7 Wild moves Spurs could make to put veterans around Victor Wembanyama

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5. Sign Harrison Barnes

Barnes is one of the most active NBA players in his community (subscription required), and he is known for a lot more than just his on-court talents. Take nothing away from the 6’8 forward that averaged 15.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game as he helped the Kings snap the longest playoff drought in basketball. Barnes can ball, but he is committed to being so much more.

The Black Falcon would fit right in with “Spurs Culture”, and he has experience playing under Gregg Popovich from the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Pop talked about his level of trust in Barnes, and that should tell all Spurs fans need to know about how he would fair in San Antonio.

Barnes is an unselfish player that can do anything on the floor. Need him to get a bucket or switch onto the point guard? He can do it. Ask him to be a floor spacer, and he will spot-up and knock down an open look. Barnes is going to play team basketball and would thrive under coach Pop.

Nobody expects Harrison Barnes to sign in San Antonio, but if the Spurs offer a significant contract, they might be able to convince him to play with Victor Wembanyama.