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Spurs Analysis

What history tells us about Victor Wembanyama’s Rookie of the Year chances

Analyzing the NBA’s past ROY winners and what it says about this year’s race.

How starting Tre Jones has helped turn the Spurs around

Although it hasn’t translated to many more wins (yet), the Spurs have clearly been a better team since moving Tre Jones to starting point guard.

Analyzing the Spurs’ individual shooting numbers

Which players are the best in iso, post-ups, and spot up shooting?

Victor Wembanyama is learning when to shoot and when to pass in crunch time

Wembanyama is looking for his teammates in the clutch when opponents hone in on him, but being selfless has its downsides.

How Victor Wembanyama could get even better this season

Wembanyama is having a stellar rookie season but there are some little things he could be doing better.

What the numbers say about Victor Wembanyama at center

Is Wemby at center really the solution we all think it is?

The Spurs need more of this Devin Vassell

The wing has dealt with injury and taken his shot-making to a new level. Can he consistently bring the aggressiveness San Antonio needs from a top-two option?

The Spurs’ offense creates too many bad shots

A bad mix of personnel and system resulted in the Spurs taking too many inefficient shots that they were simply not talented enough to make.

Taking a look at where the Spurs rank in hustle stats

The Spurs are better in many of these categories that you may think, but a lot of that goes away during their meltdowns.

How opponents are taking advantage of the Spurs’ poor defensive rotation

The numbers back up what we’ve all seen: poor rotation is dooming the Spurs on defense.

The case for Victor Wembanyama to play more center

The Spurs are better off with Wemby near the basket on both ends of the floor, and they need a shakeup.

The Jeremy Sochan at point guard experiment is not going well for the Spurs

The idea is interesting and Sochan is doing his best to make things work, but so far the experiment has not been successful.

The Spurs are asking too much from Zach Collins on offense

In order to keep the Spurs’ offensive system running, Collins is having to do more than he should.

What the data says about Jeremy Sochan vs. Tre Jones at point guard

Plus some more interesting trends to follow.

Analyzing the Spurs’ shooting through their first three games

It’s still early, but we’re starting to see where each player is most comfortable shooting.

Preseason Analysis: The Spurs are trending up

A look at the Spurs’ preseason stats and how the compare to last season.

Tall Ball gives Spurs an identity, path to defensive competitiveness

The Spurs are poised to start the season with a jumbo starting five that brings some trade-offs as well as clear upside.

Devin Vassell is worth his extension and should only get better

Devin Vassell’s extension will bring him more scrutiny in the near future but it’s a fair contract and the Spurs were right to offer it.

Victor Wembanyama can (and will) do a bit of everything this season

Thoughts, takeaways and overreactions to the Spurs’ Silver and Black Scrimmage.

Spurs begin Victor Wembanyama era amid a flurry of questions

Plus other sights, scenes and observations from a Spurs Media Day with more buzz than usual.

Zach Collins’ adaptability will be key to Victor Wembanyama’s early development

After finding consistency as a major part of the offense last season, Collins might see his role reduced or changed to accommodate Wembanyama.

Tre Jones will make Victor Wembanyama’s life easier

Victor Wembanyama will need someone to make things easier for him on offense, and no one on the roster is as well-suited as Jones to fill that role.

Victor Wembanyama as the logical endpoint of Luke Kornet

A defensive trend among NBA bigs caught on with the new Spur while overseas and should be one of his more subtle, yet effective, ways of impacting games.

What skills the core Spurs can learn from the playoffs

Some things that Keldon Johnson, Devin Vassell, and Jeremy Sochan can learn from players in the playoffs.

Power ranking 2023 NBA Draft Lottery conspiracy theories

If it’s all scripted anyway, whose agenda is most likely to win out ahead of this month’s lottery?

Why the Spurs' defense was a disaster last season

The Spurs had the right ideas but simply didn’t have the personnel to execute their defensive system.

What defines as a “good” defensive quarter for today’s Spurs

It was once holding opponents to 22, according to Pop. With the Spurs defense having seen better days, a serious investigation into what that new standard might be.

Tre Jones’ best weapon has failed him this season

After looking lethal last season, Jones’ floater has been inconsistent this year, which could be a problem since he’ll need that shot to reach his full potential.

The Spurs’ rookies are finding their footing by playing to their strenghts

Jeremy Sochan, Malaki Branham and Blake Wesley have all showed skills and tools that could make them key pieces going forward.

Keldon Johnson is struggling to be the first option the Spurs need him to be

Johnson is doing his best to adjust to a much bigger role, but so far it seems he might be better off in a smaller one in the future.

The most maddening part of the Spurs’ slump

It’s one thing to be bad on defense. It’s another to watch a Pop-coached team not even know how to rotate.

The Spurs’ poor transition defense is an inflection point

A look at the numbers and factors behind San Antonio’s porous transition D.