Ranking every Spurs player by trade likelihood

The San Antonio Spurs appear poised to make a deal or two before the trade deadline in February, but what is the likelihood of each Spur being traded?

 Victor Wembanyama, Keldon Johnson
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14) Julian Champagnie
13) Charles Bassey
12) Sandro Mamukelashvili

This 3-man group of Spurs players holds some value, but mostly to the Spurs. Julian Champagnie was signed to a cheap four-year contract after his strong play at the end of last season. At the time, it seemed like a worthwhile signing, and it still might be but he hasn't been good nearly one-third through the season. He shouldn't be worried about being dealt unless a salary match is needed in a larger deal but that's highly unlikely.

Before he got injured, Charles Bassey had established himself as a solid backup center for the Spurs. Had he stayed healthy, he might have been an interesting trade target for another team, with Victor Wembanyama now starting at center, Zach Collins backing him up and Bassey suddenly out of the rotation. Now, Bassey's minimal trade value has likely dissipated, and he will have to recover from a second straight season-ending injury.

Sandro Mamukelashvili, on the other hand, cannot be traded without his consent because he signed a one-year deal. Were the Spurs to release him, he might draw interest, but not enough for a team to try and trade for him.