5 Spurs who are expendable, 3 they can't afford to trade

The Spurs need to make moves to maximize Victor Wembanyama.

San Antonio Spurs, Victor Wembanyama
San Antonio Spurs, Victor Wembanyama / Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports
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Expendable: Devonte Graham

Graham has barely played for the Spurs this season. The Pelicans were eager to dump his contract and gave up four second-round draft picks to acquire Josh Richardson. Now, it is San Antonio who will look to dump the 6’1 guard.

Graham had two strong seasons with the Hornets before arriving in New Orleans. He is a career 35.5 percent 3-point shooter, who can make plays and get buckets. His defense and impact on winning are questionable, but a team searching for a backup point guard could have interest.

Graham is making $12.1 million this season and has $2.9 million guaranteed for the 2024-25 season. It is a hefty price to pay for a reserve, and the Spurs may have to attach an asset to move on. San Antonio has more draft picks than they can make and the desire to improve their roster over the next year. Getting off Graham’s deal gives them a bit more flexibility moving forward.

The San Antonio Spurs desperately need a ball-handler and playmaker to put next to Victor Wembanyama, but Devonte Graham has played 36 total minutes in the first 19 games. That should tell fans all they need to know about his future with the franchise.