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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12. Kelly Olynyk

Olynyk is a 6’11 big man with a unique skill set. The 32-year-old is in his 11th NBA season and on his sixth team. He is a plus shooter and playmaker capable of playing as a stretch four or acting as an offensive hub at the five. Olynyk is a career 37.0 percent 3-point shooter, and the soon-to-be free agent figures to draw plenty of interest on the opening market. 

He was traded from Utah to the Raptors at the deadline, and Toronto is rumored to be interested in re-signing him. Several teams will want him on their team because of his skills and ability to play several roles. Olynyk fits on any franchise and his versatility improves any roster. 

The 6’11 big man has 48 games of playoff experience, but has started just two contests. He could play next to Victor Wembanyama or back him up. Head coach Gregg Popovich would maximize his production and get the most out of the veteran. 

The 32-year-old has spent the last three-plus seasons on a rebuilding team. He is comfortable being a veteran leader on a struggling team or making an impact on a playoff squad. The San Antonio Spurs want to jump back into contention quickly, and Kelly Olynyk could be a fantastic bridge between the eras.