The San Antonio Spurs are poised to enter free agency with up to $49 million in cap space at their disposal and have an opportunity to dramatically retool their roster. After missing the playoffs in consecutive seasons, there’s pressure for the Spurs to return to the postseason, making this offseason one of the most important in team history.
To make the most of their summer, here are four free agency goals for the Spurs.
1. The San Antonio Spurs must have a more aggressive front office
In recent years, San Antonio has appeared hesitant to make trades and unwilling or unable to make significant moves in free agency (with the exception of LaMarcus Aldridge in 2015). Additionally, the Spurs front office had a chance to change course last offseason, however decided against trading Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, and Patty Mills.
By holding on to the veterans, the front office attempted to keep the team competitive, however, the Spurs would have received good trade value had they been more aggressive. Worse yet, the Spurs ultimately failed to make the playoffs anyway.
This highlights the need for the front office to change tactics ahead of the offseason. They should look to be aggressive in pursuing their free agent targets and more open to making trades that aid the team. After all, with the Spurs presumably entering a new era, they shouldn't take the same indecisive approach and expect better results.