The Spurs missed the playoffs last season for the first time since 1997. With their core getting fairly old, many thought that they would look to trade away guys like LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan and start to re-tool.
To this point, that has not happened, as the Spurs have had a fairly quiet offseason. They made two quality picks in the draft as well as brought in two free agents, but for the most part they will be running back a fairly similar roster to what they had last season unless they make a move in the next week or so.
Spurs Roster Additions
|Devin Vassell||Draft (11th)|
|Tre Jones||Draft (41st)|
|Keita Bates-Diop||Free Agency (DEN)|
|Cameron Reynolds||Free Agency (MIL)|
- Devin Vassell: One of two Florida State products that went in the lottery, Vassell is a long guard who has the frame to create mismatches on both ends of the floor. An excellent three-point shooter, Vassell should be a guy who gets plenty of playing time as a rookie.
- Tre Jones: When it comes to second-round picks, Tre Jones has a chance to be among the best in this class. Known for being an excellent defender, he will look to learn under Popovich and could thrive in his system.
Spurs Roster Subtractions
|Marco Belinelli||Free Agency (INTL)|
|Bryn Forbes||Free Agency (MIL)|
|Chimezie Metu||Free Agency (SAC)|
- Bryn Forbes: Forbes has quietly become a solid guard in the NBA. Still just 27 years old, he will be missed by the Spurs going forward as a reliable scorer and excellent teammate.
- Marco Belinelli: While his production fell off last season, Belinelli has spent two stints with the Spurs over the course of his career. As a veteran in the locker room and one of the league’s better three-point shooters, the Spurs will need to fill his role going forward.