Ranking the 5 best playmakers on the San Antonio Spurs roster

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3.) Jeremy Sochan

The 6-foot-9 forward is more than a great personality and fun hairstyles. He walked into his first season and flashed a ton of upside on both sides of the ball. The Spurs drafted him to be a switchable defender who can do a little bit of everything on the court, but what almost immediately popped was his playmaking feel and passing.

It wasn't always pretty, but that's what everyone should have expected from the type of experimental environment that Coach Popovich created. Sochan averaged 2.5 assists and 1.7 turnovers per game last season. While those are far from elite numbers, we are taking a more projection-based outlook on him. Sochan will likely see a jump in ballhandling and playmaking, and those extra responsibilities are warranted.

Though there may be concerns with Sochan's fit alongside certain players and lineups next season, he makes up for most of those worries with an excellent feel in a half-court setting where, in theory, the spacing should limit his passing. His strengths are in transition and attacking smaller guards or slower bigs.

As the season progressed, Sochan showed similarities with what Draymond Green does for Golden State and displayed some bits of Boris Diaw in his game. Still, he ranks third on this list because his combination of size and feel is hard to come by. The second-year forward seems poised to pave a unique path and style of basketball that Spurs fans should enjoy for years to come.