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San Antonio Spurs: 2021 NBA Draft Lottery Mock Draft 1.0

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San Antonio Spurs Mock Draft 1.0: Picks 3 and 4

player. 156. Center. Evan Mobley. USC. 3. .

I'm having a tough time figuring out what the Cleveland Cavaliers will do with their third overall pick. None of Evan Mobley, Jalen Suggs, Jalen Green, and Jonathan Kuminga are necessarily very good fits for the team as it's currently constructed, and I have a feeling a team will be looking to trade up.

That being said, assuming for the purpose of this mock draft that they keep their third overall pick, the Cavaliers ought to go with Evan Mobley, who to me is clearly the best player available at this point. He'll be able to develop as the Cavaliers' backup center under the still young Jarrett Allen, and Mobley could potentially even take over as their starting center in the future if his development goes according to plan.

. . Combo Guard. Gonzaga. Jalen Suggs. 4. player. 81

The Toronto Raptors managed to sneak their way into the top four of this year's draft, and with the fourth overall pick, I think they'll choose to draft their point guard of the future in Jalen Suggs. With Fred VanVleet approaching his late twenties and Kyle Lowry likely on his way out sooner rather than later, they'll certainly need more depth at the point guard position.

Being that Jalen Suggs is a bit of a do-it-all combo guard, I like the versatility that he could bring to the Raptors. While he isn't the best shooter quite yet, VanVleet and Gary Trent Jr. should be able to pick up the slack. Otherwise, Suggs is a good defender, facilitator, and rebounder for his position. If his scoring production translates to the NBA and continues to improve, I like Suggs' fit with the Raptors quite a lot.