3 Stars the Spurs could trade their draft picks for this summer

The San Antonio Spurs have two top 10 picks in this year's NBA Draft, but they may have the opportunity to trade their picks for some superstars this offseason.
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Out of all the teams in the NBA Draft Lottery, the San Antonio Spurs might've walked away as the biggest winners of the event. Not only did the Spurs secure the 8th overall pick from the Raptors, but they also leaped into the 4th overall pick.

That draft capital has placed San Antonio in a prime position to either select a pair of high-end rookies to complement Victor Wembanyama or to use in a trade to pair the 2023 first-overall pick with an already-proven superstar. So which players would fit the best with the Silver and Black if General Manager Brian Wright chooses the latter?

3. Mikal Bridges

Over the last few seasons, Mikal Bridges has emerged as one of the best two-way players in the league. This year with the Brooklyn Nets, Bridges averaged 19.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and a steal per game. At 6'6 with a 7'1 wingspan, Bridges is a nightmare for opposing teams on the perimeter, as he can use his length to disrupt offenses on the pick-and-roll or off the ball.

For a Spurs team that has struggled at times on defense without Wembanyama on the floor, Bridges can perfectly complement the interior presence of the 7'4 center. But perhaps the most valuable asset of the Villanova product is his durability. In his 6-year NBA career, Bridges has never missed a game. That alone is enough for the Spurs to dangle one of their first-round picks to the Nets for the forward.

In this scenario, San Antonio gives up their 8th pick in the draft, a 2025 first-round pick from Chicago, and Keldon Johnson in exchange for Mikal Bridges. The move allows the Silver and Black to create a scary defensive frontcourt of Bridges, Sochan, and Wembanyama and for Brooklyn to get a young star to help accelerate their rebuild.