4 San Antonio Spurs who improved their trade value in 2023

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2. Zach Collins

Playing his first full season since coming back from injury, Zach Collins looked much more like the player the Spurs were hoping for when they signed him during the 2021 offseason. He put up career-highs across the board, with 11.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game, while shooting a career-best 51% from the floor.

One can argue Collins' numbers are the product of playing on a tanking team with no expectations, and there may be some truth to that. Regardless, he has silenced all those wondering if he would ever be the same player he was pre-injury. His build and play style is exactly what NBA teams look for in a modern big man.

Zach may have improved his trade value more than anyone else on this list. Whether the Spurs should look to move him is another question. If they get a compelling offer this summer, they may want to take it given how high his current value is. But with Jakob Poeltl no longer on the roster, the Spurs may want Collins as their permanent fixture at center, as he started 19 of their final 27 games.

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