5 Creative ways Spurs can clear their roster logjam

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1. Trade 3 players for starting center

The Spurs want a big man that can play next to Victor Wembanyama and take some of the heavy lifting off the teenage prospect. They do not want Wemby matching up against Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid, and the league’s biggest and strongest players on a nightly basis. The goal is to maximize his development in year one, which means keeping him healthy and on the floor.

Could San Antonio get down to 15 players by trading three pieces for a starting center? Several names continue to circulate on the trade block, including Jonas Valanciunas and Clint Capela. Both would be fantastic short-term fits that could help Wemby in year one but wouldn't stand in his way of being the Spurs' long-term option at center.

San Antonio has more draft picks than they can make over the next seven years, so they should not be afraid to use them to improve their roster. The Spurs want a center and should acquire one that fits their needs.

Will the San Antonio Spurs get aggressive and make another trade before the start of the regular season? Fans should not be surprised to see a deal go down. Can they clear their logjam via trade or will Gregg Popovich and company be forced to cut players before opening night? Stay tuned to find out.


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