As of June 11, who does everyone think the San Antonio Spurs will select at No. 18 overall?
With 10 days left until the 2018 NBA Draft, predictions and projections will continue to roll in for the San Antonio Spurs and any other team’s potential selections. It’s part of the pre-draft hype, with mocks that pinpoint a player to one team, a discussion on if a player’s stock rose or fall, and if someone is the next NBA superstar.
Since the 2018 NBA Finals ended, multiple mock drafts have gone live to project the first 30 picks. That means new takes on who the Spurs could select at No. 18, their highest selection.
So, with the draft so close let’s take a look at who everyone has to San Antonio at No. 18:
- Bleacher Report — Dzanan Musa, SG/SF, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Musa is one of a few international mysteries at the 2018 selection show, with a proven ability to score in Europe, but also might not be known for his defense. There’s no word on if he will stay overseas long term.
- NBC Sports — Gary Trent Jr., SG, Duke: Trent Jr. is considered one of this draft’s best shooters, and his solid size (6′ 5.75” with shoes) helps his stock. The Spurs may also have an opening at shooting guard this summer, so this pick makes up for some of it.
- NBADraft.net — Donte DiVincenzo, SG, Villanova: DiVincenzo’s stock soared with an excellent combine. He went from second round pick to a guarantee in the first round, whether it’s between 20-30 or just outside the lottery, the latter of which is represented here.
- Sports Illustrated — Troy Brown, SG/PG, Oregon: Brown would bring size and athleticism to San Antonio’s backcourt which, outside of Dejounte Murray, is needed. Although, this one-and-done player needs a lot of work on the offensive end.
- CBS Sports — Khyri Thomas, SG/PG, Creighton: Thomas measured at an impressive 6′ 11” wingspan which only pushes his stock forward. At 6′ 3”, he’s not the biggest one or two guard in the draft, but could play bigger than advertised on the defensive end.
Who will the Spurs select? Let’s find out on Thursday, June 21, when the future of the NBA heads to New York City to find out their first basketball employment.