The San Antonio Spurs missed out on the postseason last year for the first time in 22 NBA seasons. This season, they are looking to start a new streak and can do so by heading in a different direction. This means trading away some of their veteran players and building around their youth.
DeMar DeRozan has been the hot name for the Spurs in NBA trade rumors. In this particular trade, LaMarcus Aldridge is the one that will be moved. The big man is not part of the future in San Antonio and could be sent away for some assets that will help the team rebuild around Dejounte Murray. Aldridge would benefit the team with a strong backcourt that is looking to improve down low.
This sounds a lot like the Charlotte Hornets. They began to build their backcourt when they signed Terry Rozier as a free agent. Devonte’ Graham burst onto the scene as a dynamic player last year and they continued by drafting LaMelo Ball with the third pick this year.
As good as the backcourt is in Charlotte, the frontcourt is just as bad. Gordon Hayward was the big free agent signing and a forward could really solidify the lineup on both ends.
Aldridge is the type of veteran presence of Charlotte needs with their youth. Let’s take a look at what it might take to land the veteran forward in Charlotte.