7 Ways the new CBA will impact the Spurs' future plans

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The NBA and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) recently passed a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that could dramatically change how the league operates. The San Antonio Spurs are part of that landscape, and these details could have significant ramifications for the team going forward. 

This CBA comes as the Spurs wrap up another long rebuilding season and prepare to enter a potentially franchise-altering summer. That begins with the NBA Draft Lottery, where they are guaranteed the best odds at landing the number one pick in this year's draft. Even if they don't, other prospects will be on the board, ones that could eventually become stars.

The chances the Spurs draft one of those players appear to be very high, but with a new CBA in place, the mechanisms to build around that player may have changed, and the team will have to adjust. With that said, here are seven ways the new CBA could affect the Spurs' long-term plans.