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
San Antonio Spurs, Victor Wembanyama / Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Tyus Jones

Assuming Jrue Holiday stays with the Celtics, Jones may be the best free-agent point guard on the market this summer. Markelle Fultz has struggled to stay healthy and is having a down year. Lonzo Ball hasn’t played since January of 2022. D’Angelo Russell can make a case, but he is more of a score-first guard. If the Spurs want a lead ball-handler, Jones is their best option.

He spent his first eight NBA seasons as a backup point guard before taking over as the Wizards starter this year. He is averaging 12.1 points, 7.3 assists, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.1 steals in 29.2 minutes per game. Jones is a plus shooter and playmaker who helps any team.

The 27-year-old wants to be a starter. It is why he jumped at the chance to lead the Wizards. Do the Spurs view him as an elite backup like his brother Tre or something more? Jones is making $14 million this season and likely wants more in his new deal. If the Spurs think he can be a difference-maker, they could sign him this summer.

Tyus Jones may not be the flashiest addition, but he would help San Antonio win games. Their offense is elite with a point guard flanking Victor Wembanyama. Adding the soon-to-be free agent would be an upgrade over his younger brother and one the Spurs should explore.