Ranking fits of Trae Young, Donovan Mitchell, and Darius Garland for Spurs

The futures of Trae Young, Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland are uncertain, according to rumors, so we ranked their fits with the San Antonio Spurs.
Atlanta Hawks v Cleveland Cavaliers
Atlanta Hawks v Cleveland Cavaliers / Jason Miller/GettyImages
3 of 3
Next Slide

1. Trae Young

Think of every trait previously mentioned when Darius Garland's game was broken down, and you get Trae Young. The 25-year-old can do everything that Garland does and do it better.

The former third-overall pick has made an immediate impact since being traded for Luka Doncic on draft night. He's averaged 25.5 points and 9.5 assists on 43.6% from the floor and 35.5% from three.

He's been the hero of many significant moments in only five seasons with Atlanta. Young is most notably known for leading the Hawks to the 2021 Eastern Conference Finals, where they would be defeated by the eventual champion Milwaukee Bucks. Young is built for the big moment, like his potential teammate in Wembanyama.

When you have a generational big man, you need to get him a generational floor general, and that's what you're getting in Trae. He's known for creating lobs for his lob threats, and he did that when John Collins was his running mate in the early part of his tenure. He continues to develop lobs with Hawks center Clint Capela.

You want the best of both worlds in your point guard—the ability to score and distribute at a dynamic level—Trae is the perfect player to do so. He's easily capable of getting 40 points or 12 assists on any given night, and if he's not doing one, he's doing the other.

Trae Young brings exactly what the Spurs need

The former Sooner is one of the most versatile scorers in the league, with the ability to get buckets from any spot on the floor. Whether it's spot-up, pull-up, off the dribble, floater or over bigger defenders, the 6-foot-1 guard isn't afraid to get a bucket no matter who is in front of him.

The Young and Wembanyama pick-and-roll would be potentially the most dangerous one-two punch in the league, and Trae loves to run them. He was seventh in the league this past season in pick-and-roll frequency at 45.6% and led the league in points as the primary ball-handler in those plays at 11.7. Now, with the dangerous ability to score, add the electrifying capability for Wemby to go up and get any pass that Young sends his way. Defenders truly won't know how to stop the pair from scoring.

The NBA draft is just over a month out, and teams can begin to make trades the day after the NBA Finals conclude. But until then, there is plenty of time to see how these potential guards' situations play out. Once that happens, it'll be time to see what Brian Wright has in store and whether he will draft his future point guard or trade for him.