Predicting when every member of Spurs' starting 5 might leave

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Tre Jones leaves in the summer of 2025

The Spurs re-signed Jones last summer but opened the season with him coming off the bench. They tried Jeremy Sochan at point guard, but the experiment failed miserably. Jones was the only true lead ball-handler on their roster, and the Spurs were significantly better after he moved into the starting lineup.

San Antonio clearly does not view the 6’1 point guard as their long-term starter. He filled that role in 113 of his 145 games played over the last two years, but the Spurs need an upgrade at the one. Whether they draft a point guard or trade for one, fans should expect them to be all-in on finding their long-term answer.

Jones is set to make $9.1 million next season and become a free agent in the summer of 2025. He will be 25 years old and just entering his prime. A team in need likely swoops in with a larger offer to steal Jones away from the Spurs.

Expect Tre Jones to start games next season. The number will be determined by the level of upgrade San Antonio finds and the team’s health. Jones is a strong backup point guard and will be a role player for a decade. He leaves San Antonio next summer to maximize his earnings and playing time.