No need to fear the end is near. I know that sounds ominous, but it is supposed to be celebratory. The Spurs are reaching a critical juncture in their rebuilding process, and that's an exciting prospect. This offseason will either jumpstart San Antonio's status from a lottery team to a playoff contender or leave them on the outside looking in, like Harry Potter getting blocked from the entrance to the Hogwarts Express in the Chamber of Secrets. Securing a top pick in the draft holds the most importance, but there are numerous free agents the Spurs should prioritize to bolster their roster.
Ensuring you don't lose valuable pieces on expiring deals is crucial to roster building. Romeo Langford, Keita Bates-Diop, Gorgui Dieng, and Tre Jones are all entering free agency after the 2022-23 season. Jones is the only meaningful piece that the Spurs need to re-sign. The teams that tend to go the deepest in the playoffs boast the best rosters with the most depth, so keeping reliable ball handlers like Jones and Devonte' Graham as backups should be a point of emphasis for the Silver and Black.
1. Fred VanVleet (Player Option)
The name of the game is veteran leadership with winning experience. Fred VanVleet checks the boxes on what you want from a point guard with the potential to run beautiful pick-and-roll basketball alongside Victor Wembanyama. VanVleet won a championship with the Toronto Raptors and is a clutch performer you can rely on for 48 minutes. He is an aggressive defender, and the Spurs need more guys who can lock in on that end of the floor if they want to get back to success from years past.