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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6. Chris Paul

CP3 is a future Hall of Famer and one of the best point guards in NBA history. He has struggled to stay healthy in recent years, but the 12-time All-Star was part of the league’s 75th anniversary team. The 38-year-old is still a fantastic playmaker capable of helping any roster.

Paul came off the bench for the first time this season in Golden State, but he will likely become a free agent this summer. He has a $30 million non-guaranteed contract for next season. The Warriors would have to pay significantly more in luxury tax penalties if they keep him on their roster. The most likely move is to make CP3 a free agent or trade him to a team eager for his services.

Paul would certainly get Victor Wembanyama open looks and make his life easier. The veteran point guard is a leader with an elite basketball IQ. CP3 gets the most out of big men, and Wemby is on pace to be one of the league’s best players in his prime. Having a point guard like Paul would speed up that process.

Chris Paul figures to be available and would check a lot of boxes for the San Antonio Spurs. He is likely best coming off the bench and playing a smaller role at his age. Still, CP3 would be impactful on the Spurs and could help all of their young talent take the next step.