NBA Power Forward Tier List: Where does Jeremy Sochan rank?

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Tier Five: Up-and-Comers

Last but not least, we have up-and-coming power forwards, many of whom probably won't be in this tier by the end of next season. Putting Sochan in the bottom tier might still be controversial, but he played well, starting on the second-worst team in the NBA.

25.) Isaiah Stewart
26.) Jabari Smith
27.) Keegan Murray
28.) Jeremy Sochan
29.) Patrick Williams
30.) Saddiq Bey

Thus, it will require him to show a bit more to move up, but he certainly projects to be much higher going forward, as do many of the players in this group. Next season, Sochan could thrive in his new role of sixth man, where he will still play big minutes off the bench.

Playing more with the second unit, he could handle the ball more, perhaps to see if they can use him as a playmaker in non-point guard lineups in late-game situations. Even if that doesn't quite happen, he could still prove to be a valuable player, particularly when playing next to Wembanyama.

Sochan showed that he was more than capable of playing off-ball by scoring off cuts, leaking out in transition for hit-ahead passes, and hanging out on the baseline to catch and finish shovel passes. All of those things could make him a perfect frontcourt fit next to Wemby, who will garner a lot of attention, potentially allowing Sochan to feast on easy basket after easy basket. That would bode well for the Spurs, and Sochan could easily jump up from tier five to tier three with a strong 2023–24 season.