4 Prospects that could help the Spurs build around Wembanyama in the NBA Draft

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SF. player. . International, 18.8 yrs. 6'6", 230 lbs. Bilal Coulibaly. 29.

No prospect has soaked up more of the spotlight than Wembanyama this season, but his fellow teenage teammate Bilal Coulibaly has given scouts another reason to tune into the Metropolitans 92. San Antonio is a lock to select the generational center with the number one pick, and they should consider trading up to add the talented wing to their rebuilding roster.

Coulibaly is an explosive downhill athlete who loves to attack the rim with aggressive straight-line drives, crash the glass for second-chance points, and sprint in transition for easy buckets. Despite his prowess as a slasher, his loose handle and inconsistent jumper limit his scoring repertoire. But if the Spurs can fill in the gaps, he might become the steal of the draft.

Defense is where the 18-year-old makes his bread, and his potential as an impactful multipositional defender with ample switchability is what has so many teams interested in taking him in the first round. Coulibaly is 6-foot-6 with a 7-foot-3 wingspan, and he possesses the strength, mobility, and instincts to compete for an All-Defense nod if he reaches his ceiling.