3 Spurs who are franchise building blocks, 4 that should be cut loose

The Spurs have work to do in building around Victor Wembanyama.
San Antonio Spurs, Victor Wembanyama
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Building block: Devin Vassell

Vassell’s five-year $135 million extension kicks in this summer. Some questioned the price when the deal was announced, but the NBA’s new media deal will see the cap rise for the foreseeable future. Assuming Vassell continues to improve, his contract may look like a bargain in a couple of years.

The 6’5 wing averaged 19.5 points, 4.1 assists, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.1 steals in 33.1 minutes per game in 2024. He shot a career-high 47.2 percent from the field and made 37.2 percent of his 3-point tries.

There are questions about his defense and optimal role in San Antonio, but he can space the floor with the ability to make plays and get buckets. The Spurs need shooters around Victor Wembanyama, and the 6’5 wing’s D should improve with the 7’4 big man cleaning up messes behind him.

Devin Vassell is still years away from his prime and will continue to blossom. The San Antonio Spurs need more talent, which may push him down the offensive pecking order, but expect him to play a key role on the wing for years to come.

They have one spot figured out, but their other starter is a box still left unchecked. It is certainly time to move on from this season’s primary option.