The San Antonio Spurs ended their season on a really bright note. They held off the LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers to qualify for the last spot in the Western Conference Play-In Tournament. While they were knocked out prior to the playoffs, this was a better season for the Spurs than they would have hoped for.
They have seen tremendous development from their first time All-Star Dejounte Murray. The fifth-year pro came very close to averaging a triple-double and led this team in a similar manner to DeMar DeRozan did the previous season. He was still strong on the defensive end, too, averaging 2.0 steals per game.
The Spurs made a couple of moves during the regular season, sending out a number of players who were not fitting their needs. They got some players back, but more importantly, the Spurs received two first-round draft picks to go along with their own, giving them three first-round picks in the 2022 NBA Draft. Now, let’s look at the roster moves they need to make this offseason.
Offseason roster moves the San Antonio Spurs need to make: 1. Guarantee Jock Landale
The next member of the long line of Spurs international players, Jock Landale showed some true promise for the franchise in his rookie season. He played 54 games, averaging 4.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 0.8 assists in 10.9 minutes per game.
Landale had ten games where he scored in double digits, and also two games where he had double-digit rebounds. He put one game together where he had a double-double and another game where he scored 26 points. These are the sort of numbers that the Spurs will be able to build on, and at only $1.5 million, he gives production at a low cost.