San Antonio Spurs Are Torn On Their Feelings After The Team Let SG Lonnie Walker Enter Free Agency

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  • The San Antonio Spurs are moving on from young shooting guard Lonnie Walker.
  • After initially offering Walker a qualifying offer, San Antonio rescinded the offer Thursday afternoon.
  • Walker now becomes an unrestricted free agent, and Spurs fans are split on their feelings about the move.

The San Antonio Spurs are going to look much, much different when the 2022-23 NBA season starts.

San Antonio made headlines on Wednesday when it traded rising star point guard Dejounte Murray to the Atlanta Hawks for veteran forward Danilo Gallinari and a slew of draft picks.

They’ve since waved Gallinari, making him a free agent.

But the Spurs weren’t done. On Thursday afternoon, San Antonio rescinded its qualifying offer to young shooting guard Lonnie Walker, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Walker has been solid, if unspectacular, since San Antonio drafted him with the No. 18 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. This past year he averaged a career-high 12.1 points per game off the bench, but shot just 31.4 percent from deep, the lowest of his career.

San Antonio now opens up even more cap space and gives itself more flexibility as the Spurs appear headed for a rebuild But fans weren’t sure how to feel about the move.

Some felt Walker could still blossom into a useful NBA player.

But others weren’t quite as heartbroken.

Walker’s market is unclear. He’s still just 23 years old and has the type of length and athleticism and general manages across the league covet. But he’s not progress the way the Spurs had hoped and could just as easily be out of the league in a few years.

Either way, Spurs fans appear to be in for some new horizons in the coming years.