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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8. Traded for Osman, Stevens

As part of a 3-team trade, added Cedi Osman, Lamar Stevens and a second-round pick

The lowest-value salary-dump that the Spurs were a part of was actually the first chronologically. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Max Strus agreed to a deal in free agency, but wanted to structure the deal as a sign-and-trade in order to pay Strus more than the Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception. The Heat, in turn, didn't want to bring back any salary as they try to maximize flexibility ahead of a Damian Lillard deal.

Enter the Spurs, who had salary cap space and a willingness to take on salary. For a second-round pick they took back two players, Cedi Osman and Lamar Stevens, who together totaled around $7.1 million in guaranteed money.

Stevens, who is a tough defender and rebounder but hasn't been able to shoot at a level approaching even league average, was guaranteed only $400k and has since been waived by the Spurs. Osman is a decent two-way wing who does few things poorly but nothing extremely well, either; the Spurs will hope they can flip him to another team in the next six months.

Osman is on an expiring deal, so one way or the other they'll be free from him by next summer. He's a useful player, but doesn't bring much to the Spurs this season. They didn't get much for their troubles, so if they don't flip Osman for value this looks like the least valuable use of their cap space from their summer moves.

Grade: B