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

The Spurs need veterans to put alongside Victor Wembanyama.

San Antonio Spurs, Victor Wembanyama
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2. Klay Thompson

It is unfathomable to think about Klay wearing a different uniform or sharing the backcourt with someone other than Stephen Curry. The Splash Brothers have won four championships together and created a dynasty in the Bay Area. The Warriors do not reach those heights without Thompson, but the end may be near.

Golden State is coming on, but they are still tenth in the Western Conference. If they get bounced in the Play-In Tournament changes must be made. They cannot keep paying a massive luxury bill for a non-contending roster. It could mean a lot of things, including the end of Thompson’s time with the Dubs. The two sides failed to work out an extension, so one of the all-time great shooters is headed for free agency this summer.

Klay wants to stay in Golden State, but the 34-year-old is declining. He is still scoring 16.9 points per game and shooting over 37 percent from 3-point range, but his defense has dropped out. The Warriors are not using him in their closing lineup as the young talent on their roster is taking over.

Klay Thompson could decide to finish his career next to an all-time big man in San Antonio. He would certainly nail open looks created by Victor Wembanyama drawing the defense. The Spurs' spacing would improve significantly, and Wemby could clean up any defense issues Thompson has.