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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Victor Wembanyama retires as a Spurs

The Spurs have no plans of letting Wemby leave. They have one of the all-time great coaches and a history of building a winner around premier talent. San Antonio wants to make the reigning Rookie of the Year a lifetime Spur like Tim Duncan, David Robinson, and Manu Ginobili.

To make that hope a reality, the franchise must build a contender around him and keep pushing their chips in to try to win. Look at the Bucks around Giannis or the Mavericks with Luka Doncic as examples of what it will take to keep Wemby in San Antonio. The new spending restrictions add a wrinkle, but the Spurs are better positioned than most to navigate it.

Wembanyama and the Spurs vault back to the playoffs in 2025 and make their first conference finals in 2027. Two years later, Wemby gets his first of four rings and becomes an all-time great. He ends up retiring in 2041 having only played in San Antonio. The Spurs nearly double their title haul and Wemby is a first-ballot Hall of Famer.

The San Antonio Spurs have plenty of work to do to keep Victor Wembanyama for his entire career. It will be a historic one, so expect the franchise to continue improving their roster. It starts this offseason, so stay tuned.