One of these three players would be a great fit for the San Antonio Spurs
Before we knew that the San Antonio Spurs would be heading to Orlando to take part in the rest of the NBA season, and maybe the postseason, one of the few things Spurs fans had to look forward to was the NBA Draft Lottery. After one of the worst seasons in over twenty years, the Spurs could look forward to what will be their highest draft pick since they took Tim Duncan back in 1997.
With a solid young core of Dejounte Murray, Derrick White, and Lonnie Walker, Spurs fans can freely imagine what the next few years of the franchise will look like with one of the top prospects in the draft joining the team. Will the Spurs be able to add someone like Patrick Williams to stabilize the frontcourt? Or could they strike gold and get a top-four pick?
They’re well set in the backcourt for the next few years, this draft should be focused on shoring up the wings or adding another young presence down low. Thankfully those a fairly deep positions in this draft class.
Here’s where possibilities pop up. Right now San Antonio has a 77.6 percent chance of ending up with the 11th overall pick, according to Tankathon. Whoever they might get there is sure to be a good player, but who’s to say that trading down and taking someone with slightly less upside wouldn’t be worth it in the long run.
Trading down ten or so spots to the early 20’s would still give the Spurs a large enough window to draft a talented wing prospect and add another asset to the war chest for later. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush but stocking up on assets is never a bad play, especially for a team that’s looking at a rebuild. Here are three players that would make trading down a worthwhile investment.