5 San Antonio Spurs who may not be back next season

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The San Antonio Spurs are in the epicenter of their worst losing streak in franchise history as they kick off the final quarter of their regular-season schedule. While their principal goal from here on out should be improving their odds of drafting Victor Wembanyama or Scoot Henderson this June, landing either of those once-in-a-lifetime prospects isn't a quick fix to all of the glaring issues on the hardwood.

Several promising youngsters are developing in Alamo City, but the Spurs can't hold onto everyone and expect to reach the final destination of their rebuild. Seven roster spots will be up for grabs this offseason, leaving the front office with significant personnel decisions on their plate. Given what we know about the players under contract, which of them could be on the way out of the 2-1-0 sometime soon?

1. Gorgui Dieng

Gorgui Dieng has filled the role of steadying locker room presence to near perfection this season, showing young prospects the ropes on and off the court while never whining about receiving sparse rotation minutes. He has served San Antonio well, but they must determine whether his mentorship holds enough value to keep him aboard for another go-round.

The 33-year-old center has averaged a career-low 3.1 points per game on a career-worst 38.7% shooting from the field, and it is evident the clock is about to strike midnight on his playing days in the NBA. Cutting ties with a team-first player is never easy. Nonetheless, the Spurs possess a handful of seasoned veterans who can maintain culture and standards.

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