2.) Jeremy Sochan
Rising sophomore Jeremy Sochan proved to be a bright spot in the worst season in Spurs history. His skill was immediately apparent, and he should be much better next season now that the Spurs are looking to win games. After all, Sochan's skill set is that of a high-level role player, and with a possible superstar in Wembanyama, he'll have someone that he can play off of.
Sochan's jumper is said to be improved, and if that is the case, then he could thrive in his projected new role off the bench. The Spurs haven't had a sixth man like Sochan since Boris Diaw and could use a utility big man to play alongside Wembanyama or Collins.
Better shooting and more opportunities playing off the bench might result in him taking a big step forward from year one to year two. If that is the case, then the Spurs could be better than expected with Sochan, who is arguably the fourth-best player on the team, helping to raise their floor. Expect big things from Sochan in the 2023–24 NBA season.