These aren't the same old San Antonio Spurs anymore.
I mean, sure, most of the roster is the same -- but the way the front office is operating this season is far different from years past. After decades of making very limited moves mid-season, the Spurs were active throughout the weeks leading to the deadline this season under GM Brian Wright.
The January trade of Bryn Forbes grew in return value even further after San Antonio flipped Juancho Hernangomez to the Utah Jazz for a 2027 second-round pick and Tomas Satoransky on Wednesday.
The Spurs continued their trade-heavy season on Thursday, sending off Thaddeus Young, Drew Eubanks in one while parting with Derrick White in another. For all the details on those deals, you can read my recap of the busy day for San Antonio.
As San Antonio looks to finish their season with some new faces and more assets to work with going forward, here's what the roster looks like as of Thursday evening. New additions have been written in bold.
San Antonio Spurs Projected Starters
- Keldon Johnson
- Dejounte Murray
- Doug McDermott
- Devin Vassell
- Jakob Poeltl
Spurs Projected Backups
- Joshua Primo
- Tre Jones
- Lonnie Walker
- Josh Richardson
- Zach Collins
Rounding Out the Roster
Joe Wieskamp (two-way)
Devontae Cacok (two-way)
Technically, Goran Dragic is still on the books but is expected to be bought out. It's unclear as of now if the Spurs will take the same approach with Tomas Satoransky or if he'll be given a shot to make the rotation.
As far as assets from the recent trades, the Spurs accumulated:
- 2022 Top-14 protected first-round pick from Toronto
- 2022 Top-4 protected first-round pick from Boston
- 2027 Second-round pick from Utah
- 2028 second-round pick from Denver
- 2028 First-round pick swap with Boston
The San Antonio Spurs used the trade deadline to ship away pieces they didn't feel were part of their future, and they received plenty of draft picks in return to build around the guys they have the most faith in. It's certainly going to be an eventful summer.