4 San Antonio Spurs whose futures will be impacted by Victor Wembanyama
3. Charles Bassey
After signing a four-year deal despite initially starting the season on a two-way contract, there was hope that Charles Bassey would continue developing and growing on the fly for a rebuilding San Antonio Spurs team. In the 35 games he played for the Spurs before an injury prematurely ended his season, he averaged 5.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. However, with the addition of Victor Wembanyama, his role is now in jeopardy heading into next season.
Bassey is still under contract for the next three seasons at a little over $2 million per year, but it's hard to envision him playing many minutes with Wembanyama on the roster. With Wembanyama in the fold and the likely starter on opening night (alongside Jeremy Sochan), the expectation is the Spurs might want a veteran big or two to back up the team's young frontcourt duo.
That could leave Bassey on the outside looking in at the Spurs' rotation. Maybe Bassey defies the odds and shows the Spurs enough during the offseason to warrant a fair shot next season, but that is hard to envision, given the circumstances.