It's not often you mix politics and sports, at least unless you're looking to pick a fight. However, in some cases, some political theories can lend themselves well to sports hypotheticals.
There are a couple of different theories that you can use in sports. Many realists (Nixon Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former German Empire Architect Otto von Bismarck being the two most famous through out history) believe geo-politics is a zero sum game. There is only one winner and if you haven't won, you've lost. Sports in its rawest form is a zero sum game. If you're the runner up, you're the first place loser. San Antonio Spurs fans, I think can relate to this. If the Spurs don't win the title, the season is considered a failure.
Idealists (leaders like former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson), on the other hand, feel there can be something other than a zero sum game. They think political moves can be made for the benefit of multiple parties. General Managers are idealists. When they make a trade, there has to be something in it for all parties involved. With this system in mind, we're now going to find some ideal fits via the trade route for your San Antonio Spurs.
In addition to finding a trade that's beneficial for both parties, the other rule I'm going to invoke is we can't trade Tony Parker or Richard Jefferson because frankly we've gone down that path before. We're looking for pieces for the future or a piece that will lead to a piece for the future (like an expiring contract). The list has been narrowed down to three players who would be ideal fits for next season's San Antonio Spurs.
3. Gilbert Arenas - Just kidding.
3. Larry Sanders and Shaun Livingston - We're cheating a little bit, but I think both of these guys would be good fits.
Here's how you do it: