NBA Trades: 12 perfect playmakers the Spurs must consider pairing with Wembanyama

The talented young San Antonio Spurs are a free agent destination and here are the 12 best available playmakers they can sign in free agency or trade for this summer.
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8) Anfernee Simons

Blazers sharpshooting guard Anfernee Simons would make for an underrated trade target for the Spurs this summer. Simons is one of the best high-volume shooters in the NBA. Over the last three seasons, he's attempted 8.5 3-pointers per game while knocking down 38.8% of those shots.

That marksmanship would make him a threat in San Antonio, especially when paired with Devin Vassell, who is something of a tough shot-maker himself, and they would form a formidable offensive backcourt. While Simons isn't the best playmaker on this list, he did average a career-high 5.5 assists last season, and the Spurs may not necessarily need a traditional playmaker.

After all, Wembanyama showed off some impressive playmaking last season, suggesting that he can help run the offense in addition to being its centerpiece. Were that the case, then a guard like Simons would make sense and he could feast on the open looks that playing alongside Wembanyama can generate. Better still, he is on an affordable contract for the next two seasons and is only 24, which means he is both cheap enough and young enough to be a long-term fit with the Spurs.

If the Blazers go all-in on the Cooper Flagg sweepstakes, they may take a page out of the Spurs' playbook when they moved on from Dejounte Murray to be in a better position to land the number one pick and select Wembanyama. If that were the case, then they might shop Simons, and the Spurs should be interested.