The state of Texas will be showing out in the 2021 NBA Draft. The new class of draft prospects from the Lone Star State is deep, with four of them gaining significant first-round traction and two gaining mid-second-round attention. Who among them would fit best on the San Antonio Spurs?
The NCAA national champions reside in Waco, Texas. The Baylor Bears have two prospects that are projected to be selected within the top 20. In the Big 12 Conference, there is a minimum of six prospects who are expected to be selected within the 60 picks of the NBA Draft, with others gaining traction as undrafted free agents, G League signees, etc.
From Baylor's Davion Mitchell to Texas Tech's Terrence Shannon Jr., the San Antonio Spurs will have plenty of homegrown options to choose from in this year's NBA Draft. With talent at all five positions in the Draft, selecting the best player available should be expected.
Maybe San Antonio elects to trade back in the NBA Draft to UT's Greg Brown, or they stay at pick 12 and select Longhorns big man Kai Jones? The opportunities are endless for the Silver and Black, but which of them are both realistic and the best options for this organization?
Sure, selecting Davion Mitchell with pick 12 might be the best pick on the basis of the best player available. But, maybe he isn't the best fit? Sure, San Antonio needs an upgrade in the frontcourt, but is Greg Brown the answer?
Considering the team's needs on top of where they're picking, San Antonio has some questions to answer as it pertains to the squad they have as of today. With a plethora of ball-handlers and inadequate depth in the frontcourt, the Spurs can elect to grab a forward or center. But is there one that fits better than others? Who's the best homegrown talent that the Spurs could realistically land?
Straight out of the great state of Texas, here are the best fits for the San Antonio Spurs in the 2021 NBA Draft, ranked.