4 Reasons the Spurs have been the biggest winners of the NBA offseason

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3.) Preserving and adding to their draft pick haul

After winning the draft lottery, the Spurs now have way more picks than they know what to do with. That is a good problem to have since they began acquiring all of those picks in the hopes that they could be used to help them land their next superstar.

Now that they potentially already have one, they can get creative with how they maximize those assets. One such example was the Spurs sending out three second-round picks in the three-team trade involving the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks. Although they gave up three seconds, they received an interesting 2030 first-round pick swap.

With Luka Doncic under contract for three more seasons, if he decides to either force his way out or leave as an unrestricted free agent, that pick swap could be a lottery pick. That could be especially useful if the Spurs are as good as we hope they will be when Wembanyama is 26 years old.

Giving up three seconds that they were probably going to trade anyway for a chance at a lottery pick in the distant future is the type of move the team should continue looking to make. After all, consolidating second-round picks into potentially good future firsts that are several seasons away is smart. As is possibly trading one of their multiple firsts in upcoming drafts for another first that is several years into the future with light protections.

Doing so would mean that the Spurs would bank valuable assets for down the road, around the time Wembanayama and the rest of the team start to get more expensive. With the new CBA punishing teams that overspend, the Spurs having access to a stockpile of picks to draft cheap, young players with potential is a must.

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