2. Surprise Blockbuster trade
There have been a few absolute blockbusters on draft day. Often the magnitude of the trades is unknown because picks are involved. The draft is an inexact science. It is difficult to project who is going to be the best NBA player, but fans know when established veterans get traded.
Will an All-Star be traded during the draft? Could the Pelicans ship Zion Williamson to Charlotte or Portland to acquire Scoot Henderson? Will Zach LaVine get dealt out of Chicago? Throwing in a blockbuster trade spices up any draft night, but a shocking one is even better.
Could Damian Lillard get traded? Do the Celtics ship Jaylen Brown out of Boston? Can the Knicks finally get the star player they have been searching for? Is there a star that nobody is discussing that gets moved?
Spurs fans should cheer for a wild trade that gets the entire league buzzing. It will take some of the pressure and spotlight off Victor Wembanyama, and a blockbuster gives everyone something to talk about before free agency kicks off one week later.
The San Antonio Spurs will be busy on draft night, and fans should be rooting for the front office to enact a key part of their plan in building around Wemby.