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SA Spurs: 4 storylines that can't be ignored next season

May 2, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA;  San Antonio Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV (1)
May 2, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV (1) / Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Antonio Spurs could land in the lottery in another talented NBA Draft

Considering that San Antonio appears unlikely to make the playoffs next season, many Spurs fans will likely be keeping a close eye on the standings. Were San Antonio to win fewer than 30 games, based on the standings from the last two full NBA seasons, they could end up having around the 5th overall pick in next year's draft.

Next year's draft class is believed by some to be even better than this year's class, further adding to the intrigue. Factor in that San Antonio hasn’t had a top 5 pick in nearly 25 years and fans may be unable to resist daydreaming about a top prospect joining the Spurs after next season, even if it means bearing through a difficult season with the current team.

Additionally, because many fans were hoping that the Spurs would select a big in this year's draft, the 2022 draft may be even more enticing. Two of that draft's top prospects, Chet Holmgren and Paolo Banchero, happen to be some of the most talented bigs in recent memory.

Ultimately, San Antonio’s fortunes could hinge on ping-pong balls during the annual draft lottery. Even then, after San Antonio learns where they're being picked, the intrigue won't truly end until the actual draft. Therefore, Spurs fans will surely be keeping a close eye on where the team's draft pick could ultimately land.