With the 2021 NBA Draft finally only about a week and a half away, the San Antonio Spurs will soon have a new addition to the team. While the Spurs are in need of more help in the frontcourt, Spurs fans ought to be prepared for just about anything in such a talented draft class.
Recently, the rumor mill has been churning in San Antonio, indicating the possibility of some significant roster changes coming shortly. Some of those rumors have revolved around the possibility of the Spurs being interested in a trade for Ben Simmons, while others suggest that they could be making a strong bid for John Collins in free agency.
Meanwhile, the team has been doing their due diligence in the draft process by hosting several workouts and interviews with draft prospects. This coming Friday, the team will be hosting a workout with Belgian point forward Vrenz Bleijenbergh.
Upon watching more film of this year's first-round prospects, what is becoming abundantly clear is that the Spurs are going to have their work cut out for them when deciding on who they'll pick on the 29th. While a center or power forward is most definitely the team's biggest need (in terms of position), the Spurs should not feel the need to draft one if they feel there is a better guard available.
With that in mind, and because there will be so many fantastic players up for grabs, I've decided to put together a list of some of this draft's top names and indicate whether or not they would be worth the Spurs' 12th pick. We've already had the opportunity to write in-depth about several of these players and we'll be sure to link that information under each of their names. This list will also not include the four players that seem (for now) to be a lock for the top four picks: Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, Evan Mobley, and Jalen Suggs.
Without further ado, the Spurs will want to keep a lookout for these 20 prospects. Next to each player's name, I'll include either 'draft,' indicating the Spurs should draft the player, or 'pass,' indicating they should opt for another player. That will be followed by a brief description of each player and why the team should select or not select them in the draft.