The San Antonio Spurs have a chance to transform their franchise this summer. The NBA Draft Lottery night will determine precisely what that looks like on Tuesday. If the Spurs are lucky enough to get the first overall pick, there's no doubt they'll use it on the once-in-a-generation frontcourt talent Victor Wembanyama.
The 7-foot-4 Frenchmen has enamored NBA scouts and fans for a few years and we're just months away from seeing him finally shine under the brightest lights this sport has to offer. But as skilled as Wembanyama is, he alone won't solve all a franchise's problems.
Wemby is out-of-this-world talented. There's no debating that. But no rational GM should think that they can pick him, pat themselves on the back for making the right decision, and mail it in for the rest of the offseason. There's still a lot of work to do in free agency to build a legitimate contender.
The Spurs have the bones of a contending team. Between Keldon Johnson, Devin Vassell, and Jeremy Sochan, they have three budding young stars. Wembanyama can make them a play-in candidate. But they'll need to add free agents to compliment him if they're serious about contending for an automatic playoff berth next season.