2024 Spurs Mock Draft 3.0: San Antonio sees game-changers fall to them

The Spurs need to add talent in the 2024 NBA Draft, and things fall into place in this mock.
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The San Antonio Spurs plan to upgrade their roster this summer. Victor Wembanyama exceeded his massive hype, but the team around him must improve. The Spurs desperately need a point guard and some help on the wing. Expect changes to their starting five and depth, and it likely all begins with the draft.

 San Antonio got lucky in the lottery again. They did not get the top selection for the second straight year, but the Spurs moved into the top four and snatched a pick from the Raptors that was top six protected. They will select fourth and eighth on June 26 and have two shots to add premier talent next to Wemby.

There is plenty of uncertainty in this class. Things are becoming clearer, but the number one pick is still a mystery and there is even less clarity about the lottery selections. This could be a draft full of surprises. The Spurs need talent, and here is a look at how all 58 picks could shake out in this latest mock.

The top of the draft

1. Atlanta Hawks select Alex Sarr

2. Wizards take Zaccharie Risacher

3. Rockets (via Nets) grab Reed Sheppard

4. Spurs choose Stephon Castle

San Antonio has arguably the best rim protector in the NBA and still finished 22nd in defensive rating. Their ball-handling and playmaking issues are well-documented, but the Spurs need a perimeter defensive upgrade too. Castle checks all the boxes and just helped UConn win an NCAA title.

The 6’6 guard averaged 11.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 0.8 steals in 27.0 minutes per game during his lone season with the Huskies. There are questions about his jumper and ability to be a lead ball-handler, but having a secondary creator and perimeter stopper is intriguing for San Antonio.

Drafting Stephon Castle fourth overall allows the Spurs to go in several different directions in this draft, and they hope the best point guard in the class falls to their next pick after his recent injury news.