3 Issues the Spurs must solve during training camp

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3. Jeremy Sochan vs. Keldon Johnson

One of the biggest debates you will see among the Spurs fandom is the potential roles of defensive savant Jeremy Sochan and last year's leading scorer, Keldon Johnson. We will need to find out who is the better fit not only next to franchise player Victor Wembanyama but the starting cast as a whole. While one side could argue that Sochan starting could lock teams down, others could say that spacing and shooting is needed more than anything.

What will likely be a deciding factor is who has made the biggest jump and improved upon their weaknesses. Thats the fascinating thing here, the way these young players are complete opposites of each and what they provide.

The Baylor Bear product must address his lack of shooting ability while Keldon looks to not be one of the league's worst defenders. Whoever addresses these issues first, is going to come into training camp with a big advantage. This team is full of wings and players looking for their shot. At this point, very few players are untouchable and above someone jumping them in the rotation.

The San Antonio Spurs have a lot of things that should be considered good problems to have. I expect this to be one of the most competitive training camps in a long time, where a ton of things can happen. There are a bunch of spots that should be wide open and up for grabs, with everyone made to earn their minutes. We are in for a fun ride, San Antonio.