NBA Rumors: Spurs a potential landing spot for future a Hall of Famer

Devin Vassell, Victor Wembanyama
Devin Vassell, Victor Wembanyama / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

The San Antonio Spurs will be among the NBA's most interesting teams this summer as they look to build around Victor Wembanyama. The team could have two top-10 picks in the 2024 NBA Draft and as much as $25 million in cap space. However, there aren't many free agents that make sense for the up-and-coming team.

Nevertheless, they have been linked to potential free agent and future Hall of Famer Chris Paul. Paul has already indicated that he will return for his 20th season, but it remains to be seen whether he will return to the Golden State Warriors.

The Warriors have until June 28th to decide whether to pick up his team option for $30 million. If they opt against picking up his option, then the Spurs could reportedly be a candidate to sign him in the offseason.

Does it make sense for the San Antonio Spurs to sign Chris Paul?

If the Warriors decline Paul's contract, they could technically re-sign him to a far cheaper deal. Or Paul may look elsewhere, and the Spurs may be an option, according to NBA insider Marc Stein. At first glance, the Spurs would seem like an odd choice for Paul given that they won just 22 games this season and Paul is still looking for an elusive championship.

Then again, San Antonio has the potential to get good in a hurry, with Wembanyama having one of the best rookie seasons in recent memory. They also have Devin Vassell, who has established himself as one of the better shooters in the NBA.

Paul has a history of quickly transforming young teams into winners too, with the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns being prime examples and he could see the Spurs as a diamond in the rough. The Spurs could use him too, with a need for an upgrade at point guard.

If Paul shakes loose ahead of the June deadline, they could theoretically keep Tre Jones, draft a point guard, and sign Paul. That would allow them to bolster their weakest position in the short term while also giving them the chance to develop their point guard of the future.