San Antonio Spurs Mock Draft 1.0: Picks 7 and 8
Despite the best efforts of the Minnesota Timberwolves, their lottery pick was relegated to the Golden State Warriors this year. With the seventh overall pick, the Warriors pick one of the most skilled players in the draft in Franz Wagner. The forward out of Michigan is likely one of the more NBA-ready players coming into the draft despite his age due to his sheer skill.
Wagner is a talented defender, passer, and ball-handler, and would bring a lot of versatility to whichever team drafts him next month. Being that Klay Thompson will be set to make his return next season, it would be understandable for the Warriors to be in 'win now' mode being that he, Steph Curry, and Draymond Green will all be on the wrong side of 30 soon. Wagner will bring lots of finesse to the current Warriors squad and, if his shot begins falling more consistently, he could be a key piece of the team in the very near future.
Making our way into the latter half of the lottery, the Orlando Magic are once again on the clock. Again, I expect for them to be looking to move into the top four if possible, but for now, let's assume they are keeping this pick along with the fifth overall pick. With this pick, the Magic select Alperen Sengun out of the Turkish Super League.
This pick makes quite a bit of sense for the Magic as I think they'll have the freedom to take some risks in this draft. Being that they've already had success with developing a big man in the past like Vucevic, Sengun could come in and immediately be a contributor for them. Compared to Vucevic, Sengun will be coming into the league three years younger and much more skilled.