5 Creative ways Spurs can clear their roster logjam

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2. Turn 2 role players and prospect into starting point guard

The Spurs entered the offseason looking to add a starting point guard and a center to pair with Victor Wembanyama. There were rumors about targeting Fred VanVleet and Brook Lopez in free agency, but it never became a reality. San Antonio re-signed Tre Jones and currently have Devonte Graham and Cameron Payne battling for the backup role in training camp.

Jones does not feel like the Spurs' long-term starter. The 23-year-old continues to improve, but his defense and shooting are question marks. At 6’1, how much impact can he make defensively? Jones is a career 27.1 percent 3-point shooter after three years and the improvements have not been there. Can they win a championship with an undersized point guard that struggles to defend and space the floor?

Could the Spurs look to turn Reggie Bullock, Doug McDermott, one of their young prospects, and draft picks into a starting point guard? Tyus Jones figures to be available in Washington, and the Celtics have explored moving Malcolm Brogdon. Other names could pop up as the remaining blockbusters go down. San Antonio could be opportunistic and turn multiple salaries into a starting point guard.

Those moves are easiest to make in the offseason, so the Spurs should act quickly if that is their plan.

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