A Bold trade-up and 4 other NBA Draft events Spurs fans should root for

San Antonio Spurs, Victor Wembanyama
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1. Spurs trade for 2nd first-round pick to pair with Victor Wembanyama

San Antonio wants to trade 33rd overall and some future draft capital to move up. How far can they climb? It depends on what selections the Spurs are willing to offer. If they offer a future first-rounder with limited or no protections, San Antonio may be able to get into the late teens where several skilled guards are protected to be on the board.

The Spurs have the desire, motivation, and assets to trade for a second first-round pick. It will likely happen if San Antonio’s target is the board long enough. San Antonio will play their cards close to their vest on who they want, but fans know the front office has a prospect or two in mind.

The San Antonio Spurs will leave the Barclays Center on Thursday night with a generational talent that many expect to be the best player in the league when he reaches his prime. It is all gravy on top of that, but expect the Spurs to acquire a second talented prospect and set themselves up to improve their roster around Wemby.

Who else will the Spurs draft? There will be a ton of buzz and excitement about Wembanyama, but San Antonio’s other moves are just as important. What will they do in the 2023 NBA Draft? Stay tuned to find out.