3 Spurs whose futures will be most impacted by NBA Draft Lottery
By Will Eudy
2. Tre Jones
Tre Jones will also be on the edge of his seat when the Spurs find out which draft pick they acquire. After operating as the full-time starting point guard this season, that spot could be in serious jeopardy if San Antonio ends up with the second pick in the draft.
After losing the coin flip with the Rockets, the Spurs have the third-worst record in the NBA for lottery purposes. They have the same odds of landing each of the top four picks as Detroit and Houston. But if they take home the second overall selection, the Spurs will almost surely draft G-League Ignite prospect Scoot Henderson.
Drawing comparisons to the prime versions of Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook throughout the pre-draft process, Henderson was a standout for the Ignite. He even showed out when facing off with projected number-one pick Victor Wembanyama. He appears to have a clear path to stardom in the NBA.
If the Spurs added Scoot to their opening night roster, there is zero doubt Tre Jones would head to the bench to lead the second unit. Like Keldon Johnson, this could be a favorable outcome for him as he continues following in his brother Tyus' footsteps as one of the best backup point guards in the league.