Yahoo! Sports: Alperen Sengun, PF/C, Beskitas
Mock date: 7/7
Previously mocked: James Bouknight on 6/23
Not many guys have seen their stock rise more than Turkey's Alperen Sengun in the last month. During my first version of version of this round-up, he wasn't in the top 10 of most mocks but has recently been mentioned as high as the fourth-best available player (Athletic subscription required) in the 2021 class.
The Sengun hype has made its way through Spurs writers as well, as he performed well on a recent poll of seven panelists asking several draft-day questions. Before he exploded into lottery contention, I wrote about what he has to offer in the NBA after his standout performance in Turkey.
On Monday, Sengun posted Instagram stories showing he was working out at the San Antonio Spurs facility, adding to the "Alperen to San Antonio" speculation. By now, however, he likely won't fall to 12th, so Popovich and Company would likely have to trade up for his services.
Yahoo's projection is a couple of weeks old, which might account for them still thinking he'll fall that far.
CBS Sports: Davion Mitchell, PG, Baylor
Mock date: 7/19
Previously mocked: Jaden Springer on 6/23
CBS Sports seems dedicated to the Spurs drafting a point guard in the upcoming draft. Since they already have Dejounte Murray, Tre Jones, and a potential returning Patty Mills, I'm not quite sure that's the route they'd take in the first round.
Still, Colin Ward-Henninger mocked Baylor's 6-2 point guard leader Davion Mitchell to the Spurs in his latest draft piece. His reasoning is that Murray and White are reportedly being shopped, which I still find hard to believe.
If the Spurs find an offer they absolutely can't turn down, meaning potential a superstar return or the like, maybe Murray is moved to make room for Mitchell, but I highly doubt it.
Mitchell is fantastic, but I'm just not sure about the fit in San Antonio as the roster is currently constructed.