Spurs: 3 Players most unlikely to be on next year’s roster

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San Antonio Spurs likely cut No. 1: Trey Lyles

You may know Trey Lyles as the consolation prize once Marcus Morris infamously backed out of his verbal commitment with the Spurs in 2019. You may also know him as the Spurs' starting power forward for most of the 2019-20 season. If you just started following the Spurs this year, you likely don't know him at all.

Other than the emergence of Keldon Johnson, it's hard to pinpoint exactly why Lyles completely fell out of the rotation this season. Although his averages of 6.4 points and 5.7 rebounds as a starter don't jump off the page, it seemed like he still did enough for a bench role. Apparently, Gregg Popovich had other ideas.

After playing 63 games last season, Lyles showed up in just 23 this year, with the majority of his 15.6 minutes per game coming in garbage time. Understandably, his production dipped even further as a result, and the six-year veteran will undoubtedly be on the hunt for a bigger role as a free agent this summer.

Although the Spurs almost dealt Lyles at the trade deadline, the trade appeared to have broken down at the last minute. Trey will likely find another home on his own in the next few months.