3 Spurs who are franchise building blocks, 4 that should be cut loose

The Spurs have work to do in building around Victor Wembanyama.
San Antonio Spurs, Victor Wembanyama
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Expendable: Keldon Johnson

Johnson has three years and $54 million remaining on his contract. It is a reasonable deal for the 2019 first-round draft pick, but the Spurs should move on because of his fit.

The 6’5 wing was moved to the bench this season because he struggles to space the floor. His jumper is inconsistent, and Johnson has made just 33.7 percent from 3-point range in the last two seasons combined. He can get buckets, but the Spurs need more from a starting wing next to Wemby.

San Antonio is open to offers and may trade the 24-year-old this summer. He produced just a 0.2 VORP in 2024, and the Spurs need more as they look to build a contender.

Keldon Johnson should be the key salary matcher in a trade for a second star. The 24-year-old’s talent and contract should be pluses for a rebuilding team. Johnson can play more on the ball and continue to expand his game as the Spurs upgrade to a necessary piece next to Wembanyama. This deal could be a win for all involved.

The San Antonio Spurs have work to do this summer. They need to add more building blocks around Victor Wembanyama and move some pieces that do not fit. Do the Spurs push toward contention this summer? Do not be surprised to see them make moves.