The offseason is a redefining time for the San Antonio Spurs. The franchise will venture into uncharted territory by having an opportunity to make substantial changes to the roster, a rarity for the team that has been spoiled by winning in the past by virtue of continuity.
DeMar DeRozan, the alpha guy for the Silver and Black in recent seasons, will most likely be heading to greener pastures this summer. Along with his impending exit are rumblings of an alternative route for the Spurs to take, which is the trade market, of which the Los Angeles Lakers have been rumored as one of the most logical landing spots for the four-time All-Star.
Should the San Antonio Spurs seek Montrezl Harrell in a sign-and-trade for DeRozan?
One of the fixtures in multiple sign-and-trade scenarios for DeRozan is Lakers big man Montrezl Harrell. While thoroughly outsized in the center position at 6-7, the springy 27-year-old has been one of the better bench players in the league in recent seasons, highlighted by a Sixth Man of the Year award in 2020 with the LA Clippers.
At his best, Harrell is a galvanizing sixth or seventh man who can immediately impact the game by feasting on opposing second units with his excellent finishing and high motor. That being said, the six-year player has mostly played for contending teams in his career, so how does he fit into the San Antonio Spurs equation? Here are the pros and cons of landing the high-energy center.