Paul George would bring some needed athleticism and scoring on the wing to help Kawhi Leonard. Each player is capable of playing the two-guard in today’s league, George could even conceivably play the four spot if the Spurs want to have a smaller line-up. He brings the skill-set of premiere scorer, something that will make teams think twice about doubling Leonard. The golden question is does he truly want to win and would he take a pay cut to make this move happen?
2) Chris Paul:
Paul would give the Spurs the needed boost at the point guard position that they have needed for the last couple seasons. Even before Parker’s injury he was showing signs of slowing down. Paul is no spring chicken either but his game ages better than Parkers and he is a premiere facilitator. He would run the offense and take so much pressure off of Leonard to score in the clutch--he would make the game so easy for the players around him. Aldridge in particular would benefit more from having a bonafide assist-man on the team.
The Spurs will be hard pressed to get either of these players if they aren’t willing to take pay cuts to try and win a championship. Both of these players are hungry to be champions and this may work in the Spurs favor. Either player will exponentially increase the Spurs chances of dethroning the Warriors out West but they both would help the team in different ways--with two very different strategies.
So do the Spurs go with the facilitator or the scorer? With Leonard’s scoring prowess it may be smarter to go with Paul as their first option in free agency, he will help increase the productivity of the entire team and score when needed.