The dust officially settled on the San Antonio Spurs' crazy trade deadline action on Wednesday, as Goran Dragic officially cleared waivers at 5 p.m. ET.
The move not only freed up Dragic to be signed elsewhere, but it also opened up a roster spot the Spurs can use in a variety of ways. As of February 16th, San Antonio's roster now sits at 14 plus two contracts that are currently two-way. Here's how it currently looks:
- Keldon Johnson
- Dejounte Murray
- Doug McDermott
- Devin Vassell
- Jakob Poeltl
- Joshua Primo
- Tre Jones
- Lonnie Walker
- Josh Richardson
- Zach Collins
- Keita Bates-Diop
- Romeo Langford
- Jock Landale
- Tomas Satoransky
- Joe Wieskamp (two-way)
- Devontae Cacok (two-way)
The Spurs are likely to either sign one of their two-way players to a full contract or use the spot on someone else they might want to evaluate.
With that said, here's how I believe they should use their open roster spot, ranked from least desirable option to most.
3. Sign Joe Wieskamp to a full contract
Of the two guys currently on two-way contracts with the Spurs, Joe Wieskamp's skill set is probably needed less. He's a knockdown 3-point shooter on a team currently 10th in the league in beyond the arc accuracy.
As someone who was just recently drafted and still has his whole basketball career ahead of him, I'm not sure how much sense it would make to commit to another 6-6 shooting guard at this stage.
Still, if the Spurs have a plan to move on from Lonnie Walker or others this offseason, then maybe we could see them making this move now if they see a bigger role for him next year.