Ranking the young core by how important they are to the Spurs’ future

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Remember when the basketball community always referred to the San Antonio Spurs as an old team? Those days are behind us, and the front office has headed in the opposite direction, putting together one of the youngest rosters in the NBA. The Silver and Black have added an abundance of teenagers and early-twenty-somethings to their core during the rebuild, and each of them have a differing level of importance to the future of this franchise.

10.) Charles Bassey

San Antonio signed Charles Bassey to a two-way contract after the Sixers waived him last season. He made a meaningful impact in limited minutes, earning a four-year contract to stick around in the 2-1-0 for a little longer. However, among the players that most fans consider part of the young core, the 22-year-old holds the least significance toward their future. This is not to disrespect his talents, but there are more important players on the roster.

Bassey provides the Spurs a solid rim-running option at center behind Victor Wembanyama. That skill plays well into the transition-centric offense that showed promise for a young San Antonio squad last season. Additionally, he can match up with more traditional centers, offering much-needed muscle on the defensive end. Don't let his ranking fool you, Bassey is a good player.

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