NBA Trades: Spurs cleverly bolsters backcourt in proposed deal with Blazers

Jeremy Sochan, Victor Wembanyama, Keldon Johnson
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NBA Trades: The Spurs cleverly add backcourt reinforcements in a proposed deal with the Blazers

The hypothetical deal has the Spurs shipping out Devonte Graham, Zach Collins, and the eighth pick to the Blazers in exchange for Anfernee Simons, the 14th pick, and Chicago's 2025 first-round pick. That is an interesting trade for both sides, to be sure. The Spurs need an upgrade at point guard and Simons would be an underrated trade target who is a capable playmaker and sizzling sharpshooter.

Pairing him with Wembanyama could be a lethal combination, though the Spurs may have other options as well. The Blazers, on the other hand, may want to shop players such as Simons to see what they can get. In this deal, they could trade the 14th pick they received from the Golden State Warriors for the Spurs' eighth pick received from the Toronto Raptors.

They would also get former Blazer Collins back as well as Graham. Collins can provide value as an interior scorer and passer, while Graham can be a handy shooter off the bench, plus the deal would give Portland a chance to receive another lottery pick depending on how the Bulls fair next season.

In theory, the trade makes some sense for both the Spurs and Blazers but would either team agree to the deal? Next, we'll see if the Blazers will agree to the swap.