The 5 most underpaid San Antonio Spurs for next season

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#3: Zach Collins

Projected starting center Zach Collins is entering the third and final season of his contract. Collins was initially signed to a 3-year, $22 million deal back in 2021, and, at the time, it was unclear whether he would live up to that deal. Fortunately, he has managed to stay healthy after missing significant time as a member of the Portland Trail Blazers and has begun to live up to the potential he showed when he was drafted 10th overall in 2017.

He proved to be a more than capable backup for the Spurs last season. Once starting center Jakob Poeltl was traded away, Collins played well in his new role as a starter, averaging 16.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 3.6 assists while shooting 39.4% from three. With Wembanyama set to play power forward, Collins will likely continue to start but is set to make just $7.7 million next season.

There, his ability to shoot from outside, pass, and score in the paint will come in handy, allowing him to play alongside Wembanyama without the Spurs sacrificing spacing or offense. All things considered, Collins could be a great fit next to the team's new franchise player, and he also happens to be on one of the better contracts in the league.

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