The San Antonio Spurs will enter next season following what could perhaps be the most eventful off-season for the team in years. With just nine players under contract for next season, the roster may look significantly different than it did at the end of the 2021 season.
Most notably, DeMar DeRozan is said to be taking a "wide-open" approach to free agency, assuming he isn't traded before then. Being that two other veterans in Patty Mills and Rudy Gay are both also set to come off the books, the Spurs will likely be on the market for some quality role players.
Spurs fans have additionally been clamoring for the front office to aggressively pursue John Collins in free agency. While there's a good chance that the Atlanta Hawks will do everything in their power to keep their young core together, considering their playoff performance, there's certainly the off chance that the Spurs offer him more than they're comfortable with paying him.
Regardless of what they choose to do in free agency, after missing the playoffs for a second consecutive year, the Spurs would be wise to take a different approach during the season in hopes of getting the team back on track.
If San Antonio were able to accomplish the four following goals, the 2021-2022 season could serve as a necessary stepping stone for San Antonio to eventually return to the postseason.