Could the San Antonio Spurs make a move to get to the top of the board?
Even before the results of the draft lottery were announced there was a sneaking suspicion that we might see a lot of movement in the upper areas of this year’s NBA Draft. There’s going to be plenty of talent available when the San Antonio Spurs are on the clock for the 11th pick but there could be a real window for them to move up.
A lot of different factors play into what seems like a greater than normal willingness from teams to trade out of their top-three picks. A lighter than usual free agent group, an uncertain salary cap situation, and a draft class that is heavier on quality role players than it is on legitimate star prospects are all influencing team’s decisions.
After an incredibly down season, and with another one potentially on the way, the San Antonio Spurs could be looking to go for a full-scale rebuild rather than a middle of the road approach that keeps them near playoff contention like they were last year.
If San Antonio wants to tear things down and start fresh, trading off veterans for a shot at moving into the top-two of the 2020 NBA Draft might not be a bad place to start. But do they have the assets to make it possible?