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The San Antonio Spurs are exploring trading one or both of their first-round draft picks for an established veteran, league sources told Amico Hoops.
The Spurs hold the Nos. 19 and 29 overall picks, as well one second-rounder (49th overall). Sources said the Spurs may be willing to throw in a future first-rounder for immediate help.
The Spurs are looking to add to the veteran core of LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay in an attempt to return to contention. Gay is set to enter free agency, but most around the league seem to believe he intends to re-sign.
In order to acquire a veteran player, the Spurs would have to send out some salary with the pick or picks, if it indeed came to that.
According to Jordan Brenner of The Athletic, Gay and the Spurs may be nearing a deal that would pay him more than $10 million a season.
The Spurs finished seventh in the Western Conference at 48-34 this past season. They lost to the Denver Nuggets in seven games in the first round.
Coach Gregg Popovich is returning for his 24th season. Along with top executive R.C. Buford, Popovich has a major say in personnel decisions.