7. San Antonio Spurs (via Toronto Raptors) snag Stephon Castle
The Spurs landing two top-ten picks in the 2024 NBA Draft would just be unfair. They just won arguably the biggest draft lottery since LeBron James entered the league in 2003 and are primed to quickly jump back into contention. San Antonio takes two shots at their biggest weakness in hopes of landing their lead ball-handler and a secondary creator around Wemby.
Castle has a ton to prove during what projects to be his lone season at UConn. The defending national champions have plenty of talent around him, but can the 6’6 wing take his game to the next level? He is a plus athlete that loves to attack the rim. He has the size and strength to compete as a teenager, but can he prove he is capable of running their offense and knocking down shots?
Castle was a subpar shooter in high school and does not have the best mechanics. Can the Huskies tweak his jumper and make him more consistent? His passing ability stands out, but is he a primary ball-handler? If Castle ends up as more of a secondary creator, his jumper becomes even more critical.
Stephon Castle has a ton of upside on both ends of the floor, and the San Antonio Spurs should select the best player available as they attempt to go from rebuilding to contending.