I can't recall a day the San Antonio Spurs made more moves than they did Tuesday. Not only did they lose the heart of the team in Patty Mills to Brooklyn, but Rudy Gay also left for Utah. Oh, and the Spurs traded away DeMar DeRozan to the Chicago Bulls. These moves were only the half of it.
The Spurs also addressed their shooting and defensive needs in a few different ways through trade and free agent pickups. In the DeRozan trade, they acquired Thaddeus Young, Al-Farouq Aminu, and three future NBA Draft picks.
They also agreed to deals with sharpshooter Doug McDermott, backup center Zach Collins, and Australian center Jock Landale. Even as the clock struck past midnight, the Spurs made one last move, bringing Bryn Forbes back to San Antonio.
The roster is looking fairly packed as of now at 16 players, although the offseason is far from over. It's unlikely San Antonio is quite done making moves, even if they may come during the season.
With six players from last year's roster now gone, the youth movement will be front and center for the 2021-22 version of the Spurs. Let's take an early look at what grade Brian Wright and Company deserve for each move so far.