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The Spurs are “looking at everything” and weighing a variety of potential paths at the trade deadline, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said on a Sunday podcast with Bobby Marks. At 22-26, San Antonio is 1.5 games behind the eighth-seeded Grizzlies and is at risk of missing the postseason for the first time since the turn of the century. The club will have to decide whether to push to continue that streak, take a step back and retool, or simply stand pat.

Having spoken with executives around the NBA, Jabari Young of CNBC Sports says there’s a belief the Spurs want to push for the playoffs. “They are 100% obsessed with getting that eighth seed,” one executive told Young.

If that’s the case, it wouldn’t make sense for San Antonio to trade DeMar DeRozan or LaMarcus Aldridge. However, moving Rudy Gay is a scenario that rival executives consider more realistic, Young suggests.

“If they get a nice asset back, I think they would do something with Rudy Gay, but I think their asking price is too high,” an exec told Young.

Here’s more on the Spurs:

  • In his conversation with Marks, Wojnarowski speculated that the Spurs may view the idea of trading veterans like DeRozan, Aldridge, and Gay as an “all-or-nothing” proposition. In other words, in the unlikely event that the team could move all three players and get good value back, it could be worth rebooting the roster. Otherwise, it might not make sense to move just one or two of them.
  • The Spurs are working with agent Mark Bartelstein in an effort to find a new home for little-used veteran forward DeMarre Carroll, according to Jabari Young. After signing a three-year deal with San Antonio last summer, Carroll has appeared in just 15 total games this season, including two since Christmas. He has admitted that his reduced role has been “difficult.”
  • According to Young, the Spurs are also shopping Marco Belinelli, a 37.5 percent career three-point shooter who is on a $5.85M expiring contract. No serious suitors have emerged for Belinelli, who is considered a liability on defense, Young adds.
  • If Davis Bertans hadn’t been traded last summer, he would’ve seriously considered re-signing with the Spurs in the summer of 2020, a league source tells Michael Scotto of Bleacher Report. That ship has probably sailed now though, according to Scotto, who revisits the saga that saw Marcus Morris renege on a free agent agreement with San Antonio. Morris didn’t tell the franchise directly that he was backing out of his commitment and the Spurs learned of his intentions after he failed to show up for his physical, says Scotto.

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.


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Can you name the player who has played the most games for every NBA franchise?

An asterisk (*) indicates that the player amassed the majority of games played while the franchise was in another city or had a different name. 

ATL / 882 / SF
Dominique Wilkins
BK* / 635 / PF
Buck Williams
BOS / 1,190 / SF
John Havlicek
CHA / 701 / SG
Dell Curry
CHI / 930 / SG
Michael Jordan
CLE / 849 / SF
LeBron James
DAL / 1,522 / PF
Dirk Nowitzki
DEN / 837 / SF
Alex English
DET / 1,018 / SG
Joe Dumars
GSW / 807 / SF
Chris Mullin
HOU / 1,177 / C
Hakeem Olajuwon
IND / 1,389 / SG
Reggie Miller
LAC / 750 / C
DeAndre Jordan
LAL / 1,346 / SG
Kobe Bryant
MEM / 788 / PG
Mike Conley
MIA / 948 / SG
Dwyane Wade
MIL / 711 / SF
Junior Bridgeman
MIN / 970 / PF
Kevin Garnett
NO* / 530 / PF
David West
NYK / 1,039 / C
Patrick Ewing
OKC* / 999 / PG
Gary Payton
ORL / 692 / SG
Nick Anderson
PHI / 1122 / PG
Hal Greer
PHX / 988 / C
Alvan Adams
POR / 867 / SG
Clyde Drexler
SA / 1,392 / PF
Tim Duncan
SAC* / 888 / C
Sam Lacey
TOR / 675 / SG
DeMar DeRozan
UTAH / 1,504 / PG
John Stockton
WAS / 984 / C
Wes Unseld

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