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5 Post-Draft Moves To Make For San Antonio Spurs

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San Antonio Spurs: 5 Post-Draft Moves to Make

2014 NBA Draft
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The San Antonio Spurs should be very pleased after the NBA draft. They were able to steal a pick that may come to benefit them for years to come, but they have to focus on the present. Right now, their lineup for next year is still up in the air. Check out the five post-draft moves that the Spurs must make to shore up any loose ends.

5. Prepare Austin Daye For Bigger Role

Austin Daye
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5. Prepare Austin Daye For Bigger Role

Austin Daye
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The Spurs bypassed waiving the contract for Austin Daye, which may lead to a bigger role for the lanky shooter. Daye only averaged 4.1 PPG this season in limited appearances, but he showed some flashes of brilliance from behind the arc. He can flat-out shoot, and it would be in the Spurs best interest to get him into the rotation at some point.

4. Pitch Value To Boris Diaw

Boris Diaw
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4. Pitch Value To Boris Diaw

Boris Diaw
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Teams are going to be looking for the services of Boris Diaw after the clinic he put on against the NBA Finals. Money is definitely going to be used to lure the versatile forward away, but the Spurs have to pitch more than that. They must show him how important he is to San Antonio's chances at winning another championship. Money is nothing compared to a legacy.

3. Go after a big-name Free Agent

Carmelo Anthony
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3. Go after a big-name Free Agent

Carmelo Anthony
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Teams have been going above and beyond to attract free agents like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. Sure, the Spurs aren't in need of the services for players like them, but it couldn't hurt to throw their name in the pot. Maybe they can even use it strategically to attract lesser free agents.

2. Sign a backup for Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard
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2. Sign a backup for Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard
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The reigning NBA Finals MVP is set to have a breakout year after his potential was realized in his torching of the Miami Heat. But the Spurs lack a viable backup for the young star, which could pose as a minutes issue for Leonard. San Antonio are rumored to be interested in free agent Ken Bazemore as a suitable reserve, which would be a great move in conserving Leonard's minutes.

1. Find Replacement for Patty Mills

Patty Mills
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1. Find Replacement for Patty Mills

Patty Mills
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With the news breaking that Mills will undergo surgery on his rotator cuff, the Spurs must find a replacement quickly. It is estimated that the fearless shooter will be out until January, which means there will be a notable gap in the lineup for the first half of the season. There are various options for a backup guard on the free agent market, and the Spurs are sure to make the right choice as always.