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
Victor Wembanyama, San Antonio Spurs / Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports
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Needs more minutes: Sidy Cissoko

Having appeared in just six NBA games so far in his rookie campaign, Sidy Cissoko has been playing primarily in the G League with the Austin Spurs this season. Drafted 44th overall last summer by San Antonio, Sidy has plenty of experience playing with pro-level competition after competing with the G League Ignite prior to being drafted.

He is still a raw prospect, but Cissoko has shown some interesting upside. He has strong defensive instincts and moves well without the ball, which ideally would make him a solid wing option to put around Victor Wembanyama. The Spurs are hoping he can be another developmental success story, and right now there is reason to believe he can be. Sidy should be getting more burn as the season winds down.

Needs more minutes: Dominick Barlow

One of the biggest underdog stories on the Spurs' roster, Dominick Barlow was just recently converted from a two-way contract to a standard deal, in many ways fulfilling his NBA dream. Playing on a non-guaranteed contract can be nerve-racking, but earning a standard deal is a huge accomplishment for any up-and-coming player.

As such, Dominick looks to be a potential rotation piece going forward. The team trusts Barlow enough to waive a proven veteran in Marcus Morris in order to upgrade his contract. He should reasonably be playing at least 15 to 20 minutes a night for the remainder of the season in San Antonio.

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