For years, the San Antonio Spurs were the model of consistency in the NBA. In fact, a playoff appearance was a near certainty for this organization for nearly two decades:
The only question was whether they’d win an NBA championship or not.
Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the question in recent years. Sure, the Spurs have stayed consistent – consistently mediocre. In each of the last three years, they’ve missed the playoffs without bottoming out hard enough to secure quality lottery odds.
In 2022-23, that ought to change. After all, the Spurs just traded Dejounte Murray in exchange for three unprotected first-round picks. They ought to be among the league’s worst teams in 2022-23.
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With that said, if they want to ensure those premium lottery odds, they may want to sell off a few more useful veterans.
Here’s a trade that has them sending Jakob Poeltl to the Milwaukee Bucks.