The NBA trade deadline is approaching quickly, and the San Antonio Spurs are in a prime position to acquire either future assets or immediate help before it passes.
Already breaking their trend of not trading during a season with the Bryn Forbes deal, it wouldn't be a total surprise to see San Antonio strike again, even if for a minor piece or picks to add to their growing collection.
As I covered in Wednesday's Spurs' rumor round-up, there have been several Spurs linked to other teams with names like Derrick White, Jakob Poeltl, and Thaddeus Young being in the mix. The next few days are bound to heat up with chatter from around the league as Thursday's 3 pm ET deadline keeps drawing closer.
Some teams have guys who are as good as gone by then while others are biding their time and just hoping to hear offers. Without further adieu, let's look at who I've gathered is either the most heavily rumored trade option or the most intriguing name floating around from all 29 other teams -- and whether the Spurs should be interested in their services.
Atlanta Hawks - John Collins
One of the few names that have been repeatedly linked to the San Antonio Spurs, John Collins would provide exactly what they need at the power forward position. If rumors are true that the Atlanta Hawks would be willing to part with him for a valuable first-round pick and a starting-caliber player, it's hard to pass that offer up, even if he's still owed a lot of money.
Boston Celtics - Marcus Smart
While The Athletic listed Marcus Smart as a desirable option for many teams, the odds are the Celtics would only move him in a big deal involving a total shift in the roster. He'd be an appealing target for his heart and hustle, but the Spurs don't really fit the bill of a trade partner for him.