The San Antonio Spurs have the 11th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 21: Lonni Walker IV poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted 18th overall by the San Antonio Spurs during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 21: Lonni Walker IV poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted 18th overall by the San Antonio Spurs during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /
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The 2020 NBA Draft lottery makes it official: The San Antonio Spurs will pick 11th in their first lottery appearance since picking first in 1997.

It’s official, the San Antonio Spurs ended up in their expected draft zone at the No. 11 selection in the 2020 NBA Draft. The most likely outcome besides San Antonio remaining at No. 11 was the possibility to No. 12, which wouldn’t bode well for the silver and black. One of the most well-run organizations in professional sports, the Spurs are set to make a splash in this year’s draft.

Players to consider in that draft range include FSU’s Devin Vassell, Vanderbilt’s Aaron Nesmith and French point guard Killian Hayes. They need scorers, shot creators, quality defenders and moldable players to craft this franchise’s direction around. That’s completely plausible for a Spurs organization with its most valuable draft asset in this millennium.

The No. 1️⃣1️⃣ pick in the 2020 NBA Draft is officially ours!#GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/YoZpn0kQfw

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) August 21, 2020

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Last year’s No. 11 pick was UNC forward Cameron Johnson, who was a valuable piece for the Suns’ 8-0 run in the Orlando bubble. Johnson stepped up as a starter for the injured squad as a complementary floor spacer with great size as a small-ball four. Teams became accustomed to his 3-point prowess, forcing him into worse shooting in that stretch.

Still, Johnson was a game-changer for the Suns and that’s what the Spurs need with this year’s selection — A transformative player who can make an impact as early as next season. While the team is likely to take the same approach as usual, sending the young player to prove himself with the Austin Spurs G-League team, there’s a path for ’20’s No. 11 pick to crack the rotation as rookie Keldon Johnson did this season.

This is uncharted territory for Spurs fans, but it’s not something to lose sleep over. Entering the draft with this high of a pick opens up a world of possibilities for a team with one of the best scouting departments in the NBA.

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