6 Current playoff stars the Spurs should hope become disgruntled

The Spurs would love to land these stars to play next to Victor Wembanyama.
San Antonio Spurs, Luka Doncic
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2. Luka Doncic

Doncic instantly became a star like Victor Wembanyama. He won Rookie of the Year in 2019 and has been an All-Star and selected first-team All-NBA since his second season. Wemby is on that path. Luka won the scoring title this season and led the Mavericks to the conference finals in 2022. He wants to win, and things could turn if Dallas falters.

They missed the playoffs in 2023, and the Western Conference is loaded. If the Mavs cannot prove they are serious title contenders, number 77 could ask to be traded. He can become a free agent in 2026, so the pressure is on in Dallas. They keep making moves but have not found the right mix. If Luka starts looking for a new home, San Antonio should be extremely attractive.

Doncic would get to stay in Texas and play with another elite young talent. He loves to lob to his big men and has experience playing with Kristaps Porzingis in Dallas for two-plus years. Wemby’s elite defense covers Luka’s biggest flaw, and the Spurs would be instant title threats with their dynamic European duo.

Luka Doncic appears happy in Dallas, but things change fast in the NBA. The same could be said for the number one player on this list. He is always putting pressure on his organization and at some point could decide he wants to play elsewhere.