Who will the San Antonio Spurs take in our third mock draft?
A lot has changed since our last mock draft a month ago. The official news came out that the NBA would finish its season by sending 22 teams, the San Antonio Spurs among them, to Orlando to play out 8 final games of the regular season. There is also a possible play-in scenario for the 8th seed, and if that doesn’t happen the top-16 teams will head into the playoffs as they normally do.
Along with this news, we finally got definitive dates on several key events for later in the NBA calendar. Here are a few to be aware of: the NBA Draft Lottery will be on August 25th, the 2020 NBA Draft will be on October 15th, and free agency will open shortly after on the 18th.
This means that the San Antonio Spurs have about four months before they make their highest draft selection since they took Tim Duncan. At least, that’s the plan right now. If the Spurs somehow sneak into the playoffs they’d obviously forfeit their lottery pick. But barring that they’ll be ordered in the lottery according to their record on March 11th. So as long as they don’t make the playoffs their play in Orlando will not affect their lottery position.
Quite a few things have changed since our last mock draft but the Spurs needs haven’t. They should still be looking at wings and bigs as their primary draft candidates. This draft is top-heavy with guard talent but as you filter down there are plenty of quality wings to be found, let’s hope the San Antonio Spurs leave the 2020 Draft with one they can build their future around.
Now let’s get into it, here is our third mock draft of the season.