NBA Draft Big Board: How Spurs Can Balance Talent and Fit

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As the San Antonio Spurs' season officially draws to a close, the team has secured the ninth-best lottery odds for the upcoming 2022 NBA Draft. With a 20.3% chance at jumping into the top four picks and a 4.5% shot at the No. 1 selection, GM Brian Wright and the front office have plenty to consider moving ahead.

San Antonio has a handful of glaring holes in its lineup. The team lacks shot creation, size, length, athleticism, volume 3-point shooting, and defensive intensity. Using three first-round draft picks and a treasure trove of future assets, Wright could move his chess pieces around the draft board to solidify his team's young core.

Considering the flexibility San Antonio gave itself heading into the 2022 NBA Draft, all options must be examined. This Big Board isn't a true indication of the talent level for each player listed, but instead a testament to their possible fit in silver and black. Some players are too good to pass up in a specific range while others may fall due to overlapping skills with guys already in the team's lineup.

Before examining five tiers broken up among the top 15 best players for the San Antonio Spurs, let's take a brief look at the Honorable Mentions who didn't make the cut.

Dyson Daniels, G League Ignite

  • DRAFT AGE: 19
  • HEIGHT: 6’6”
  • WEIGHT: 199 lbs
  • POSITION: Big Guard

TyTy Washington Jr., Kentucky

  • DRAFT AGE: 20
  • HEIGHT: 6’3”
  • WEIGHT: 197 lbs
  • POSITION: Point Guard

Nikola Jovic, Mega Basket

  • DRAFT AGE: 19
  • HEIGHT: 6’10”
  • WEIGHT: 205 lbs
  • POSITION: Point Forward

E.J. Liddell, Ohio State

  • DRAFT AGE: 21
  • HEIGHT: 6’7”
  • WEIGHT: 240 lbs
  • POSITION: Stretch Four

Christian Koloko, Arizona

  • DRAFT AGE: 22
  • HEIGHT: 7’1”
  • WEIGHT: 230 lbs
  • POSITION: Center

Let's get started with the board.