Predicting when every member of Spurs' starting 5 might leave

The Spurs will continue to grow around Victor Wembanyama.
San Antonio Spurs, Victor Wembanyama, Devin Vassell
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Devin Vassell sticks with Spurs through 2034

Vassell starts a fresh five-year contract this summer worth $135 million. San Antonio was not shy about paying the 6’5 wing like a building block, and he took a significant step forward in his fourth NBA season. Vassell improved his efficiency, increased his playmaking, and proved to be a bucket.

The 23-year-old is a building block for the Spurs, but far from a finished product. His defense must improve and Vassell will have to be comfortable in a lesser offensive role as San Antonio moves into contention. He is clearly ahead of Keldon Johnson and was the only Spur to average over 30 minutes per game in 2024.

Finding quality wings is not easy. Every team wants multiple options and nobody is afraid to pay them. Keeping Vassell is likely the franchise’s best bet, especially if he continues to improve. His contract will look better as the cap rises, and Vassell figures to be in San Antonio for years.

Vassell stays through a third contract before finally leaving in 2034. He will be 33 years old and just exiting his prime. The San Antonio Spurs decide to trade him for an upgrade and to keep their spending in check. It is not an easy decision, but one they are forced to make to maintain a championship roster around Victor Wembanyama.