5 Spurs most likely to be traded before the deadline

With the NBA trade deadline approaching, there are several Spurs that could be moved.

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2. Devonte Graham

The player in perhaps the most unique situation on this list is Devonte Graham. He has played in just 10 games for the Spurs this season, and is seeing less than nine minutes per contest in games he does find court time. His lack of playing time has been a bit puzzling, especially for a team that was in need of improved point guard play to start the year.

The truth is, this version of Graham is far from the player we have seen at the height of his powers. But Devonte is not some 36 year old aging vet, he is still just 28 years old and in the middle of his athletic prime. Theoretically, he should still be able to do everything he did three or four years ago.

And what he did in those times was absolutely light up the nets for the Charlotte Hornets. In the 2019-20 season, Graham averaged a career-high 18.2 points per game while shooting 37% from beyond the arc. He was one of the most dangerous catch-and-shoot threats in the league.

Perhaps Graham could still find an opportunity to bomb away from the outside like he loves to do somewhere else in the NBA. Keeping him in San Antonio where he continues to mostly ride the bench does not seem like an ideal outcome for either party.