Spurs Roster

San Antonio Spurs: Who is expendable in trade for a top 2021 NBA Draft pick?

San Antonio Spurs Keldon Johnson, Dejounte Murray, Derrick White
San Antonio Spurs Keldon Johnson, Dejounte Murray, Derrick White / Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
2 of 3
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs Keldon Johnson Derrick White / Pool/Getty Images

San Antonio Spurs fans weigh in on a trade-up

Before I jump into my personal thoughts, I wanted to look into what you, our Air Alamo readers, have to say about who the Spurs can afford to let go. There are only four available options in a Twitter poll, meaning I couldn't put guys like Luka Samanic or Devin Vassell as choices.

With Samanic, I feel like he doesn't add much value to a team in a trade anyway. With Vassell, well, I'm not even entertaining the thought of already giving him up after he had such an impressive rookie campaign and given his sky-high potential.

Here's the question I asked you, which was a 24-hour poll that received 501 votes.

In terms of who is off-limits in a trade for a top-four pick, Keldon Johnson received an impressive 48.5 percent of all total votes. Clearly, the 21-year-old's breakout season as a full-time starter has made an imprint on Spurs fans.

Johnson averaged 12.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game in 28.5 minutes per this season. While his hot start was eventually cooled off a bit when defenses started to crowd the lane, he has all the tools to be able to improve his outside jumper and develop a floater and mid-range game.

I'm certainly high on Keldon myself, but I was surprised at just how strongly he ran away with this poll. Derrick White's third-place finish of just 18.2 percent of the votes also was a surprise to me. More on that as I jump into my personal thoughts.