4 Moves the Spurs must make after signing Chris Paul

The Spurs have more work to do this offseason.
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1. Find a wing upgrade

Julian Champagnie started 59 games on the wing for the Spurs last season, despite averaging under 20 minutes per game. The 23-year-old is a plus-shooter but offers little else. He will not be playing 30-plus every night when San Antonio is a contender, so the Spurs should be searching for his replacement.

The Spurs hope Malachi Branham or Blake Wesley blossoms, but fans have not seen it. The 21-year-olds just finished their second NBA season and still have upside, but transforming into starting-caliber options won’t be easy.

The San Antonio Spurs could package Keldon Johnson, Devonte Graham, and draft capital to land a significant upgrade on the wing. It would solve several issues for the franchise and likely net them a strong perimeter defender and floor spacer to round out their roster. Whether the Spurs go for a star or a starting-caliber role player, it would be a massive boost to their odds of winning.

The San Antonio Spurs have work to do. If they want to make the playoffs in year two with Victor Wembanyama, significant upgrades are necessary. Their front office appears more likely to play it safe, which means adding on the margins and organically taking a step forward.

Either way, Wemby is coming and could be the league’s best player in 2026. It is on the Spurs' decision-makers to build the contending roster around him. Have faith that San Antonio will be back in short order.