5 Spurs that need more minutes, 2 who should play less down the stretch

With the season winding down, there are some Spurs that should be seeing the floor more than others.

Victor Wembanyama, San Antonio Spurs
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Only 21 games remain on the schedule for the San Antonio Spurs. The team is of course not anywhere close to pushing for a play-in appearance, but that does not mean that there are not still clear goals and objectives in place for San Antonio over the final six weeks of the season.

The Spurs are looking to build consistency. For them to do that, they must focus on getting reps for the players they view as their core long-term pieces, and ensure they get those players to mesh effectively on the hardwood.

What they are not looking to do is waste time and just play whoever they feel like to mix it up. Ending a season with no real direction and then expecting to come into the next season with some renewed sense of urgency is not conducive to a winning culture.

There are a few Spurs players that will need major minutes over the final 21 games. Others will not be as high on the priority list for the coaching staff.

Needs more minutes: Victor Wembanyama

This one probably goes without saying, but I am going to mention him anyway because of how crucial he is to the Spurs' success. In less than one season, Victor Wembanyama has proven that he has everything necessary to become the Spurs' franchise cornerstone for the next two decades.

There was a lot of hype surrounding Victor leading up to the 2023 draft and his subsequent rookie debut. As a result, a lot of doubters were born. But Wemby has quickly silenced the critics with his incredible play. Putting up a 5x5 stat line and getting more blocks than numerous NBA teams are just a few of his individual accomplishments from the month of February alone.

Already an elite shot blocker and one of the best defenders in the association as a rookie, this is the worst version of Victor we will ever see. As he continues to improve (which is truly a scary thought for every team not named the Spurs) it will be important for him to play more often. Wemby was on a minutes restriction for much of his rookie season, and staying on the floor longer should be a priority moving forward.