way to being a true star, as he seemed to hit his stride as the go-to guy in San Antonio last season. Nevertheless, the Spurs didn't see him as their long-term cornerstone and opted to go full-bore into a rebuild, giving them high odds of getting some impactful players in the 2023 NBA Draft.

While the Spurs have already amassed an impressive trove of future assets, I don't think they're done with that quite yet. They have three veterans, in particular, that should draw interest from at least a couple of teams around the league: Jakob Poeltl, Doug McDermott, and Josh Richardson.

While each of those players brings something to the table, none are cornerstone level players at this point in their careers, so if a few more first-round draft picks open up in a deal, Brian Wright would jump on that.

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As it stands, Wieskamp has several guys ahead of him in the rotation, but the case could be a little different if the Spurs move on from a guy or two in 2023.

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