The San Antonio Spurs, with a mix of young talent and veterans on the roster, are currently 18-13 on the season which is good for No. 6 in the tough Western Conference. Although they’ve been very successful this year, the Spurs could be sellers at the upcoming trade deadline.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Spurs are receiving and listening to calls on multiple rotation players: LaMarcus Aldridge, Patty Mills, DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay and Trey Lyles.
All five of these players have a wealth of NBA experience and could help nearly any contender get one step closer to making a deep playoff push.
It might make sense for the Spurs to be sellers at the deadline and move some of these veteran pieces who, coincidentally, are all set to be free agents this offseason.
With their core of young talent, this is the first time San Antonio has had four players under 30-years-old averaging double figures since their 2003 championship team. Consequently, with the young core of Dejounte Murray, Derrick White, Keldon Johnson and Lonnie Walker IV, San Antonio should be comfortable parting ways with a couple of these veterans and still being pretty competitive.
If the Spurs are able to get more young talent or draft capital for guys like these, their future will only continue to get brighter. Especially in the player development system that has been put together in San Antonio, the more young talent, the better.