The San Antonio Spurs are now one month away from selecting 12th overall in the 2021 NBA Draft in a draft class that has the potential to go down as one of the best in recent memory. Now that the NBA Draft Combine is coming to an end and the Spurs are beginning to host interviews and workouts with draft participants, it's time to take a look at the players the Spurs might select next month.
As far as players go that are mocked to be picked toward the top of the lottery, there are debatably three or four players that would have a good case to be selected first overall in a normal draft.
This year's draft class is chock-full of players that are extremely talented, extremely athletic, or an interesting combination of both that surely have front offices counting down the days to July 29. While the Spurs will be selecting 12th overall, trading up in the draft is far from being out of the question.
That being said, Tre Jones notably fell all the way to the Spurs in the second round of last year's draft after being mocked consistently in the first round well before draft day. If you thought that was a draft steal, then I urge you to prepare yourself for next month's draft. It's frankly so loaded with quality players that I would not be surprised at all to see yet another first-round quality player slip to the Spurs.
Being that some important events have occurred since we released the first version of our NBA Draft big board, here, we've made some updates to the list, explained some of the changes we made, and added a few new players to the list.