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Spurs: 4 Low-cost, high-reward free agents to consider

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San Antonio Spurs Prospect No. 2: Nicolas Batum

While getting older isn't quite the direction this team is taking, Nicolas Batum certainly deserves a look if he has an interest in San Antonio. The 13-year veteran is shooting 40.8 percent from beyond the arc this year, which is one-tenth of a percent away from his best shooting season in the NBA.

Batum's game reminds me of another Frenchman, Boris Diaw, who also joined the Spurs later in his career. While he's not nearly crafty or as good of a passer, he has a high basketball IQ and could be a good veteran to add into the mix after some current veterans likely depart.

Batum is in the final year of a $2.56 million deal with the Clippers. If they crash and burn in the playoffs like they did last season, he may want to explore other avenues.

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San Antonio Spurs Prospect No. 1: Daniel Theis

Getting back to the center position, the Spurs could gain some hustle if they consider signing Daniel Theis this summer. The 6-8 center was recently traded to the Chicago Bulls when the Boston Celtics ran out of minutes for him in their rotation.

In Chicago, Theis is currently averaging career-highs in points (10) and assists (1.9) per game in 25 minutes per night. Still, with guys like Nikola Vucevic, Patrick Williams, and Wendell Carter Jr. on the roster, it'd be a surprise if Daniel didn't end up in the same position he was with Boston.

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Theis would give the Spurs a lob threat and relentless battler on the glass. Best of all, he'd likely come fairly cheap. He made $5 million last season and will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.