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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1. Paul George

PG-13 is still one of the best two-way players in the NBA. He is on the All-Star team for the ninth time. George earned it by averaging 22.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.6 steals in 33.8 minutes per game this season while shooting 40.0 percent from 3-point range. His games played have been problematic in recent years, but George is healthy and ready for another max contract.

The 33-year-old is on an expiring deal and has yet to work out an extension with the Clippers. LA may have a decision to make. They already re-signed Kawhi, but bringing back George and James Harden would have them paying a massive tax bill and keep them in the second tax apron for the foreseeable future. Owner Steve Ballmer has deep pockets, but their roster building would be impacted too.

If George hits the open market, there will be a bidding war. The San Antonio Spurs should be involved as adding a second star could help them immediately jump back into contention. There is risk with the veteran wing, but teams with franchise players must do that.

Can the Spurs convince Paul George or another star to join them this summer? It is unlikely, but San Antonio will be a destination when their young talent blossoms. Expect the Spurs to add a few veterans this summer as they look to take another step forward, and stay tuned for all the latest.

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