Before signing with the Indiana Pacers, guard Wesley Matthews was recruited by LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan to consider playing with the San Antonio Spurs.
According to Pacers reporter Scott Agness of The Athletic, Matthews said the Spurs duo lobbied for him to play with the Spurs.
Matthews was traded from Dallas to New York as part of the Kristaps Porzingis deal before the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline.
In 44 games with Dallas, Matthews averaged 13.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He can defend at a high level and the Spurs could have used his defensive prowess on the perimeter.
With guard Derrick White dealing with a right foot injury and Dejounte Murray out for the season with an ACL tear, Matthews' services would have fit in well with the Spurs.
However, the Spurs would have had to waive a player to make space on the roster.