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 land a big fish in Trae Young

It seems like every other day there is a rumor that contradicts another about the Spurs interest in Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young. Assuming that they are interested, but just playing coy, the Spurs could offer up Zach Collins, Devonte Graham, the eighth pick in the draft, the Bulls 2025 first, and Charlotte's top 14 protected 2025 first for Young.

Another option would be to include Johnson in place of Graham if a deal doesn't happen before or during the draft or ahead of free agency, along with the Bulls and Hornets' firsts and the Spurs relinquishing their rights to Atlanta's 2026 first.

Either deal would be mutually beneficial, with the Hawks potentially getting two lottery picks and two seconds (assuming Charlotte's pick doesn't convey and becomes two second-rounders) or a starting-caliber wing, a lottery pick, and two seconds plus their pick back in 2026.

On the other hand, the Spurs would convert some of their bigger contracts, as well as several of their picks, into a worthy co-star for Wembanyama. Young's ability to score in the paint with floaters and bombs from outside, coupled with his ability to find big men for lobs, would give the Spurs someone who could help carry the offense while unlocking Wembanyama's full offensive potential. If San Antonio really wants to get better this summer, then they should strongly think about adding Young.