With the NBA Draft Combine and draft lottery less than one month away, it's time to begin speculating who the San Antonio Spurs will choose to draft on July 29. For many months now, scouts have touted NBA communities that the 2021 NBA Draft would be more stacked with talent than fans have seen in quite some time. I'm here to tell you that those claims are 100 percent true.
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.
In last year's draft, Tre Jones notably fell all the way to the Spurs in the second round of the 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.
So, without further ado, I've compiled a big board of the top 20 players that the Spurs front office should be looking out for come draft night. Each player includes their position that most closely suits them on the floor, a very brief description of what kind of talent and skills they possess, why the Spurs may want to consider them (or not consider them), and where they played basketball before the draft.