7 Veteran trade candidates worth Spurs acquiring for multiple draft picks

The Spurs may try to pull off a blockbuster trade before the 2024 NBA Draft.
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6. Josh Giddey

The Thunder have a decision to make on Giddey before the start of the 2024-25 season. He is extension-eligible, and OKC’s roster will get significantly more expensive as their young talent transitions off their rookie contracts. The 6’8 guard is the first of those, but his questionable fit and lack of shooting could have the Thunder exploring his trade market.

In his second NBA season, Giddey averaged 16.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 0.8 steals in 31.1 minutes. He needs the ball in his hands to be at his best, which won’t happen in Oklahoma City. Giddey gets that chance in San Antonio where he would create open looks for Wembanyama and the Spurs.

His lack of shooting could be an issue. The Spurs shot 34.7 percent from 3-point range this season, which ranked 28th in the NBA. Jeremy Sochan and Wemby made under 33 percent from long range. Giddey’s ability to create shots and get their offense rolling may outweigh his shooting, but it would be something to consider when building out their roster.

Josh Giddey is entering his fourth NBA season. He is a veteran, despite being just 21 years old. The Spurs would love to add a young talent at the point on the same timeline as Wembanyama. San Antonio should be willing to give up multiple picks if Josh Giddey is eager to play for Gregg Popovich in the Alamo.