4 Reasons the NBA should secretly want the Spurs to pick 1st in the NBA Draft
By Cal Durrett
In just over 24 hours, the San Antonio Spurs will finally learn their positioning in 2023 NBA Draft. After finishing tied for the second-worst record in the NBA, Spurs fans are hoping the team will receive the number one pick for enduring a frustrating season. 7-foot-4 center Victor Wembanyama is all but certain to be the first prospect off the board, and he would be a game-changer for the Spurs if they were to select him.
Landing him would be almost too good to be true, and some Spurs fans may be skeptical they will win the lottery. San Antonio will have a 14% chance of ending up with the first pick, and that's without concerns about the NBA being biased against the Spurs.
Of course, there is no evidence of that, considering the team has earned the first pick in the NBA Draft twice and ended up with a Hall of Famer both times. Believe it or not, there are several reasons why the NBA should want the Spurs to win the NBA Draft Lottery once the ping pong balls settle on Tuesday night.