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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 13 and 14

. Shooting Guard. James Bouknight. player. . UConn. 13. 100

If I am the Indiana Pacers' front office, being that I landed close to the end of the lottery, I'm looking for high upside guards or wings that may have been overlooked by the first twelve teams, much like how guys like Donovan Mitchell and Devin Booker were overlooked in their respective draft classes. In this draft, that guy is James Bouknight.

I have a feeling that Bouknight has a good chance to slip even well into the teens being that there is some concern about his outside shooting. With that in mind though, Bouknight is quite athletic and has a ton of scoring upside. Even well before the draft, he was being compared to the two aforementioned players in Mitchell and Booker, and even guys like Zach Lavine. The Pacers are very much in need of that kind of a spark plug in my opinion, and if he can come even close to some of those other players, taking Bouknight at 13 would come at a fantastic value.

player. . Josh Giddey. 14. 41. . Combo Guard. Adelaide 36ers

With the 14th and final pick in the lottery, the Golden State Warriors select Australia's Josh Giddey. This pick is not so much about addressing the team's needs as it is picking a player that could be well worth a higher pick on this mock draft.

Giddey is far and away the best passer in his draft class, and being that he's a guard standing at 6'8", he brings a very enticing combination of size and skill to the table. While he, much like Franz Wagner, will likely not add a ton of shooting to the Warriors immediately, he would be able to come in and take some of the playmaking load off of guys like Draymond Green and Steph Curry and could open up significantly more opportunities for them on the perimeter.

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While I don't think this would be the best fit for the Warriors, at pick 14, Giddey's value would be too much to pass up for what he could provide in the future.