4 Spurs who are most likely to get traded before training camp

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2.) Doug McDermott

With a fairly large expiring contract, Doug McDermott seems like a no-brainer inclusion on a list of Spurs players likely to be traded. Aside from his contract, he doesn't have a clear role on the team, with players such as Devin Vassell, Keldon Johnson, and Malaki Branham set to eat up most of the perimeter minutes next season.

The same could be said for San Antonio's front court, with Wembanyama and Jeremy Sochan primarily playing there, taking away the potential of McDermott playing the four in small lineups. He can still shoot, so there's that, and another team in need of that skill could be interested. But with a roster crunch, the Spurs can't afford to take back multiple players unless they can be easily waived.

Or, the Spurs can take back a player making roughly the same amount as McDermott but whose contract runs longer if the other team makes it worth their while. That's possible, but so is his being included in a three-team deal. That's because the Spurs are a likely third team thanks to having plenty of picks and expendable players on mid-range contracts that can be combined. Barring something unexpected, McDermott will be wearing a different jersey next season.

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