5 Best international prospects for Spurs to target in 2024 NBA Draft

The Spurs should be targeting these international prospects in the 2024 NBA Draft.

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3. Nikola Topic

The Spurs desperately need a lead ball-handler and playmaker next to Victor Wembanyama. They opened the season with a point Jeremy Sochan experiment, but it fell flat. Gregg Popovich does not believe Tre Jones is their long-term answer, and San Antonio has to add a capable starting option this summer.

Topic is arguably the best point guard in this draft. He played so well for KK Mega Bemax this season that Red Star recalled his loan. The 18-year-old will now get a shot to play in the EuroLeague and further cement his status as a top-three draft pick.

The 6’6 point guard is arguably the best passer in this class and one of the top playmakers. Topic plays like a veteran, despite being a teenager. He has four years of professional experience and could quickly make an impact in the NBA. Topic suffered a knee injury this season, but it has done little to dampen his stock in an uncertain class.

Nikola Topic must improve his shooting and continue blossoming to be a starting point guard in the NBA. He has made just 22 of his 78 3-point attempts this season and has been inconsistent from beyond the arc for years. Playing next to Victor Wembanyama could bring the best out of Topic, and the Spurs will certainly be interested in the 6’6 guard.