In this emergency Spurscast episode 661/Project Spurs Round Table, Spurscast host Paul Garcia, Project Spurs staff members Joe Garcia, Benjamin Bornstein, Vickie Villareal, and Evan Townsend discuss:
- The Spurs agreeing to trade Dejounte Murray to the Atlanta Hawks for future picks
- What will the Spurs do with their cap space now?
- Will other veteran players be moved via trade?
- What will happen with Keldon Johnson’s possible contract extension?
- Other offseason notes and more
Murray to be traded to Atlanta
Wednesday the San Antonio Spurs and Hawks agreed in principal to send Dejounte Murray to Atlanta for Danilo Gallinari, three future first round picks, and a future pick swap.
What will the Spurs do with their cap space now?
Once the trade with Murray and Gallinari is completed after July 6, the Spurs can still open over $30 million in cap space depending on what they do with free agents and players on non-guaranteed deals.
Should the Spurs sign free agents to fill out the roster, or should they be a team ready to take on contracts via trade for more future draft picks?
Will other veteran players be moved via trade?
Now that the Spurs are indeed headed toward a rebuild, will veteran players like Jakob Poeltl, Doug McDermott, and Josh Richardson be moved too via trade?
What will happen with Keldon Johnson’s possible contract extension?
The Spurs have until late October to extend Johnson’s contract. Will they make that move in the coming months, or will they let Johnson become a restricted free agent like Lonnie Walker IV just became?