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Spurs: 3 Starting Lineup Changes to Re-energize the Team

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3. Upgrade at Power Forward

The Spurs have a fairly deep team but upgrading the power forward position this offseason should be a priority. Fortunately, they will have a number of options to choose from in both the NBA Draft and in free agency.

Depending on where they select in the draft, Jabari Smith, Paolo Banchero, or Keegan Murray would each be great selections. Not only that, but each could slot in as a starter next season and help spice up the starting lineup.

With more size in the starting five, San Antonio could be better on the defensive end and on the glass. Additionally, drafting one of the aforementioned power forwards could provide the team with more scoring in the paint without necessarily sacrificing spacing.

Another option to fill the role would be in free agency where the Spurs could have more than $30 million in cap space. While there are a limited number of power forward options in free agency, they could use cap space to facilitate a trade.

For example, they could look to acquire John Collins in exchange for Derrick White, draft picks, and by also agreeing to take back bad a contract from Atlanta. Or the Spurs could just absorb them into cap space in exchange for multiple first-round picks. No matter how they do it, the Spurs should absolutely add a starting-caliber four this offseason.

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Ultimately, San Antonio should look to shake things up over the last third of the season by looking to start Primo and Vassell, and adding a starting-caliber power forward. While it may not immediately help them in the standings, it could still help San Antonio improve going forward.

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