Power Forward-John Collins
I'm assuming that everyone reading this probably saw it coming. John Collins is the perfect fit for the Spurs and, frankly, they should consider offering him a maximum contract in light of the rumor that the Hawks are hesitant to do so.
Let’s talk about what the Spurs would be getting in Collins, and I’ll try and contain my excitement. He is a versatile big man who can run the floor, shoot 40% from deep, and put up 20 points per game. He plays above the rim with uncanny athleticism. He can run, dunk, shoot, and do all of it very well. The Spurs need offense, and finding a 23-year-old beast is a surefire way to explode up the standings.
The Spurs have a young core, but Collins could very easily establish himself as a franchise player. With Poeltl protecting the rim, Murray guarding any scorers (and putting up points himself), Derrick White acting as a distributor, Keldon Johnson wreaking havoc near the bucket, and John Collins scoring 20 or more on smart, efficient shots, the Spurs could become very dangerous.
With Collins on the team, I can very easily see this team making the leap from being a young team looking for an identity to being an established team on the rise, with an average age in the starting lineup of under 25. Seriously, what’s not to like?