The San Antonio Spurs are about to enter training camp after having a franchise-altering offseason. With the addition of Victor Wembanyama and other moves like acquiring Cedi Osman, the future is looking bright.
Still, some questions about this roster heading into the start of the season will need to be answered.
1. What does the guard rotation look like?
San Antonio has some choice at their guard rotation, especially at point guard. The underlying assumption by most is that Tre Jones is the starting point guard on opening night. While some might say Jeremy Sochan should take over that role, this does not concern that as much. We are going to look at the back up guards.
Right now, there is marksman Devonte Graham, the speed demon Blake Wesley and a scoring combo guard in Malachi Branham. While Branham can snag minutes at the two, there might be some competition with other wings like Cedi Osman. Can a raw athlete like Blake Wesley show enough progress to edge out a more experienced player in Graham?
The good news for these players is that right now, minutes should be wide open for the taking. There is no Devin Vassell or Wembanyama-level level player here to snag away major minutes. It is completely open position, especially at the point guard spot. Gregg Popovich will likely make these guys duke it out and earn every minute out there. It will be interesting to see what kind of style they will prioritize coming off the bench.
For Graham, its a last stand before potentially being cut and going to yet another team. For youngster Wesley, it is about finally looking in control and ready at an NBA level.