4 Moves the Spurs must make after signing Chris Paul

The Spurs have more work to do this offseason.
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2. Trade Keldon Johnson

It became clear last season that Keldon Johnson was a questionable fit next to Victor Wembanyama. That is why Gregg Popovich made him the team’s sixth man. They played 1,000 minutes together, which was Wemby’s fourth-most with any other player, but the pair’s time produced a negative-4.3 net rating.

Johnson shot just 34.6 percent from 3-point range last season and is a questionable defender. He is 6’5, but struggles to guard wings and ball-handlers. The 24-year-old does not space the floor enough to thrive next to Wembanyama, which leaves him as a trade candidate.

Johnson has talent but is not the right fit. The Spurs may not be interested in trading him, but their focus should be on maximizing Wemby. Having a 6’5 wing that struggles to shoot and defend just does not make sense, and San Antonio could trade him for a key piece of their future this offseason.

They are unlikely to make this move. It would take finding the right option to return to the Alamo and force the Spurs to give up significant draft capital. Neither appears to be a priority. If it reaches that stage, the front office should target this position as it looks to build out its roster.