The San Antonio Spurs won a franchise-altering draft lottery and will select Victor Wembanyama with the number one overall pick on June 22. The 7’4 prodigy is the most hyped prospect since LeBron James. Wemby has superstar written all over him, but can the Spurs build a contender around him?
Rafael Barlowe of NBA Big Board shared the latest on the team’s plans after drafting Wembanyama (subscription required). The Spurs are hoping to add another first-round pick and to acquire veterans to improve their roster around the 19-year-old top selection.
Who will San Antonio target? They have missed the playoffs for four straight years, so can the franchise quickly jump back into contention? The Spurs have some young talent, but they need more pieces to get over the hump. What can they do this offseason?
Wild moves San Antonio Spurs could make to put veterans around Victor Wembanyama
7. Trade for Malcolm Brogdon
Brogdon is the reigning Sixth Man of the Year that averaged 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in 26.0 minutes per game as he helped the Celtics reach the conference finals. The 30-year-old guard is a smart player that can space the floor, handle the ball, and make plays on both ends of the court.
Brogdon would fit fantastically in San Antonio, but why would the Celtics trade him with two years left on his contract? Boston is approaching the new second tax apron that limits spending, and they could look to create room to keep Grant Williams. Doing so would mean dumping Jaylen Brown, Derrick White, or Brogdon. There is no ideal scenario, but the Celtics will have to make a difficult choice.
The San Antonio Spurs have cap space and would be eager to add Malcolm Brogdon to provide veteran leadership for their young group. This may seem a bit wild, but it certainly could happen this summer.