4 Trade deadline moves that would boost Spurs, 2 they must avoid

As the trade deadline nears, there are a few moves the Spurs should be seeking out and some they should be passing by.

Jeremy Sochan, Victor Wembanyama, San Antonio Spurs
Jeremy Sochan, Victor Wembanyama, San Antonio Spurs / Gregory Shamus/GettyImages
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Boost: Improve offensive rebounding

One statistical area the Spurs have struggled in during the 2023-24 season is offensive rebounding. They have done a solid job of rebounding their opponent's misses and rank 13th in the league for defensive rebounding. But they struggle to clean up their own misses, ranking 24th as one of just seven NBA teams to average less than 10 offensive rebounds per game.

Those less familiar with this team might wonder how this is possible when they employ a 7-foot-4 behemoth who can theoretically grab a rebound over anyone in the association. But Victor Wembanyama is far from the problem. He is pulling in 2.1 offensive rebounds per game for the season, a fine number for a rookie who has played at power forward rather than center for much of the year.

The Spurs would benefit greatly from adding someone at the trade deadline who can help in the offensive rebounding department. Their offense currently ranks 25th in the NBA shooting percentage-wise at just 46%. If they are to get back on the right track and start winning games again, they will need to give themselves some second chances at scoring the ball.

Day'Ron Sharpe and Daniel Gafford are two of the most gettable players at the deadline that are also superior offensive rebounders.