5 Creative ways Spurs can clear their roster logjam

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3. Acquire a star

It is too soon for this move, and fans should consider it the least likely on the board. The Spurs want to give Victor Wembanyama time to develop without the pressure of winning games. They are going to let him make mistakes and see how he improves. San Antonio wants a center next to him early on, but in a few years, Wemby may be best suited to play the five.

The Spurs have the assets to make a massive splash, including all of their own first-round draft picks plus multiple ones from other teams. San Antonio could field the best offer if the right star became available. Damian Lillard and James Harden are in their mid-30s and would be on the decline by the time Wembanyama reached his prime. Even Pascal Siakam is a decade older than the number one overall pick.

Do not expect this to happen before the start of the regular season, but it would be interesting to see the Spurs strategy if a young star requests a trade. Would San Antonio go all-in for a Luka Doncic or Zion Williamson if the situation arose?

If the San Antonio Spurs do not want to get into the mix for a star or wait around, they could get aggressive in trying to fill their needs.

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