5 spicy summer trades that would make the Spurs surefire contenders

The San Antonio Spurs are reportedly itching to get back to the postseason and here are five bold offseason trades that would make that happen.
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After missing the playoffs for a fifth straight season, the San Antonio Spurs are reportedly itching to get back to the postseason. Although they have potential superstar Victor Wembanyama, the Spurs aren't close to contending for the play-in tournament or making the playoffs outright. Nevertheless, a big off-season deal might put them in a position to do so.

The upcoming NBA draft is normally when big deals tend to go down and may signal the beginning of the Spurs' summer retooling. The team's biggest offseason need will be at point guard, though they could also use an upgrade at small forward and potentially another shooter to pair with Wembanyama at power forward. Some of those issues can be addressed in the draft, though if they want to build a winner, the most likely route would be for the Spurs to make a big off-season trade.

There are a few likely trade targets and some less obvious ones, all of which would help them make a big leap next season, especially if Wembanyama emerges as a top-10 player. Take a look at five potential win-now deals that would help the Spurs next season.