Projecting veteran small forwards Spurs could target in free agency

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By Paul Garcia, Project Spurs.com

From drafting DeShaun Thomas with the 58thpick in the second round nearly a year ago, and then inviting players like Corey Maggette and Sam Young to San Antonio for training camp this past season, it’s probably clear by their roster moves, the San Antonio Spurs have been pursuing a backup small forward since the team released Stephen Jackson just before the 2013 NBA Playoffs began. Othyus Jeffers and Damion James were also Spurs once this past season, and there was even a trade that landed Austin Daye in a Spurs uniform, as he was one of the Spurs’ 13 players on roster to win an NBA Championship.

With free agency beginning on July 1, it’s time to look at some potential small forward candidates that could be economically available for the Spurs when free agency comes. Before taking a look, let’s work with a scenario in which the Spurs re-signed upcoming free agents Patty Mills, Boris Diaw, and Matt Bonner to manageable contracts, and the team either retained Aron Baynes as a restricted free agent, or did not pick up Daye’s non-guaranteed deal – or vice versa (Baynes leaves, Daye stays).

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