San Antonio Spurs Free Agency

San Antonio Spurs: Cash or pass 4 role player free agents

Richaun Holmes
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2. Justise Winslow, SF, Memphis Grizzlies

Justise Winslow is another guy who's shown flashes of his expected potential, but he hasn't quite lived up to his draft position of 10th overall in 2015. Like Giles, injuries have been a big part in slowing down his development, particularly in the last two seasons.

Knee and hip injuries have caused Justise to appear in just 37 games since the start of the 2019 season. Still, he's only 25 and played well for the Miami Heat in his first 5 seasons, becoming a reliable 10 points and five boards guy.

When he's available and healthy, Winslow is active on both ends of the floor and can knock down the occasional jumper. In the two seasons before his 2019 knee injury, he shot 37.7 percent from the outside on three attempts per game.

Winslow's energy would be a welcome addition to the San Antonio Spurs, but overall there are probably better options out there than spending for him. The Grizzlies currently have a club option of $13 million for him, which they aren't expected to accept, making him an unrestricted free agent.

While I wouldn't expect Winslow to command his average salary of $13 million, even anything in the ballpark would be overpaying for another hybrid forward/guard when the Spurs already have plenty

Verdict: Pass

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