Now that the official draft date is set for the middle of November, the San Antonio Spurs pick eleventh in the latest update to our 2020 NBA Mock Draft.
By now, you’ve probably already seen a few 2020 NBA Mock Drafts featuring the San Antonio Spurs at No. 11. At this point, it feels like there is no consensus pick at any draft range, which opens up a world of possibilities for the Spurs. The mystery of the 2020 NBA Draft, due largely to restrictions and cancellations related to COVID-19, is putting front offices to the test.
In many cases, general managers need to rely heavily on the workouts set for the near future, which limits the pool of players they’ll have background knowledge on. If teams get caught up on the same few players, the San Antonio Spurs will have a shot at swinging big on a late-lottery pick at No. 11. One player with a great deal of variance is the player we had going to San Antonio in our previous NBA Mock Draft — FSU forward Devin Vassell.
While some believe Vassell to be a surefire prospect with top-five upside from his class, others view him as nothing more than a role player. This is a player who’s most likely going to be picked between picks seven and 13. It’d be very surprising to see him fall deeper than that, but stranger things have happened. Looking at the 2019 NBA Draft in which teams were able to meet with prospects, we saw All-Rookie First Team selection Brandon Clarke slip to No. 21 and beloved Spurs rookie Keldon Johnson slip all the way to No. 29.
One thing we can depend on is the San Antonio Spurs identifying which talent is worthy of selecting with their pick. They’ll certainly create their own Big Board and rank players based on draft value versus their upside. Whoever slips to San Antonio will be lucky to be put on a path led by this star organization.
Without further ado, let’s get into version six of our 2020 NBA Mock Draft.