4 San Antonio Spurs who improved their trade value in 2023
By Will Eudy
3. Tre Jones
Finishing up his third season in San Antonio, Tre Jones continued to show his value after being taken in the second round of the 2020 NBA draft. The 6'1" point guard more than doubled his scoring average from a year ago and led his team in assists this season.
Tre comes from a lineage of great ball handlers. His older brother, Tyus, just led the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio for the fifth straight season. Tre showed some flashes of being an elite floor general this season and was a steady performer in the' starting lineup. His shooting could still use some work, but the numbers show he is progressing in that department as well.
While his 2022-23 performance was not earth-shattering, there is no doubt Jones turned a few heads around the league. There could absolutely still be a place for him on this team going forward. It is likely we will know more about his future looks after the NBA Draft Lottery.
If the Spurs acquire the second pick and presumably draft Scoot Henderson, there would be no room for Jones in the starting five. At that point, they could still keep him around as a backup ball handler, or look to deal him away if the right offer surfaces. Either way, Tre will be far more attractive to opposing teams now than he was in the 2022 offseason.