7 Free agents who should be on San Antonio Spurs' wish list

The Spurs will be dreaming about adding these free agents this summer.

San Antonio Spurs, Victor Wembanyama
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5. Kyle Anderson

The Spurs drafted Anderson with the final pick in the first round in 2014, and he spent his first four seasons in San Antonio. The 6’9 forward went from rookie to role player to starter with the franchise. He departed in free agency in 2018 after the Grizzlies signed him to a four-year offer sheet the Spurs refused to match.

Anderson is set to become an unrestricted free agent again this summer after four years in Memphis and the last two in Minnesota. The Timberwolves are near the top of the Western Conference but are pushing against the second tax apron without deals for Anderson, Monte Morris, and Jordan McLaughlin. Is Minnesota willing to spend $200-plus million on their roster before the penalties?

Anderson would welcome a return to San Antonio if the Spurs plan on contending. The franchise could use his playmaking, rebounding, and defensive chops. Slo Mo would be a strong fit next to Victor Wembanyama and could help the Spurs get back to the playoffs.

Expect multiple teams to be interested in Kyle Anderson. He made $9.2 million this season and will be searching for a raise. The Spurs may be able to get him for around $10 million per year and still have the funds to add another key rotation piece or two.