The San Antonio Spurs have plenty of assets to work with in a potential NBA trade, and Wednesday marked the day many more players became eligible to be signed.
The Spurs themselves have five guys they'll be allowed to trade as of December 15th. Meanwhile, over 100 other newly signed players are also now eligible to be moved. The list includes at least one player from every team but the Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves.
While there are several other guys San Antonio should have their eyes on overall, this list will only feature ones who just hit the market on Wednesday, so you won't see many of the expected names that have already technically been available. Let's get started with a sharpshooting forward for the Miami Heat.
1. Max Strus - SF, Miami Heat
After working his way up to the NBA as an undrafted player in 2019 through the Summer League, Max Strus now gets 20 minutes per night on a squad two years removed from the NBA Finals.
The Illinois native has been steadily improving his 3-point shot and is up to 39% on 4.8 attempts per night off the bench for the Heat. That's near Doug McDermott's level when compared to someone on the Spurs (42% on 4.9 attempts).
Someone like Strus won't move the needle much as he'd be behind Keldon Johnson and Devin Vassell at the small forward position, but he could be an upgrade over Keita Bates-Diop when injuries or COVID protocols hit the team.