3 intriguing future trade targets for San Antonio Spurs to monitor

New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Julius Randle, NBA Rumors
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Julius Randle – New York Knicks

Julius Randle has come out of nowhere this season and while he had a great season last year with the Knicks, nobody expected him to make the jump he has so far this year. Not only is he tied for 4th in the league for most double-doubles this season, but Randle is on-track to make his first All-Star appearance of his career. 

Julius Randle looks like a completely different player than he has early in his career and is definitely the type of player the Spurs need to be in playoff contention. Outside of LaMarcus Aldridge, this team is getting close to no production from their frontcourt and has struggled at times offensively. 

Adding Julius Randle to their roster not only gives them a young, dynamic big man, but a true facilitator on the court that can really open things up for the Spurs perimeter shooters. Randle has drawn a lot of attention from teams this season as a result of his play and because of that, he has become a multi-dimensional offensive player that is able to not only score, but dish out assists and crash the glass as well. 

The 26-year old big man can literally do it all on the court, which is why he would be a great fit in the Spurs rotations. Through 21 games, the Spurs have 8 players averaging in double-figures and have done a great job at “spreading the wealth” this season. 

Not only would that continue by adding Julius Randle, but the addition of Randle gives the Spurs another high-level talent to lean on late in games besides DeMar DeRozan. This addition could be exactly what the Spurs need to not only make the playoffs this season, but solidify their young core as championship contenders for years to come. 

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