Spurs: Ranking 3 likely starting point guards for 2022-23

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1. Tre Jones

After spending the first two seasons of his career learning from the vets, it may be time for Tre Jones to take the mantle of the Spurs' starting point guard. Not many would have thought the 2020 second-round pick would be in this position this quickly, but Tre has proven he's up for the challenge.

In 2021-22, Tre Jones saw an uptick in playing time and was an effective backup guard in the Spurs' rotation. Whenever he saw the floor, he was facilitating the offense while taking excellent care of the basketball. He finished the season second in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio, behind only his brother, Tyus Jones.

Tre entered the league as a defensive specialist, having won the 2020 ACC Defensive Player of the Year in college. While a tad bit undersized, he's remained an effective defender in his pro career so far, and he even blocked seven shots last season despite standing just 6-foot-1. His athleticism continues to be underrated.

As the longest-tenured player on this list, Jones has more game experience than Primo and Wesley and has proven to be highly poised during the majority of his time on the floor.

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He can still improve in several areas and he'll have to earn the spot over his peers, but as of now, he should be the Spurs' number one option for a starting point guard.