5 Just-traded players Spurs should've snagged themselves

A few players San Antonio may wish they had made a move for.

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P.J. Washington

After spending the first four and a half seasons of his career with the Charlotte Hornets, P.J. Washington will be heading to Dallas to join up with Luka Doncic and company. Now playing for San Antonio's cross-state rival, the Spurs will be seeing a lot of more of him than they did before.

While P.J. is undoubtedly the most expensive player on this list (and the argument can be made that the Mavericks overpaid for him), he was one of the best players on the trade market overall. Washington's production was somewhat inconsistent in Charlotte, but his talent spoke for itself.

Whether the Spurs want to continue playing Wemby at the five or go back to the four, Washington could have been an excellent choice for his partner in the frontcourt. P.J. has seen significant time at center and power forward over the course of his career, and he creates matchup problems for opposing players at both positions.

His passing ability, sharp shooting prowess, and capability on defense make him the prototype of a successful frontcourt player in the modern NBA. He can even erupt for 40-plus points on nights where his shot is falling. While there were no rumors leaked of the Spurs seeking out Washington, it is hard to think they will not look back and wish they had made a run at him.