Spurs' 2022 mock draft roundup: Who will be the lottery pick?

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Tari Eason, LSU

Site: Air Alamo
Date: 4/7/22

In his second mock draft for us at Air Alamo, Roberto Araiza took LSU's Tari Eason, another 6-8 forward with impressive statistical showings in college. Eason is certainly a name to watch to climb up boards as the NBA Draft approaches, as he's already starting to turn heads in workouts.

"Eason grabs lots of rebounds, is one of the best in his class at turning defense into offense, has a good handle for his size, will likely be able to guard three or four positions in the NBA, has a knack for getting to the free-throw line, and does lots of the dirty work on both ends of the floor," said Araiza in his assessment of Eason's game.

While his jump shot could be somewhat of a concern, there are several examples of guys without a shot developing that area with Chip Engelland and the Spurs' shooting staff. Tari could be one of the better two-way talents in the 2022 class when everything is said and done.

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Dyson Daniels, G League Ignite

Site: Bleacher Report
Date: 4/22/22
Air Alamo Mock: 12th

The last prospect to only be mocked to the Spurs once by outlets recently is the G League Ignite's Dyson Daniels. A few weeks ago, Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report had San Antonio taking the 19-year-old Australian with the ninth selection.

Daniels is a 6-6 guard who averaged 14.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 4.6 assists in last July's FIBA U19 World Cup. Although he had several offers from distinguished colleges, he opted to jump to the NBA G League's developmental team and has been shooting up draft boards in recent weeks.

Dyson can be best described as a versatile guard that fills the stat sheet and makes his presence known each time he's on the court. He excels at getting teammates involved and making plays for others, but his shooting can be inconsistent at times.

Considering what the Spurs need this offseason, they probably should steer away from guards (unless they're the next Ja) with their lottery pick.