After several highly promising preseason showings, the San Antonio Spurs look as though they might be better than expected in the 2023–24 season. Spurs fans should certainly hope so following four straight seasons of missing the postseason, the longest drought in team history.
If they hope to break that streak, then they will need number one overall pick Victor Wembanyama to play exactly like he has thus far in the preseason. He has shown that he can be dominant on both ends of the floor. On offense, he has primarily played out on the perimeter rather than in the post but he has still managed to be surprisingly effective. He can knock down pull-ups, spot-ups, or shoot off pin-downs, and his size and length make it virtually impossible to effectively challenge his shot.
On defense, his height, length, and mobility have led to several jaw-dropping plays. That two-way play could help raise the team up from the basement of the NBA and bring them closer to respectability. That would be a reasonable best-case scenario, but what about worst-case scenarios? There are certainly a few that they should avoid and next, we'll take a look at which ones.