5 No-brainer trades Spurs should make before the deadline

The Spurs should try to make these trades before the Feb. 8 deadline.
San Antonio Spurs, Victor Wembanyama
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3. Spurs convince Pistons to part with Jaden Ivey

It has been a roller-coaster season for the fifth overall pick in 2022. New Pistons head coach Monty Williams began the year with Ivey coming off the bench and his playing time was inconsistent. Ivey has started the team’s last 21 games and is producing, but does Detroit trust him as their point guard of the future?

The Spurs would love to add a 21-year-old lead ball-handler capable of averaging 17 points, five rebounds, and five assists every night. Ivey is far from a finished product, but the 6’4 guard has immense potential, which is precisely what San Antonio should be looking to acquire.

Ivey to SA

Osman is on an expiring contract, but what would it take for the Pistons to consider trading Ivey? They get a top-ten protected first-round pick in 2025 via the Bulls and two second-rounders in this trade. Ivey is a career 34.0 percent 3-point shooter and the Pistons depressed his value by not playing him to start the year. It is likely the best offer they receive, but may not be enough for Detroit to accept.

The San Antonio Spurs should make the call and try to find a package that works. Jaden Ivey would be a fantastic fit next to Victor Wembanyama, and they could form an elite young duo that helps the franchise get back into contention.