Scenario 5: Spurs draft Trey Alexander with Lakers pick in 2nd round
The Creighton junior is projected as a second-round pick in 2024. The Spurs traded their selection, but own the Lakers pick. It will likely come near the end of round two as Los Angeles plans on being in title contention. Could San Antonio uncover one of the steals of the draft?
Alexander averaged 13.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.1 steals in 32.1 minutes per game last season. The 6’4 guard is not an elite athlete, but his long arms could give him a bit of defensive versatility.
The 20-year-old needs to improve his playmaking and prove his jump shot is more the 41.0 percent he made from 3-point as a sophomore over the 28.1 percent of his freshman campaign. If he can do that, Alexander could draw first-round consideration.
If the Spurs select Trey Alexander, they could employ a playmaker-by-committee approach. They would have several capable options and could keep the defense on their toes. Alexander is likely best as a secondary creator in the NBA and could be a fine fit in the Alamo.
The San Antonio Spurs need a true point guard on their roster to build around Victor Wembanyama. Expect them to search for the answer in the 2024 NBA Draft. The Spurs will be back in contention in short order, so do not miss a second of their journey back to the top with a potential all-time great.