We're now just over two weeks out from the 2021 NBA Draft and the San Antonio Spurs have been steadily vetting more and more draft prospects. Most recently, the Spurs conducted a workout with Tennessee Volunteers freshman Jaden Springer.
Being that the Spurs now have their second lottery pick in two years, by far the majority of the attention has been focused on players that will likely be selected in or around the lottery. While Spurs fans aren't quite all in agreement in terms of who they think the Spurs should pick, many of the same names are being brought up in draft conversations.
Personally, I think guys like Kai Jones, Alperen Sengun, and Usman Garuba would all be good bets for the Spurs to make in the lottery. Despite an up-and-down season, one of our other writers believes that Jalen Johnson would be a good player for the Spurs to pick.
Here, we won't be looking at widely-known players like these, and rather, we'll be briefly talking about a couple of lesser-known prospects that could slip to the second round of the draft. As many of you probably know by now, the 2021 draft has been touted as being a deep, talented class of players. In fact, there are said to be so many high-quality players available this year that some overlooked players could very well slip through the cracks.
With that in mind, we'll be looking at two players that are going under-recognized that could potentially slip to the Spurs' 41st pick in the second round. We'll go in-depth on who they are, how they'd fit with the current Spurs squad, and why they may be getting overlooked.