4 Moves the Spurs must make after signing Chris Paul

The Spurs have more work to do this offseason.
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3. Trade Devonte Graham

The Spurs pushed his contract guarantee date back to July 8 in hopes of finding a trade. Graham is set to make $12.65 million in the 2024-25 season if he remains on his current deal after that date. Just $2.85 million is guaranteed right now, and San Antonio will consider waiving him if they cannot negotiate a trade.

Finding a deal is possible. The Spurs have no reason to salary dump him. San Antonio should be searching for an upgrade or ways to jump into a deal as a third team to get more draft capital. They have plenty of picks and should not hesitate to improve their current roster if the right trade comes along.

Graham is on an expiring contract, so keeping him until the trade deadline is an option. Teams will be even more willing to take back his salary, and San Antonio gets a few months to further figure out their roster.

Trading Devonte Graham should be the San Antonio Spurs’ top priority over the next week. They could wisely package him with young talent and a couple of draft picks and walk away with a game-changer. It means finding the right franchise, but do not rule that possibility out. It becomes more likely if the Spurs are willing to shop this proven rotation piece.