Sports revolve around the infinite list of ‘what-if’ scenarios that exist over thousands of decisions that have both been made and not been made in the history of professional sports. While some are more trivial than others, it’s always fun to look back and ponder what could have been if one minor thing was different.
For the San Antonio Spurs, their ‘what-if’ of the 2013-14 season happens to be a trade they didn’t make, as Marc Stein from ESPN reports the Spurs nearly dealt for Sixers guard Evan Turner before he was ultimately moved to the Indiana Pacers.
It emerged shortly after trade deadline that San Antonio tried hard to make deadline-day play for Evan Turner. Funny how things work out
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) March 12, 2014
This is an interesting one, as it very well could come down to a case of Turner being the difference between the Spurs winning a title and the Pacers winning a title. Turner’s ‘what-if’ web extends beyond just the Spurs, but we didn’t really know San Antonio was that interested in acquiring him and we will never know how different their season may end up had they pulled the trigger.