5 Spurs who are expendable, 3 they can't afford to trade

The Spurs need to make moves to maximize Victor Wembanyama.

San Antonio Spurs, Victor Wembanyama
San Antonio Spurs, Victor Wembanyama / Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports
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Cannot afford to trade: Victor Wembanyama

This goes without saying. Teams had their eye on the 2023 draft lottery for years because they knew Wembanyama headlined the class. The 7’4 big man was the most hyped prospect since LeBron James, and the Spurs were lucky to secure his services.

Wemby is already San Antonio’s best player and has the look of a superstar. As a teenage rookie, he is averaging 19.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.3 steals, and 2.7 blocks in 30.0 minutes per game. His shooting percentages must improve, but he does things that other NBA players can only dream of. Whether it is swatting shots from impossible angles or sinking logo threes, the young man is special.

Every other team in the league wishes they had Victor Wembanyama. He will be viewed as a superstar by next season, and the Spurs will be ready to compete if they put more talent around him. Wemby may be the best player in the NBA by year three and figures to be one of the best of this generation.

All things Spurs should revolve around the 7’4 star. How can they maximize him? Gregg Popovich and company need him to be elite and figure out what pieces fit best. If any franchise can do it, San Antonio is the one.