The NBA Playoffs are in full swing, and award season is already underway as the best players in the league earn accolades for their contributions on both ends of the court. Though San Antonio missed the postseason, the Air Alamo team got together to hand out end-of-the-year hardware to the most deserving Spurs. We asked a panel of our contributors to vote across multiple categories to decide who walked away with some team-specific honors.
Rookie of the Year: Jeremy Sochan
A day-one starter, assigned to the toughest defensive matchups while showing consistent improvement in his game is enough to show me you were the rookie of the year for the Spurs. Sochan should make an All-Rookie team just from his performance being an all-around guy you could count on to bring you energy. When his shot isn't going, he's dishing out assists and dunking all over opponents. On defense, he's just a pest that takes any challenge put in front of him. Only one year in and the promise is there for The Destroyer. - Ty Jager
While Malaki Branham and Blake Wesley have shown plenty of promise in limited roles, Jeremy Sochan proved that he can be a starter-caliber player in the league right away. He also proved to be more than just a defensive specialist, as his offensive game has improved leaps and bounds over the course of the season. Whether it was through him making plays as a point forward in different lineups, or shooting free throws with one hand, Sochan proved that he’s willing to work on the weaknesses in his game. It all added up to a solid rookie campaign that has the Spurs excited to see what he can do in the future. - Christian Dahms
Jeremy Sochan - 100%