To convince San Antonio to surrender Jakob Poeltl, sources say, would require a future first-round pick and a quality player. Chicago is among numerous teams, along with Toronto as I reported on Jan. 14, to register interest in the Austrian 7-footer, who is a proven defensive anchor in Year 2 of an absolute steal of a three-year, $26.3 million contract.
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ANALYSIS: Poeltl was selected with the No. 9 pick by the Raptors in 2016, but was traded to San Antonio in the blockbuster Kawhi Leonard trade. The 26-year-old is averaging 13.1 points and 9.0 rebounds per game this season for the Spurs in 43 games (42 starts).