Spurs: Key summer dates for qualifying offers, contracts
By Josh Paredes
The big picture is slowly starting to piece together for the San Antonio Spurs.
On Tuesday, they learned they'll be selecting 9th in the NBA Draft Lottery to go along with their other picks at 20th, 25th, and 38th. Next, they'll have to start looking at who will make up their roster for a 2022-23 season in which they'll be seeking a return to the NBA Playoffs.
During the offseason, teams are allowed to carry up to 20 players, which allows for some guys to prove they deserve a regular season spot, of which there are 15. NBA rosters during the season consist of a maximum of 15 players plus two players under two-way contracts. Currently, those two-way contracts belong to D.J. Stewart and Robert Woodard, the latter of which averaged 13.6 points and 7.9 rebounds for the Austin Spurs last year but didn't see the floor in San Antonio.
With four NBA Draft picks to handle and multiple players returning, there are some dates to watch for (subscription required) to give you a better idea of what the Spurs' plans are for what should be an eventful summer.
- 2022 NBA Draft
- Last day Zach Collins could be waived, which would cost $3.7 million owed to him.
- Deadline to give qualifying offers to the following:
Lonnie Walker ($6.3 million)
Devontae Cacok ($2.1 million)
Joe Wieskamp ($1.8 million)
Robert Woodard ($50,000)
D.J. Stewart Jr. ($50,000)
- Tre Jones' $500,000 becomes guaranteed
Day before regular season
- Tre Jones' full $1.78 million contract becomes fully guaranteed. He'll be extension-eligible through the regular season if this happens.
First day of regular season
- Keita Bates-Diop's $1.9 million becomes guaranteed
- Dejounte Murray is eligible to sign up to a three-year, $95.2 million extension until the last day of the regular season, per ESPN.
- Jakob Poeltl is eligible to sign an extension for up to four years, $61.5 million
Last year, the Spurs announced their training camp on September 27th, with their first preseason game occurring on October 4th.