NBA Rumors: 3 players that could join the San Antonio Spurs this summer
- Mike Conley is among the players that could head to the Spurs this summer.
The San Antonio Spurs are not known for making significant moves during the offseason, although this year could be a different story. Gregg Popovich is looking to reshape his roster after losing Kawhi Leonard, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker; and the Spurs appear open to moderate changes as they look to bridge the gap to their Western Conference rivals.
A number of notable names have been linked with a move to San Antonio, and here we will look at the individuals that could be wearing a Spurs uniform at the start of the 19-20 campaign.
#3 Mike Conley
The San Antonio Spurs have plenty of depth at point guard thanks to Derrick White’s breakout season and Dejounte Murray's return from injury, although the team is lacking a guard that can help them compete in the immediate future.
With the Memphis Grizzlies likely to take Ja Morant with the second pick of the 2019 NBA draft, Mike Conley's future with the franchise is in serious doubt, and Chris Herrington of the Daily Memphian believes that Conley could head to San Antonio:
The two years left on Conley’s contract matches up with two years left on the deals of wing DeMar DeRozan and big LaMarcus Aldridge and Conley also fits perfectly with DeRozan/Aldridge from a position and skill set standpoint. So why wouldn’t the Spurs be interested?
From a value standpoint, the Spurs have the assets. The Grizzlies would love to get White or Murray, I’m sure. But even if the Spurs refused to deal them, they still have last year’s rookie scoring guard Lonnie Walker IV and two first round picks in this summer's draft.
Conley has spent his entire career with the Grizzlies, and this season averaged 21.1 points, 6.4 assists, and 3.4 rebounds per game.