3 Ways Keldon Johnson can cement his long term future as a Spur

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3.) Offer Intangibles

Johnson can also cement his long-term future in San Antonio by being a versatile and reliable team player. With Devin Vassell, Jeremy Sochan, and Victor Wembanyama splitting the spotlight and role players like Zach Collins, Tre Jones, and Doug McDermott needing touches, there is going to be an intense competition for minutes this season.

Although it came on an incredibly small sample size, Keldon showed the ability to come off the bench during his rookie season. He started in just one of the 17 games he played in during his first go-round with the Spurs, and his numbers fantastic across the board. He shot 59.6% from the field, 59.1% from three, and 79.5% from the free throw line.

Johnson spent time at every position except center last season, and at 6-foot-5, he should have the ability to continue to playing wherever the Spurs need him without being a liability. Most importantly, his willingness to sacrifice comfortability for the betterment of the team shows how instrumental he is as a leader for this young San Antonio squad.

Keldon is on a team friendly contract that decreases in value each season, giving the front office the wiggle room to extend and sign key players over the next few years. With the influx in talent the Spurs experienced this offseason, Johnson could become even more effective in fewer minutes. Though he might not be a star for San Antonio moving forward, there's certainly a place for him on this roster.


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