With the new CBA teams are going to be much more careful in handing out max deals or even close-to-max deals. IMHO the only player guaranteed to get a max deal this year is Dwight Howard. Also, there would be value in trading for a Josh Smith even if he is a one year rental. It is likely he will push the other team to do a sign-and-trade in order to guarantee the 5th year. If nothing else the Spurs could end up with a draft pick and a trade exception.