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

Jeremy Sochan, Victor Wembanyama, Keldon Johnson
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NBA Trades: Would the Spurs agree to the trade?

Although there have been rumblings that the Spurs may make a big trade this summer, there have also been reports that they may instead take a slow and steady approach to the rebuild. This might be the middle ground, with Simons not being on the level of Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young or Cleveland Cavaliers guards Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland.

Be that as it may, it would be a smart move by the Spurs, given Simon's offensive skillset and how well he'd fit along with Wembanyama. After all, Wembanyama would draw plenty of attention away from Simons and Simons would thrive with the spacing he'd create. That may boost San Antonio's 29th-ranked offense and the pairing of Simons and Devin Vassell would make for a deadly backcourt tandem.

Considering that Wembanyama is already playing center far sooner than the Spurs expected him to, moving on from Collins and going with a less expensive backup such as Charles Bassey makes more sense, plus they would probably waive Graham if this deal didn't happen. Ultimately, trading back six spots and giving up the Bull top-10 protected first seems worth it for San Antonio to significantly upgrade at point guard.

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