4 San Antonio Spurs who increased their trade value this season

These Spurs improved their trade value if the front office decides to get aggressive in building around Victor Wembanyama.
San Antonio Spurs, Keldon Johnson
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1. Keldon Johnson

He was the Spurs’ leading scorer in 2023, but everything changed when San Antonio drafted Victor Wembanyama. They are looking to build a championship team around their 7’4 big man, but Johnson’s fit is questionable. He went to the bench after 27 games and may not fit, especially if the plan is to play Jeremy Sochan at the four.

Johnson averaged 15.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 0.7 steals in 29.5 minutes per this season. He shot 34.6 percent from 3-point range, which was a significant improvement. His lack of floor spacing is problematic. Wemby is not a consistent shooter, and Sochan struggles from long-range. The Spurs cannot play three non-shooters and expect to keep their offense rolling.

Johnson just finished the first season of a four-year $74 million decreasing contract. He makes $19 million in 2025 before it drops to $17.5 million over the final two seasons. It is a bargain contract for a 24-year-old who is a proven role player.

The Spurs may look to trade Keldon Johnson this summer for a better fit on their roster. They need a more consistent shooter next to Wemby. Johnson raised his value by showing he can play any role and is comfortable starting or coming off the bench. He could be the key to a San Antonio blockbuster this summer, so stay tuned.