The San Antonio Spurs could look to add a power forward this offseason to pair next to projected number one pick Victor Wembanyama. They could do this through free agency or by trading up in the NBA Draft.
Here are five power forward targets for the Spurs this offseason.
Kristaps Porzingis put up one of his best seasons of his career last season. This was in part to him staying healthy and on the court.
Porzingis averaged 23.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists last season in Washington. He shot 49.8% from the field and 38.5% from three.
Kristaps would add another seven footer to the lineup next to Wemby. He would bring great inside defense and another knock down shooter. Of all free agents of any position the Spurs could sign, Porzingis should be at the top of their list.
Jerami Grant is a great scorer and defender and could bring a lot to the Spurs.
Nobody knows what the Blazers are going to do this offseason whether it be a rebuild or try to contend with Damian Lillard still on the roster.
He is coming off of a season where he averaged 20.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists. He shot 47.5% from the field and 40.1% from three.
Grant would add great scoring to a team that needs it as well as a good defender. He is an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Taylor Hendricks continues to rise up NBA Draft boards as the draft approaches. He is projected as a top ten pick and would require the Spurs to trade up to get him.
In his freshman season at UCF, Hendricks averaged 15.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists. He shot 47.8% from the field and 39.4% from three.
He will need to improve his outside shooting but he makes up for it defensively. Hendricks may be the best defender in the upcoming draft. Last season he averaged 1.7 blocks and 0.9 steals. His defense has seen him rise in mock drafts and is why the Spurs should trade up to select him.
The twin brother of Keegan Murray, Kris is also a great scorer and above average defender. Murray dominated in the Big 10 last season at the University of Iowa.
He averaged 20.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists. He shot 47.6% from the field and 33.5% from three.
Murray would add a consistent scorer to the Spurs’ roster and give them another good left-handed shooter. He is projected as a middle to late first round pick.
Trayce Jackson-Davis was a finalist for the Wooden Award last season in his senior year at the University of Indiana.
Jackson-Davis averaged 20.9 points, 10.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists. He shot 58.1% from the field as well.
He would add an inside scorer and solid defender to the Spurs’ roster. If Jackson-Davis could add an outside jumper, he could be a steal of the draft as he is projected a late first round pick.
The Spurs could add one of these players to their roster next season to pair next to Wembanyama. They may also choose to stick with Jeremy Sochan as the starting power forward.
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