The San Antonio Spurs should consider trading up for Anthony Edwards
2019-2020 SEC Freshman of the year Anthony Edwards has climbed up draft boards from minute number one of this year’s college basketball season. With a freshman year in the books that is full of conference accolades, Edward’s decision to declare for the 2020 NBA Draft was no surprise. What would be a surprise is if the San Antonio Spurs found a way to bring him to Texas.
In a draft class stacked with guards, his ability to shine the brightest amongst his peers comes with good reason. Many believe Edwards will be the NBA’s next big thing. With comparisons to some NBA greats and rising young players like Dwayne Wade, Donovan Mitchell, and some solidified scoring machines like Bradley Beal and Devin Booker, Anthony’s game is one that makes haters into believers instantly.
Virtually no NBA Mock Draft has Anthony Edwards falling past pick number three, so many teams that will be interested will have no choice but to trade up for the illustrious collegiate shooting guard.
One team that should look into a draft-day trade for the services of the 19-year-old prodigy is none other than our Spurs. Question marks are soaring involving the Alamo City’s quest back to contention, there would be no better way to jumpstart a re-tool to contention like selecting the best shooting guard in this class.
While many may have their reservations about making such a steep investment in the 19-year-old Georgia Bulldog, the potential reward outweighs the risk by a mile. San Antonio should look into acquiring Anthony Edwards in the 2020 NBA Draft.