3. The San Antonio Spurs should find some help in the NBA Draft and free agency
The odds are high that the Spurs will end up selecting somewhere near the middle of the first round in the upcoming NBA Draft. They have been on a roll in selecting promising young guys in the first round lately, taking Vassell, Samanic, Johnson, Walker, and White all in the last four NBA Drafts. In a 2021 class loaded with talent, they’re likely to strike gold once again.
My colleague, Roberto Araiza, has spotlighted several targets the Spurs should have their eyes on in both the first and second round of July’s draft. In those pieces, he included guys with shooting potential like Kai Jones out of Texas, who would also give San Antonio more size and athleticism at power forward.
Araiza has also looked deep into international waters at guys like Vrenz Bleijenbergh, who’s making 35 of his threes on five attempts per game in Belgium. Someone like Bleijenbergh could be a late-draft pick who can help the Spurs space the floor while also not sacrificing some needed size.
Aside from the draft, the Spurs are in the top three of all NBA teams in practical cap space this summer, meaning they have the flexibility to make a lot of changes. Loading up on shooters would be a wise choice for a team looking to catch up to the rest of the league.