The Ringer: Josh Giddey, G, Adelaide
Mock date: 7/14
Previously mocked: Alperen Sengun on 6/25
The Ringer's 2021 NBA Draft Guide is a very user-friendly interface that's constantly updated with bio information, changing picks, and more. Kevin O'Connor does a fantastic job updating his big board often with the latest information on potential prospects.
On a recorded first-round mock with other staff at The Ringer, O'Connor recently selected Josh Giddey, the 6-8 guard out of Adelaide as the Spurs' pick. "High basketball IQ, can manipulate defenses, makes every pass in the book," said O'Connor.
Giddey averaged 7.4 assists per game along with his 11.4 points in the NBL last season.
"He shoots only 31 percent from three. That needs to improve," O'Connor continued. "But I like getting him into San Antonio, working with their shooting coach and maybe improving that."
Bleacher Report: Franz Wagner, SF, Michigan
Mock date: 7/17
Previously mocked: Josh Giddey on 6/22
After mocking Giddey to the Spurs last month, Bleacher Report's Zach Buckley shifted the Spurs' focus from playmaking star to playmaker in progress in his latest mock draft. Selecting Franz Wagner "would surely create a strong foundation for success within the franchise," wrote our own Damien Bartonek in his in-depth assessment of the Michigan star last month.
Wagner's defense was suspect early in his college career, but he's made major strides in that department, earning a likely top 15 selection in the upcoming draft.