Solid role players
If the Spurs look to make a significant trade before February’s deadline, they will need to throw in at least one solid role players to make the math work. San Antonio just acquired one and had two already on their roster.
7. Reggie Bullock
The 6’6 wing is a no-frills player. He defends well on the perimeter and sinks open shots. Bullock is not going to command the ball or more playing time. The 32-year-old is a morale booster in the locker room that plays his role and makes his team better.
The Mavericks had to give him up to make the Grant Williams sign-and-trade a reality. The Spurs parted with two second-rounders and got a first-round pick swap in return, but they can flip Bullock at the deadline for additional draft capital if they choose.
6. Zach Collins
Collins has struggled to stay healthy, but he played in 63 games last season and averaged 11.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 0.8 blocks in 22.9 minutes per game. It was a strong comeback after playing just 39 games in the previous three years combined.
The Spurs like Zach Collins, but the 25-year-old’s potential and $7.7 million expiring contract would have teams interested if he hit the trade block.
5. Tre Jones
The Spurs re-signed Jones to a two-year $20 million deal this offseason, and he will likely be the team’s starting point guard this season. Jones struggles with his jumper, but there was plenty of growth last season. Can the 24-year-old take another step forward, while setting up Victor Wembanyama?
The San Antonio Spurs could trade these players, but the names from here sound locked in as the team’s core.