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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10. Kyle Anderson

The Spurs drafted Anderson with the final pick in the first round in 2014. He spent four years in San Antonio before leaving for the Grizzlies in free agency in 2018. Anderson broke out in his final season in the Alamo where he averaged a career-high 1.6 steals per game.

The 6’9 forward is comfortable starting or coming off the bench. Slo Mo can play multiple roles and makes an impact on both ends of the floor.

The 30-year-old is having a bit of a down season with the Timberwolves, but Minnesota is near the top of the Western Conference standings. The Wolves spending becomes an issue this summer as Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns get significant raises. Minnesota has $175.7 million committed in salaries without Mike Conley or Anderson under contract. They need a starting point guard, which could have Slo Mo looking for a new home on the open market.

The San Antonio Spurs would love to bring the veteran forward back. His playmaking and defense would be amplified under head coach Gregg Popovich. Anderson would welcome a return (subscription required), but it will likely come down to what franchise offers the largest contract in free agency.