San Antonio Spurs
While they have some young talents emerging into something special, the Spurs are definitely in a tough position as a franchise because of the free agency problem they are going to have. Rudy Gay, Patty Mills and DeMar DeRozan are all set to become free agents and their star wing DeRozan has made his intentions clear that he plans to exercise all of his options on the open market.
A return to the Spurs is definitely not out of the question for DeMar DeRozan, but he is going to take his time during the summer and evaluate all of the options he has as a free agent. If the Spurs lose DeRozan, then they will definitely be scrambling for answers, which is why Domantas Sabonis could be a potential trade target for them.
He fits that low-post threat mold the Spurs look for in frontcourt players and with his type of production mixed with some of their young talents in Dejounte Murray, Derrick White and Keldon Johnson, the Spurs could suddenly become a threat in the West again.
Sabonis and DeRozan put out similar production on both ends of the court, but the reason Sabonis would be a better fit is because of the Spurs’ problems in their frontcourt. Jakob Poeltl has been decent, but he is not a long-term solution at the center position — Sabonis is.
Giving up some first-round picks and possibly executing a sign-and-trade for Sabonis would definitely be beneficial for the San Antonio Spurs and elevate them right back into the playoff conversation in the Western Conference.