This isn’t your typical offseason and the San Antonio Spurs have to make some tough decisions to sort through. While the focus is primarily on the 2020 NBA Draft, the most prevalent of the Spurs’ franchise since the turn of the century, free agency looms with massive implications for the future. With an open cap sheet that signals for a run at excellence in 2021, San Antonio may shift course if the right opportunity presents itself.
However, the organization must be smart with its money. An extension draws near for combo guard Derrick White; San Antonio’s leader in the Orlando restart. Their star, DeMar DeRozan may decide his own future with a $27.7 million player option for the 2020-21 season. Given the circumstances of this season, many believe he’ll accept a payout this year and seek his next big deal next offseason, but nothing is confirmed for the time being.
Should DeRozan opt-out, San Antonio will have more cap space to play with in a free-agent class that has lots of potential without true star power at the top. This way, the team may be able to make low-risk, high-reward signings using its mid-level exception and potential cap space.
Mind you that some of these players would only be plausible to pursue if DeRozan opts out.
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