Ranking 5 trade deadline moves by how fast they make Spurs contenders

The Spurs have their centerpiece and should be looking to acquire necessary role players before the Feb. 8 trade deadline.

San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich, Victor Wembanyama
San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich, Victor Wembanyama / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Tyus Jones solves PG woes but leaves Spurs needing star power

Jones went to Washington to be their starting point guard, and the 27-year-old is having the best season of his NBA career. He has been one of the best backup point guards in recent years and hopes to prove he can shine in an expanded role. The rebuilding Wizards are shopping his expiring contract, and Jones will likely be searching for a landing spot where he can start.

The Spurs desperately need a point guard. Jones could organize their offense, create open looks, and form a devastating two-man game with Victor Wembanyama. His younger brother is already playing for the Spurs, which should ease the transition.

Jones would improve their chances of winning on a nightly basis, but San Antonio would have a major void in top-end talent. Even with the 6’1 guard having the best year of his career, the Wizards have fewer wins than the Spurs this season. Jones is not going to come to the Alamo and instantly lift the franchise to 50 wins.

The Spurs need a second star if they plan on jumping into title contention. They have Victor Wembanyama and a few quality role players. Their focus should be on acquiring an All-Star point guard to lead their offense.