With the Spurs stuck at the bottom of the standings and looking like they have no shot at making the playoffs, their names have come up as potential sellers at the trade deadline. According to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, the Spurs are expected to make Doug McDermott, Devonte' Graham, and Cedi Osman available in trades.
The Spurs making McDermott and Graham available makes plenty of sense given their big expiring contracts, though Osman being included is surprising given how well he's played thus far. He's likely been the most consistent bench player for the Spurs.
Then again, his play and his cheap expiring contract might make him the perfect trade asset for a contending team that is in need of an offensive boost but may only have a few second-round picks to offer up. But, with so many assets in their stockpile, that might not appeal to the Spurs.
Would the Spurs trade McDermott, Graham, or Osman?
It's unclear if the Spurs would look to re-sign Osman this summer, and there are several perimeter players who could use more playing time if the Spurs are out of play-in contention. The same could be said for McDermott and Graham, though if the Spurs are trading their veterans, then they would likely be taking back a big contract that isn't expiring.
Doing so would cut into their cap space next summer but could net them a first-round pick. That might be worth it, along with clearing out playing time for Blake Wesley, Sidy Cissoko, and Malaki Branham.
Ultimately, the Spurs shopping their veterans ahead of the trade deadline would net the Spurs more future assets and clear out playing time for their young players. However, they may have to take back a big contract, which could negatively affect their cap space next summer, making it unclear if the Spurs would actually do a deal or not.