Rumor: Aaron Gordon, Jabari Parker intriguing options for Spurs this summer
The San Antonio Spurs could target a few big name free agents this offseason, bolstering their chances to keep their dynasty alive after a dubious season.
“The restricted-free-agent market might have more realistic targets for the Spurs,” wrote O’Connor. “Aaron Gordon and Jabari Parker are intriguing options; the Spurs could fit either into their cap space (even if they extend Leonard) if they choose not to re-sign any pending free agents and the players with options decide to test the market.”
Unlike other teams hoping to garner a meeting with LeBron James and/or Paul George (both play the same position as Leonard), the Spurs will try to take a stab at this restricted free-agent market, hoping to capitalize on these teams’ indecisions.
The Magic didn’t make a qualifying offer for Gordon, who is having a career-best season as a more confident 3-point shooter and a more dynamic, well-rounded power forward.
The Bucks have had a myriad of questions surrounding Parker’s health and have been gun-shy of extending an offer to Parker, after making a big acquisition on Eric Bledsoe early in the season and after giving Antetokounmpo a four-year, $100 million deal.
Parker’s two ACL surgeries have been a reason for concern, despite showing a 20-point-per-game scorer’s potential last season before he got injured. The Bucks will make reasonable offers, but there is a strong chance they can let him walk if the Spurs can outbid them.