Thanks to several wise moves over the past few seasons that helped strip and rebuild their roster, as well as recent lottery luck, the San Antonio Spurs' fortunes have changed for the better. They finally have a new franchise player to build around in Victor Wembanyama, and he could help turn his new team around quickly. The Spurs lost 60 games last season, but with Wembanyama, the Spurs could possibly challenge for a spot in the play-in tournament next season, their first step towards getting back into championship contention.
Even with Wemby, it could take multiple seasons and a lot of roster tinkering to find the right combination of players. In fact, many of the players on last season's roster may not be on the next great Spurs team. That means that several players under contract will have a lot to prove in order to be a part of that future team and may not have much time to do it.
After all, now that the Spurs have Wembanyama, they won't have time to waste since they will have eight or, possibly, nine seasons before he can become an unrestricted free agent. That puts San Antonio on the clock to prove themselves as well as five of their players, starting with a rising sophomore.