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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Jeremy Sochan is traded in 2028

The Spurs drafted Sochan ninth overall in 2022, and the 6’8 forward has displayed a versatile skill set in his first two NBA seasons. Sochan can make plays, defend multiple positions, and rebound, but there are questions about his fit next to Victor Wembanyama.

The 21-year-old improved his 3-point shooting in year two, but he still made just 30.8 percent. Wemby has some shooting gravity but hit 32.5 percent as a rookie. Coupled with Keldon Johnson, Tre Jones, and Zach Collins, San Antonio struggled mightily to space the floor, which made life harder for everyone involved. The Spurs plan to upgrade, but can they thrive with two non-shooters in the frontcourt?

Sochan’s versatility improves enough that the Spurs sign him to an extension, but trade him for an upgrade in 2028. Wembanyama will be in year one of his rookie max extension, and San Antonio has to make some difficult decisions. Trading Sochan is the easiest course of action because he has a high salary and questionable fit.

Wemby wins his first championship in 2029, and the Sochan trade is a crucial moment. The Spurs finally find the right pieces and take over. It is the start of a dominant run that sees four championships come to the Alamo, but how do things end with their newest superstar?