San Antonio Spurs: 6 players to work out before the draft
The San Antonio Spurs are now just over one month out from the 2021 NBA Draft and will need to begin narrowing their choices down. While the draft lottery is still a few days away and the Spurs still don't know their draft position in the first round, they'll still need to begin hosting more workouts with players that they think could make for a good fit in San Antonio.
News has already broken in recent days that the Spurs have hosted pre-draft workouts with Iowa's Joe Wieskamp as well as Jordan Hall from St. Joseph's. Wieskamp is a 6'6" guard/wing that was a lights-out three-point shooter for the Hawkeyes, while Jordan Hall served as St. John's do-it-all 6'10" forward with intriguing passing skills. The Spurs will likely either be waiting for the second round for one of these two players or waiting for either or both of them to go undrafted and make a summer league deal with them.
The Spurs will surely be looking to hold workouts with several first-round prospects though, especially those that aren't participating in the upcoming NBA Draft Combine. Unfortunately, two players I particularly wanted to see work out with the Spurs, Alperen Sengun and Josh Giddey, will both be skipping the combine and likely will not be available for pre-draft workouts.
Sengun will be competing with the Turkish national team in the Olympic qualifying tournament this month, while Giddey will be competing in an Olympic minicamp with the Australian national team in Las Vegas. Perhaps Patty Mills can do a bit of scouting on behalf of the Spurs.
Here, we'll briefly discuss six other players that the Spurs may want to invite to San Antonio for a pre-draft workout and what they could potentially bring to the team if drafted.