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Ranking Spurs' Top 3 free agent replacements for Josh Primo

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Trey Burke - 29 years old

The last time Trey Burke played in the NBA was last season with the Dallas Mavericks. His numbers aren't eye-popping, but he's capable enough to run an offense for short periods. Burke only played 42 games last season and wasn't given much playing time by head coach Jason Kidd. After the 2021-22 season, he was part of the package that sent Christian Wood to the Mavs. Earlier this season, he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder but was waived even before the 2022-23 campaign began.

If the Spurs acquire the veteran guard, he'll get a chance to work with the sharpshooters. Pairing him with Josh Richardson and Doug McDermott could open up the floor for the second unit. He isn't a ball-dominant guard either, so you know he's willing to give up the ball to his teammates.

Having a second pass-first guard to back up Tre Jones would give Keldon Johnson, Devin Vassell, and Doug McDermott the looks they need to keep having career years. Plus, Zach Collins and Jeremy Sochan could benefit from having another floor general share the ball

Burke's experience could help Tre Jones' development, as he could be the team's franchise point guard moving forward. With no Primo in the mix, unless the Spurs hit in the upcoming draft, Jones will have to be the guy moving forward.