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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Spurs bring back a former player to help win

A reunion with former Spurs all-star Dejounte Murray may be a polarizing option for Spurs fans, given his comments about his time in San Antonio and questionable conduct since being traded to the Atlanta Hawks. On-court, however, he would be a nice fit with the current Spurs. He has plenty of experience running the pick-and-roll and could get Wembanyama several easy baskets a game while also being able to create shots for himself with pull-up jumpers.

He has also evolved into a high-volume 3-point shooter, which should allow him to play without the ball in San Antonio. Trading Graham in a deal for Murray would help to match salary while giving up the eighth pick in this year's draft would prevent the Spurs from giving up multiple future firsts to upgrade at point guard.

Factoring in that Murray will be starting an affordable four-year contract, he has the highest defensive ceiling of any possible free agent or trade options and he has experience playing with the likes of Tre Jones, Keldon Johnson, and Devin Vassell. Considering those factors, he might be a safe option for the Spurs. The decision about whether to bring him back may come down to coach Gregg Popovich, who is still close with Murray.