San Antonio Spurs Free Agency

San Antonio Spurs: 5 Things to do the minute free agency begins

San Antonio Spurs Gregg Popovich, Becky Hammon
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1. The San Antonio Spurs must be quick for once

All too often in the past, the Spurs have been content to let conference rivals heavily reload when free agency begins while they stand pat. Granted, sometimes the Spurs didn't have the financial means or need for such moves. That's not the case this summer.

"I think it's important to make a major move fairly quickly," said Spurs fan @TownsendJoyce on Twitter. "I assume they've spent time perusing options but they need to show the base they understand our frustration." I couldn't have said it better myself.

The landscape of how teams are formed and guys are recruited is very different from how it used to be. With players able to share their thoughts with a tap of their phones and talk on each others' Instagram Lives, player empowerment has never been higher.

Unfortunately, San Antonio will never be a popular destination for big-name free agents looking for glitz, glamour, and top-dollar endorsement deals. As such, you won't likely be seeing superstars looking to team up in the Alamo City.

To combat that, the Spurs must have a priority list and reach out to their desired targets as soon as physically possible. Their game plan also should come with numerous backup plans. And speaking of priority, many Spurs fans would agree there's one that stands out above all others.