3 Bold Predictions as the San Antonio Spurs kick off the Wembanyama Era

Victor Wembanyama and Devin Vassell, Spurs, Alperen Sengun, Rockets
Victor Wembanyama and Devin Vassell, Spurs, Alperen Sengun, Rockets / Ronald Cortes/GettyImages
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3.) The Spurs hold off on making their all-in move this season

This take may not seem all that bold, but after the first two absolute scorchers, let’s tone things down for prediction number three. The Air Alamo staff has written several articles about potential moves as the Spurs configure their long-term rotation. But it is more likely the front office dangles a sought-after veteran on an expiring contract to add to their heap of second-round picks at the trade deadline than make a blockbuster deal that shakes the foundation of the team.

Though that whale of a deal will come at some point in the near future, the Spurs just landed their organizational cornerstone this summer. San Antonio will want to trim their roster to a solid eight to 10-man rotation, and they still have several questions to answer regarding their future outlook. Is Devin good enough to be the second banana to Wemby on a playoff team? Where does Keldon fit moving forward? What position should Jeremy play?

The team must find definitive answers to those questions before making a splash in free agency or green-lighting a monumental trade. San Antonio has nothing set in stone, of course, and more issues are sure to arise as the season goes on. The good news is the Spurs have all the time in the world. Following the Vassell and Zach Collins extensions, this young core will be here for the long haul. Expect patience from one of the best-run organizations in league history.

What will hold this prediction back? — If the Spurs exceed initial expectations and a disgruntled star becomes available, then San Antonio may make a big move sooner than anticipated.

As a gift to you, the reader, here are two more quick-hitting takes as we close out this piece:

1.) San Antonio finishes in the top ten in both three-point makes and attempts for the first time since 2013.

2.) The point guard of the future isn’t on the roster, but the ball movement will look the best it has in years.

You don't have to be too bold to realize there is plenty to be excited about for this team. With Victor Wembanyama leading the charge, the sky is the limit for the San Antonio Spurs. Thank goodness the season is finally here so that all the speculation can end. Settle in and enjoy the show.