The San Antonio Spurs social media communities have been in a bit of a firestorm lately after news broke that Vegas has the Spurs among the favorite teams to trade for Ben Simmons in the offseason. Some have suggested that Simmons could be a reclamation project well worth a trade for the Spurs, while others seemingly want nothing to do with the three-time All-Star.
Personally, while I'm still not firmly in agreement with either side of the argument, I find myself mostly thinking that the potential long-term drawbacks of bringing Simmons to the Spurs could outweigh the benefits. While he's obviously an incredibly talented defender, and recently made this year's All-Defensive First Team, 76ers fans are beginning to figure out that Simmons has some serious issues on offense that are now coming to fruition. Bringing him to the Spurs would be asking a lot of the coaching staff in terms of development.
That being said, for the right price, the Spurs should seriously making a bid for Simmons. The Spurs will have the cap space to accommodate a contract like that of Simmons, they have nearly all of their future picks still available for them to trade, and perhaps most importantly, they have a few tradable players that could entice the Sixers.
Here, we'll discuss who I believe to be the Spurs' most tradable players on their roster, why they possess the most trade value, and why acquiring each player would make sense for the 76ers. In the coming months, the Spurs could shop any or all of the following players.