4 fringe Spurs players that deserve another shot next season

After missing the playoffs for a fifth straight year, the San Antonio Spurs' roster may see plenty of upheaval, but they should consider keeping these players.
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After recently missing the playoffs for a fifth straight season—the longest drought in franchise history—the San Antonio Spurs roster could see plenty of upheaval this summer. This is as they look to build a winner around rising superstar Victor Wembanyama.

Several players could be moved in a potential blockbuster deal, while others will hit free agency, and the Spurs will have to make a decision on whether to bring them back or whether to move on. Therefore, let's take a look at four fringe players that the Spurs should consider giving a second chance to next season.

4) Charles Bassey

Despite playing well this season, center Charles Bassey's role going forward is far from clear. He has already had two season-ending surgeries in his time with the Spurs but has two years remaining on his contract.

That doesn't necessarily mean much since he is on a non-guaranteed contract for each of those seasons. Not only that, but he is also technically the third-string center now after Wembanyama moved up to center right around the time Bassey went down with an injury and Zach Collins moved to the second unit.

Wembanyama will probably average more than 30 minutes a game next season, decreasing the amount of playing time available at the backup center. Meanwhile, Collins is owed $35 million over the next two seasons, and unless the Spurs move him in a deal for a star, he will be back.

San Antonio could roll with three centers, knowing that Wembanyama will probably sit some games, as will Collins. Still, Bassey played well enough and is cheap enough to be an option as a backup center. It's unclear whether he will get the chance next season, but he should be given another chance, assuming that he is fully healthy.