2. What's the next likely trade the Spurs make?
It wasn't a coincidence that Bryn Forbes stopped getting minutes only to be traded soon after. What that tells me is the Spurs either have a deal in mind for Thaddeus Young or are fully expecting to buy him out if they can't find a worthy trade.
Earlier trade rumors surrounding the Phoenix Suns involving Jalen Smith, Dario Saric, and future assets seem to have died down with them recently signing Bismack Biyombo for the rest of the season. Still, reports dating back to last summer suggested there would be a market of several contenders for his services.
Getting some filler plus a draft pick or two for Young would only increase the return San Antonio got in the DeMar DeRozan trade and would certainly be better than another buyout.