6 Current playoff stars the Spurs should hope become disgruntled

The Spurs would love to land these stars to play next to Victor Wembanyama.
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The San Antonio Spurs enter a crucial offseason. Victor Wembanyama proved he is already a star, but the franchise does not have enough talent around him. The Spurs won just 22 games and missed the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year. Wemby wants to win, which means changes are likely coming in the Alamo.

The Spurs have a mountain of draft capital and plenty of young talent. They have the assets to win any bidding war, but San Antonio is in no rush. Their front office will wait for the right fit before cashing their chips in.

They need a co-star for Wemby if they want to become serious title contenders. The Spurs will try to find one in the draft, but their only avenue may be trading for an established player. With the playoffs in full swing, which stars should their front office be monitoring to see if they ask out?

6. Donovan Mitchell

The Mitchell rumors (subscription required) are just starting to heat up. He has one season plus a player option remaining on his contract after the Cavs playoff run ends. Cleveland cannot afford to let him reach free agency. They will offer a max extension this summer, but Mitchell holds the cards. If he declines, the Cavaliers should explore his trade market.

San Antonio would love to add an elite scorer and playmaker. They finished 26th in offensive rating and desperately needed a lead ball-handler. Things improved after Tre Jones was inserted into the starting five, but the Spurs do not view him as a long-term solution. Mitchell would certainly unlock their offense and raise their ceiling.

Would they be title contenders? Mitchell has made the playoffs in each of his first seven NBA seasons but has never advanced beyond the second round. There would be questions, but Mitchell as the number two may work. The Spurs may decide to target a second number-one option.