There appears to be a lot of interest in newly acquired San Antonio Spurs forward Thaddeus Young. With DeMar DeRozan's departure seemingly inevitable, the Spurs were able to acquire some assets instead of letting him walk for nothing, with Young being one of the pieces in the deal.
In his write-up for The Athletic (subscription required) Monday morning, Shams Charania gave details on multiple teams having an interest in the 33-year-old forward, specifically the Phoenix Suns. As a versatile big who can provide scoring, defense, and veteran leadership, Young can be a key piece for a team that's close to becoming a serious championship threat.
The Phoenix Suns certainly fit that description, as they made a surprise run to the NBA Finals last season but ultimately came up short against the Milwaukee Bucks. According to Charania, they're just one of multiple competitive teams likely to show strong interest in prying Young from San Antonio.
We've highlighted several things Thaddeus Young could offer the Spurs in their rebuilding season over the summer, but the team should obviously do their due diligence when it comes to fielding offers. While he would play a nice role in the Alamo City, there's something to be said for acquiring even more assets for a franchise that usually has to rely on strong drafting to stay competitive.
Rarely are the Spurs in the position of having multiple teams vying for one of their guys, so it will be interesting to see if a bidding war breaks out in the next couple of months from teams who believe Young could be their missing link.
With the regular season set to begin on October 20th for the Spurs, they'll have to trim their current 17-player roster to 15 in some way. They're not done making moves yet, so keep your eyes peeled.