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San Antonio Spurs: Ranking the team's off-season moves

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4. The Spurs acquiring Chandler Hutchison in a five-team trade

San Antonio acquired Hutchinson from the Wizards in a larger five-team trade while shipping former first-round pick Nikola Milutinov to the Nets. The move doesn't look great at first glance but is actually surprisingly good. 

The Spurs are likely to receive Detroit's 2022 2nd round pick, which could prove to be a very high 2nd rounder. Additionally, it replaces and is likely an upgrade over, the 2022 second that the Spurs traded away to offload Boris Diaw in 2016.

Given that the 2022 NBA draft is believed to have yet another loaded draft class, acquiring a potentially high second-rounder for taking on Hutchinson's contract is a very good move.

3. Spurs drafting Joshua Primo 12th overall

San Antonio's decision to draft Joshua Primo surprised many, though he managed to calm some of those concerns by playing well in the summer league. That said, I still have some concerns about Primo that prevent this move from being a clear home run. While he has the potential to be a sharpshooting two-guard, who can also defend, I believe there were higher ceiling players taken after him. 

Additionally, the Spurs have guards Dejounte Murray and Derrick White both under contract for the next three seasons, as well as Lonnie Walker. Were Walker to play well and be re-signed, Primo may have to wait a couple of seasons before he’ll be able to join the rotation, barring a trade. Ultimately, it will take time to determine whether or not he was the right selection. Though he certainly has the potential to be a good NBA player, at least.

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