NBA Draft: 1 crucial skill each player mocked to the Spurs would provide

The San Antonio Spurs' season is almost over and their attention will turn to the draft. Here's a look at several prospects who've been linked to them so far.

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2) Matas Buzelis: Versatility

G-League Ignite small forward Matas Buzelis has slid in the draft order after initially being considered an option for the number one pick. Now, he is seen as an option between 5 and 10, potentially putting him in play with the Raptors pick.

His size at 6'11 makes him interesting as a potential frontcourt piece for the Spurs, who already have Sochan and Wembanyama up front. Not only would he add more size at a position of need at small forward, but he'd also add shooting, rebounding, playmaking, and even rim protection.

He even showed a bit of arrogance, claiming that the potential number one pick, Zaccharie Risacher, is afraid to play him one-on-one. It's unclear whether Risacher is ducking him or not. Nevertheless, Buzelis does potentially fit well with the Spurs and they should consider him if they have a second lottery pick in this year's draft, given their need for an upgrade on the wing.

Champagnie is replaceable and the Spurs should look at Buzelis in the draft if they have two picks. There are other options available, though none have been consistently linked to San Antonio as Buzelis has.