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Ranking the Entire Spurs Roster on the Trade Danger Scale

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The "Probably Won't Draw Interest" Crew

Keita Bates-Diop

Keita Bates-Diop has acted as an insurance policy for injured Spurs, filling in as a starter when needed. He's had some decent flashes and a remarkable game against the Lakers, but he doesn't really move the needle either way and doesn't necessarily have that one skill teams might be clamoring for.

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Joe Wieskamp

This one is pretty straightforward. Joe Wieskamp has played a total of eight minutes in the NBA and is still developing in the NBA G League as a newly-signed second-round draft pick.

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Devontae Cacok

See above, but substitute "eight minutes" with "two minutes".

The "I'll Hear You Out" Duo

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Lonnie Walker

It's tough to know where to put Lonnie Walker in this. Sometimes he looks like the best player on the floor and other times he disappears into the background. That in itself summarizes why the Spurs might be open to shopping Walker if the price is right, though -- his inconsistency.

Although Lonnie is still only 23 and now in his fourth season, there's a chance he might already be near the peak of what he can do in San Antonio. I could see a team desperate for scoring or playmaking going after him and offering the Spurs something worthwhile.

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Bryn Forbes

As Shams Charania reported for The Athletic (subscription required) earlier this month, contending teams are expected to be interested in Bryn Forbes this trade season. There's always a spot for a sharpshooter in basketball, and that's what he's been his entire career.

Even though the Spurs can't seem to quit Forbes, they just might if what a contender offers is too good to pass up.

The "Throw in an Asset and He's Yours" Duo

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Drew Eubanks

I think Coach Popovich might be starting to see that Drew Eubanks is probably not the answer as a full-time backup center. After averaging 13 minutes a night in the first half of December, even those limited minutes have been cut by 50% again in the second half.

Eubanks does well to keep possessions alive and finish at the basket when perfectly set up, but he hasn't really improved in cutting down his mistakes, boxing out, and defending at the basket. The Spurs have plenty of bigs to go around, and if another team in need wants Eubanks, I'm not sure it'll take much to get him out of the Alamo City.

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Thaddeus Young

Finally, we turn to the elephant in the room. It's been the worst-kept secret in San Antonio that Thaddeus Young probably wouldn't be a Spur for very long, and it seems like both sides know that. At this point, it's starting to look like the situation is heading for a buyout, which isn't ideal.

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The Spurs want to do right by Young by sending him to a contender. If that situation presents itself, they should. Fortunately, Thaddeus has been a consummate professional and hasn't made the situation as messy as less mature players might have.

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