NBA teams have ‘strong belief’ San Antonio Spurs targeting this position in 2024 offseason

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The San Antonio Spurs are widely expected to be one of the most active teams this NBA offseason. While there are plenty of spots in the lineup San Antonio could address, there is reportedly one specific spot the front office seems to be eyeing.

The organization has made it pretty clear this summer that almost everyone is available. San Antonio is prepared to build around Victor Wembanyama and Devin Vassell, but every other player and draft pick it has could be moved to improve the Spurs lineup for the 2024-’25 season and beyond.

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According to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, there’s a strong belief around the NBA that the Spurs are focused on upgrading at point guard this summer. Whether that is through trade or the 2024 NBA Draft remains to be seen, but San Antonio is widely thought to be targeting the position this offseason.

More than anything, a lack of playmaking was the Spurs’ problem in 2024. While San Antonio did average 29.9 assists per game (second-most in the NBA) and was first in assist rate (71.2 percent), it also ranked 17th in assist-turnover ratio (1.97) and finished 26th in Offensive Rating (110).

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  • San Antonio Spurs future draft picks 4th overall, 8th overall, 2025 CHA 1st (lottery protected), 2025 1st, 2015 Hawks’ 1st, 2025 Bulls’ 1st (top-10 protected), 2026 ATL swap rights, 2027 ATL 1st,

Holding the fourth and eighth overall picks in the 2024 NBA Draft, the Spurs could target UConn’s Stephon Castle or Kentucky’s Rob Dillingham with one of their selections. Serbia’s Nikola Topi might’ve been an option, but he recently suffered a torn ACL and might no longer be a top-10 pick following the injury. However, there might be a more compelling option to pursue this summer.

Trading for a veteran guard who could make an impact immediately seems like a more realistic option. NBA rumors this summer have indicated that San Antonio wants to be competitive next season, pushing for a spot in the Play-In Tournament at the very least. With this not being a strong rookie class, pursuing a Darius Gardland trade or even reuniting with Dejounte Murray could be more compelling options for the Spurs.

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