The San Antonio Spurs have had an unusually busy off-season, which has resulted in a big roster makeover. While these moves aren't likely to put the team back into playoff contention next season, they appear to have finally embraced the inevitable rebuild.
Fortunately, the Spurs appear to have gotten off to a good start by making a number of solid moves. With that in mind, let's see how each of the Spurs' nine off-season moves rank (from worst to best).
9. Spurs signing Bryn Forbes to 1-year deal
I have been critical of San Antonio’s decision to sign Bryn Forbes, and the decision appears worse as the off-season has continued to unfold. While signing a 45% 3-point shooter to a 1-year $4.9 million dollar deal seems fine, in theory, Forbes has a history with the Spurs. He previously played four seasons with the team and proved to be a major liability on the defensive end.
After a solid season with the Milwaukee Bucks, he was brought back, though still has the same defensive issues as before. Next season, he’ll likely fill Patty Mills’ former role, though could struggle given his lack of ballhandling and playmaking.
Whereas guard Tre Jones is better in both areas, played very well in the summer league, and appears ready to contribute. Therefore the decision to re-sign Forbes appears unnecessary, especially with the lack of roster spots, thus making it the Spurs' worst offseason move thus far.