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Interesting names always come up in Bobby Marks’ semi-annual list of NBA free agents that are eligible to be traded

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There’s always time for Pounders to see who would make our roster better
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On Friday, ESPN.com’s and NBA Front Office Insider Bobby Marks published the first of what will likely be many articles on the upcoming trade season. Marks is known for saying on social media that “I like all 30 teams” and the detail is evident in the way he handcrafts his list. Unfortunately it’s behind a paywall. So I have encapsulated the worthwhile content for your enjoyment below (while leaving the option open for you to subscribe to the network’s considerable online content).

A (somewhat) curated list of the players eligible (i.e., ones that COULD make sense for the Spurs’ roster as currently constructed) to be traded on December 15 (organized by team). My unofficial criteria? Salary is less than $8 million for 2023-24 and the player has never been on our roster (sorry, Lonnie Walker IV)

  • Bulls (Torrey Craig / Jevon Carter)
  • Nets (Trenton Watford)
  • Cavaliers (Georges Niang)
  • Mavericks (Dwight Powell)
  • Warriors (Draymon... JUST KIDDING!)
  • Clippers (Russell Westbrook / Mason Plumlee)
  • Lakers (Christian Wood, Jaxson Hayes, Cam Reddish)
  • Suns (Josh Okogie / Yuta Watanabe)

Marks also lists Julian Chamagnie and Sandro Mamukelashvili as San Antonio’s candidates.

My two favorite trade scenarios?

  1. The Spurs ship out Julian Champagnie to the just defeated Lakers for Christian Wood as our latest reclamation project - in light of Charles Bassey’s season ending injury.
  2. The Spurs ship out fan favorite Mamukelashvili to Brooklyn for Trenton Watford to take a long look at someone that can make an impact as a secondary playmaker.

Pounders - share below what you think would be reasonable (gentle emphasis on reasonable for all teams involved) trades that would help San Antonio’s roster?


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