2024 NBA Mock Draft 2.0: Spurs finally address painfully obvious flaws

The Spurs have two picks in the top eight of the 2024 NBA Draft and will look to fill a need.
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Rest of the top 50

36. Pacers (via Raptors) grab Kevin McCullar Jr.

37. Timberwolves (via Grizzlies) choose Cam Christie

38. Knicks (via Jazz) select Cam Spencer

39. Grizzlies (via Nets) draft Kel’el Ware

40. Trail Blazers (via Hawks) take Oso Ighodaro

41. 76ers (via Bulls) choose Jamal Shead

42. Hornets (via Rockets) select P.J. Hall

43. Heat add Antonio Reeves

44. Rockets (via Warriors) draft Melvin Ajinca

45. Kings pick Ajay Mitchell

46. Clippers (via Pacers) select Juan Nunez

47. Magic choose Pelle Larson

48. Spurs (via Lakers) draft Izan Almansa

The 18-year-old Spanish forward is already decorated in international competitions. He was MVP of the Under-19 and Under-17 World Cup in each of the last two years. Spain won the Under-19 version in 2023 and took silver in the U-17’s in 2022. Almansa’s year with the G League Ignite did not go as planned, but their roster was ill-fitting and it dinged nearly every player’s draft stock.

He averaged 11.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 0.7 steals in 27.6 minutes per game. The Ignite lacked a point guard to set the table, but Almansa has displayed a versatile skill set with Spain. Gregg Popovich and the Spurs will draft whoever they believe in. The teenager’s success with his national team could convince San Antonio to take a chance in the second round. Almansa needs time to develop, but there is no place to do it better than with the Spurs.

49. Pacers (via Cavaliers) grab Harrison Ingram

50. Pacers (via Pelicans) take K.J. Simpson