The NBA trade deadline will officially come to a close Thursday (February 6) at 2 PM CT. To keep up with all the latest trade rumors and reports regarding the San Antonio Spurs, we’ll be updating this tracker with the latest developments. Scroll down to see the latest on specific players.
DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge
Wednesday – February 5 – On an episode of the ESPN trade special, the ‘Woj and Lowe show,’ Wojnarowski said the Spurs have all their options on their decision board, whether that means trading veterans for picks and young players, or trying to improve the current team in the chase for a playoff spot.
He also mentioned the Spurs have explored deals for both DeRozan and Aldridge. Wojnarowski said right now the Spurs are asking for a lot for either player.
Though DeRozan could be an unrestricted free agent this summer if he declines his $27.7 million player option, Wojnarowski said the Spurs could still try to get assets for DeRozan if he and the Spurs agreed to go through the sign-and-trade process in the event he wanted to walk away from San Antonio. This is something to keep in mind for the summer. If DeRozan doesn’t get good offers from team’s that have cap space and he wants to go to a team that is over the cap, he and the Spurs could try to orchestrate a deal via the sign-and-trade option.
DeRozan is earning $27.7 million this season while Aldridge is earning $26 million, with a $24 million guaranteed year next season. In the event Aldridge were to get traded, it’s important to keep in mind he has a 15% trade kicker.
Tuesday February 4 – According to Tony Jones of the Athletic (H/T HoopsRumors.com), the Jazz are looking for a wing defender and the Jazz front office has discussed on the surface looking at DeMarre Carroll, though there are concerns perhaps about how much of Carroll’s past play is available now that he’s almost 34 years old and hasn’t been in the Spurs’ rotation at all this season.
With Carroll making $7 million this season, a package centered around Carroll for Ed Davis ($4.7 million) could work, though the Jazz would also have to add another role player making around $1-2 million, while the Spurs would likely need to waive a player to make room for the additional player coming in a deal.
Monday February 3 – According to Jabari Young of CNBC.com, the Spurs and Carroll’s agent have begun the process of trying to find Carroll a team to be traded to, after Carroll has yet to find himself in the Spurs’ rotation this season.
For the last few weeks, when healthy, Carroll has been on the Spurs’ inactive roster. As we wrote about earlier this season, seeking a trade seemed like the most likely outcome for the Carroll situation. Here were some details about Carroll’s contract.
Tuesday February 4 – According to Young, Jakob Poeltl’s name has come up in trade calls, though he reports the Spurs’ asking price for Poeltl is high right now. The asking price for Poeltl could come down as Thursday draws closer.
Poeltl’s name also came up Monday in Zach Lowe’s written work. Though he didn’t provide any details, Lowe mentioned Poeltl as one of the players to watch this week for the trade deadline.
Poeltl will be a restricted free agent this summer, but if a team with cap space throws him an offer larger than the mid-level exception, it’s unknown what the Spurs’ limit is in wanting to match when it comes to an offer sheet. This could be a reason why his name is popping up in trade discussions despite him having an excellent season, especially with his defense around the rim.
Poeltl’s earning $3.7 million this season and the Spurs can tender him a $5 million qualifying offer to make him a restricted free agent this June.
Monday February 4 – Young mentioned while the Spurs are still trying to get the eighth seed and a deal moving DeMar DeRozan or LaMarcus Aldridge looks unlikely, the team could look at moving Rudy Gay if the right offer came along. Per Young’s reporting, so far the Spurs’ asking price for Gay is too high.
Sunday February 2 – Though this wasn’t an official report, in a conversation on ‘the Woj Pod’ between ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks, Woj and Marks spent a few minutes of the episode discussing the Spurs. During their discussion, Wojnarowski mentioned the Spurs have been exploring all their options with Aldridge, DeRozan, and Gay.
Gay is earning $14.5 million this season and he has one more year left on his deal for $14.5 million next season.
Monday – February 3 – Young reported Marco Belinelli is also available, though there hasn’t been much interest as of Monday. Young reports teams are concerned with Belinelli’s defense.
Belinelli is earning $5.8 million this season and this summer he’ll be an unrestricted free agent.