San Antonio Spurs Free Agency

Ranking 8 possible Spurs backup point guards

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PJ Dozier

Dozier is only 25 years old and got some playtime on a depleted Nuggets team last season, averaging 19 minutes in 18 games. He is not a shooting threat by any means, but he is a decent defender who does not turn over the ball.

He is best described as a poor man’s Avery Bradley, so if the Spurs did not want to add someone past 30, Dozier could be the guy. My only concern is the absence of Jamal Murray last year. That means Dozier was backing up the backup. On a healthy team, he would be the 15th man. The Spurs are healthy, they just lack depth. Is it worth making a trade or cutting a player to add Dozier? I think not. 

Trey Burke

Another player from the 2013 Draft Class, Trey Burke, spent the last two and a half seasons with Dallas, where he averaged seven points and 1.7 assists in limited minutes. Burke, in my mind, is a pretty safe bet. He isn’t elite and never has been, but he keeps the ball on the right side of the court and isn’t a total liability from behind the arc.

He is a decent defender and checks all the boxes the Spurs are looking for. By season five of his career, he plateaued, and it was revealed that he is an average backup point guard. Is he still? He hasn’t played since last season and hasn’t put up double-digit points since March. 

Most of the guys here are plug-and-play guys that would get a shot until Branham comes back, and then he would take the backup role. Branham is now listed as day-to-day, so maybe it’s not even worth taking a flyer here. 

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