The first time San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl appeared in online rumors was on January 14th in a column by Marc Stein. In it, he said the Toronto Raptors were interested in a reunion with the 7-1 center but didn't expand any further.
Since then, he has stated he doesn't expect a deal to come from that report, but that didn't mean Poeltl was out of the woods yet. On January 27th, Jake Fischer's trade rumor intel article for Bleacher Report stated, "The Spurs have fielded numerous calls on the 26-year-old center and are seeking a strong return in any deal."
As I wrote shortly after, I don't think there should be a real concern from Spurs fans that have grown to love what Poeltl offers the team. Jakob is establishing himself firmly as a top 12-15 center in the NBA, and even that could be shortchanging him. In terms of overall value for his contract, I'm not sure any center in the league can touch him.
As Fischer said in his report, it would take a strong return for San Antonio to entertain moving Jakob, and I can't see a team blowing the Spurs away in the next 10 days.
As January started to wind down, chatter started to pick up about mutual interests between the Spurs and Atlanta Hawks in each others' guys. More on that after the jump.