Latest Spurs 2017 NBA Draft updates

Spurs look to move Aldridge, Green for top free agents

By Adrian Garcia - Digital Journalist, RJ Marquez - Digital Content Curator

SAN ANTONIO - The 2017 NBA Draft is underway. The Spurs have selected Colorado combo-guard Derrick White in first round of 2017 NBA Draft. Details about White here.

The Spurs selected Clemson forward Jaron Blossomgame with the 59th pick in the NBA Draft.

Another name surfacing is Purdue big man Caleb Swanigan.

Spurs still have pick No. 29. Some best available include UCLA Center Ike Anigbogu and Oregon's Jordan Bell.

13 of the 15 current players on the Spurs roster were selected outside NBA Draft Lottery. Spurs still awaiting to make their pick in 2017 draft.

The last time the Spurs had the No. 29 pick, they selected Cory Joseph in 2011.

Kings reportedly trade No. 10 pick to Portland. Spurs were reported to be possible partners with Sacramento to get into top 10. 

Kings draft De'aaron Fox with No. 5 pick. Spurs were reported as possible trade partners.

Suns draft Josh Jackson with No. 4 pick, spot where Spurs were reportedly looking to trade into.

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BREAKING NEWS: The Bulls have traded Jimmy Butler to Minnesota.

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Just hours before the 2017 NBA Draft and less than two weeks until free agency begins, the San Antonio Spurs have reportedly been active in the hunt for a championship-ready team next year.

According to reports, San Antonio has been linked to trading away key Spurs players such as LaMarcus Aldridge and Danny Green, in an attempt to sign top NBA stars or gain top picks in Thursday’s draft.

Despite July 1 as the official day when free agents can begin reaching verbal agreements with teams, the Spurs are reportedly looking to get a head start for the 2017-18 NBA season.

This list will be updated as Spurs rumors and reports surface:

-Spurs wanting to move Danny Green? (6:14 p.m.)

In a tweet sent out by NBA insider Sam Amico, new information suggests the San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers previous trade talk that only involved Danny Green, now includes package deal with LaMarcus Aldridge. 

In a report from ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the San Antonio Spurs have been in trade talks involving shooting guard Danny Green. However, the Spurs asking price is currently too high to make any moves.

Green was drafted by the Cavs in the 2009 NBA Draft but was waived after only playing 20 games in his rookie year.

According to a report, the Spurs are open to dealing shooting guard Green, who is in his final year of the four-year, $40 million contract deal he signed after the 2013-14 season.

-Are the Spurs looking to trade away key players for Kansas star Josh Jackson? (3:50 p.m.)

ESPN reports new rumors have surfaced of NBA teams wanting to trade into Thursday’s top 4 of the draft. With point guards Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball and small forward Jayson Tatum all predicted to be drafted in the first three picks, teams are wanting to move into the top to grab potential 4th overall pick, small forward Josh Jackson.

ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne tweeted: “Fascinating machinations around Josh Jackson today. Loads of teams trying to trade into the top 4 to get him.”

Shelburne goes on to say the Spurs are in the mix because they can offer LaMarcus Aldridge in a trade deal.
 

-Spurs and Pacers shooting guard have mutual interest?

The Indiana Pacers have made it known to the league they are looking to trade shooting guard Paul George. According to Basketball Insiders writer Steve Kyler, the San Antonio Spurs and George have a mutual interest with the Spurs having a real shot at landing the four-time NBA All-Star.

However, Kyler goes on to say: "Same source said Paul George would have serious interest in Spurs but would not commit to stay beyond the season."

-LaMarcus Aldridge on the market?

According to ESPN, the Spurs are actively shopping power forward LaMarcus Aldridge in pursuit of a top 10 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. 

The Spurs have reportedly spoken to at least three teams, with two of them being the Phoenix Suns who hold the fourth overall pick and the Sacramento Kings for their fifth and 10th overall picks.

-Spurs looking to take Kristaps Porzingis off the New York Knicks hands?

In a report by Zagsblog, the New York Knicks have received calls from multiple teams about trading away Kristaps Porzingis, with one of those calls being the San Antonio Spurs.

In an interview with ESPN, Knicks president Phil Jackson said the team is open to trading Porzingis and are listening to all potential packages for the 7 feet 3 inches Latvian power forward.

-Chris Paul, Derrick Rose targets for the Spurs?

In a tweet shared by ESPN senior writer Ramona Shelburne, the Spurs may be shopping LaMarcus Aldridge to target NBA star point guards Chris Paul and Derrick Rose in free agency.

According to ESPN, the move to add Aldridge to the trade market not only results in gaining a top 10 draft pick but also clear enough cap space to sign top free agents such as Paul and Rose.

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