5 Free Agents the Spurs should avoid at all costs this summer

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1: Kyrie Irving 

Upcoming free agent Kyrie Irving is one of the most talented players available. The Dallas Mavericks acquired Irving at the trade deadline, but he failed to make much impact as they missed the playoffs. That might make the Mavericks hesitate to re-sign Irving to a long-term contract. However, the Spurs shouldn't use their cap space to snatch him away from a rival.

The Spurs could afford to upgrade at point guard, but Irving doesn't fit. For one, I can't imagine him and coach Gregg Popovich getting along very well, and he has caused numerous issues at each of his previous NBA stops.

The Spurs don't need that drama, and if they end up with the second or third pick in the NBA draft, there are at least a couple of point guard prospects that would better suit them than Irving. No matter who the Spurs draft next season, the team will still be in rebuilding mode, and signing a point guard in his 30s to a pricey long-term deal doesn't make sense, especially if it's Kyrie.

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