San Antonio Spurs 2023 Forecast: Changes; Depth Chart; Strength & Weakness
- Sidy Cissoko
- Victor Wembanyama
Forecast Depth Chart:
- Tre Jones | DeVonte Graham
- Keldon Johnson | Doug McDermott
- Devin Vassell | Julian Champaigne | Sidy Cissoko
- Jeremy Sochan | Sandro Mamukelashvili
- Victor Wembanyama | Zach Collins
- Sixth Man: DeVonte Graham
- Third Big: Zach Collins
The Spurs return four young starters, but pair them with Wembanyama, and so a decent young team becomes the premier young roster of the NBA. I think Wembanyama will lead the Spurs in points and rebounds, with Johnson and Vassell after, at least in scoring. I also expect Jones will improve in his third season at point guard and Sochan should have a big second season. I see the Spurs as a significantly more competitive team in the first season of what should be a legendary career from Wembanyama.
I am a big fan of Keldon Johnson, who along with Devin Vessell, were options 1a and 1b for San Antonio last season, but I think Johnson may be a natural fit as a second option next to Wembanyama. Johnson just averaged 22-5-3, which I think he can average again, Now, the hope is that he can improve his poor three-point shooting, which would be huge for himself and the franchise.