The offseason seems pretty much over for San Antonio. The draft has come and gone and they’ve secured some center depth, so all that’s left now is to sign Tre Jones (if they so choose) without venturing into luxury tax territory.
By most measures, the Spurs have done well, so why is part of the fanbase seemingly unhappy with the work the front office has done so far? Because none of those moves, by themselves or combined, will truly change a team that was mediocre and uninspiring.
Let’s go through the moves made thus far, because it’s hard to find much fault in them. Bryn Forbes is gone, and Marco Belinelli is likely soon to follow. Drafting Devin Vassell seems like a wise move, since he has a skill set that was missing on the roster, and he seems to have both a high floor and potentially a high ceiling. Re-signing Jakob Poeltl for essentially the equivalent of the mid-level exception is the furthest thing from an overpay, and it ensures that the team will have a defensive presence off the bench and potentially the starting lineup when LaMarcus Aldridge departs. Even the smaller moves like keeping Trey Lyles and re-signing Drew Eubanks were wise, as they addressed the serious issue of a lack of big man depth.