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San Antonio Spurs Draft: Experts answer 5 tough questions

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San Antonio Spurs NBA Draft Poll - Question 4

If the Spurs trade up to number three, who would you take, assuming Cade Cunningham and Evan Mobley are off the table? (Open-ended)

Scottie Barnes - 1 vote
Jalen Green - 6 votes

Again, this question was originally posed a while back, so the Houston Rockets hadn't drawn the number two spot in the NBA Draft yet. According to what I've been reading, Evan Mobley might very well still be available at number three since the Rockets seem interested in Jalen Green or Jalen Suggs.

To clarify, all of the panel agreed they would take Evan Mobley at three in the hypothetical, so the question really becomes who the third-best player available is. Unsurprisingly, most of the panel went with the 6-6 G League Ignite star, Jalen Green.

While Green would be a wise choice for any team, I must I'm intrigued by recent things I've been reading about Scottie Barnes. On top of being from Florida State like Devin Vassell, he was recently compared to a young Kawhi Leonard by The Athletic's John Hollinger.

It wouldn't surprise me one bit to see Barnes being the true target of a potential trade-up in the Draft, and, like one panelist, I wouldn't mind the choice.