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Your weekly San Antonio Spurs fix from training camp to the postseason. ProjectSpurs.com's Paul Garcia brings you the latest in Spurs news, game recaps and more.

    Spurscast Ep. 657: How Would Trades Work This Offseason?

    Spurscast Ep. 657: How Would Trades Work This Offseason?

    Episode Title: Spurscast: How Would Trades Work This Offseason?

    In Spurscast episode 657, Spurscast host Paul Garcia discusses: 

    How trades would work with the Spurs’ first-round picks

    How a sign-and-trade deal would work with Lonnie Walker IV

    How trades would work with players on non-guaranteed deals

    How trades would work with players on guaranteed deals

    How do trades work with draft picks?
    The San Antonio Spurs will have four draft picks in the June draft: the 9th pick, the 20th pick, the 25th pick, and the 38th pick in the second round.
    In the episode, you'll hear how the Spurs would be able to trade these picks either before or after the draft and what the cap hold amount for each pick means in the different trade scenarios.
    How would a sign-and-trade deal work with Lonnie Walker IV?
    In the event, Lonnie Walker IV wanted to move on from San Antonio this summer in free agency, rather than sign an offer sheet with another team, another way Walker IV could end up on a new team is if he, the Spurs, and the new team worked on a sign-and-trade deal together.
    How do trades work involving the players on non-guaranteed players?
    This offseason, Zach Collins, Keita Bates-Diop, Tre Jones, and Jock Landale are all on non-guaranteed deals. The way their deals would work in a trade are discussed in the episode.
    The players on guaranteed deals
    While there's no reporting the Spurs are looking to move any of the players on guaranteed deals, the scenario is explored in the episode in the event the Spurs were to move a player via trade on a guaranteed deal.
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    • 14 min
    Spurscast Ep. 656: Pre-Lottery Questions and 2nd Round Draft Prospects

    Spurscast Ep. 656: Pre-Lottery Questions and 2nd Round Draft Prospects

    Title: Spurscast: Pre-Lottery Questions and 2nd Round Draft Prospects

    In Spurscast episode 656, Spurscast host Paul Garcia and Project Spurs writer Benjamin Bornstein discuss: 

    Social media questions about the Spurs before the lottery

    Second-round draft prospects

    Pre-Lottery Questions
    With the NBA Draft Lottery coming up Tuesday, May 17, we asked Spurs fans to send some pre-lottery questions through social media.
    Some of the questions were got were what would it take to land a Top-3 pick via trade if the Spurs don't get a Top-3 pick in the lottery, whether the Spurs will use the draft-and-stash route with one of their picks, and a question about draft prospect Tari Eason of LSU.
    Second Round Draft Prospects
    In Spurscast episode 655, first-round draft prospects were mainly discussed in the episode. This week we take a look at some players projected to get drafted in the second round with the Spurs having the 38th pick in round two.
    Players discussed in this discussion are:


    Kennedy Chandler of Tennessee

    Leonard Miller of Fort Erie International Academy

    David Roddy of Colorado State

    Justin Lewis of Marquette

    Harrison Ingram of Stanford


    Max Christie of Michigan State


    Jake LaRavia of Wake Forest

    Dyson Daniels of the G-League Ignite and Nikola Jovic of Mega Mozzart are discussed when reviewing first-round draft prospects.
    In the final segment, the draft lottery odds are discussed from best to worst odds. The Spurs have a 50.7% chance of landing the 9th pick, 25.9% chance of landing the 10th pick, and a 5.7% chance of landing the 4th pick. Those are their Top-3 best odds of entering the lottery.
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    • 37 min
    Spurscast Ep. 655: Early Preview of Draft Prospects in First Round for Spurs

    Spurscast Ep. 655: Early Preview of Draft Prospects in First Round for Spurs

    Title: Spurscast: Early Preview of Draft Prospects in First Round for Spurs

    In Spurscast episode 655, Spurscast host Paul Garcia and Project Spurs writer Benjamin Bornstein discuss: 

    Who the Spurs should draft if they end up with a Top-4 lottery pick

    Draft prospects with the 9th pick

    Draft prospects with the 20th pick

    Draft prospects with the 25th pick

    Who should the Spurs draft if they end up with a Top-4 pick?
    There's no consensus number one overall pick according to different mock drafts, but one of these two players are projected to go first - Jabari Smith of Auburn, or Chet Holmgren of Gonzaga.
    Paolo Banchero of Duke is projected to go third and Jaden Ivey from Purdue is expected to go fourth.
    In the episode, Bornstein and I discuss different scenarios of who the Spurs should draft if they end up with one of the Top-4 picks.
    Draft Prospects in the 9th pick range
    The following players are mentioned on different mocks in the 9th pick range:

    Johnny Davis of Wisconsin

    Jalen Duren of Memphis

    TyTy Washington of Kentucky

    Ousmane Dieng of the New Zealand Breakers

    Bennedict Mathurin of Arizona

    AJ Griffin of Duke

    Draft Prospects in the 20th pick range
    The following players are mentioned on different mocks in the 20th pick range:

    Jaden Hardy of G-League Ignite

    Kennedy Chandler of Tennessee

    EJ Liddell of Ohio State

    MarJon Beauchamp of G-League Ignite

    Wendell Moore Jr. of Duke

    Kendall Brown of Baylor

    Ousmane Dieng of the New Zealand Breakers

    Draft Prospects in the 25th pick range
    The following players are mentioned on different mocks in the 25th pick range:

    Walker Kessler of Auburn

    Kennedy Chandler of Tennessee

    Patrick Baldwin Jr. of Milwaukee

    Christian Braun of Kansas

    Wendell Moore Jr. of Duke

    Kendall Brown of Baylor

    Jalen Williams of Santa Clara

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    • 43 min
    Spurscast Ep. 654: Spurs' Cap Space Scenarios

