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Ranking 3 San Antonio Spurs likely to be traded next

Becky Hammon, Jakob Poeltl, Keldon Johnson, Josh Richardson, Joe Wieskamp
Becky Hammon, Jakob Poeltl, Keldon Johnson, Josh Richardson, Joe Wieskamp / Tim Heitman/GettyImages
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2. Josh Richardson

It was an impressive 21-game stretch for Josh Richardson with the Spurs last season. He fit in seamlessly both on and off the court with the young group and provided the best 3-point shooting on the roster at a blistering 44.4%.

While the real sell of the Boston Celtics' trade for Derrick White was their future assets, Richardson turned out the be a pleasant surprise in the wake of McDermott's injury and Lonnie Walker's disappearance.

With all of that said, the 28-year-old is set to make $12.1 million next season and is on an expiring contract. That's the kind of deal that makes for perfect trade fodder, and he isn't so valuable that the Spurs would be reluctant to part with him if it means netting additional draft picks.

If a trade springs up during the season involving someone like Irving, Durant, or Donovan Mitchell, Richardson would likely be involved to match salaries and entice a buyer with his expiring deal. According to Spurs insider LJ Ellis, Richardson is "actively being shopped by the Spurs," which isn't a huge surprise considering how they've been in stockpile mode all year.

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