4 San Antonio Spurs whose futures will be impacted by Victor Wembanyama
2. Zach Collins
It's easy to see how the addition of Wembanyama impacts Zach Collins' future with the Spurs. Coming off arguably the best season of his career, in which he averaged 11.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 2.9 assists on 51.8% shooting from the field and 37.4% shooting from three-point range, it's no longer a foregone conclusion that the team will accept his team option for the 2023-24 season.
Collins can still play a role on the Spurs next season and beyond, but it's tough to see any possible road to being a full-time starter for this team. And that may be a bit of a turnoff for Collins at this point in his career, still only 25 years old. Either way, it's safe to say that Collins has either played his final game in a Spurs uniform or his days in San Antonio are dwindling.
From a team perspective, there's also a chance that the Spurs pick up his team option to keep an asset on the books. With just a $7.7 million salary next season, the Spurs would be somewhat foolish to let him walk, especially considering the season he just had. The Spurs could easily trade him for a veteran role player or a future draft pick.
Collins is probably the player on the Spurs most affected by the team's impending acquisition of Victor Wembanyama.