6. San Antonio Spurs draft Isaiah Collier
The Spurs are still searching for their starting point guard of the present and future. Fans have already witnessed how special Victor Wembanyama will be, but San Antonio needs someone who can dictate the tempo and run their offense. Tre Jones is best suited as a backup, especially if he sticks through Wemby’s prime. The Spurs cannot contend starting Jeremy Sochan at the one and would love to add a difference-making point guard to their core.
Collier may be the best passer and floor general in this class. The 6’3 guard has an NBA-ready body and an advanced understanding of the game. His court vision and passing chops are impressive and will have a shot to shine on a talented USC squad this season.
Collier must work on his shooting, defense, and scoring chops if he wants to become an NBA All-Star. Can he transform into an above-average 3-point shooter that finishes well at the rim? How much does he take over for the Trojans as a freshman? If he rounds out his game, Collier could be the number-one overall pick in June.
The San Antonio Spurs need a point guard and would be ecstatic if Isaiah Collier fell to them in this draft. He could be an outstanding partner for Victor Wembanyama long-term, and it would allow the front office to go in any direction with the pick they got from the Raptors in the Jakob Poeltl trade.