1 New Year’s resolution for every team in 2024: Southwest Division

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Spurs Resolution: Get Victor Wembanyama a real point guard.

San Antonio needs… Coach Gregg Popavich and the Spurs front office to get Victor Wembanyama a true point guard that can run an offense. Up to this point, the only listed PG that plays legitimate minutes for San Antonio is Tre Jones. He averages a team-high 5.0 APG, but has not started a single game with Wembanyama.

Instead, Popavich has elected to go with a point-forward system and Jeremy Sochan has been the primary facilitator. Sochan averages a mere 4.0 APG, which is not promising as a team’s primary passer. The Spurs are 4th in the NBA in team assists per game at 29.3 so the ball is moving, but getting Wembanyama a PG running-mate that he can build chemistry with moving forward would likely help his development.

There is a chance that the Spurs are waiting until this upcoming NBA draft to add a point guard, but it has been regarded as a weaker draft. A more ideal route would be to trade for a veteran PG. Someone like Washington’s Tyus Jones, to make it a brotherly backcourt, could make a lot of sense. Players like Monte Morris or Malcolm Brogdon, who are both in a crowded young backcourt room would also be logical moves.

Much like in the non-NBA world, not everyone will fulfill their resolutions and get what they need in order to better their situations. Regardless, others will thrive and get exactly what they need or even go above and beyond their expectations. Only time will tell how 2024 will treat these NBA teams in the Southwest Division.