The pillar of the Grizzlies is Gasol Jr.
After this season, Duncan will be 39 years old, and Ginobili will be 37 years old. Although the two veterans are in good condition, they may retire prematurely.
Once Shifo and Yaodao decide not to continue, then the number one target of the Spurs in the transfer market will be Gasol Jr.
“It depends on the situation of Duncan and Ginobili.” An anonymous western team manager said.
“If they don’t play, the Spurs will not choose to tear down and rebuild. No one thinks they will do so. This is why once such a situation occurs, Gasol Jr. will become the number one target of the Spurs.”
However, it is not easy to deal with Gasol Jr. He is very happy in the Grizzlies and hinted that he will renew his contract with the team.
It is worth mentioning that the Grizzlies’ current record is also better than the Spurs, and they currently rank second in the West.
From the perspective of championship hopes, if Duncan and Ginobili both retire, then the prospect of the Grizzlies seems to be better than the Spurs.
“If Gasol can’t be dealt with, then what the Spurs may do on draft day, in short, it’s hard for you to predict.” Another anonymous general manager said.
In 2011, the Spurs made such a deal. The team sent George Hill to the Pacers in exchange for Leonard.
In 2003, when the Spurs almost completed a shocking transfer, the team planned to let Parker leave and introduce Kidd, but in the end Kidd chose to return to the Nets.