    Spurscast Ep. 654: Spurs' Cap Space Scenarios

    Episode Title: Spurscast: Spurs' Cap Space Scenarios 

    In Spurscast episode 654, Spurscast host Paul Garcia and Project Spurs writer Collin Reid discuss: 
    The Spurs’ different cap space scenarios going into free agency
    11 Players Projected to be on Guaranteed Deals
    The San Antonio Spurs will go into the offseason with eight players on guaranteed contracts next season in Dejounte Murray, Doug McDermott, Josh Richardson, Jakob Poeltl, Romeo Langford, Devin Vassell, Josh Primo, and Keldon Johnson.
    The Spurs will also have three first-round picks with their projected 9th lottery pick, the 20th pick from Toronto, and the 25th pick from Boston. From now until the Spurs draft and then sign a player with those picks or trade the pick, the picks have cap holds on the Spurs' salary sheet going into the offseason. So when you combine the three picks with the eight players on guaranteed deals, that's a projected 11 players on guaranteed deals.
    4 Players with Partially/Non-Guaranteed Deals
    Four Spurs players will enter the offseason with partially or non-guaranteed deals in Zach Collins (partial guarantee), Tre Jones, Keita Bates-Diop, and Jock Landale.
    Each player's salary and guarantee date are discussed in the episode, as well as early predictions as to whether the Spurs will keep the player on the roster next season or waive the player in the offseason.
    5 Players Entering Free Agency
    Five Spurs players will be entering free agency in Lonnie Walker IV, Joe Wieskamp, Devontae Cacok, DJ Stewart Jr., and Robert Woodard II. The Spurs can make any of these players restricted free agents by tending the player a qualifying offer by June 29.
    The Cap Space Projections
    The Spurs will have multiple cap space projections to explore being able to open anywhere from $16 to $37 million in cap space depending on what decisions they make with the players on non-guaranteed deals and the players entering free agency.
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    • 36 min
    Spurscast Ep. 653: The End of the Season

    Spurscast Ep. 653: The End of the Season

    Spurscast: The End of the Season

    In Spurscast episode 653, Spurscast host Paul Garcia and Project Spurs Director of Digital Content Joe Garcia discuss: 

    The Spurs’ season ended with a play-in loss to the New Orleans Pelicans

    Where the Spurs finished the season on both ends of the court

    An early look at important dates for the offseason calendar

    An initial look at the roster going into the offseason

    Season Ends in the Play-In Loss to Pelicans
    The San Antonio Spurs' 2021-2022 season ended in a 10-point loss on the road in New Orleans Wednesday. On a night when the Spurs' two go-to players struggled and the team fell behind by 21 points, the Spurs didn't give up easily and fought back to get within six points of the Pelicans.
    New Orleans eventually made plays down the stretch and that was enough to close the Spurs' season.
    Strengths and Weaknesses this Season
    With the season over, the Spurs can now look back at their strengths and weaknesses as a team with their first season of letting the young core take the keys to the car with multiple veterans off the team.
    The Spurs finished 17th on offense and 16th on defense, and in the episode, their Top-10 and Bottom-10 areas are analyzed to determine what team needs will be going into next season.
    Initial Offseason Calendar
    The dates of the NBA Draft Lottery, the NBA Draft, and dates when players can become restricted free agents are discussed in the episode as the team heads toward the quiet part of the offseason.
    Early Outlook of Roster Going into Offseason
    Barring trades, the Spurs are projected to have 11 players on guaranteed deals next season when you count their three first round picks. The team also has decisions to make on four players who have partially guaranteed or non-guaranteed contracts. With a team already full, the Spurs will have to address which players who are entering free agency they'd like to try to bring back. 
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    • 42 min
    Spurscast Ep. 652: The Spurs are in the Play-In Tournament

    Spurscast Ep. 652: The Spurs are in the Play-In Tournament

    Title: Spurscast: The Spurs are in the Play-In Tournament 

    In Spurscast episode 652, Spurscast host Paul Garcia and Project Spurs writer Collin Reid discuss: 

    The Spurs’ 8-2 record in the last 10 games

    The team making the Play-In Tournament 

    Keldon Johnson’s streak of 20 point games

    Zach Collins and Josh Richardson’s play lately

    Welcome to the Play-In Tournament
    After going 8-2 in their last 10 games and getting some help from the Phoenix Suns in defeating the Los Angeles Lakers, the San Antonio Spurs have officially qualified for the 2022 Play-In tournament.
    The Spurs will play the New Orleans Pelicans, but the question that still needs to be answered is who will be the 9th seed and host the play-in game?
    The Pelicans have a one game lead ahead of the Spurs in the standings and for the Spurs, the path to passing New Orleans in challenging, but there's still at least three paths available.
    The Play-In tournament will take place next week from April 12-15.
    Keldon Johnson's 20-Point Game Streak
    Since March 23, Keldon Johnson has scored between 20 and 28 points in seven straight games. In the episode, Johnson's shot selection has changed lately and what his 20-point streak could mean for the future.
    Zach Collins and Josh Richardson's Play Lately
    With the Spurs being 8-2 in their last 10 games, two players who have been part of the rotation during this stretch are Zach Collins and Josh Richardson.
    Both players weren't originally part of the opening day lineup, but they've fit in quite well in just a short amount of time. Collins has returned from injury that kept him out of games over the last two years and Richardson was acquired via trade at the trade deadline.
    The offense and defense both players are bringing to the floor are discussed in the episode.
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    • 35 min

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