Spurscast: Rookies Malaki Branham and Jeremy Sochan

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Spurscast Episode 680

In Spurscast episode 680, Spurscast host Paul Garcia and Project Spurs director of digital content Joe Garcia discuss: 

  • The Spurs in their last 6 games
  • The Spurs through 34 games
  • Malaki Branham in his last 6 games
  • Jeremy Sochan in his last 5 games
  • Stanley Johnson getting rotation minutes

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The Spurs in their last 6 games

The San Antonio Spurs went 2-4 in their last six games. With wins against the Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz, while they suffered losses to the Miami Heat, New Orleans Pelicans, Orlando Magic, and Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Spurs through 34 games

Through 34 games, the Spurs are 11-23 overall, with the 28th-ranked offense and 30th-ranked defense. The Spurs have the 4th worst record in the league, meaning if the lottery were held today,  they’d have a 12.5% chance at the number one overall pick in the NBA draft.

Malaki Branham in his last 6 games

In his last six games, rookie Malaki Branham has been productive off the bench, averaging 12 points on seven shot attempts, with two assists, and two turnovers in 21 minutes (stats rounded).

The coaching staff has put the ball in his hands more often, having him run the backup point guard role and he’s displayed his 3-level scoring ability.

With Branham playing well, could the chances increase for Josh Richardson to be traded before the February trade deadline?

Jeremy Sochan in his last 5 games

Sochan has been more aggressive on offense in his last five games. He’s averaging 14 points on 12 shot attempts, with four assists and two turnovers in 28 minutes per game (stats rounded).

Sochan has also begun to rebuild his jump shot by attempting free throws with just one hand.

Stanley Johnson getting rotation minutes

Unlike former Spurs, Jordan Hall and Alize Johnson, who mainly played in garbage time when they were on the Spurs, recent addition Stanley Johnson have been getting rotation minutes off the bench at the wing position.

In his seven games, the veteran Johnson is averaging six points on four shot attempts, with two assists, one turnover, two rebounds, one foul, one steal, and one block in 13 minutes per night (stats rounded).

Johnson has earned early minutes by being physical on defense and setting the tone on that end of the court for the team.

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