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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Avoid: Becoming sellers for the wrong price

Sitting at the bottom of the Western Conference, San Antonio is far from being a true playoff contender anytime soon. With that being said, they have their centerpiece player with which to build a roster around in the coming years. Victor Wembanyama has made it clear how much he cares about winning, and the Spurs will be doing everything they can to accommodate him with players that complement him.

What that means is that few players, if any at all, on this roster can truly be labeled as untouchable outside of Wemby. Jeremy Sochan, Keldon Johnson and even Devin Vassell should all be gettable in potential trades for the right price. The key caveat here is the right price.

The Spurs should not be hesitant to offload one of their best supporting players to Wembanyama, but only if the return will yield a greater long-term result. This may seem like an obvious statement, but it bears repeating given how younger talent can sometimes be overvalued.

Selling high has been a strength of Spurs management in recent years. When San Antonio dealt Dejounte Murray and Jakob Poeltl, they got back significant return for players they deemed had likely hit their peaks. Results since those trades would indicate they made a wise choice. Continuing to have sound judgement and choosing carefully who to move will be paramount for San Antonio.