Joshua Primo - Be ready
Joshua Primo, like other Spurs rookies, has spent time playing in the NBA G League but should be ready for an increased role in 2022. After all, Murray and Johnson both played in the NBA G League but carved out bigger roles later in their rookie seasons. Considering how NBA-ready Primo appears, I expect him to have similar opportunities in the New Year.
Devin Vassell - Become a starter
Devin Vassell has played well this season, so much so that it now seems like only a matter of time before he joins Murray, White, Johnson, and Poeltl in the starting lineup. It's definitely an attainable goal next year and one that he can achieve by continuing to be aggressive on offense as well as playing smart and disruptive defense.
Keita Bates-Diop - Find a go-to skill
Keita Bates-Diop has carved out a larger-than-expected role and has been decent on the defensive end while finding ways to score on offense. Still, he hasn't shown himself to be anything more than a 10th or 11th man. In the New Year, finding a calling card should be priority number one, otherwise, he might not be a Spur by the end of 2022.
All in all, Spurs fans have a lot to look forward to next year, including continuing to watch an exciting, albeit inconsistent team, or seeing the team’s young players continue to develop. Fortunately, we won't have to wait long to see if any of these resolutions are achieved in 2022.