San Antonio Spurs: Simulating 5 wildly different offseasons
San Antonio Spurs Option B1: Trade Walker, 12th, filler for Love + 3rd Pick
Since Quan's B option didn't specify who the Spurs would take at three, we agreed to try one scenario in which they take Evan Mobley and another where they take another promising prospect, Jonathan Kuminga. Let's just say one team fared way better than the other. One thing to note, the simulator also signed Lou Williams using the MLE to fill a backup guard spot.
Simulation B1 Roster
Record: 30-52 (12th in the West)
Top 5 PPG
1. Kevin Love
2. Dejounte Murray
3. Keldon Johnson
4. Lou Williams
5. Devin Vassell
Top 5 APG
1. Dejounte Murray
2. Derrick White
3. Kevin Love
4. Jonathan Kuminga
5. Lou Williams
Jonathan Kuminga: NBA All-Rookie Second Team
11.0 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 2.4 APG, 47.1% FG
30th in PPG
29th in point differential
Bottom-4 in all 3-point categories
27th in assists
According to this simulation, trading up and selecting Kuminga doesn't yield very good results. The departure of Lonnie Walker is certainly felt when it comes to 3-point shooting in this scenario, and San Antonio's offense finished as the worst in the league.
Also gone in this simulation is the ball movement for the Spurs. Last season, they finished 16th in the league at 24.4 assists per game. Here, they were fourth from last.
While Kuminga had a respectable rookie season, not much else went right for the Silver and Black, who missed the playoffs for a third straight season here. Not great.