One-sentence progress reports of all 18 Spurs on the roster

The San Antonio Spurs are set to finish with the worst record in team history, which may force a roster reevaluation. Here are the progress reports for each player.

Devin Vassell, Victor Wembanyama, Cedi Osman
Devin Vassell, Victor Wembanyama, Cedi Osman / Mike Christy/GettyImages
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Rebuilds are tough—probably tougher than many San Antonio Spurs fans expected when they drafted Victor Wembanyama first overall. The Spurs will likely finish with the worst record in franchise history for a second straight year, even with Wembanyama playing incredibly well.

That could and should force the team to reevaluate their roster ahead of a pivotal offseason, so let's do the same by giving progress reports to all 18 players on the Spurs roster.

End of bench guys

David Duke Jr.: Duke Jr. has yet to play for the big-league Spurs, but he has put up nearly 18 points and 6 rebounds per game for Austin, giving him a chance to be called up.

Mamadi Diakite: Diakite has only played three games for the Spurs but has bounced around both the NBA and the G-League and has proven to be a strong rebounder and shot blocker.

Dominick Barlow-Barlow has shown that he can provide serviceable minutes at center, and while he probably won't be a stretch five, he does look capable of defending away from the basket and hitting baseline jumpers.

Sandro Mamukelashvili: Since Charles Bassey went down and Zach Collins has consistently disappointed, it's surprising that Mamukelashvili hasn't gotten much of a chance to show off his passing and potential as a floor spacer.

Devonte Graham: Given the Spurs' struggles at point guard this season, it is odd that Graham hasn't factored in playing just 99 minutes total, proving that he is deep in Gregg Popovich's doghouse.

Sidy Cissoko: The jury is still out on Cissoko, who has barely played in the NBA and is not putting up big numbers in the G-League, but he could see increased time over the Spurs final 25 games.

Rotation players

Charles Bassey: It's too bad that Bassey had his second consecutive season end early because he looked like a capable backup center despite being on a minimum contract.

Julian Champagnie: Despite starting more than half of the Spurs' games thus far, Champagnie has disappointed, failing to replicate his late-season success from last year.

Blake Wesley: After initially looking as though he might not pan out, Wesley appears to have carved out a role as a pesky defender and promising playmaker, though he isn't much of an offensive player at the moment.

Zach Collins: If there's a Most Improved award, there should be a polar opposite award given to Collins, who went from looking like a bargain backup and then a reasonably paid starter to "let's give a Barlow or Mamukelashvili a chance." Yikes.

Malaki Branham: Second-year player Malaki Branham actually played a bit better in February than he had in the previous months, but it is hard to call this year anything other than disappointing for him.

Cedi Osman: After being acquired as a throw-in in a 3-team deal, he has been a nice offensive weapon off the bench for the Spurs and given them some much-needed shooting.

Low-end starters or high-end rotation players

Tre Jones: Since becoming the starting point guard, Jones has predictably been steady, averaging 12 points and 7.3 assists, and while the Spurs can do better, he is clearly the best option currently on the roster.

Keldon Johnson: Johnson is likely the most polarizing Spur, with some loving his energy while others questioning his play and fit going forward, but if they can use him in a deal to acquire a star, then they shouldn't think twice.

Bonafide starters

Jeremy Sochan: After appearing as though his confidence and swagger had been sapped while playing point guard, Sochan has played much better at power forward and has made strides as both a shooter and passer.

Devin Vassell: After receiving some criticism over his shot selection and playmaking, Vassell has quieted critics with his play of late, averaging 22 points on 42.6% shooting and 5.3 assists over his last 10 games.

Victor Wembanyama: After a solid start to his highly anticipated rookie season, he has steadily improved, averaging a terrific 20.7 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 3.3 blocks on the season, putting him in the conversation for the best rookie in recent memory.

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