San Antonio Spurs Draft

2018 NBA Draft order, including where the Spurs will select

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SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Donte DiVincenzo #10 of the Villanova Wildcats reacts after a shot in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Donte DiVincenzo #10 of the Villanova Wildcats reacts after a shot in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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A look at the full 2018 NBA Draft order in the first round. When will the San Antonio Spurs select?

On Thursday night, the 2018 NBA Draft will take place. It’s two rounds of teams selecting players to become the future of their franchise. Sometimes, it’s to store players in the G League or overseas for the far future, including what the San Antonio Spurs did in 1999 with Manu Ginobili and 2007 with Tiago Splitter.

The Spurs will select at No. 18 overall, their highest spot — without a trade to move them up — since 1997. That’s when Tim Duncan joined San Antonio as the No. 1 overall pick. Every selection afterward has gone in the 20s.

As for the 2018 draft, the Phoenix Suns will hold the No. 1 overall pick after winning May’s lottery. Deandre Ayton is expected to go to them, which is nothing new for the fans. The Sacramento Kings, however, hold the wild card spot of the draft, as their potential selections have included Michael Porter Jr., Marvin Bagley and Luka Doncic.

Who follows the Suns and the Kings? Let’s take a look at the full order.

  1. Phoenix Suns
  2. Sacramento Kings
  3. Atlanta Hawks
  4. Memphis Grizzlies
  5. Dallas Mavericks
  6. Orlando Magic
  7. Chicago Bulls
  8. Cleveland Cavaliers
  9. New York Knicks
  10. Philadelphia 76ers
  11. Charlotte Hornets
  12. Los Angeles Clippers
  13. Los Angeles Clippers
  14. Denver Nuggets
  15. Washington Wizards
  16. Phoenix Suns
  17. Milwaukee Bucks
  18. San Antonio Spurs
  19. Atlanta Hawks
  20. Minnesota Timberwolves
  21. Utah Jazz
  22. Chicago Bulls
  23. Indiana Pacers
  24. Portland Trail Blazers
  25. Los Angeles Lakers
  26. Philadelphia 76ers
  27. Boston Celtics
  28. Golden State Warriors
  29. Brooklyn Nets
  30. Atlanta Hawks

Next: 2018 NBA Mock Draft: The final edition

Of course it’s difficult to think this order will stay in tact. Trades always happen on draft night, whether it’s in the top 10, before the lottery ends or near No. 30. Changes will occur at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, but how many teams may decide to alter their position and shake things up?

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