Ranking each prospect mocked to the Spurs by fit: from awkward to awesome

The San Antonio Spurs may have not one but two lottery picks in the 2024 NBA Draft and have plenty of options, but which prospects fit the best?

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The San Antonio Spurs are all but assured to finish with one of the three worst records in the NBA for the second straight season. While disappointing, they will have equal odds of again ending up with the first overall pick in the upcoming draft.

Picking first is always preferable, but the 2024 NBA Draft isn't nearly as top-heavy as last year's draft, so there is no Victor Wembanyama-like player at stake. That takes some of the drama out of the draft lottery, with the Spurs probably feeling confident that they will be able to find a talented player with their pick.

Not only that, but they currently have a 68% chance of landing the Toronto Raptors top-six protected first-round pick. That means the Spurs could have two top-8 picks. If that indeed happens, then it would give San Antonio a huge opportunity to add more talent. Next, we'll take a look at five players mocked to be drafted by the Spurs and see how well they'd fit.

5) Rob Dillingham

Kentucky guard Rob Dillingham has started to turn heads with several sizzling performances, including 35 points off the bench against Tennessee. As a sixth man for the Wildcats, Dillingham has provided a scoring punch, averaging 15.4 points while drilling 44.9% of his 4.5 3-point attempts per game this season. Not only that but he has displayed the ability to shoot both off-the-dribble and off-spot-ups.

He can even attack and finish with either hand. Those skills should make him a terrific offensive player in the NBA as a shooting guard. The Spurs don't necessarily have a need there with Devin Vassell, but if he's available at seven, then he'd be a stellar sixth-man option as a microwave scorer.

That might not be a suitable long-term role for him, however, with most top-10 picks expecting to start at some point. That makes his fit with the Spurs questionable at best, and they would probably be better off taking a wing with Toronto's selection if they end up taking a point guard with their pick.