Predicting minutes for 3 Spurs rookies in 2022-23

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1. Jeremy Sochan (9th pick)

Many within the Air Alamo staff were big fans of Jeremy Sochan's fit on this team very early this year. In fact, our draft expert, Roberto Araiza, mocked him to the Spurs in his final mock draft and had written why he's everything the Spurs need in a draft pick a month before they selected him.

Now that Sochan is part of the squad, I think it's safe to say Doug McDermott's starting job could be in serious jeopardy if he's still on the roster throughout this season. While he brings a lot more to the table offensively, that might not matter if Sochan is even able to remotely build up his scoring prowess, as his defense is already miles ahead.

I'm of the opinion that Sochan will eventually work his way into the starting lineup, but it may take some time for him to get there. Considering McDermott averaged 24 minutes per game as the starting power forward last season but often didn't close games, I'll use that barometer for my estimation.

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Prediction: 23 minutes per game