3 Adjustments the young Spurs must make for Wembanyama

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2.) Start Tre Jones

One of the biggest adjustments the Spurs can make to help Wembanyama is also the most obvious. After almost a dozen games of experimenting with having power forward Jeremy Sohan play point guard, it's clear that the Spurs need Tre Jones in the starting lineup if they hope to turn their season around. The stats back up the eye test, with the Spurs having a plus 4.1 net rating with Jones on the floor compared to the -20.5 with Sochan.

Swapping both players' places in the rotation, with Jones starting and Sochan playing with the second unit, could help make the Spurs more competitive. After all, the team needs a playmaker in the starting lineup that can get Wembanyama the ball in the pick and roll by throwing lobs or pinpoint passes in the paint or can hit him when he pops out for an open three.

Meanwhile, Sochan can still play with the ball in his hands off the bench without playing fewer minutes since he can play several positions. That small change to the starting lineup could pay big dividends for the Spurs since it would make life easier for Wembanyama and Sochan, hopefully leading to better and more consistent play from both players.