Ranking the 4 best possible Spurs lineups for the 2023–24 season

Wembanyama, Jeremy Sochan, Devin Vassell, Keldon Johnson
Wembanyama, Jeremy Sochan, Devin Vassell, Keldon Johnson / Ronald Cortes/GettyImages
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4.) Jones, Vassell, Johnson, Wembanyama, and Collins

In what is likely to be the Spurs' starting five, they would start a traditional point guard, two wings in Vassell and Johnson, and two bigs in Wembanyama and Collins. Given that San Antonio plans to start Wembanyama at four, it makes it harder to play Sochan in the starting lineup. While some fans would prefer to play him over Johnson, Sochan being a questionable shooter makes that unlikely.

After all, teams would almost certainly leave Jones and Sochan open, or at least sag off them when Wembanyama has the ball in the post. Daring them to shoot threes as opposed to a 7'4 big man with a soft touch shooting from 8 feet seems like a reasonable tradeoff for opposing defenses.

To be fair, Johnson is also a questionable shooter, but not in ways that teams would challenge. After shooting the leather off the ball from three in the team's first 15 games of last season, Johnson struggled from outside and actually finished below league average.

Still, he shot nearly 40% from three the season before and finished in the top 20 in scoring last season, making him a bigger offensive threat. This might not be the most intriguing lineup, but it has the most offensive punch out of the potential starting lineups.