With the 2016-17 season having ended for the San Antonio Spurs, which picks do they own in the upcoming NBA Draft?
The Western Conference Finals never trended in the San Antonio Spurs’ favor, having dropped the series to the Golden States Warriors. They were swept, mostly not standing a chance. It didn’t help Kawhi Leonard missed most of the series with an injury, so the Spurs had to eye the offseason fast.
One of the first big dates of the 2017 NBA Offseason is the NBA Draft. It will take place on Thursday, June 22, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
As of Jun. 1, the Spurs will own two picks in the 2017 NBA Draft, one in each round. Where are they slotted?
In Round 1, the Spurs own the No. 29 overall pick. It’s the second consecutive year they’ve had this selection, as they took point guard Dejounte Murray out of Washington in 2016. Murray averaged 3.4 points through 38 games in his rookie season.
In Round 2, the Spurs are set to select at No. 59. In 2011, they used this pick on Hungarian forward Adam Hanga. He has yet to play in the NBA. They also picked Damir Markota at this spot in 2006, but he’s yet to step onto the court for the organization.
San Antonio has had success at the end of each round a handful of times, as it’s usually the spot they pick in, due to the consistent team success. They notably picked Kyle Anderson with the 30th pick in 2014 and George Hill at No. 26 in 2008. However, the crown jewels were Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, as the team selected them at No. 28 in 2001 and No. 57 in 1999, respectively.
The picks for the Spurs can still change before and during the NBA Draft via trade. Draft night is always full of transactions, so it’s possible this happens. Will they keep these selections?