14 Veterans the Spurs should already be targeting to pair with Victor Wembanyama

The Spurs need veterans to put alongside Victor Wembanyama.

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The San Antonio Spurs are far from contenders in year one with Victor Wembanyama. They are at the bottom of the Western Conference and headed toward the top of the lottery again. Wemby is a future superstar, but the Spurs entered the season with the youngest roster in the league it has shown. Wemby wants some veterans, and the Spurs should try to make that a reality next season.

San Antonio traded their only player over 30 years old at the deadline. They got back Marcus Morris, but he was waived, which will leave Cedi Osman as their most experienced player with six years in the NBA.

The Spurs were quiet at the deadline, but there will be plenty of veterans available this offseason. Who can the Spurs land? Players will want to team with Wemby, and San Antonio should start recruiting these talents now.

14. P.J. Tucker

Tucker has been a strong 3-and-D forward for more than a decade in the NBA, but little has gone right this season. He was in the 76ers rotation before being traded to the Clippers just three games into the season in the James Harden deal. The 38-year-old got a shot in LA but has not played since Nov. 27.

Tucker is healthy but out of the rotation. He wants to play but is avoiding a buyout to collect his $11.5 million player option this summer. The Clippers have no plans to use him and will be eager to offload his contract in the next transaction cycle.

Tucker’s offensive woes are well-documented, but his team is on pace to make the playoffs for the eighth straight year. The undersized forward brings toughness and a veteran presence to any team, which is exactly what the San Antonio Spurs need. He is a strong fit if they want an end-of-the-bench option, but the Spurs will have plenty of others.