Offseason Report Card: Spurs get five As, three Bs and two Cs for summer moves

The San Antonio Spurs fully embraced their rebuild and it landed them the No. 1 pick and French phenom Victor Wembanyama. How else did they do with their busy offseason this summer?

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2. Re-signed Tre Jones

Re-signed restricted free agent point guard Tre Jones to a 2-year, $19 million contract

An underrated part of any young big's development is the presence of a solid point guard, and the Spurs entered the offseason with a pair of young combo guards as their only options under contract at the position. They did ultimately land a point guard via trade (more on that deal in a moment) but it was important that they also find a way to retain restricted free agent Tre Jones.

The 23 year old fell to the 41st pick in the 2020 NBA Draft because of a lack of a 3-point shot, and that hasn't come along in the NBA to this point. What Jones has done is prove himself in nearly every other way. Last season he averaged 6.6 assists, was one of the league's best backcourt defenders, and on a 22-win team led the team in win shares with 3.4.

If the shot doesn't develop, his career will likely top out as high-end backup, but if he can become a reasonable shooter he could very easily be a solid starting poing guard for the next decade. His brother Tyus Jones has settled into that niche nicely, and Tre could follow in his footsteps.

That's what made this contract a no-brainer for the Spurs to get done, and $9.5 million is a great value for what Jones provides whether he is still starting in 2024-25 or not. By agreeing to a deal early, the Spurs were able to revoke his qualifying offer and maximize their cap space.

Grade: A