The San Antonio Spurs enter the offseason facing a lot of uncertainty after missing the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time in team history. Fortunately, they'll have nearly $50 million in cap space and likely the 12th pick in the draft. After all, few teams who've been in a similar position have had the level of assets and young talent that the Spurs currently have.
San Antonio has four young players between the ages of 21 and 26, who project to be long-term starters. With Dejounte Murray, Derrick White, Keldon Johnson, and Jakob Poeltl all under contract going forward, the Spurs can focus on filling out the roster around them. There are a few ways they can get there.
The San Antonio Spurs must draft well
Given their successful drafting track record, this year's draft represents a great chance for the team to add promising young talent. Franz Wagner, a 6-8 sophomore forward, would be a solid late-lottery pick. He projects as an above-average defender and a capable offensive player who can shoot, drive, and pass.
While 18-year-old Turkish center, Alperin Sengun, would also be a great choice, given his strong production and overall potential. San Antonio isn't likely to find a star but there are certainly some prospects that would be a nice fit.