5 Things Spurs must immediately do the minute free agency begins

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The San Antonio Spurs drafted Victor Wembanyama with the number one overall pick on June 22. It was decided the moment they won the lottery, but that did not stop Wemby from having a must-see reaction to the moment. The 7’4 big man is a special talent that is ready to lead the Spurs. Wembanyama wants to win right now.

San Antonio needs more talent if they are going to return to the playoffs in year one with the French prodigy. The number one pick rarely leads his team to the playoffs as a rookie. If the Spurs want to make it they must fill holes and continue upgrading their roster, but can they convince players to come to San Antonio to play alongside Wembanyama?

The Spurs have cap space and open roster spots, but how should they use them? With free agency opening at 5 p.m. CT on Friday, what is the front office’s first move? Their roster has some clear needs, and San Antonio should be looking to attack them on the open market.

Things San Antonio Spurs must do the second free agency begins

1. Find starting PG

The Spurs should be reaching out to free-agent point guards the moment things start on June 30. They have a projected $34 million in cap space and finding a lead ball-handler should be their top priority. San Antonio is not targeting Fred VanVleet, but there is a wide range of point guards available. James Harden and Kyrie Irving headline the class, but the Spurs will shop at a lower tier.

It is not just the free-agent market that the Spurs should explore. Fans have already seen Jordan Poole and John Collins get salary dumped over the last week. The highest spending teams are looking to shed money, and San Antonio could use their cap space to pick up a quality player on the cheap. Does some team let a starting point guard go? Perhaps not, but anything is possible as the new CBA kicks in.

The San Antonio Spurs need a starting point guard and to lock in their backup as he hits free agency.