The San Antonio Spurs played it safe this offseason after landing Victor Wembanyama with the first overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, opting to make minor housekeeping moves and numerous under-the-radar trades. While securing a cornerstone talent and adding reliable veterans should help this rebuilding team rise in the Western Conference standings, some fans felt the franchise pumped the brakes this summer when they should have kept their foot on the gas pedal.
Brian Wright and the rest of the front office brain trust passed on the opportunity to court household names like Kyrie Irving and Fred VanVleet earlier this offseason, but there is still time for them to lure a game-changer to the 2-1-0. Though San Antonio has never been a marquee free agent destination, Zach Lowe mentioned the Spurs becoming a potential landing spot for a superstar who doesn't mind suiting up for a small market organization in the latest episode of The Lowe Post.
Only a handful of players match that description, and the first person that comes to mind is Giannis Antetokounmpo. The seven-time All-Star talked about being open to leaving the Bucks last month, and while he signed a five-year extension in 2020, he can opt out of the final season of that deal. If the Silver and Black aren't interested in playing the waiting game, their stockpile of draft assets and young prospects might convince Milwaukee to pull the trigger on a godfather offer.
Regardless if the Spurs find a way to bring the Greek Freak to Alamo City, their fanbase can rest easy knowing Wembanyama is willing to be patient as the ball club assembles a competitive roster around him. With Tre Jones, Keldon Johnson, Devin Vassell, and Jeremy Sochan inked to rookie contracts or team-friendly arrangements, San Antonio has a world of possibilities ahead of them. So buckle up as Gregg Popovich and the French phenom lead us into a brand-new era of basketball.